Akihiko Sugiyama (a.k.a. Ken Sugiyama), affiliated with Yahoo! JAPAN Research, has been engaged in a wide variety of research projects in signal processing such as audio coding and interference/noise control. Prior to Yahoo Japan, he had a long career at NEC Central Research Laboratories as a research engineer. His team at NEC developed the world's first all solid-state portable audio player, the Silicon Audio, in 1994, a precursor of iPod. He served as the Chair of Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) [2011-2012], as associate editors for several journals such as IEEE Trans. Signal Processing [1994-1996], as the Secretary and a Member at Large to the Conference Board of SPS [2010-2011], as a member of the Awards Board of SPS [2015-2017], as the Chair of Japan Chapter of SPS [2010-2011], and a member of IEEE Fellow Committee [2018-2020]. He was a Technical Program Chair for ICASSP2012. He has contributed to 17 chapters of books and is the inventor of 217 registered patents with more pending applications in the field of signal processing in Japan and overseas. He received 19 awards such as the 2002 IEICE Best Paper Award, the 2006 and 2018 IEICE Achievement Award, and the 2013 Ichimura Industry Award. He has delivered 160 invited talks in 85 cities of 29 countries. He is Fellow of IEEE and IEICE, a Distinguished Industry Speaker for IEEE SPS [2020-2021], a Renowned Distinguished Speaker (The Rock Star) for IEEE CTS (Consumer Technology Society) (Class of 2020) and was a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE SPS [2014-2015] and for IEEE CTS [2017-2018].