Junichi Yamagishi is a senior research follow and holds an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship in the Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR) at the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded a Ph.D. by Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2006 for a thesis that pioneered speaker-adaptive speech synthesis and was awarded the Tejima Prize as the best Ph.D. thesis of Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2007. Since 2006, he has been in CSTR and has authored and co-authored about 100 refereed papers in international journals and conferences. His work has led directly to three large-scale EC FP7 projects and two collaborations based around clinical applications of this technology. A recent co-authored paper was awarded IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Student Paper Award and as cited as a ``landmark achievement of speech synthesis.'' He was awarded the Itakura Prize (Innovative Young Researchers Prize) from the Acoustic Society of Japan for his achievements in adaptive speech synthesis. He is an external member of the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research in Edinburgh.


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