Katsuhito Sudoh @ NAIST

Katsuhito Sudoh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
+ Visiting Scientist, RIKEN Center of Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)

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About me

General information

Associate Professor in Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)

Visiting Scientist in RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project


Contact

8916-5 Takayama-cho, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan

mailto: ${surname} {0x40} is.naist.jp


Research topics

  • Natural Language Processing (Machine Translation, Natural Language Generation, and their evaluation)

  • Spoken Language Processing (Simultaneous Translation, Speech Translation)


Educations

  • Ph. D. in Informatics, Kyoto University (2015)

Doctoral Dissertation: A Japanese-to-English Statistical Machine Translation System for Technical Documents

Supervisor: Prof. Tatsuya Kawahara

  • Master of Informatics, Kyoto University (2002)

Master Thesis: Virtualizing Reaction of One-Dimensional Deformable Objects from Real Observation (実計測に基づく1次元柔軟物体のふるまいの仮想化)

Supervisor: Prof. Michihiko Minoh

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Kyoto University (2000)

Bachelor Thesis: Shape Modeling of String-like Flexible Object from Real Observation for its Manipulation in Virtual World (仮想世界でのひも操作のための実観測に基づく形状のモデル化)

Supervisor: Prof. Michihiko Minoh


Work experiences

  • Apr. 2017 -: Associate Professor at NAIST

  • Apr. 2022 -: Visiting Scientist at RIKEN AIP (Knowledge Acquisition Team)

  • Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2022: Researcher of JST PRESTO

  • May 2018 - Mar. 2022: Visiting Scientist at RIKEN AIP (Tourism Information Analytics Team)

  • Apr. 2002 - Mar. 2017: Communication Science Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)


Grants

As the Principal Investigator

  • Apr. 2021 - Mar. 2025: Study on Machine Translation Focusing on Compositionality of Natural Language, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid (KAKENHI) for Scientific Research (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

  • Oct. 2018 - Mar. 2022: Evaluation Framework for Next-Generation Natural Language Generation, PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

As a Co-investigator

  • Jul. 2021 - Mar. 2026: A Study on Multi-modal Automatic Simultaneous Interpretation System and Evaluation Method, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid (KAKENHI) for Scientific Research (S), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) [PI: Satoshi Nakamura (NAIST)]

  • May 2017 - Jun. 2021: Next generation speech translation research, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid (KAKENHI) for Scientific Research (S), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) [PI: Satoshi Nakamura (NAIST)]

  • Apr. 2007 - Mar. 2009: Statistical Machine Translation based on Large-scale Distributed Parallel Processing, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas [PI: Hajime Tsukada (NTT)]


Academic activities

  • Apr. 2022 -: Chair, Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing (SIG-NL), Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)

  • Mar. 2022 -: Director (Board member), Association for Natural Language Processing (ANLP), Japan

  • Jun. 2021 -: Director (Board member), Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT)

  • Apr. 2016 -: Vice Chairperson, AAMT/Japio Special Interest Group on Patent Translation (Apr. 2012-: Committee member)

  • Apr. 2021 - Mar. 2022: Secretary, Special Interest Group on Natural Language Processing (SIG-NL), Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)

  • Aug. 2019: Workshop co-organizer, The 8th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2019)

  • Jun. 2018 - May 2022: Associate Editor, IPSJ Journal & Journal of Information Processing (JIP), Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)

  • Sep. 2014 - Sep. 2018: Associate Editor, Journal of Natural Language Processing (JNLP)

  • Dec. 2017: Evaluation co-chair, The 14th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT 2017)

  • Sep. 2017: Workshop co-organizer, The 7th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2017)

  • Oct. 2015: Workshop co-organizer, The 6th Workshop on Patent and Scientific Literature Translation (PSLT 2015)

  • Senior PC: IJCAI (2020-2021)

  • Reviewer: IEEE/ACM Transactions on ASLP, IEEE Transactions on NNLS, ACM Transactions on ALLIP, Computer Speech and Language, IPSJ Journal, IEICE Transactions, Journal of Natural Language Processing, Transactions of JSAI, ACL (2015-2017, 2019-2020, 2022-), EACL (2017), EMNLP (2015-2016, 2018-2020), COLING (2016, 2018), WMT (2015-), IJCNLP (2015-), AAAI (2020), MT Summit (2017, 2019, 2021)


Teaching

  • 2021: Sequential Data Modeling, Graduate School of Science and Technology, NAIST (3 sessions out of 8)

  • 2020-2021: Fundamentals in Information Science, NAIST (1 session out of 8; Artificial Intelligence Basics)

  • 2017-2018, 2020: Sequential Data Modeling, Graduate School of Science and Technology, NAIST (4 sessions out of 8)

  • 2019: Sequential Data Modeling, Graduate School of Science and Technology, NAIST (6 sessions out of 8)

  • 2019: Data Science II, Graduate School of Science and Technology, NAIST (1 session out of 8)

  • 2018-2019: Machine Learning, Graduate School of Science and Technology, NAIST (2 sessions out of 8)

  • 2016: Machine Translation (翻訳解析), Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University (15 sessions, in Japanese)

  • 2015-2016: Speech Information Processing (音声情報処理), Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University (3 sessions out of 15, in Japanese)


Awards

  • Mar. 2020: Outstanding Paper Award in Annual Meeting of the Association of Natural Language Processing, "鏡映変換に基づく埋め込み空間上の単語属性変換" [co-authored]

  • Aug. 2019: Best Paper Award in ConvAI 2019, "Conversational Response Re-ranking Based on Event Causality and Role Factored Tensor Event Embedding" [co-authored]

  • Oct. 2018: Best Student Paper Award in IWSLT 2018, "Multi-Source Neural Machine Translation with Data Augmentation" [co-authored]

  • Mar. 2015: Outstanding Paper Award of Journal of Natural Language Processing, "Incremental Word Re-Ordering and Article Generation: Its Application to Japanese-to-English Machine Translation (In Japanese: 単語並べ替えと冠詞生成の同時逐次処理:日英機械翻訳への適用) [co-authored]

  • Mar. 2012: Outstanding Presentation Award in Annual Meeting of the Association of Natural Language Processing, "RIBES: 順位相関に基づく翻訳の自動評価法" [co-authored]

  • Nov. 2011: Best Paper Finalist in IJCNLP 2011, "Extracting Pre-ordering Rules from Predicate Argument Structures" [co-authored]

  • Jul. 2006: AFNLP Meritorious Asian NLP Paper Award in COLING/ACL 2006, "Incorporating Speech Recognition Confidence into Discriminative Named Entity Recognition of Speech Data"


Others

  • Computer adminstrator (OpenIndiana, FreeNAS, Ubuntu)