Akinori Ito was born in Yamagata, Japan, in 1963. He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1984, 1986, and 1992, respectively. Since 1992, he has worked with Research Center for Information Sciences and Education Center for Information Processing, Tohoku University. He joined the Faculty of Engineering, Yamagata University, from 1995 to 2002. From 1998 to 1999, he worked with College of Engineering, Boston University, MA, USA, as a Visiting Scholar. He is now an Associate Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. He has engaged in spoken language processing, statistical text processing, and audio signal processing. He is a Member of the Institute of Electronic, Information, and Communication Engineering, the Acoustical Society of Japan, the Information Processing Society of Japan, and the IEEE.
Biography Updated on 11 September 2006