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JUN 7, 2024

Our paper Incremental Multimodal Sentiment Analysis on HAI Based on Multitask Active Learning with Inter-Annotator Agreement has been accepted for presentation at the 12th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2024).

JUN 5, 2024

Our paper Are Recent Deep Learning-Based Speech Enhancement Methods Ready to Confront Real-World Noisy Environments? has been accepted for presentation at the 25th Interspeech Conference.

APR 24-26, 2024

Our paper was presented in the 5th International conference on Industrial Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (IEAI 2024), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Our paper received the Best Presentation award at the conference.

APR 1, 2024

New year, new goals! Let's make FY 2024 a productive and fulfilling year in research and beyond!

MAR 22, 2024

We had a graduation ceremony for nine master students from Okada laboratory and one of my co-advise student from Unoki laboratory. Congratulations and best wishes for your next journey!


MAR 6-8, 2024

I participated in the 2024 Spring meeting of the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ), Takushoku University(Bunkyo Campus), Tokyo, Japan.

FEB 28, 2024

Our paper was presented in 2024 RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits, Communications and Signal Processing, Alamoana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii.

FEB 22, 2024

Our paper Exploring a Cutting-Edge Convolutional Neural Network for Speech Emotion Recognition has been accepted for presentation at the 5th International conference on Industrial Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (IEAI 2024).

FEB 22, 2024

We have a laboratory party to celebrate master students who have successfully passed their defense and also for many other good news! :D

FEB 13-16, 2024

Nine master students from Okada laboratory finished their final defense. One of my co-advise student from Unoki laboratory also finished her final defense and Ph.D entrance examination. お疲れ様でした!

FEB 5, 2024

We have JAIST-UI-ITB Human Information Science Hub Symposium and farewell party.


JAN 19, 2024

We are glad to welcome ten students from UI and ITB (Indonesia) to JAIST (19 January - 8 February 2024). They participate in the JST Sakura Science Program. Five students have been assigned to the Sakti laboratory. I am co-advising three students who have been assigned to the Unoki laboratory, and two students who have been assigned to the Okada laboratory. We also have a welcome party with Indonesian community in JAIST.


JAN 1, 2024

Wishing you a Happy New Year 2024 filled with hope and joy! Our heartfelt condolences go out to those affected by the recent 7.6M earthquake in Noto region of Ishikawa prefecture. While we felt its impact and encountered some equipment damage, our campus remains intact, and we are resuming our regular activities.

DEC 25, 2023

Our paper Study on Inaudible Speech Watermarking Method Based on Spread-Spectrum Using Linear Prediction Residue has been accepted for presentation at The 2024 RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits, Communications and Signal Processing.

DEC 21-22, 2023

We had a second collaboration meeting on ASEAN-IVO project titled 'Spoof detection for automatic speaker verification' at Bandung, Indonesia.

NOV 20-22, 2023

I participated in the Joint Workshop of VoicePersonae and ASVspoof 2023, Tokyo, Japan.

NOV 14, 2023

I am truly honored to have been given the opportunity to deliver a lecture on Voice Biometrics and Secure Speech Communication in the IF4071 Speech Processing course at the School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.

OCT 19, 2023

I had the privilege of presenting on 'Advancements in Speech Signal Processing for Security and Voice Privacy Protection' at the Speech and Hearing Research Group (SpandH) and CDT seminar held in the Ada Lovelace Room, Regent Court, University of Sheffield. Despite the briefness of my research visit, I gained valuable insights and knowledge, thanks to the guidance of Prof. Jon Barker and the welcoming atmosphere provided by my colleagues at the SpandH laboratory.


OCT 17, 2023

Grateful to have had the opportunity to visit Prof. Trevor Cox at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He generously guided us through a laboratory tour, providing explanations of the various experiment rooms within the Acoustic and Audio Engineering department.

OCT 1, 2023
SEP 22, 2023

Mr. Tran Duc Minh, Mr. Hung Le, Mr. Daiki Tokieda (Tokyo Satelite) from Okada laboratory and Mr. Haowei Cheng from Unoki laboratory got their master degree. Many congratulations!

SEP 20, 2023

Our paper Non-Intrusive Speech Intelligibility Prediction Using an Auditory Periphery Model with Hearing Loss has been accepted for publication in Applied Acoustics.

SEP 11, 2023

I am undertaking a six-week research visit (September 11 - October 20, 2023) in the Speech and Hearing Research Group (SpandH), Department of Computer Science, at the University of Sheffield, UK under the supervision of Prof. Jon Barker.

SEP 4-8, 2023

We presented our work in the 31st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2023), Helsinki, Finland.

AUG 25, 2023

Our paper Analysis of Spectro-Temporal Modulation Representation for Deep-Fake Speech Detection has been accepted for presentation at The 15th Asia-Pasific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA ASC 2023).

AUG 25, 2023

Our paper Incorporating the Digit Triplet Test in A Lightweight Speech Intelligibility Prediction for Hearing Aids has been accepted for presentation at The 15th Asia-Pasific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA ASC 2023).

AUG 22, 2023

Mr. Tran Duc Minh and Mr. Hung Le from our laboratory have finished their master defense. Congratulations!

AUG 19, 2023

The 3rd Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication (SPSC), co-located with Interspeech 2023, was successfully held in a hybrid format.

AUG 15, 2023

We (a team from Okada lab) participated the local event 'Eastern Regional Ekiden Race (第50回 東部地区駅伝大会)'.

AUG 10, 2023

Mr. Haowei Cheng and Ms. Fanda Yuliana Putri from Unoki laboratory have finished their master defense. Congratulations!

AUG 1, 2023

I am honored to be given an opportunity to give an invited talk at APSIPA Workshop on Signal and Information Processing in Indonesia 2023, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.

JUL 27, 2023

We presented our work at The 25th HCI International Conference, HCII 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark.

JUL 5, 2023

Our application for the JAIST Grant for fundamental research FY2023 (令和5年度研究拠点形成支援事業(萌芽的研究)) was accepted.

JUN 30, 2023

Our application for the Kakenhi Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Research (Exploratory) FY2023 (R5挑戦的研究(萌芽)) was accepted.

JUN 12, 2023

Our paper A Ranking Model for Evaluation of Conversation Partners Based on Rapport Levels has been accepted for publication in IEEE Access.

MAY 30-31, 2023

We had a kick-off meeting of the ICT Virtual Organization of ASEAN Institutes and NICT (ASEAN-IVO) with project titled "Spoof Detection for Automatic Speaker Verification". This meeting was held as a hybrid meeting at Bangkok, Thailand.


MAY 29, 2023

Our paper Auditory Model Optimization with Wavegram-CNN and Acoustic Parameter Models for Nonintrusive Speech Intelligibility Prediction in Hearing Aids has been accepted for presentation at The 31st European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2023).

MAY 8, 2023

I am honored to be given an opportunity to share knowledge about AI for speech processing in AI Talks ITB #10: "Threats and Opportunities of Voice-Interactive Applications".


APR 1, 2023

The new fiscal year (FY2023) has been started! May we always full of hope in our hearts so that we can enjoy and utilize our precious time this year to the fullest!

MAR 24, 2023

We celebrated the graduation of five master students (Tomoya Ohba, Ryusei Kimura, Ryota Matsukuma, Ko Murase, and Kazuki Kuba) and two Ph.D. students (Li XiSia and Hidetoshi Kawaguchi) from Okada laboratory. Tomoya Ohba also obtained the student outstanding performance award. Many congratulations!


FEB 23-24, 2023

We had a collaborative meeting between JAIST-RIEC in Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

FEB 15, 2023

Five master students from our laboratory finished their final defense. お疲れ様でした!

FEB 7, 2023

Dr. Hidetoshi Kawaguchi from our laboratory has finished his Ph.D defense with topic "Research on collaborative machine learning with a human expert for supporting network operations". Congratulations!

FEB 1, 2023

Dr. Sixia Li from our laboratory has finished his Ph.D defense with topic "Zero-shot slot filling based on multi-aspect intrinsic representations from multiple aspects". Congratulations!

JAN 31, 2023

Our paper Inter-person Intra-modality Attention Based Model for Dyadic Interaction Engagement Prediction has been accepted for presentation at HCI International 2023.

JAN 31, 2023

Our paper Investigating the Effect of Linguistic Features on Personality and Job Performance Predictions has been accepted for presentation at HCI International 2023.

JAN 7, 2023

Our paper Personality Trait Estimation in Group Discussions using Multimodal Analysis and Speaker Embedding has been accepted for publication in Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces.

JAN 6, 2023

We are glad to welcome four faculty members and ten students from UI and ITB (Indonesia) to JAIST (5-25 January 2023). They participate in the JST Sakura Science Program. I am especially thankful for being able to meet my former advisors (Dr. Dessi Puji Lestari and Dr. Ayu Purwarianti) on our campus.


DEC 23, 2022

One student from Okada laboratory (Shun Katada) has completed his Ph.D course and obtained the Outstanding Performance Award from School of Information Science. Many congratulations!

DEC 15, 2022
NOV 29, 2022
NOV 11, 2022

We had a collaborative meeting between JAIST-SIIT-NECTEC in Bangkok, Thailand.


SEP 29, 2022

Our paper Multimodal Analysis for Communication Skill and Self-Efficacy Level Estimation in Job Interview Scenario has been accepted for presentation at the The 21st International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2022).

SEP 22, 2022

Two master students from Okada laboratory (Gao Yuan and Keita Ando) have completed their master course. Many congratulations!


SEP 8, 2022

Our paper F0 Modification via PV-TSM Algorithm for Speaker Anonymization Across Gender has been accepted for presentation at the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference 2022 (APSIPA ASC 2022).

SEP 8, 2022

Our paper Speech Intelligibility Prediction for Hearing Aids Using an Auditory Model and Acoustic Parameters has been accepted for presentation at the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference 2022 (APSIPA ASC 2022).

SEP 1, 2022

Our paper OBISHI: Objective Binaural Intelligibility Score for the Hearing Impaired has been accepted for presentation at the The 18th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology.

AUG 31, 2022

I receive the Kakenhi Research Activity Start-up 2022 (R4科研費(研究活動スタート支援)) FY2022.

JUL 26, 2022

An article about my life in JAIST has been posted at JAIST International Student News (2022).

JUL 26, 2022

I receive the Research grant for fundamental research (萌芽的研究支援), JAIST FY2022.

JUL 25, 2022

Our paper Speaker Anonymization by Pitch Shifting Based on Time-Scale Modification has been accepted for presentation at the Security and Privacy in Speech Communication (SPSC) Symposium 2022.

APR 29, 2022

New website was published.

APR 1, 2022

I have started an assistant professor position at Social Signal Interaction Group, JAIST.