Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, National Institute of Genetics (NIG)
Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1996
Professor Akashi’s research focuses on understanding the causes of genome evolution. In particular, his work has employed population genetic methods to identify mutations with subtle fitness effects such as changes at “silent” sites in DNA. Natural selection can have an important impact on the long-‐term evolution of such mutations but the fitness effects may be too small to measure directly in the laboratory or in natural populations. A major goal is to determine whether weak selection is a prevalent factor in genome evolution and to address why this is the case. Dr. Akashi was educated in the United States (grade school through graduate studies) and moved from a faculty position in the Department of Biology at Penn State University to the National Institute of Genetics in Mishima in 2009.
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Project Researcher, Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center (TRIC)
Ph.D., Socio-information and Communication Studies, University of Tokyo, 2012
Dr. Ikegai is working on international comparative study of information law and policy, including the issues of privacy, cyber security, copyright, and freedom of expression. His research is especially focusing on the “co-regulation” approach, which means the combination methodology of governmental regulation and industrial self-regulation.
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Professor, National Institute of Informatics (NII)
Ph.D. (Doctor of Engineering), Applied Mathematics and Physics, Kyoto University, 1993
Katsumi Inoue is a Professor at the Principles of Informatics Research Division at NII since 2004, and is also a Professor at Department of Informatics, School of Multidisciplinary Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) since 2005. Before joining NII, he worked for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Institute for New Generation Computer Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology, and Kobe University. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Systems Biology, and Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in general. He has published more than 150 refereed papers, has organized and co-chaired 8 international conferences and workshops, and has acted as a member of program committee for more than 40 international conferences and workshops.
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ROBERTO SEBASTIAN LEGASPI
Project Associate Professor, Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)
Ph.D., Engineering, Osaka University, 2006
Roberto was born in Manila, Philippines. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2006 from the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology of Osaka University. From 2006 to 2013, he served as postdoctoral fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, postdoctoral researcher, and visiting associate professor during his last year, within the auspices of the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research of Osaka University. He has addressed for more than a decade compelling issues on human behavior (cognitive, affective, and social) computing for human-centric intelligent system interactions. His current research involves the investigation of complex systems, systems resilience, intelligent systems, and computational social science.
Professor, Department of Complex and Intelligent Systems, School of Systems
Information Science, Future University Hakodate
Dr. Ei-Ichi Osawa received a B.S. in mathematics from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1982 and Ph.D. in computer science from Keio University in 1996. After he completed his undergraduate study, he joined Sony Corporation, and later Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. Since the year 2000, he has been a professor in artificial intelligence at Future University Hakodate (FUN), and was the dean of the Graduate School of Systems Information Science at FUN. His general research interests include open distributed computing systems, multiagent organization, massively multiagent systems, multi robot coordination, interface agent, and complex networks. He received several awards from IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) and JSAI (Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence) for his research achievements in these research areas. He has long been served for many international conference including IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence), ICMAS (International Conference on Multi Agent Systems), and AAMAS (International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems) as a program committee member and/or a reviewer. Also, he served for AAMAS-06 as the local organization chair. Additionally, he was a member of the board of trustees of JSSST from 2006 to 2010, and is currently a member of the board of trustees of IPSJ.
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Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
Ph.D in International Public Policy, Osaka University
He got his Bachelor of Public Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Private Law (LLB) from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He completed his MA at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan. He got his Ph.D. in International Public Policy from Osaka University, Japan.
His current research topic is law and economics of e-money and e-commerce. He published a book titled①eUnderstanding E-Money (in Japanese)①f from the Nikkei Newspaper Publisher in Japan. He is a co-organizer of the Workshop of IT-enabled Service (ITeS) at the Symposium of IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT). He is also a secretary of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) Japan Chapter.
He was selected as a Member of the Committee for Convergence of Communications and Broadcasting at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) Japan, a Member of the Information Frontier Research Committee at MIC in Japan, and a Member of the Information Exploration Era Research Committee at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan.
He is a Special Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Information and Communications Policy (IICP) at MIC, Japan. His team was awarded by for his contribution to Information Security Policy studies by the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Japan. Recently he has got a prize from Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) for his contribution for e-learning education development.
Assistant Professor, Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center (TRIC)
Ph.D., informatics, Kyushu University, 2012
Dr. Tenda Okimoto received his Ph.D in Informatics from Kyushu University in 2012.
He is a project researcher at Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center since August 2012. His main areas of research interests are MO-DCOP/MO-COP, DCOP/DisCSP, Coorporated Game Theory, and Crowdsourcing.
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Assistant Professor, Division of Evolutionary Genetics, Department of Population genetics, National Institute of Genetics
Ph.D, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2002
Studying genome evolution. Research topics include natural selection on genomes, speciation, gene expression evolution, and the evolution of human disease genes.
Professor of Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1987
His early work includes program transformation and synthesis in logic programming. He is currently working on the integration of logical and probabilistic reasoning.
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Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute of Informatics (NII)
PhD, Computer Science, University of Artois, France, 2010.
Dr Schwind's works are mainly concerned with artificial intelligence (AI), and more specifically with knowledge representation in a broad sense. He has been working on several topics within this research area, including belief change (belief revision, belief merging, belief update), qualitative spatial and temporal reasoning and non-monotonic reasoning. He obtained his PhD entitled "Merging Qualitative Constraint Networks" in 2010 from University of Artois, France, where he was a research and teaching assistant. He became a member of NII in April 2012.
Project Researcher, Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center (TRIC)
Ph.D., Engineering, Kobe University, 2012
Dr. Tomoya received his Ph.D in engineering from Kobe University in 2012.
He is a project researcher at Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center since April 2012. His main areas of research interests are Constraint Programming, Boolean propositional satisfiability testing, and Answer Set Programming.
Professor, Department of Data Science,
The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM)
Professor, Graduate School of Business Sciences, Tsukuba University
Ph. D., Tokyo University, 1988.
Dr. Tsubaki is a professor of applied statistics in the Institute of Statistical Mathematics and he is also the director of risk analysis research center in the Institute. He earned his Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1979, 1982 and 1988, respectively. He is also an expert member of several Japanese government committees as Statistics Commission, Japanese Industrial Standard Committee and Pharmaceutical Affairs and Food Sanitation Council. His primary research interests are mainly applications of statistical methods to different fields of business and industry.
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Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics (NII)
D.Sc., University of Tokyo, 1998
Hiroshi Hosobe's research interests primarily lie in constraint programming, which is a paradigm that enables development of programs by declaratively specifying problems. More specifically, he is working on basic research, particularly concerning constraint satisfaction, as well as on applied research to use the basic research results for user interfaces, information visualization, interactive graphics, and hybrid systems.
Project Researcher, Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center
Ph.D, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Studying genome evolution and speciation using theoretical method. Main topic in Kyushu was theoretical study on mechanisms of establishment of reproductive isolation which can initiate speciation under gene flow.
Vice Director-General and Professor, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (ISM)
Ph.D., Computer Science, Kyoto University, 1995
Professor Maruyama is working on modeling engineering, cyber-physical systems, and service sciences. His team has been studying resilience properties of engineering systems by developing new modeling and simulation techniques. He worked at IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory for more than 20 year publishing numerous papers on natural language processing, XML, web services, and information security. He is an author of best-selling book “XML and Java: Developing Web Applications” published in 2002. Before joining ISM in 2011, he served as a director of IBM Tokyo Research and a deputy group executive at Canon, respectively.
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Associate Professor, Department of Statistical Modeling, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (ISM)
Ph.D., Computer Science, Dartmouth College, 2006
Professor Minami has been working on security and privacy in pervasive computing particularly focusing on secure information sharing among mutually untrusted parties. He is currently working on new software engineering disciplines for developing resilient ICT systems, which could recover from disastrous situations in a flexible and graceful way. After finishing a Ph.D degree, he spent several years as a lecturer and a postdoctoral researcher at University of Illinois, and then took a position of an associate professor at National Institute of Informatics until March 2012.
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Principal Researcher, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies and professor at Institute of Statistical Mathematics
Yoshiki YAMAGATA was born in Tokyo (1961) and graduated from a new school of the University of Tokyo, majoring System Science. Since 1991, he joined NIES and has been studing climate change policy relevant modeling. He also serve as a Research Scholar of IIASA(ESM), Visiting Professor of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan. His current research topics include: Land use change, Urban & Regional Carbon Management, International policy diffusions. He has been teaching at the University of Tokyo, Tsukuba, Hokkaido. He also involved in several international activities such as: LA of IPCC Special Report (LULUCF), SSC of IHDP/IDGEC, ESSP/GCP, Editorial member of Climate Policy, Applied Energy etc.
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