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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.


Shunpei Otsuchi

My hometown is Kanagawa prefecture.
My hobby is to travel, listen to music, etc. I still don’t have much knowlegde, but as a first-year student in the lab,
I will do my best to get a good result!

Kazuki Takeda

Born in Saitama and Raise in Kanagawa Interest : Wacthing Soccer game / Going for a drive / Listening to Music / Travel I want to work even harder and enjoy studying as a member of Otsuka’s laboratory.

Mori Takashi 

From Gifu. I love watching action movies and playing video games. I value eating well, enjoying myself well and sleeping well. I want to change the common sense of the world through my research.  

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.

Koshiro Umezaki

I’m from Saga Prefecture.
My hobbies are watching anime and listening to music.
I would like to learn a lot of knowledge and work on my research.

Yusei Kido

I’m from Kanagawa. My hobby is playing video games, watching anime, and listening to music. I’d like to learn deep-learning and do applied research.

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)