Associate Research Professor
Johns Hopkins University
shinjiw_at_jhu.edu or shinjiw_at_ieee.org
Shinji Watanabe is an Associate Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He received his B.S. and M.S. Degrees in 1999 and 2001 at Ohba-Nakazato Laboratory, and received his PhD (Dr. Eng.) Degree in 2006 (advisor: Tetsunori Kobayashi), from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2006. From 2001 to 2011, he was a research scientist at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. From January to March in 2009, he was a visiting scholar in Georgia institute of technology, Atlanta, GA. From January 2012 to June 2017, he was a Senior Principal Research Scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Cambridge, MA. His research interests include Bayesian machine learning and speech and spoken language processing. He has been published more than 150 papers in top journals and conferences, and received several awards including the best paper award from the IEICE in 2003. He served an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing, and is a member of several technical committees including the IEEE Signal Processing Society Speech and Language Technical Committee.