Satoshi Nakamura, Ph.D
Dr. Satoshi Nakamura is Professor of Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Team Leader of Riken AIP, Honorarprofessor of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. He received his B.S. from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1981 and Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 1992. He was Associate Professor of Graduate School of Information Science at NAIST in 1994-2000. He was Department head and Director of ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Laboratories in 2000-2004, and 2005-2008, respectively and Vice president of ATR in 2007-2008. He was Director General of Keihanna Research Laboratories and the Executive Director of Knowledge Creating Communication Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan in 2009-2010. He is currently Director of Data Science Center and a full professor of Information Science Division, Graduate School of Science and Technology of NAIST, and Team Leader of Tourism Information Analytics Team at Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), RIKEN, Japan. His research interests include modeling and systems of speech processing, spoken dialog systems, natural language processing, and big data analytics. He is one of the world leaders of speech-to-speech translation research and has been serving for various speech-to-speech translation research projects. He was a committee member of IEEE SLTC 2016-2018. He is currently an Elected Board Member of International Speech Communication Association, ISCA. He received Antonio Zampolli Prize in 2012 and retained the title of ATR Fellow, IPSJ Fellow, and IEEE Fellow.

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Awards
Scientific Committees
Publication List


Awards

1992 Awaya award from Acoustical Society of Japan
2001 Interaction 2001 best paper award from Information Processing Society Japan
2007 Telecom System Award from Telecommunication Foundation
2007 Yamashita Award from Information Processing Society Japan
2007 Docomo Mobile Science Award from Mobile Communication Foundation
2007 AAMT Nagao Award
2007 Eurographics 2007 The Animation Theatre Program Committee Award Eurographics
2008 Kiyasu Award from Information Processing Society Japan
2008 ASJ Award for Distinguished Achievements in Acoustics from Acoustical Society of Japan
2010 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2010 Best Research Award from Japanese Artificial Intelligence Society
2011 International Cooperation Awards from ITU Association Japan
2011 Commendation for Science and Technology in Information Technology by the Minister of Internal Affair and Communications
2012 ELRA Antonio Zampolli Prize
2014 APSIPA Best Paper Award
2014 IEEE Spoken Language Technology Workshop Poster Award
2015 IEICE Best Paper Award
2016 IEEE Fellow
2016 Telecom System Award
2016 EMNLP Best Short Paper Award
2017 Itakura Award, Acoustical Society of Japan
2018 IPSJ Fellow
2019 ANLP Best Paper Award
2019 Best Paper Award, Workshop on NLP for Conversational AI

Scientific Committees

2001-2004 IEEE SP Society Speech Technical Committee
2001 Vice General Chair of International Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication, sponsored by IEEE and ISCA
2004 General Chair of International Workshop on Beyond HMMs, sponsored by IEEE and ISCA
2005 Organizer of IEEE Joint Workshop of Hands-free speech communication and microphone array
2005 Technical Chair of Oriental Cocosda Workshop
2005 General Chair of International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation
2006 Representative of A-Star (Asian Speech Translation Advanced Research Consortium)
2006 APT ASTAP Speech and Language Expert Group Rapporteur
2006 Project Leader of APEC-TEL International Joint Research on Speech Translation
2006 General Chair of International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation
2007 International Speech Communication Association, Advisory Board
2008 APT ASTAP Speech and Language Expert Group Rapporteur
2010 INTERSPEECH 2010 Technical Program Chair
2011 Elected Board Member of International Speech Communication Association ISCA
2011 Convener of Oriental COCOSDA
2011-2019 ISCA board
2012 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Editorial Board Member
2016-2018 IEEE SPS SLTC
2017 IWSLT General Chair
2018 Oriental COCOSDA General Chair
2019 IWSDS Steering Committee Chair
2019 SIGDial General Chair
2019 IEEE ASRU Keynote Chair