Prof. Dr. Nobutaka Ono received the B.E., M.S., and Ph.D degrees in Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1996, 1998, 2001, respectively. He joined the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Japan, in Apr. 2001 as a Research Associate and became a Lecturer in Apr. 2005. He moved to the National Institute of Informatics, Japan, as an Associate Professor in Apr. 2011 and became a Professor in Sep. 2017. He moved to Tokyo Metropolitan University in Oct. 2017. His research interests include acoustic signal processing, specifically, microphone array processing, source localization and separation, machine learning and optimization algorithms for them. He is the author or co-author of more than 180 articles in international journal papers and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. He was a Tutorial speaker at ISMIR 2010 and ICASSP 2018, a special session chair in EUSIPCO 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018, a chair of SiSEC (Signal Separation Evaluation Campaign) evaluation committee in 2013 and 2015. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing during 2012 to 2015. He has been a member of IEEE Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (AASP) Technical Committee since 2014. He is a senior member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a member of the Acoustical Society of Japan (ASJ), the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers (IEICE), the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), and the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) in Japan. He received the Sato Paper Award and the Awaya Award from ASJ in 2000 and 2007, respectively, the Igarashi Award at the Sensor Symposium on Sensors, Micromachines, and Applied Systems from IEEJ in 2004, the best paper award from IEEE ISIE in 2008, Measurement Division Best Paper Award from SICE in 2013, the best paper award from IEEE IS3C in 2014, the excellent paper award from IIHMSP in 2014, the unsupervised learning ICA pioneer award from SPIE.DSS in 2015, the Sato Paper Award from ASJ and two TAF Telecom System Technology Awards in 2018.