Jianhua Tao (M'98) received the M.S. degree from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2001.
He is currently a Professor with the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. His current research interests include speech synthesis and recognition, human-computer interaction, and emotional information processing. He has published more than 60 papers in major journals and proceedings, such as the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUDIO, SPEECH, AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING, ICASSP, Interspeech, ICME, ICPR, ICCV, ICIP, etc. In 2006, he was elected as Vice-Chairperson of the ISCA Special Interest Group of Chinese Spoken Language Processing (SIG-CSLP), and Executive Committee member of the HUMAINE association. He is the subject editor for the Speech Communication (SPEECH COMMUN), the Editorial Board Member for the Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (JMUI), the International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (IJSE), and the Steering Committee Member for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AFFECTIVE COMPUTING.