Kiyohiro Shikano received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in
electrical engineering from Nagoya University in 1970, 1972,
and 1980, respectively.
He is currently a professor of Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), where he is directing speech and acoustics laboratory. His major research areas are speech recognition, multi-modal dialog system, speech enhancement, adaptive microphone array, and acoustic field realization.
From 1972, he had been working at NTT Laboratories, where he had been engaged in speech recognition research. During 1990-1993, he was the executive research scientist at NTT Human Interface Laboratories, where he supervised the research of speech recognition and speech coding. During 1986-1990, he was the Head of Speech Processing Department at ATR Interpreting Telephony Research Laboratories, where he was directing speech recognition and speech synthesis research for interpreting telephony systems. During 1984-1986, he was a visiting scientist in Carnegie Mellon University, where he was working on distance measures, speaker adaptation by codebook mapping, and statistical language modeling.
He received the Yonezawa Prize from IEICE in 1975, the Signal Processing Society 1990 Senior Award from IEEE in 1991, the Technical Development Award from ASJ in 1994, Yamashita Memorial Research Award from IPSJ in 2000, Paper Award from the Virtual Reality Society of Japan in 2001, IEICE paper award and Inose award in 2005, IEICE paper award in 2006, IEEE/RSJ (IROS2005) Best Application Paper Award in 2006, and IEEE MLSP2007 Data Analysis Competition Winner in 2007.
He is a coauthor of "Speech, Auditory and Neural Network Models" (Series of Neuro Science & Technology, Ohm Press). He has published 150 journal papers, and 300 international conference papers. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Electronics,Information and Communication Engineers of Japan (IEICE), Information Processing Society of Japan(IPSJ), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics, Engineers (IEEE). He is a member of the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ), Japan VR Society and International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).