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Dr. Daichi Kitamura (Project Research Associate) has received Nagakura Research Incentive Award from SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)

The 22nd Nagakura Research Incentive Award, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies) Research for Ph.D. degree: Daichi Kitamura, “Effective Optimization Algorithms for Blind and Supervised Music Source Separation with Nonnegative Matrix Factorization” Detail of Award: To encourage SOKENDAI students to pursue outstanding research, the head of each department nominates candidate(s) to be considered by the… Read More »

Mr. Nobuaki Endo (Lab OB) has received Best Student Presentation Award from The Acoustical Society of Japan

Mr. Nobuaki Endo (Lab OB) has received the 14th Best Student Presentation Award from the Acoustical Society of Japan. Title (in Japanese): 遠藤 宣明, 中嶋 広明, 高宗 典玄, 高道 慎之介, 猿渡 洋, 小野 順貴, 高橋 祐, 近藤 多伸, “NMFにおける識別的基底学習のための停留点条件を利用した2段階最適化,” 日本音響学会2017年春季研究発表会講演論文集, 1-1-5, 2017. HP: http://www.asj.gr.jp/recommending/07_gakusei.html

Our paper on moment-matching network-based speech synthesis has been selected as Travel Grant Award of INTERSPEECH 2017

Our following paper on moment-matching network-based speech synthesis has been selected as a part of Travel Grant Award of INTERSPEECH 2017. Shinnosuke Takamichi, Tomoki Koriyama, and Hiroshi Saruwatari, “Sampling-Based Speech Parameter Generation Using Moment-Matching Networks,” Proc. INTERSPEECH, pp.3961-3965, Aug. 2017. Link: http://www.isca-speech.org/archive/Interspeech_2017/abstracts/0362.html

Our paper on independent low-rank matrix analysis has been selected as ACM Computing Reviews Notable Books and Articles 2016

Our following paper on independent low-rank matrix analysis (the corresponding author is Prof. Kitamura) has been selected as a part of “21st Annual Best of Computing Notable Books and Articles 2016” in ACM Computing Reviews: Daichi Kitamura, Nobutaka Ono, Hiroshi Sawada, Hirokazu Kameoka, and Hiroshi Saruwatari, “Determined blind source separation unifying independent vector analysis and… Read More »

JSPS Ikushi Prize (D. Kitamura, research collaborator, D3)

Achievement: Multichannel blind music source separation based on nonnegative matrix factor source model Content: In 2009, JSPS received an endowment from Emperor Akihito on the 20th year of his reign. Amidst a severe economic environment in Japanese society, His Majesty’s desire was to encourage and support young scientists who are working diligently to advance their… Read More »

IEEE Spoken Language Processing Student Grant Winner in IEEE ICASSP 2017 (Y. Saito, M1 student)

Paper: Yuki Saito, Shinnosuke Takamichi, Hiroshi Saruwatari, “Training algorithm to deceive anti-spoofing verification for DNN-based speech synthesis,” Proc. ICASSP, New Orleans, U.S.A., Mar., 2017. 内容: Administered by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Spoken Language Processing Student Grant program honors the student(s) of an outstanding paper(s) in spoken language processing area accepted for publication in… Read More »

Student Paper Contest Finalist In IEEE ICASSP 2017 (Y. Mitsui, M1 student)

Paper: Yoshiki Mitsui, Daichi Kitamura, Shinnosuke Takamichi, Nobutaka Ono, Hiroshi Saruwatari, “Blind source separation based on independent low-rank matrix analysis with sparse regularization for time-series activity,” Proc. ICASSP, New Orleans, U.S.A., Mar., 2017. 内容: His paper was elected as one of the high-quality student paper in IEEE ICASSP 2017. HP: http://www.ieee-icassp2017.org/student-paper-contest.html

Natsuiki Ueno received IEICE EA Student Award in IEICE EA Kenkyukai in January.

Title (in Japanese): 植野 夏樹, 小山 翔一, 猿渡 洋, “受聴エリア事前情報を用いた音場再現 ~任意のスピーカ配置と指向特性における検証~,” 電子情報通信学会技術研究報告, vol. 116, no. 420, EA2016-69, pp. 7-12, 2017. HP: http://asj-eacom.acoustics.jp/award/