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Distinguished Researchers Ryo Ishii
  • Distinguished Researcher

    Ryo Ishii

  • NTT Human Informatics Laboratories

    Research on modeling multimodal communication and facilitating human and human-computer interactions

    We aim to understand and model the mechanism of multimodal communication between humans and create a system that can facilitate human and human-computer interactions.

    Awards

    • Outstanding Paper Award, the 16th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2014)

    Academic Activities

    • Guest Editor, Frontiers in Psychology & Computer Science(2021)
    • Organizer, the 21th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2021)
    • Program Committee, the 18th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2018)
    • Organizer, the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2016)

    Visiting Professor

    • Carnegie Mellon University, Visiting Researcher(2019-2020)

    Publications

    Papers

    • Ryo Ishii, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Koh Mitsuda, Taichi Katayama, Masahiro Mizukami, Junji Tomita, Hidetoshi Kawabata, Emi Yamaguchi, Noritake Adachi, and Yushi Aono, “Methods of Efficiently Constructing Text-Dialogue-Agent System Using Existing Anime Characters,” Journal of Information Processing, Vol. 62, No. 1, 2021.
    • Ryo Ishii, Kazuhiro Otsuka, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, and Junji Tomita, “Prediction of Who Will Be Next Speaker and When Using Mouth-Opening Pattern in Multi-Party Conversation,” Multimodal Technologies Interact, 3(4), 70, 2019.
    • Shiro Kumano, Kazuhiro Otsuka, Ryo Ishii, and Junji Yamato, “Collective First-Person Vision for Automatic Gaze Analysis in Multiparty Conversations,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 107–122, 2017.
    • Ryo Ishii, Kazuhiro Otsuka, Shiro Kumano, and Junji Yamato, “Using Respiration to Predict Who Will Speak Next and When in Multiparty Meetings,” ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2016.
    • Ryo Ishii, Kazuhiro Otsuka, Shiro Kumano, and Junji Yamato, “Prediction of Who Will Be the Next Speaker and When Using Gaze Behavior in Multi-Party Meetings,” ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), Vol. 6, No. 1, Article No. 4, 2016.
    • Ryo Ishii, Yukiko I. Nakano, and Toyoaki Nishida, “Gaze Awareness in Conversational Agents: Estimating a User's Conversational Engagement From Eye-Gaze,” ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), Special issue on interaction with smart objects, Special section on eye gaze and conversation archive, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013.

    Keywords

    • multimodal interaction, multimodal machine learning, social signal processing

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