Laboratory Environment

Individual desks are provided in the laboratory. A large monitor is installed in the meeting space for dialogue experiments and meetings.

Each student is provided with a laptop. Additionally, a GPU server is available for deep learning, and we also have a contract with Nagoya University’s supercomputer “Furo”, allowing access to a large-scale GPU cluster.

Seminars and Study Groups

We have three types of seminars every week.

  • General seminar (2h): All members of the laboratory participate. Progress reports for each project team and individual research reports are presented.
  • Project seminar (1h): Progress reports are presented within the team.
  • Individual meeting (0.5h): One-on-one meetings with the faculty are conducted.

In study groups, knowledge is expanded by reading papers and writing source code.

  • Round-table seminar (1h): All members participate. The best papers related to dialogue from recent international conferences are introduced in turns.
  • Basic dialogue study group (1h): This is for those who have come from other fields or externally, as well as for B4 students. Important papers in dialogue system research are read and introduced in pairs.
  • Neural study group (1h): Participation is optional. In the 2021 academic year, we progressed through a PyTorch book weekly, running sample codes to study.

All seminars and study groups can be attended online. Meeting minutes are compiled online using tools such as Slack, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams,, and Grammarly. Additionally, each member is provided with an Oculus Quest 2, enabling participation in seminars from home as if they were in the lab.