Keiichi Tokuda received the B.E. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1984 and the M.E. and Dr.Eng. degrees in information processing from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1996, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Electronic and Electric Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 1996 to 2004, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology, where he is currently a Professor. He is also an Invited Researcher at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), formally known as the ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan from 2000, and was a Visiting Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, from 2001 to 2002. He published over 70 journal papers and over 160 conference papers, and received 5 paper awards. He was a member of the Speech Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2000 to 2003. Currently he is a member of ISCA Advisory Council and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech & Language Processing, and acts as organizer and reviewer for many major speech conferences, workshops and journals. His research interests include speech speech coding, speech synthesis and recognition, and statistical machine learning.

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