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Expert profile: Raquel Tato

[ ID = 0637 ] Raquel Tato 
Name Tato, Raquel
Job Title Senior Scientist 
Organisation SCLE - Sony International Europe 
Address Hedelfinger Strasse 
Postal Code 70327 
City Stuttgart 
Country Germany 
Phone + +49 711 5858 803
Fax + +49 711 5858 271
Mobile
Email tato_(on)_sony.de [@ replaced for spam protection]
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LanguagesEnglish Spanish, German
Specialism Speechtechnology:
Acoustic Modeling
Analysis & Processing of Speech under Stress
Audio Signal Processing
Emotion in Speech
 
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PERSONAL INFORMATION 

· Nationality: Spanish
· Date of Birth: 29th September 1974
· DNI: 20255545-C
 
 
EDUCATION
 
2002 – Today UNED (Spanish Distance University)
MBA. Master in Business Administration
Economics and Business Administration School.

1998 – 1999 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Master thesis at Electrical and Electronic Engineering School 
Master thesis as member of the ERASMUS program. 
 
1992 – 1998 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MADRID
Master Degree in Telecommunication Engineering
E.T.S.I Telecommunication.

WORK EXPERIENCE
 
September 1999 – Today SONY INTERNATIONAL EUROPE GmbH Stuttgart, Germany
Senior Scientist at SCLE (Sony Corporate Laboratories Europe, Stuttgart), one 
of the most important R&D centers of Sony in Europe.
Area: Signal processing, emotion and speech recognition.
- Project leader: “Emotion Recognition from Speech Signal”. In charge 
of 4 people. Managing collaboration with other departments. 
- Responsible, among others, for the European speech recognition of different 
products, such as AIBO (Sony entertainment robot).
- Master thesis supervisor.
 
September 1998 – June 1999 UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER 
Manchester, UK
Research project on digital speech processing for CASE Technology Ltd. (UK) at 
the University of Manchester. The aim of the project was to achieve a suitable 
and efficient quantization of variable dimension vectors whose elements are DCT 
coefficients of voiced speech residual prototypes, maintaining the highest 
possible quality using the least number of bits at the lowest cost.

September 1997 – August 1998 IBM 
Madrid, Spain
Internship. International Project about Automatic Translation for AS400 
handbooks and web sites.
 
September 1997 – August 1998 TORERO MODA 
Madrid, Spain
SPT’s (Sell Point Terminals) installation and instruction about the 
program in different Torero stores all over Spain.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY
 
September 2002 ICSLP 
Denver, USA
International Conference on Speech and Language Processing.
Accepted paper as oral presentation: “Emotional Space Improves Emotion 
Recognition”.
Further information under www-gth.die.upm.es/partners/sony/main.html

December 2001 ASRU 
Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
International conference on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding.
Participation as exhibitor: “European Speech Recognition for AIBO”.

December 2000 SRF 
Tokyo, Japan
Sony Research Forum.
Participation as speaker: “European Speech Recognition in Noisy 
Environment”.

Co-author in more than ten patents covering different findings and ideas in the 
speech and emotion recognition fields, as well as in audio processing.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Spanish: Mother tongue

English: Writing, speaking, reading – fluent. Advance Certificate 
(Cambridge). 
 
German: Writing, speaking, reading – medium. Mittelstufe, Stuttgart 
(Germany).

SUMMER JOBS

Summer 1996 SEAPOINTE VILLAGE 
Wildwood, NJ, USA
Housekeeper at Seapointe Village Hotel. 

Summer 1996 OLYPMPIC ENTERPRISE 
Wildwood, NJ, USA
Game Attendant at Olympic Enterprise.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

· “Innovation and Project Management” Seminar. 
Cranfield University, School of Management (UK).
· Speech Recognition Tools: HTK, Janus.
· Software Project Management tools: UML (Unified Modelling Language).
· Computer programming: MODULA2, C, C++, MatLab.
· Script languages: Perl, Tcl.
· Operating Systems: Unix, Linux, MS-DOS, Windows95, OS2, VMS.
· Database package: DB2.
· Digital signals simulation software: IQTUTOR, TOPSIM.
· Microprocessors programming (assembler): 68K (Motorola) and 8086 family 
(Intel).
· Driving License (1993).

September 2003


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