Arai Laboratory (Speech Communication Laboratory)
What's New
NHK show supervised by Prof. Takayuki Arai is currently on air. (updated on June 13th, 2017)
Prof. Spencer D. Kelly and Prof. Yukari Hirata will be ginving a talk on Jun. 6th, 2017. (updated on May 16th, 2017)
・Prof. Takayuki Arai supervised experiments for an NHK TV program for children. (updated on Nov. 24, 2016)
・Prof. Takayuki Arai's Vocal-Tract Models are Now Exhibited at Science Center for Children "Hachilabo" in Shibuya. (updated Nov. 24, 2016)
・"MyVoice Project" received Academic Research Incentive Award 2015 from Phonetic Society of Japan. (Phonetic Society of Japan website) (updated on Nov. 24, 2016)
Mako Ishida's defense for the doctoral degree is scheduled on Dec. 13th, 2016. (updated on Nov. 16, 2016)
Prof. Arthur G. Samuel will be giving a talk on Dec. 12th, 2016. (updated on Nov. 16, 2016)
Prof. L. Davidson will be giving a talk on Oct. 17th, 2016. (updated on Oct. 5, 2016)

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Research Areas: Speech Communication

The series of events involved in speech communication is called “Speech Chain,” and it is a basic concept in the speech and hearing sciences. We focus on research related to speech communication. The fields of this research are wide-ranging, and our interests include the following interdisciplinary areas:
- education in acoustics (e.g., physical models of human vocal tract),
- acoustic phonetics,
- speech and hearing sciences,
- speech production,
- speech analysis and speech synthesis,
- speech signal processing (e.g., speech enhancement),
- speech / language recognition and spoken language processing,
- speech perception and psychoacoustics,
- acoustics for speech disorders,
- speech processing for hearing impaired,
- speaker characteristics in speech, and
- real-time signal processing using DSP processors.

Takayuki ARAI, Ph.D.
Dept. of Information and Communication Sciences
Sophia University
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8554 JAPAN