Mr Masakazu Iwaki
Masakazu Iwaki was appointed Deputy director of Science & Technology Research Laboratories (STRL), NHK in June 2018. He is also Head of Secretariat for AI promotion, STRL, NHK. During his tenure, he will supervise to introduce AI technologies to broadcasting industry. Prior to his current appointment, Iwaki was Head of the Human Interface Research Division in STRL and controlled research and development of human interface technologies to improve media accessibility from 2015 to 2017. He was the chairman of the ABU (Asia pacific Broadcasting Union) technical committee since 2014-2018. Iwaki joined NHK in 1990. From 1994 to 2008, he worked as a research engineer of acoustics in the STRL. He is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, Audio Engineering Society (AES), Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ).