Short Curriculum Vitae (Full version in pdf)


  • 1996-1999: Ph.D in Electronic and Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan.
  • 1994-1996: M.Sc in Information and Computer Sciences, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan.
  • 1978-1984: System Engineer, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia.


  • 2018-Present: Full Professor, University of Aizu, Japan.
  • 2009-2018: Senior Associate Professor, University of Aizu, Japan.
  • 2002-2009: Senior Research Scientist, ATR Spoken Language Communication Research Labs, Japan.
  • 1999-2002: Invited Researcher, ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Labs, Japan.
  • 1984-1993: Research Associate, Institute of Communications Industry, Bulgaria.


  • 2011: Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan.
  • 2008: Visiting Research Professor, Parole team, INRIA-LORIA, France.


  • 2008: The Acoustical Society of Japan Technology Advancement Award (with others)
  • 2007: The Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation Nagao Award (with others)
  • 2007: The Telecommunication Advancement Foundation of Japan Telecom System Technology Award (with others)
  • 1998: The Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Best Student Paper Award

Research Interests

  • Speech recognition, synthesis and understanding.
  • Speaker and language recognition.
  • Multimedia signal analysis and processing.
  • Noise robustness and estimation.
  • Spoken dialog processing.
  • Bayesian Networks.
  • Artificial Neural Networks.
  • Statistical pattern recognition and machine learning.
  • Human-machine interface and interaction.
  • Neuro-biologically inspired architectures, algorithms, etc.

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for following journals:
    • IEEE Transactions on ASLP.
    • Speech Communication.
    • Pattern Recognition Letters.
    • IEICE Trans. on Information and Systems.
    • EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech and Music Processing.


  • IEEE Signal Processing Society and Communications Society.
  • Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE).
  • International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
  • Acoustical Society Japan (ASJ).