Profile

Horiuchi, Toshiharu

Ph.D. in Information Science and Control Engineering

Certified Human Centered Design Professional

Born in January 1977 and raised in Wakayama, Japan

Senior Expert

XR Division, Advanced Technology Laboratories

KDDI Research, Inc.

2-1-15 Ohara, Fujimino-shi, Saitama 356-8502, Japan

E-mail: to-horiuchi   kddi.com


ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1501-8532

Research Areas

Informatics / Human informatics

Perceptual information processing

Human interface and interaction

Multidisciplinary science / Design

Design

Engineering / Electrical and electronic engineering

Control and systems engineering

Research Interests

Spatial acoustics / Binaural technology

Sound field recording and analysis

Sound field reproduction and control

Active noise control / Echo cancellation

Interaction design

User-centric entertainment

Society Activities

Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ)

Secretary, Preparatory Committee of Biannual Meeting (June 2021–Present)

Member, Executive Committee of Biannual Meeting (2021–2022 Autumn, 2022–2023 Spring)

Session Chair, Biannual Meeting (2016 Autumn)

Session Co-Chair, Biannual Meeting (2013–2014 Spring, 2012–2013 Autumn, 2022 Autumn)


Associate Editor (Secretary), Editorial Board (June 2021–June 2023)

Associate Editor, Editorial Board (June 2017–June 2021)

Associate Editor, Editorial Committee of Special Issue on High-reality Audio (January 2020–March 2022)

Reviewer, Editorial Board (February 2016–Present)


Member, Technical Committee on Electroacoustics (May 2017–May 2023)

Secretary, Technical Committee on Electroacoustics (May 2015–May 2017)

Assistant, Technical Committee on Electroacoustics (May 2014–May 2015)


Member, Selection Committee for Paper Award (2021, 2022fy)

Member, Selection Committee for Itakura Prize Innovative Young Researcher Award (2017fy)


Member (April 2004–Present)

Student Member (November 1999–March 2004)

Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)

Member, Technical Program Committee, General Conference (2015–2017)

Member, Technical Program Committee, Society Conference (2014–2016)

Session Chair, General Conference (2021)


Editor (Webmaster), Human Communication Group (June 2016–June 2018)

Member, Copyright Management Committee (June 2016–June 2018)

Member, Communication Committee (June 2016–June 2018)


Associate Editor, Editorial Committee of IEICE Fundamentals Review (June 2017–June 2019)

Associate Editor, Editorial Committee of IEICE Trans. Fundamentals (Japanese Edition) (May 2013–May 2017)

Associate Editor, Editorial Committee of Special Section on Emerging Technologies in Electronics, Information and Communication (February 2015)

Reviewer, Editorial Committee (May 2011–Present)

Temporary Reviewer, Editorial Committee (January 2010–May 2011)


Member, Technical Committee on Engineering Acoustics (June 2017–June 2023)

Secretary, Technical Committee on Engineering Acoustics (June 2015–May 2017)

Assistant, Technical Committee on Engineering Acoustics (June 2014–June 2015)


Member, Selection Committee for Best Paper Award of Engineering Sciences Society (2013–2016fy)

Voting Member, Selection Committee for Young Researcher's Award in Engineering Sciences Society (2015, 2016, 2021fy)


Senior Member (December 2022–Present)

Member (April 2004–Present)

Student Member (October 1998–March 2004)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Member, Signal Processing Society (March 2004–Present)

Member (March 2004–Present)

Human Centered Design Organization (HCD-Net)

Member (April 2015–Present)

Audio Engineering Society (AES)

Member, 152nd–155th Convention Papers Program Committee (2022–Present)

International Universal Communication Symposium (IUCS)

Member, 4th Technical Program Committee (2010)

Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)

Temporary Reviewer (2009)

Awards

The Acoustical Society of Japan

11th Society Activity Contribution Award (March 7, 2024)

The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers

49th Technology Promotion Award, Progressive Development Award (Research and Development Category) (May 27, 2022)

Horiuchi, Toshiharu; Okubo, Shota; Kobayashi, Tatsuya

Development and Practical Deployment of “OtonoVR”—Particular Spatial Focused 360-degree Video Player App. 

The Acoustical Society of Japan

29th Technical Development Award (May 22, 2021)

Horiuchi, Toshiharu; Niida, Sumaru; Hattori, Gen; Takishima, Yasuhiro. 

Development and Social Deployment of “OtonoVR—New Music Viewing Experience” App

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

Letter of Appreciation for Editorial Service, Engineering Sciences Society (September 11, 2019)

The Information Processing Society of Japan

Journal of Information Processing Outstanding Paper Award 2018 (June 5, 2019)

Hagiya, Toshiyuki; Horiuchi, Toshiharu; Yazaki, Tomonori; Kawahara, Tatsuya. 

Typing Tutor: Individualized Tutoring in Text Entry for Older Adults Based on Statistical Input Stumble Detection

The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers

Image Information Media Future Award, 16th Next-generation TV Technology Award (May 30, 2018)

Horiuchi, Toshiharu; Niida, Sumaru; Takishima, Yasuhiro. 

Research and Development of a Zoom Synthesis Technology of Sound Field for Realizing Interactive Viewing

The Acoustical Society of Japan

5th Society Activity Contribution Award (March 14, 2018)

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

Service Award (Management of Technical Committee), Engineering Sciences Society (September 13, 2017)

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

Letter of Appreciation for Editorial Service, Engineering Sciences Society (September 13, 2017)

The 20th ACM International Conference on Multimedia

Best Technical Demonstration Runner-up (November 1, 2012)

Horiuchi, Toshiharu; Sankoh, Hiroshi; Kato, Tsuneo; Naito, Sei. 

Interactive Music Video Application for Smartphones Based on Free-viewpoint Video and Audio Rendering

The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers

20th Fujio Frontier Award (Image Information Media Future Award, 20th Frontier Award) (May 24, 2012)

Sankoh, Hiroshi; Horiuchi, Toshiharu

Research and Development of a Free-viewpoint Content Production and Distribution Technology for Realizing Meta-space Reproduction

CEATEC JAPAN 2011

Semi Grand Prix, CEATEC AWARD 2011 Prosperous and Ideal Lifestyle and Society Category (October 6, 2011)

KDDI Corporation. 

Free-viewpoint Concert

The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation

Telecommunications Advancement Foundation Award, 17th Telecom System Technology Award for Student (March 25, 2002)

Horiuchi, Toshiharu; (Hokari, Haruhide; Shimada, Shoji; Inada, Takashi). 

Adaptive Estimation of Transfer Functions for Sound Localization Using Stereo Earphone-Microphone Combination

Out-of-head Sound Localization Using Adaptive Inverse Filter

In-house Awards

KDDI Research, Inc.

Excellent Presence Award (March 26, 2021)

KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.

Excellent Technical Development Award (March 27, 2015)

KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.

Excellent Technical Development Award (March 27, 2012)

Commissioned Research / Grants

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Highly efficient compression transmission technology for holographic communications in Beyond 5G networks

Transmission technology for advanced multimodal information

Demonstration of multimodal information transmission (2023–Present)

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology / The Telecommunications Advancement Organization

Large-scale corpus-based spoken dialogue translation technology

Speech recognition technology in real acoustic environments

Acoustic environment-adaptive speech recognition technology (2002–2006)

The Foundation for C&C Promotion

Grants for Researchers Attending International Conferences (2001fy)

Research History

2009–Present

KDDI Corporation

KDDI Research, Inc. (October 2016–)

KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc. (–September 2016)

XR Division, Advanced Technology Laboratories (April 2023–Present)

XR Space Creation Laboratory, XR Division, Advanced Technology Laboratories (April 2022–March 2023)

XR Space Creation Laboratory, Media ICT Division, Advanced Technology Laboratories (April 2021–March 2022)

Multimodal Communication Laboratory, Innovation Center, KDDI research atelier (December 2020–March 2021)

Multimodal Communication Laboratory, Innovation Center (April 2020–November 2020)

Interaction Design Laboratory, Human Communication Division (April 2017–March 2020)

User Interface Laboratory, Human Communication Division (December 2011–March 2017)

User Interface Laboratory, Multimedia Application Division (April 2009–November 2011)

Senior Expert (April 2023–Present)

Expert (April 2022–March 2023)

R&D Manager (October 2015–March 2022)

Research Engineer (April 2009–September 2015)

Chiba Institute of Technology

Faculty of Advanced Engineering / Graduate School of Advanced Engineering

Guest Lecturer (November 2023, November 2022, November–December 2021, November 2020)

Tokyo Metropolitan University 

Faculty of Systems Design / Graduate School of Systems Design

Part-Time Lecturer (August 2023, August 2022, September 2021, September 2020, September 2019, August 2018)

Kyushu Institute of Technology

School of Engineering / Graduate School of Engineering

Part-Time Lecturer (February 2017, December 2014)

20062009

KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.

User Interface Laboratory, Multimedia Application Division (October 2008–)

Speech Processing Laboratory, Multimedia Application Division (–September 2008)

Research Engineer (Postdoctoral fellow) (April 2006–March 2009)

ITS and Wireless Technology Development Group, Development Center

Development Engineer (June–December 2008)

New Service Development Group, Development Center

Development Engineer (November 2007–December 2008)

20022006

Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

Department of Acoustics and Speech Research, Spoken Language Communication Research Laboratories (April 2004–)

Department 1, Spoken Language Translation Research Laboratories (–March 2004)

Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow) (April 2005–March 2006)

Intern Researcher (Special Research Student) (October 2002–March 2005)

Intern Student (Special Research Student) (April 2002–September 2002)

19972002

Nagaoka University of Technology

School of Engineering

Research Assistant (May 2001–February 2002)

Teaching Assistant (April 2001–February 2002)

Department of Educational Affairs

Clerical Assistant (April 1997–March 2002)

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

Audio Information Processing Group, Media Processing Project, Cyber Space Laboratories (January 1999–)

Audio Information Processing Group, Speech and Acoustics Laboratory, Human Interface Laboratories (–December 1998)

Intern Student (October 1998–February 1999)

Education

19952004

Nagaoka University of Technology

Ph.D. in Information Science and Control Engineering, Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Engineering (April 2001–December 2004)

Supervisor: Dr. Shoji Shimada, Professor, Chair of Information and Telecommunication Systems Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Head, Sound and Vibration Engineering Center, Nagaoka University of Technology

Supervisor: Dr. Satoshi Nakamura, Head, Department of Acoustics and Speech Research, Spoken Language Communication Research Laboratories, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR)

Master's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Master's Program, Graduate School of Engineering (April 1999–March 2001)

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, School of Engineering (April 1995–March 1999)

19921995

Wakayama Technical High School

Diploma in Electrical Engineering (April 1992–March 1995)