CV

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Education

Biography

  • Senior Lecturer (corresponds to US Associate Professor).
    Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool.
    (August 2013 - Current)
  • Assistant Professor.
    Graduate School of Information Science, The University of Tokyo.
    (April 2010 - August 2013)
  • Visiting Researcher.
    Computer Laboratory, Faculty of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, UK.
    (April 2011 - June 2011)
    Research on Domain Adaptation for Relation Extraction
    Collaborator: Dr. Simone Teufel
  • Visiting Research Fellow.
    School of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK.
    (January 2010 - December 2010)
    Research on Cross-Domain Sentiment Classification
    Collaborators: Professor John Carroll and Dr. David Weir
  • Post doctoral Research Fellow.
    Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan.
    (October 2009 - March 2010)
    Research on Entity Disambiguation on the Web
    Supervisor: Prof. Mitsuru Ishizuka
  • Research Fellow.
    Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan.
    (April 2007 - September 2009)
    Research on Entity Disambiguation on the Web
    Supervisor: Prof. Mitsuru Ishizuka
  • Research Assistant.
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan.
    (April 2005 - March 2007)
    Research on Web Data Mining
    Supervisor: Prof. Yutaka Matsuo
  • Foreign Student Scholarship.
    Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan (MEXT)
    April 2000 - March 2007)

Awards

  1. Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence Best Journal Paper of the Year 2014-2015

  2. IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter Young Author Award 2011.

  3. Best Paper Award at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2011).

  4. Best Poster Paper Award at the 11th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2010).

  5. 2010年人工知能学会全国大会優秀賞(Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence Annual Conference Award year 2010).

  6. 平成22年度東京大学大学院情報理工学系研究科長賞(電子情報学 専攻博士課程)(Award for the best Doctoral Thesis in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. 2010).

  7. 平成19年度東京大学大学院情報理工学系研究科長賞(電子情報学専攻修士課程) (Award for the best Masters Thesis in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Graduate School of Information Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. 2007).

  8. 平成16年度東京大学工学部電子情報工学科優秀卒業論文賞 (Award for the best undergraduate thesis in the Department of Electronics, Electrical and Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan. 2005).

Funding

  1. Deep Learning of Procedural Natural Language Understanding, PhD Studentship, University of Liverpool, PI (GBP 60k), 2017-2020.

  2. Maritime Wide Area Surveillance, Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Co-I (GBP 700k), 2017-2019.

  3. Digital Legal Assistant, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (Innovate UK), PI (GBP 492k), 2017-2020.

  4. WEB-RADR: Recognising Adverse Drug Reactions, (European Commission) Innovative Medicine Initiative, Co-PI (GBP 471k), 2014-2017.

  5. I knew that relation from news, Innovaion Voucher Scheme, University of Liverpool, PI (GBP 5k), 2015-2016.

  6. The Revierview Law Contract Map Project, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (Innovate UK), Co-PI (GBP 269k), 2015-2018.

  7. Resolving Relational Ambiguity between Entities on the Web, Microsoft Research (MSR) CORE-9 Research Grant, PI, (USD 17K), 2013–2015.

  8. Domain Adaptation for Semantic Relation Extraction, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Research Grant for Young Researchers (B). PI (USD 40K), 2012–2015.

  9. Cross-Language Relational Search, Microsoft Research (MSR) CORE-7 Research Grant, PI, (USD 26K), 2011-2012.

  10. Developing a Cross-Language Web Search Engine, Information Technology Promotion Agency of Japan (IPA) grant for explorative software development (Mito Project), PI, (USD 40K), 2010-2011.

  11. A Latent Relational Search Engine, Google Research Award, Co-PI, (USD 25K), 2010–2011.

  12. Developing a Relational Search Engine to Retrieve Semantic Relations between Entities, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) research grant, PI. (USD 40K), 2010-2012.

  13. Research grant for overseas visiting scholars, Global Centers of Excellence (GCOE), Japan. PI. (USD 13K), April 2011–June 2011.

  14. Extracting Attributes for Entities using Web Data, Global Centers of Excellence (GCOE), Japan. Sole PI. (USD 10K), 2010-2011.

  15. Learning to Rank Entities on the Web, Microsoft Research (MSR) CORE-6 Research Grant, Co-PI, (USD 26K), 2010-2011.

  16. Using Web Mining to Provide Useful Information to Drivers, Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Co-PI, (USD 40K) 2009-2012.

  17. Disambiguating Personal Names on the Web, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Grant PI. (USD 40K), 2007-2009.

  18. Using Network Theory and Machine Learning to Structure and Represent Information Available on the Web, Co-PI, (USD 400K), 2009–2012.

Service Activities

  • Area Chair: COLING 2014, Information Extraction and Database Linking Track

  • Editor: Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (2012-2015)

  • Conference Reviewer/Program Committee: AAAI 2017, COLING 2016, AAAI 2016, NIPS 2015, NIPS 2014, ACL 2014, ACL 2013, EMNLP 2013, ECAI 2014, EACL 2014, NIPS 2013, NIPS 2012, NIPS 2011, GECCO 2014, GECCO 2013, GECCO 2012.

  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), Information Processing and Managament Journal (Elsevier IPM), Journal of Web Semantics (JWEB) ACM Transactions on Asian Language Processing (TALIP), PLoS One.

Invited Talks

  1. Talk given at EPSRC Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare IMAGING AND DATA INTEGRATION EVENT on Natural Language Processing for Healthcare Informatics.
  2. Talk given at Scientific Computing Center at Hartree Supercomputing Center, Darsebury, UK. on Learning the Meanings of Words from Big Data.
  3. Invited talk on Big Data and IT Capabilities, Her Magesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Liverpool. (2016.07)
  4. Talk on Joint Word and Relation Representation Learning, Workshop Knowledge Representation, Liverpool. (2016.06)
  5. Talk on distributed embedding methods at Natural Language Group seminar at University of Sheffield. (2016.01)
  6. Keynote speech at APSITT, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Talk title deep learning for AI (2015.8)
  7. Talk given at Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing) during my stay as a visiting researcher slides (2012.10)
  8. The 26th Annual National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Workshop on Semantics and Computing Relation Extraction and Relational Search on the Web, (2012.06)
  9. The 14th Information-Based Induction Sciences Workshop (IBIS 2011), Relational Data and Tensor Decomposition Invited Session, Nara, Japan. Relation Extraction from the Web. (2011.11)
  10. Google Inc., Mountain View, California, USA. Cross-Language Latent Relational Web Search (with Nguyen Duc). (2011.08)
  11. TOSHIBA Cambridge Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK. Relation Adaptation: Learning to Extract Novel Relations with Minimum Supervision. (2011.07)
  12. ILCC School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK. Domain Adaptation for NLP. (2011.06)
  13. Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK. Cross-Domain Sentiment Classification. (2011.05)
  14. Microsoft Research (Redmond) talk given on Relational Duality: Unsupervised Extraction of Semantic Relations between Entities on the Web (2010.05)
  15. Rakuten Tech Talk given on Measuring Relational Similarity between Entities using Web Texts. (2010.03)
  16. First Japanese Web Conference Symposium) Creating AI from the Web webgakkai slides (2009.12)