Heiga Zen was born in Osaka, Japan on March 4th, 1979. He received the A.E. degree in electronic and information engineering from Suzuka National College of Technology, Suzuka, Japan, in 1999, and the B.E., M.E., and Dr.Eng. degrees in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science and engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 2001, 2003, and 2006, respectively.

From April 2003 to March 2004, he was an Intern Researcher (part time) at ATR Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories (ATR-SLT), Kyoto, Japan. From June 2004 to May 2005, he was an Intern/Co-op Researcher (full time) in the Human Language Technology group at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA. From April 2006 to July 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Nagoya Institute of Technology. From July 2008 to July 2011, he was a Research Engineer at Speech Technology Group, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. Cambridge Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK. From July 2011 to November 2018, he was with Google, London, UK. Presently, he is a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Google, Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include statistical speech recognition and synthesis.

Dr. Zen received the Awaya Award in 2006 and the Itakura Award in 2008 both from the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ). He won the TELECOM System Technology Prize from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (TAF) of Japan in 2008, the Information and Systems Society Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan in 2008, the Yamashita SIG Research Award from Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) in 2009, and IPSJ Kiyasu Special Industrial Achievement Award, 2012. He is a member of IEEE and ISCA, and was a member of the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC) from 2012 to 2014. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing from 2017.


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