I am currently a Senior Principal Researcher at the Central Science Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, Japan, since Jan 2018. From 2006 to 2018, I was a research scientist at the Human Language Technology Department, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. Our work on commercializing speaker recognition technology for mobile devices leads us to the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2013. My current research interests include speaker recognition and characterization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, speech analysis and processing, and digital signal processing. I am currently an Editorial Board Member for Elsevier Computer Speech and Language, and Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. In 2020, we will bring the Speaker Odyssey Workshop, the flagship workshop in Speaker and Language Recognition Research, to Tokyo for the first time. I serve as the general chair for the workshop.