Author Details

John H.L. Hansen (IEEE: S'81-M'82-SM'93-F'07) was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. He received the B.S.E.E. degree with highest honors from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. in 1982. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1983 and 1988, respectively. Kazuya Takeda received his B.E.E., M.E.E., and Doctor of Engineering degrees from Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan, in 1983, 1985, and 1994, respectively. From 1986 to 1989 he was a researcher at Advanced Telecommunication Research laboratories (ATR), Osaka Japan. His main research interest at ATR was corpus based speech synthesis. He stayed at MIT, Cambridge USA as a visiting Scientist from November 1987 to April 1988. From 1989 to 1995, he has been a researcher and research supervisor at KDD Research and Development Laboratories, Kamifukuoka, Japan.