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Senior Distinguished Researchers Ryuichiro Higashinaka
  • Visiting Senior Distinguished Researcher

    Ryuichiro Higashinaka

  • Nagoya University
    NTT Human Informatics Laboratories/
    NTT Communication Science Laboratories

    Research on dialogue systems that can interact naturally with humans

    My goal is to realize dialogue systems that can achieve mutual understanding and intellectual collaboration with humans through elucidating a principle regarding natural interaction between humans and computers


    • IPSJ Kiyasu Special Industrial Achievement Award, 2013.
    • JSAI Field Innovation Award (Silver Prize), 2014.
    • Maejima Hisoka Award, 2014.
    • The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Prizes for Science and Technology (Development Category), 2016.

    Academic Activities

    • NAACL-HLT 2021 Area Chair (Dialogue and Interactive Systems) (2021)
    • ACL-IJCNLP2021 Area Chair (Dialogue and Interactive Systems) (2021)
    • ACL2020 Area Chair (Dialogue and Interactive Systems) (2020)
    • EMNLP2019 Area Chair (Dialogue and Interactive Systems) (2019)
    • ACL2019 Senior Area Chair (Dialogue and Interactive Systems) (2019)
    • SIGDIAL2016 Program Co-chair (2016)
    • SLT2018 Regional publicity chair (2018)
    • SIGDial board member (2017-)

    Visiting Professor

    • Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University
    • Guest Professor (Part-time), Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University

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