Professional background


My experiences, memberships, and possessions relevant to my profession.

vocational background

I participated in exciting projects. I have friendly, outstanding colleagues in many places.
when institution department title job description
2008 - 2010 (2 6-month visits) University of Antwerp Institute of Education and Information Sciences (IOIW) Visiting Researcher Research funded by the Canon Foundation in Europe.
2003 - present Hokkaido University Center for Language Learning Professor of education engineering Design online learning systems. Teach English language to freshmen. Advise master's and doctoral students.
2000 - 2003 Oregon Health & Science University (formerly Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology) Center for Spoken Language Understanding Senior Research Associate Model intonation for synthesizing and teaching spoken language.
1999 - 2000 University of California Santa Cruz Perceptual Science Laboratory Postgraduate Researcher Develop systems for hearing-impaired children to acquire spoken language.
1999 University of Tokyo Keikichi Hirose Laboratory Spoken Language Scientist Teach undergraduate students. Develop systems for learning pronunciations of non-native languages.
1988 - 1996 SRI International Speech Technology and Research Laboratory Research Linguist Develop systems for learning pronunciations of non-native languages. Administer computer network.
1986 - 1988 Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox Palo Alto Research Center) Information Systems Laboratory Research Assistant Evaluate software for document processing.

educational background

I started as a language teacher, and became an educational engineer.
when institution department degree
1999University of TokyoDepartment of Information and Communication EngineeringPh.D. in Engineering
1986Stanford UniversityDepartment of LinguisticsCoursework. Funded by Rotary International
1986International Christian UniversityEducational TechnologyM.A. in education
1984University of TokyoDepartment of LinguisticsB.A. in linguistics. Teaching certificate for middle school and high school (English language).

intellectual property

My collaborator Akio Ohnishi owns the registered trademark glexa ®.
My former graduate student Takafumi Utashiro and I own the registered trademark Discourseware ®.