Masataka Goto
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Masataka Goto received the Doctor of Engineering degree from Waseda University in 1998. He is currently a Prime Senior Researcher and the Leader of the Media Interaction Group at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. In 1992 he was one of the first to start work on automatic music understanding, and has since been at the forefront of research in music technologies and music interfaces based on those technologies. Since 1998 he has also worked on speech recognition interfaces and since 2006 he leads web services based on content analysis and crowdsourcing ( and He serves concurrently as a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, an Associate Professor (Cooperative Graduate School Program) in the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba, and a Project Manager of the Exploratory IT Human Resources Project (MITOH Program) by the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPA).

Over the past 20 years, Masataka Goto has published more than 190 papers in refereed journals and international conferences and has received 29 awards, including several best paper awards, best presentation awards, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Young Scientists' Prize). He has served as a committee member of over 80 scientific societies and conferences and was the Chair of the IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Special Interest Group on Music and Computer (SIGMUS) in 2007 and 2008 and the General Chair of the 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2009). Since 2011 he started a 5-year research project (OngaCREST Project) on music technologies as the Research Director, whose project is funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (CREST, JST).


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