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Akihiko (Ken) Sugiyama

Data Science Research Laboratories,
NEC Central Research Labs.
NEC Corporation
Research Fellow
Dr. (Eng)

Address:
1753, Shimonumabe, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, 211-8666, Japan

Research Area

  • Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing
  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Technical Writing
  • Engineering Education

Thesis and Dissertation

  • "Fast Convergence and Computationally Efficient Algorithms for Adaptive Signal Processing in Communications," Dr. Eng. Dissertation, Tokyo Metropolitan University, February 1998.
  • "Maximally Flat Delay Symmetric Distributed Constant Filters," M. Eng. Thesis, Tokyo Metropolitan University, March 1981.
  • "Design of Compact Equiripple Distributed Constant Filters," B. Eng. Thesis, Tokyo Metropolitan University, March 1979.

Awards

  • Distinguished Lecturer, Class of 2017, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
  • 2014 Prize for Science and Technology, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Class of 2014, IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • 2013 Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award (formerly Ohm Technology Award).
  • The Contribution Award, 2013 Ichimura Industry Award.
  • 2011 Local Commendation for Invention in Kanto Region.
  • Fellow, IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, 2011).
  • Fellow, IEEE (Class of 2011).
  • The Sankei Newspaper Award, 2010 Fuji-Sankei Business I, Advanced Technology Award.
  • 2006 IEICE The Achievement Award.
  • 2005 Japanese Soc. of Artificial Intelligence, Incentive Award.
  • 2002 IEICE The Best Paper Award.
  • 2001 Ohm Technology Award.
  • 1987 IEICE Shinohara Memorial Academic Encouragement Award.
  • 1982 Graduate Assistant Award, Dale Carnegie Institute

Summary

Over 30 years of experience developing a wide variety of telecommunications, speech, and audio signal processing systems for consumer and network system products. In addition to proven record of adoption in products and international standards as well as publication and granted patents, marketing and sales experience to develop over 300 new contacts in the world in two years for technical licensing is unique as a research engineer. Once representing Japan for ISO/IEC MPEG Audio standardization, experiences extended to ITU and 3GPP standardization as a delegate. Guidance and encouragement for 5 successful young engineers and internship students to receive a Ph.D or Dr. of Engineering degree for what they have achieved under his supervision without being enrolled in a university course. 15-year teaching experience at local universities and supervision of 80 internship students. Published 33 journal papers (12 as the primary author) and 22 invited/tutorial papers in journals (16 as the primary author), presented 85 papers at international conferences (36 as the primary author), contributed to 17 chapters in books (15 as the primary author), drafted 4 Japanese Industrial Standards, delivered 93 invited talks in 50 cities of 21 countries, and received 15 awards. The sole inventor or a co-inventor of 199 registered patents in Japan, US, EPC, Canada, Australia, Korea, Taiwan, and Brazil as well as 6 registered trademarks. Fellow of IEEE and IEICE, Distinguished Lecturer of Signal Processing Society (2014-2015) and Consumer Electronics Society (2017-2018), IEEE.

Academic Appointments

  • May 2016 -Visiting Prof., Faculty of Systems Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • Oct. 2014 -Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Information Science, International Course, Hosei University
  • Nov. 2010Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Niigata University
  • May 2009Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
  • Oct. 2008 -Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • May 2008Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Keio University
  • 2004, 2006, 2007Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Systems Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  • 2002 - 2009Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Nov. 2003 - Oct. 2006Doctoral Research Supervisor, Traitement du Signal et Télécommunications, Université de Rennes 1, France.
  • Apr. 1996 - Sep. 1998Doctoral Research Supervisor, Traitement du Signal et Télécommunications, Université de Rennes 1, France.
  • Sep. 1987 - Sep. 1998Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Canada.

Professional Society Memberships and Boards

  • Distinguished Lecturer, Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE, 2017-2018.
  • Member, Awards Board, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2015-2017.
  • Chair, Chapter Operations Committee, IEEE Japan Council, 2015-2016.
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2014-2015.
  • Vice Chair, Chapter Operations Committee, IEEE Japan Council, 2013-2014.
  • Past Chair, Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2013.
  • Member, Technical Directions Board, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2011-2012.
  • Chair, Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2011-2012.
  • Member, Industrial Relations Committee, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2011-2016.
  • Vice Chair, Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2010.
  • Secretary and Member at Large, Conference Board, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2009-2010.
  • Member, Executive Subcommittee, Conference Board, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2009-2010.
  • Chair, Japan Chapter, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2009-2010.
  • Local Liaison Officer, Japan, Administration Committee, EURASIP, 2009-Present.
  • Chair, Signal Processing Technology Group, Engineering Sciences Society, Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, 2009.
  • Vice Chair, Japan Chapter, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2007-2008.
  • Vice Chair, Signal Processing Technology Group, Engineering Sciences Society, Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, 2007-2008.
  • Member, Conference Board, Signal Processing Society, IEEE, 2005-2007.
  • Director, Service Activities, Engineering Sciences Society, Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, 2000-2002.
  • Member, Profitability Improvement Committee, Engineering Sciences Society, Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, 2000-2001.
  • Secretary, Technical Group on Digital Signal Processing, Engineering Sciences Society, Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, 1995-1997.
  • Associate Secretary, Technical Group on Digital Signal Processing, Engineering Sciences Society, Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, 1994-1995.
  • Member, Audio and Electroacoustic Technical Committee, Signal Processing Society, IEEE 1990-2009.
  • Member, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 1985.
  • Member, the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan since 1980

Standardization Activities

  • Member, Japanese Delegation, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, 2007-2008.
  • Member, Japanese Delegation, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, 2002.
  • Member, MPEG JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) Standardization Working Group (WG5), Image Processing Technology Standardization and Research Committee, Information Technology Research and Standardization Center, Japanese Standards Association, 2001-2003.
  • Chair, Audio Subworking Group (SWG3), MPEG JIS Standardization Working Group (WG5), Image Processing Technology Standardization and Research Committee, Information Technology Research and Standardization Center, Japanese Standards Association, 2001-2003.
  • Member, MPEG JIS Standardization Working Group (WG6), Image Processing Technology Standardization and Research Committee, Information Technology Research and Standardization Center, Japanese Standards Association, 1998-2001.
  • Member, Japanese Delegation, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, 1998.
  • Member, MPEG-1 JIS Standardization Subworking Group (SWG1), MPEG JIS Standardization Working Group (WG8), Image Processing Technology Standardization and Research Committee, Information Technology Research and Standardization Center, Japanese Standards Association, 1996-1998.
  • Member, MPEG-2 JIS Standardization Subworking Group (SWG2), MPEG JIS Standardization Working Group (WG8), Image Processing Technology Standardization and Research Committee, Information Technology Research and Standardization Center, Japanese Standards Association, 1996-1998.
  • Member, Audio Subworking Group (SWG4), MPEG JIS Standardization Working Group (WG8), Image Processing Technology Standardization and Research Committee, Information Technology Research and Standardization Center, Japanese Standards Association, 1995-1996.
  • Member, MPEG JIS Standardization Working Group (WG8), Image Processing Technology Standardization and Research Committee, Information Technology Research and Standardization Center, Japanese Standards Association, 1993-1998.
  • Chair, Audio Subworking Group (SWG3), MPEG JIS Standardization Working Group (WG8), Image Processing Technology Standardization and Research Committee, Information Technology Research and Standardization Center, Japanese Standards Association, 1993-1995.
  • Member (Representative of WG11 Audio Subcommittee), SC29 Committee, Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan, Information Processing Society of Japan, 1992-1996.
  • Interim Chair, Audio Subgroup, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, Angra dos Reis Meeting, Brazil, July 1992.
  • Secretary, SC29/WG11 Audio Subcommittee, Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan, Information Processing Society of Japan, 1991-1996.
  • Member, Japanese Delegation, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11, 1990-1994.

Governmental Activities

  • Secretary, Multimedia Technology Committee, Japanese Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications (formerly Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications), 2000-2002.

Editorships

  • Guest Editor-in-Chief, Special Section on Signal Processing, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, August 2009 Issue.
  • Associate Editor, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, Birkhaeuser, Boston, 1999- 2011.
  • Associate Editor, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, 2000- 2002.
  • Guest Associate Editor, Special Section on Evolution of Adaptive Signal Processing and Its Applications, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, 1998-1999.
  • Guest Associate Editor, Special Section on Digital Signal Processing, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, 1996-1997.
  • Guest Associate Editor, Special Section on Selected Papers from ITC-CSCC'96, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, 1996-1997.
  • Guest Associate Editor, Special Section on Selected Papers from the 9th Karuizawa Workshop on Circuits and Systems, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, 1995-1996.
  • Guest Associate Editor, Special Section on Selected Papers from JTC-CSCC'95, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, 1995-1996.
  • Guest Associate Editor, Special Section on Selected Papers from the 8th Karuizawa Workshop on Circuits and Systems, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, 1994-1995.
  • Associate Editor, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, 1994-1996.

Conference Activities

  • Industry & Exhibition Chair, Organizing Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Sapporo, Japan, 2019.
  • Special Session Chair, Organizing Committee, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), New Orleans, LA, U.S.A, 2017.
  • Tutorials Chair, Organizing Committee, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Signal Processing Applications (ESPA), Las Vegas, NV, 2012.
  • Technical Program Chair, Organizing Committee, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Kyoto, Japan, 2012.
  • Far-East Liaison, Organizing Committee, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Salt Lake City, UT, 2001.

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