Satoshi Nakamura, Ph.D
Dr. Satoshi Nakamura is Professor of Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, Honorarprofessor of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, and ATR Fellow. 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 Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 1994-2000. He was Director of ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Laboratories in 2000-2008 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 Augmented Human Communication laboratory and a full professor of Graduate School of Information Science at Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He also serves as a visiting professor of Collaborative Research Unit, National Institute of Informatics. He is interested in modeling and systems of speech-to-speech translation and speech recognition. He is one of the leaders of speech-to-speech translation research and has been serving for various speech-to-speech translation research projects in the world including C-STAR, IWSLT and A-STAR. He was a project leader of the world first network-based commercial speech-to-speech translation service for 3-G mobile phones in 2007 and VoiceTra project for iPhone in 2010. He organized the International Workshop of Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT 2006) and Oriental Cocosda 2008 as a general chair. He also served as the program chair of INTERSPEECH 2010.Since June 2011. He is currently Elected Board Member of International Speech Communication Association, ISCA.

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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

Scientific Committees

2001-2004 IEEE SP Society Speech Technical Committee
April 2001 Vice General Chair of International Workshop on Hands-free Speech Communication, sponsored by IEEE and ISCA
December 2004 General Chair of International Workshop on Beyond HMMs, sponsored by IEEE and ISCA
May 2005 Organizer of IEEE Joint Workshop of Hands-free speech communication and microphone array
December 2005 Technical Chair of Oriental Cocosda Workshop
December 2005 General Chair of International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation
June 2006 Representative of A-Star (Asian Speech Translation Advanced Research Consortium)
October 2006 APT ASTAP Speech and Language Expert Group Rapporteur
October 2006 Project Leader of APEC-TEL International Joint Research on Speech Translation
December 2006 General Chair of International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation
October 2007 International Speech Communication Association, Advisory Board
October 2008 APT ASTAP Speech and Language Expert Group Rapporteur
September 2010 INTERSPEECH 2010 Technical Program Chair
June 2011 Elected Board Member of International Speech Communication Association ISCA
November 2011 Convener of Oriental COCOSDA
April 2012 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Editorial Board Member