Sakriani Sakti

   
 
Prof. Sakriani Sakti

 
Biography

Sakriani Sakti is currently the head of the Human-AI Interaction (HAI) Research Laboratory at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in Japan. She also serves as a full professor at NAIST, an adjunct professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in Japan, a visiting research scientist at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligent Project (RIKEN AIP) in Japan, and an adjunct professor at the University of Indonesia.

She received her B.E. degree in Informatics (cum laude) from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, in 1999. In 2000, she received DAAD-Siemens Program Asia 21st Century Award to study in Communication Technology, University of Ulm, Germany, and received her MSc degree in 2002. During her thesis work, she worked with the Speech Understanding Department, DaimlerChrysler Research Center, Ulm, Germany. She then worked as a researcher at ATR Spoken Language Communication (SLC) Laboratories Japan in 2003-2009, and NICT SLC Groups Japan in 2006-2011, which established multilingual speech recognition for speech-to-speech translation. While working with ATR and NICT, Japan, she continued her study (2005-2008) with Dialog Systems Group University of Ulm, Germany, and received her Ph.D. degree in 2008.

She was actively involved in international collaboration activities such as Asian Pacific Telecommunity Project (2003-2007) and various speech-to-speech translation research projects, including A-STAR and U-STAR (2006-2011). In 2011-2017, she was an assistant professor at the Augmented Human Communication Laboratory, NAIST, Japan. She also served as a visiting scientific researcher of INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France, in 2015-2016, under JSPS Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation. In 2018-2021, she was a research associate professor at NAIST and a research scientist at RIKEN, Center for Advanced Intelligent Project AIP, Japan. In 2021-2024, she was an associate professor at JAIST, adjunct associate professor at NAIST, visiting research scientist at RIKEN AIP, and adjunct professor at the University of Indonesia. Currently, she is a full professor at NAIST, an adjunct professor at JAIST, a visiting research scientist at RIKEN AIP, and an adjunct professor at the University of Indonesia.

She is a member of JNS, SFN, ASJ, ISCA, IEICE, and IEEE. She currently serves as a committee member of the IEEE SLTC (2021-2026) and as an associate editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing (2020-2025), Frontiers in Language Sciences, and IEICE. She also serves on the ISCA Advisory Council and the ELRA Board. Previously, she served as a board member of Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced Languages (SLTU) and as the general chair of SLTU2016. She also chaired the "Digital Revolution for Under-resourced Languages (DigRevURL)" Workshop as the Interspeech Special Session in 2017 and DigRevURL Asia in 2019. Additionally, she was part of the organizing committee for the Zero Resource Speech Challenge in 2019 and 2020. Furthermore, she played a key role in creating the joint ELRA and ISCA Special Interest Group on Under-resourced Languages (SIGUL), serving on the SIGUL Board since 2018 and becoming SIGUL Chair since 2021. In 2019, she collaborated with UNESCO and ELRA to organize the International Conference on "Language Technologies for All (LT4All): Enabling Linguistic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide."

Her research interests lie in deep learning & graphical model framework, statistical pattern recognition, machine speech chain, zero-resourced speech technology, multilingual speech recognition and synthesis, spoken language translation, social-affective dialog system, and cognitive-communication.