Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Section on Emergent Systems, Algorithms and Architectures for Speech-Based Human-Machine Interaction
• R.C. Guido is with the SpeechLab, University of São Paulo (USP), Institute of Physics at São Carlos (IFSC), Department of Physics and Informatics (FFI), Avenida Trabalhador São Carlense 400, São Carlos, SP 13560-970, Brazil. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• L. Deng is with Microsoft Research, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399. E-mail: email@example.com.
• S. Makino is with NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation, 2-4 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Kyoto 619-0237 Japan.
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Rodrigo Capobianco Guido received the BSc degrees in computer science and in computer engineering, the MSc degree in electrical engineering, and the PhD degree in computational applied physics, respectively, from São Paulo State University (UNESP) at São José do Rio Preto, Brazil, from the Educational Foundation at Votuporanga (FEV), Brazil, in 1998, from Campinas State University (UNICAMP), Brazil, in 2000, and from the University of São Paulo at São Carlos (USP), Brazil, in 2003, all focusing on signal processing. He has worked with signal processing since 1995. He has already participated in two postdoctoral programs in speech processing and wavelets at USP, from 2003 to 2007. He has taught wavelets, speech and audio processing, programming languages, and electronics since 1999 and has published scientific articles in IEEE and Elsevier journals and magazines plus papers in conferences. He has served or is serving as as a guest editor for many special issues of IEEE and Elsevier journals and as an organizer and chairman for IEEE conferences, including IEEE ISM '05, ISM '06, ISM '07, and ICSC '07. He is a member of the editorial board of scientific journals, including Pattern Recognition Letters, Neurocomputing, and the International Journal of Semantic Computing, and has also served as a reviewer for many IEEE and Elsevier journals and conferences (~140 reviewed papers). He received several grants and awards from the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), from the National Council of Research and Development (CNpQ), and the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) of Brazil. He has supervised many theses in his field and is a member of the IEEE. The main objective of his group's work is concentrated in digital speech and audio processing (analysis, synthesis, pattern matching and recognition, voice morphing, compression, and so on), especially based on wavelets, neural networks, plus other statistical techniques.
Li Deng received the PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in electrical engineering. In 1989, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 1996. From 1992 to 1993, he conducted sabbatical research at the Laboratory for Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and, from 1997-1998, at ATR Interpreting Telecommunications Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. In 1999, he joined Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington, as a senior researcher, where he is currently a principal researcher. He is also an affiliate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research areas include automatic speech and speaker recognition, statistical methods and machine learning, neural information processing, machine intelligence, statistical signal processing, digital communication, human speech production and perception, acoustic phonetics, auditory speech processing, noise robust speech processing, speech synthesis and enhancement, spoken language understanding and systems, multimedia signal processing, and multimodal human-computer interaction. In these areas, he has published more than 250 refereed papers in leading international conferences and journals, 12 book chapters, and has given keynotes, tutorials, and lectures worldwide. He has been granted more than 20 US or international patents in acoustics, speech and language technology, and signal processing. He has authored two books: Speech Processing—A Dynamic and Optimization-Oriented Approach (Marcel Dekker Publishers, 2003) and Dynamic Speech Models—Theory, Algorithms, and Applications (Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2006). He served on the Education Committee and the Speech Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (1996-2000, and was associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing (2002-2005). He currently serves on the Society's Multimedia Signal Processing Technical Committee and is an area editor of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. He was a technical chair of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP '04) and is the general chair of the IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, 2006. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a fellow of the IEEE.
Shoji Makino received the BE, ME, and PhD degrees from Tohoku University, Japan, in 1979, 1981, and 1993, respectively. He joined NTT in 1981 and he is now an executive manager at the NTT Communication Science Laboratories. He is also a guest professor at Hokkaido University. His research interests include adaptive filtering technologies and realization of acoustic echo cancellation, blind source separation of convolutive mixtures of speech. He received the ICA Unsupervised Learning Pioneer Award in 2006, the Paper Award of the IEICE in 2005 and 2002, the Paper Award of the ASJ in 2005 and 2002, the TELECOM System Technology Award of the TAF in 2004, the Best Paper Award of the IWAENC in 2003, the Achievement Award of the IEICE in 1997, and the Outstanding Technological Development Award of the ASJ in 1995. He is the author or coauthor of more than 200 articles in journals and conference proceedings and is responsible for more than 150 patents. He is a tutorial speaker at ICASSP '07 and was a panelist at HSCMA '05. He is a member of both the Awards Board and the Conference Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing and an associate editor of the EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing. He is a guest editor of a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. He is a member of the Technical Committee on Audio and Electroacoustics of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and the chair-elect of the Technical Committee on Blind Signal Processing of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He is the chair of the Technical Committee on Engineering Acoustics of the IEICE and the ASJ. He is a member of the International IWAENC standing committee and a member of the International ICA steering committee. He is the general chair of WASPAA '07 in Mohonk, was the general chair of IWAENC '03 in Kyoto and the organizing chair of ICA '03 in Nara. He is an IEEE fellow, a council member of the ASJ, a member of EURASIP, and a member of the IEICE.