Background

Education

  • Mar. 2001, M.Eng degree granted by Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
    Adviser: Prof. Tadashi Kitamura and Prof. Keiichi Tokuda
    Research topics: Audio-visual speech synthesis
  • Mar. 2004, Ph.D degree granted by Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan.
    Adviser: Prof. Tadashi Kitamura and Prof. Keiichi Tokuda
    Research topics: Audio-visual speech synthesis, Singing voice synthesis

Employment

  • Apr. 2004 – Mar. 2007, Specially-appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan
    Adviser: Prof. Shigeki Sagayama
    Research topics: Development of anthropomorphic spoken dialogue agent toolkit, Speech synthesis, Hand writing recognition, Automatic Composition

  • 2007.4 – Present, Assistant Professor at the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
    Adviser: Prof. Tadashi Kitamura
    Research topics: Sign language recognition, Sign language animation synthesis, Music information processing

Internship

Profile

Dr. Shinji Sako eceived his MS and PhD from Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan.  Currently, Dr. Sako is a Associate Professor of Computer Science at Nagoya Institute of Technology.  His duties include teaching, doing research, advising PhD students.  In his career Dr. Sako has also taught at the Tokyo University.  He was a Specially-appointed assistant professor of engineering at The Tokyo University for three years. Throughout his career, he has consulted for some companies.

Access

Univeristy

Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) is located in Nagoya city. A brief introduction to Nagoya on Wikipedia.

Access: From Nagoya Station, take JR Chuo-Line and take off at Tsurumai Station. About 10-minute walk eastward to NIT. For more detail information, please see http://www.nitech.ac.jp/eng/access/index.html

Laboratory

Our laboratory is located on the 4th floor of building #20.

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Additional information

Tsuruma-park is conveniently located near NITech. This park is a beautiful place for Sakura (Cherry blossoms) viewing and one of Japan's Top 100 Sakura Spots.