Associate Professor Satoru Emura received his B.E., M.E., and Ph. D from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1992, 1994 and 1997, respectively. He joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in 1997, where he engaged in research on acoustic signal processing. In 2020, he joined Kyoto University of Advanced Science.
At NTT, Associate Professor Emura worked to achieve better, more immersive two-way hands-free audio communication via TV conferencing. To achieve this, he engaged in the development of a multichannel acoustic echo canceler and its adaptive filtering algorithms. During his research, audio communication was extended from monaural to stereo (two-channel) and six-channel. Finally, he developed an experimental massive-channel acoustic echo canceler (64-channel). This echo canceler was combined with wave field synthesis (a technique used to capture and reconstruct a sound field as it is) to enable sound field sharing between two remote sites.
Over the course of his years at NTT, his interests shifted to sensor array processing, blind source separation, and the reformulation of signal-processing tasks using constrained optimization and machine learning.
Dr. Emura is currently a senior member of the IEEE.