Ryohei Nakatsu received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971, and 1982, respectively. After joining NTT in 1971, he mainly worked on speech recognition technology. In 1994, he joined ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute) as the President of ATR Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories. In 2002, he became a Professor at School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University. Since March, 2008, he has been a Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Director of Interactive and Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at NUS. His research interests include interactive media, entertainment technologies, and communication robot/agent. In 1978, he received Young Engineer Award from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan (IEICE-J); in 1996, the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia; in 1999, 2000, and 2001, Telecom System Award from Telecommunication System Foundation and the Best Paper Award from Virtual Reality Society of Japan; in 2000, the Best Paper Award from Artificial Intelligence Society of Japan. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan (IEICE-J). He is a Member of various academic societies such as IEEE, ACM, IEICE-J, the Acoustical Society of Japan, Information Processing Society of Japan, and Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence. Also he is a Chair of IFIP Technical Committee on Entertainment Computing.
Biography Updated on 28 August 2011