Nick Campbell is currently Stokes Research Professor of Speech & Communication Technology at the Centre for Language and Communication Studies, and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He received his Ph.D. degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex in the U.K. Until two years ago he was engaged at the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and as Chief Researcher in the Department of Acoustics and Speech Research, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Kyoto, Japan, where he also served as Research Director for the JST/CREST Expressive Speech Processing and the SCOPE ““Robot’’s Ears”” projects. He was first invited as a Research Fellow at the IBM U.K. Scientific Centre, where he developed algorithms for speech synthesis, and later at the AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he worked on the synthesis of Japanese. He served as Senior Linguist at the Edinburgh University Centre for Speech Technology Research before joining ATR in 1990. His research interests are based on large speech databases, and include nonverbal speech processing, concatenative speech synthesis, and prosodic information modeling. He was Visiting Professor at Kobe University for 10 years, and still spends his spare time with postgraduate students as Visiting Professor in the School of Information Science, at the top-ranking Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), in the Kansai region of Japan.