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Kazuhiro Otsuka
Ph. D., Associate Professor

He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Yokohama National University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He joined the NTT Human Interface Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in information science from Nagoya University in 2007. He was a distinguished invited researcher at Idiap Research Institute in 2010. From 2001 to 2020, he worked as a (senior) research scientist (supervisor) in the NTT Communication Science Laboratories. In 2020, he moved to Yokohama National University, as an associate professor. His research interests include multimodal data analysis, nonverbal communication, and social telepresence. He is a member of the IEEE, the IEICE and the IPSJ.


Mai Imamura

I’m from Tokyo. I like reading comics, watching anime, and dancing. From now on, I would like to acquire a lot of knowledge and do innovative research.

Kaito Iizuka

Birthplace: Kanagawa
Hobbies: Chorus and games
Comment: I am interested in Audio signal processing, so I would like to study through this laboratory.

Koya Ito

Birthplace: Chiba
Favorite things: anime, cameras, music
I would like to do my best so that I can conduct research that can be used for communication between people.

Shota Kikuchi

Birthplace: Kanagawa
Favorite things: band,movie,manga
I would like to research how we associate deep learning with communication.

Ayane Tashiro

I’m from Mie prefecture. I like traveling very much. One of the my hobbies is classical ballet . I have done that for about 18 years. I do my best to get a lot of knowledge and good results as a member of this laboratory.

Shunta Sugiyama

I’m from Aichi and grew up in Kanagawa.
My hobby is playing video games, watching someone play video games and listening to video game music.
I will do my best to acquire a variety of knowledge and skills and to conduct research that be useful to society.

Ryo Nishizono

Birthplace : Toyama
Favorite things : Watching football games, Ramen, Games
I would like to learn about machine learning, both basic and advanced.

Takeshi Yamanaka

Hobbies:jogging and watching boxing
I try hard to research and make efforts to achieve success!



  • Kazuki Miyoshi (Undergraduate)
  • Mituski Maruyama(Undergraduate)


  • Shumpei Otsuchi (Master)
  • Kazuki Takeda(Master)
  • Takashi Mori(Master)


  • Koshiro Umezaki (Undergraduate)
  • Yusei Kido(Undergraduate)

Multimodal Communications and Informatics Lab. / マルチモーダル情報処理研究室(大塚研究室)