address: 3-31-12 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0013 Japan
Speech Communication and Spoken Language Processing, Natural
Language Processing, Human and Artificial Intelligence, with special emphasis on
modeling, including a model of language use; a model for perceptual processes
in speech identification/discrimination (known as the dual channel model); a
model for the process of fundamental frequency control in speech (known as the
Fujisaki model); but also, a model of road traffic flow and its application to
road traffic control systems.
Analysis and Modeling of Prosody of Spoken Languages
and Professional Career: BS, MS, PhD from University of Tokyo; Fulbright
Scholar at MIT ('58 -'61), Guest Researcher at KTH ('60) Joined the Faculty of
Engineering, University of Tokyo ('62), Full Professor at EE Dept. ('73 - '91),
serving twice as Chairman, Also Professor of Speech Science, Graduate School of
Medicine ('74 -'77) and Lecturer, Dept. of Linguistics, Graduate School of
Prof. Emeritus, University of Tokyo ('91- present);
Professor, Tokyo University of Science ('91- '06)
Visiting Professorship: U. Texas, Austin,
U.S.('80); KTH, Stockholm, Sweden ('81), U. Goettingen,
Germany ('81),.Nanjing University, Nanjing, China ('85-'86), University of
Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China ('87-'91).
Leader, the Japanese National Project on Advanced Human-Machine Interface
Through Spoken Language ('87-'91)
Project Leader, the Japanese
'Research-for-the-Future' Project on Human-Machine Spoken Dialogue Systems
General Chairman, IEEE-ASJ International Conference
on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP-86) ('86)
ASJ-Chairman, the Second Joint Meeting of the
Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan ('88)
Founder and Chairman, the International Conference
on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP) ('90)
Member, the Permanent Council for the Organization
of ICPhS ('79 - '07)
Life Member, the Permanent Council for the
Organization of ICSLP ('92-present)
Member, ISCA Board ('00-'07), Life Member, International
Advisory Council ('04- ) Distinguished Lecturer (f16-f17) of ISCA
the MIT Association of Japan ('82 - '90)
President, the Boston Association of Japan ('97
Vice President, the Japan-China Science and
Technology Exchange Association ('03 - present)
Memberships of Academic Societies, etc.
Fulbright Scholarship ('58-'60),
Fellow, Acoustical Society of America,
Fellow, Institute of Electronics, Information and
Fellow, International Speech Communication
Life Member, Institute of Electrical and
Honorary Member, Acoustical Society of Japan,
Honorary Member, International Speech Communication
Member, Engineering Academy of Japan,
Corresponding Member, Goettingen
Academy of Sciences
The ISCA Service Medal, International Speech Communication
The ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement, International Speech
Communication Association (2008).
The Third Millennium Medal, IEEE (2000)
The Bronze Beaver Award, The MIT Alumni Assciation (2000)
Person of Merit in Science and Technology, awarded
by the Mayor of Tokyo (1989)
The Special Distinguished Service Award, the
Acoustical Society of America (1988)
The Meritorious Service Award, the IEEE Acoustics,
Speech, and Signal Processing Society (1988)
The Distinguished Achievement Aard,
the Institute of Electronics and Communication Engineers of Japan (1973)
The Distinguished (Journal) Paper Award, the
Institute of Electrical Communication Engineers of Japan (1968)
The Distinguished (Journal) Paper Award, the
Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (1968)
The Inada Award for Distinguished Paper Presented
at the National Convention of the Institute of Electrical Communication
Engineers of Japan (1963)
Publications and Speeches
- Problems and Prospects of Spoken
Language Processing in the Light of Orange Technology (Invited speech), The Second International Conference on
Orange Technology, Xifan, China (September 2014).
- Spoken Language Processing: Past, Present,
and Future (Invited Speech), Special Session Commemorating the 25th
Anniversary of ESCA/ISCA, INTERSPEECH
2013, Lyon France (September 2013).
- Analysis and Synthesis of F0 Contours of
Declarative, Interrogative, and Imperative Utterances of Bangla, Proceedings
of Oriental COCOSDA 2012, Macau, China (December 2012)
Physics and Mathematics of F0 Contour Generation with Application to
Phonological Representation of Tone Systems (Keynote Speech), TAL 2012 (The Third International
Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages), Nanjing, China (May 2012).
- Voices of Speech and Singing, ()nvited Speech), International
Symposium on Frontiers of Research in Speech and Music 2012 (FRSM 2012), Gutgaon, India (January 2012).
- Prosodic Comparison of
Declarative and Interrogative Utterances in Standard Colloquial Bangla, Proceedings of Oriental COCOSDA 2011,
Hsinchu, Taiwan (October 2011).
- Prosodic Analysis and
Perception of Mandarin Utterances Conveying Attitudes, Proceedings of
INTERSPEECH 2011, Fireze, Italy (September 2011).
- Modeling of
Sentence-medial Pauses in Bangla Readout Speech: Occurrence and Duration. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2010, Makuhari,
Japan (September 2010)
- Analysis of Voice Fundamental
Frequency Contours of Continuing and Terminating Prosodic Phrases in Four
Swiss German Dialects, Proceedings
of INTERSPEECH 2009, Brighton, U.K. (September 2009).
- Some Basic Issues in Developing CALL
Systems - From a Laymanfs Point of View (Invited Presentation at the Panel
Discussion on CALL Systems), International Symposium on Chinese Spoken
Language Processing 2008 (ISCSLP 2008), Kunming, China (December
Roles of Silence as a Carrier of Information in Speech (Invited Paper for
the Special Session to Honor Professor Maa Dah-you), Proceedings of INTERNOISEf08,
Shanghai, China (October 2008).
Search of Models in Speech Communication Research (ISCA Medalist Keynote
Lecture), Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2008, Brisbane, Australia,
pp.1-10 (September 2008).
Organization of Prosodic and Segmental Features in Spoken Japanese, Journal
of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 123, no. 5, p. 3423 (July
Command-Response Model for F0 Contour Generation and its Applications to
Phonetics and Phonology, (Opening Keynote Speech), Proceedings of the
Phonetic Congress of China 2008 (PCC-2008), Beijing, China, pp.1-7
the Control Process of Fundamental Frequency of Speech with Applications
to Analysis and Synthesis of Tone, Accent, and Intonation (Invited
Keynote), International Symposium on Frontiers of Research in Speech
and Music 2008 (FRSM 2008), Kolkata, India (February 2008).
Conventional Linguistics - Toward an Integrated Science of Human
Communication Through Language, In: Festschrift
for Prof. Sudaporn Luksaneeyanawin,
Chulalongkorn University Press, Bangkok,
Thailand, (September 2007).
and Physical Bases of the Command-Response for Generating Fundamental
Frequency Contours in Tone Languages - Implications for the
Phonology of Tones - In: Experimental Approaches to Phonology
(Maria-Josep Sole, Patrice Speeter
Beddor and Manjari Ohala, eds.), Oxford University Press, pp.
of Tones in Cantonese Speech Based on the Command-Response Model, Phonetica, vol. 64, pp. 29-62 (2007).
the Control Process of Fundamental Frequency Contours of Speech with
Applications to Analysis and Representation of the Tone Systems of Some
Tone Languages, (Invited Speech), Proceedings of 2007 Taiwan-Japan Joint
Workshop on Speech Science and Technology, Taipei, pp. 17-82 (March
of Perceived Prosodic Boundaries and Global Characteristics of Voice
Fundamental Frequency Contours in Mandarin Speech, Proceedings of International
Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing 2006, Singapore, pp.
31-42 (December 2006).
Roles of Models in Speech Communication Research (Invited Paper for the
Special Session in Honor of Manfred Schroeder), Journal of the
Acoustical Society of America, vol. 120, no. 5, p. 3100 (November
Command-Response Model for F0 Contours and its Application to Phonetics
and Phonology of Tone, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol.
120, no. 5, p. 3086 (November 2006).
Language Processing - Its Goals, Problems and Prospects (Invited Plenary
Speech), The 8th International Conference on Signal Processing,, Guilin, China (November 2006).
of the Committee on Speech Research and Related Activites
in Japan (Invited Speech in Japanese), Meeting of the Committee on
Speech Research of the ASJ/IEICE, Tsukuba, Japan
the Effects of Emphasis and Question on Fundamental Frequency Contours of
Cantonese Utterances, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language
Processing, vol. 14, pp. 1155 -1170 (July 2006).
Roles of Physiology, Physics and Mathematics in Modeling Prosodic Features
of Speech (Invited Paper), Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2006,
Dresden, Germany (May 2006).
Roles of a Generative Model in the Study of Tonal Features of Speech
(Keynote Speech), TAL 2006. La Rochelle, France (April 2006).
Issues in Intelligent Processing of Linguistic Information (Keynote
Paper), Proceedings of SNLP 2005, Chiang Rai,
Thailand (December 2005).
Interplay Between Physiology, Physics and Phonetics in the Production of
Tonal Features of Speech of Various Languages (Invited Paper), Proceedings
of 10th Internatioanl Conference on Speech and
Computer, Patras, Greece (October 2005).
and Synthesie of Fundamental Frequency Contours
of Standard Chinese Using the Command-Response Model, Speech
Communication, vol. 47, pp. 59- 70 (September/October 2005).
Melodic Features of Speech -- Interplay Between Phonetics, Physiology and
Physics -- (Invited Speech), Workshop in Honor of Prof. Maa Dah-You in Celebration
of his 90th Birthday, Beijing, China (February 2005).
Interaction in Japan for Development of Technologies in Speech and
Language Processing (Invited Paper), Proceedings of International
Conference on Speech and Language Systems for Human Communication, New
Delhi, India (November 2004).,
and Prospects of Spoken Language Processing (Invited Paper), Proceedings
of International Conference on Speech and Language Systems for Human
Communication, New Delhi, India (November 2004).
the Process of Speech Production as a Method for Elucidating the
Underlying Phonological Structure (Invited Speech), Conference on
Methods in Phonology (in Honor of John Ohala),
Berkeley, CA (May 2004).
- Retrospects and Prospects of
Speech Communication Research (Invited Paper), Proceedings of ICA 2004,
Kyoto, Japan (April 2004).
Traditional Phonology to Modern Speech Processing (G. Fant, H. Fujisaki, J. Cao
and Y. Xu, editors), Festschrift for Prof. Zong-ji Wu in Celebration of his 95th Birthday,
Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, Beijing, China (April 2004).
and Synthesis of Fundamental Frequency Contours of Speech of Some Tone
Languages Based on the Command-Response Model (Invited Paper), Proceedings
of TAL 2004, Beijing, China (March 2004).
Prosody, and Modeling (Invited Keynote Paper), Proceedings of Speech
Prosody 2004, Nara, Japan (March 2004).
in Speech Communication Research (Invited Speech), Special Workshop in
Maui - Masters in Speech Processing - , Maui, Hawaii (January 2004).