Kazuya Takeda received his B.E.E., M.E.E., and Doctor of Engineering degrees from Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan, in 1983, 1985, and 1994, respectively. From 1986 to 1989 he was a researcher at Advanced Telecommunication Research laboratories (ATR), Osaka Japan. His main research interest at ATR was corpus based speech synthesis. He stayed at MIT, Cambridge USA as a visiting Scientist from November 1987 to April 1988. From 1989 to 1995, he has been a researcher and research supervisor at KDD Research and Development Laboratories, Kamifukuoka, Japan. He led a research project for voice-activated telephone extension (VOATEX) system. He received technical achievement award and Kiyoshi-Awaya award from Acoustical Society of Japan for the development the VOATEX system. From 1995 to 2003, he was an associate professor of the faculty of engineering. He also led an information transformation research team at Center for Integrated Acoustic Research (CIAIR). From 2003 he has been a professor at graduate school of information science. His current research interest is media signal processing and its applications include; spatial audio, robust speech recognition, behavior modeling and interfaces.
He is an author of more than 100 journal papers, 6 books and more than 100 conference papers. He is a member of Acoustic Society of Japan (ASJ), the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IECE) Japan, Information Processing Society Japan (IPSJ) and IEEE. He has served for those professional communicties as an executive board member of ASJ, an associate editor of IEICE Transaction on System and Information, chair of the Spoken Language Processing technical group of IPSJ and member of BoG of IEEE ITS Society.
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