Nobuo Hataoka

Ph.D, Professor

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Brief Biographical Sketch of Dr Nobuo Hataoka

He received the B.S.E.E. degree and the M. Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tohoku University, in 1976 and 1978, respectively, and the Ph.D in Engineering in 1992 from Tohoku University. He joined Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. in 1978, and he spent one year from 1988 to 1989 as Visiting Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in U.S.A. From 1989 to 1993, he was Laboratory Manager of Hitachi Dublin Laboratory in Ireland and after returning to HCRL in Japan he took management responsibilities as Chief Research Scientist. He is currently Professor of Tohoku Institute of Technology in Sendai, Japan. His research interests include media implementation on microprocessors, and algorithm development on speech recognition , speech synthesis, speech translation, and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Hataoka is a member of the IEEE Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing Society, the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan, and the Acoustical Society of Japan. He was president at Information Systems Society of IEICE from May in 2007 to May in 2009.

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Sagawa, Hirohiko, Ando, Haru, Takeuchi, Masaru, Hataoka, Nobuo (2001): Universal access design for information kiosks. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) HCI International 2001 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 5-10, 2001, New Orleans, USA. pp. 426-430.