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Masataka Goto

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Prime Senior Researcher
Tsukuba, Japan
Dr. Masataka Goto is a Prime Senior Researcher and the Leader of the Media Interaction Group at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. In 1992 he was one of the first to start work on automatic music understanding, and has since been at the forefront of research in music technologies and music interfaces based on those technologies. Over the past 23 years, he has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and international conferences and has received 42 awards, including several best paper awards, best presentation awards, the Tenth Japan Academy Medal, the Tenth JSPS PRIZE, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Young Scientists' Prize).

He has served as a committee member of over 90 scientific societies and conferences, including the General Chair of the 10th and 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conferences (ISMIR 2009 and 2014). In 2011, as the Research Director he began a 5-year research project (OngaCREST Project) on music technologies, a project funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (CREST, JST).

後藤 真孝 (産総研): 1998年早稲田大学大学院 理工学研究科 博士後期課程修了。博士(工学)。現在、産業技術総合研究所 情報技術研究部門 首席研究員 兼 メディアインタラクション研究グループ長。IPA未踏PM、情報処理学会理事等を兼任。日本学士院学術奨励賞、日本学術振興会賞、ドコモ・モバイル・サイエンス賞 基礎科学部門 優秀賞、科学技術分野の文部科学大臣表彰 若手科学者賞、星雲賞等、42件受賞。音楽情報処理の研究を23年間推進し、音楽サービスSongleSongriumTextAliveや、製品発売中の歌声合成技術VocaListener (ぼかりす)等を研究開発。