Akisato Kimura

Akisato Kimura

Senior Research Scientist & Supervisor

NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Biography

Akisato Kimura is the group leader of Recognition Research Group at Media Information Laboratory, NTT Communication Science Laboratories. His research interests include media understanding, pattern recognition, machine learning, data mining and computer vision.

Interests

  • Media understanding
  • Pattern recognition
  • Machine learning
  • Data mining
  • Computer vision

Education

  • PhD in Information Theory, 2007

    Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • MEng in Information Theory, 2000

    Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • BEng in Integrated Systems, 1998

    Tokyo Institute of Technology

Skills

Pattern recognition

Expert

Multimedia content analysis

Expert

Machine learning

Advanced

Computer vision

Knowledgeable

Image processing

Knowledgeable

Python

Experienced

Shell scripts

Experienced

Long-distance running

Once-expert 😅

Japanese

Native 😛

Projects

🚧 Now under construction. 🚧

Recent Publications

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Group Leader

NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Jul 2020 – Present Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
Leading basic researches on media processing and understanding as a group leader of Recognition Research Group, NTT CS Labs.
 
 
 
 
 

Human Resource Manager

NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Jul 2018 – Jun 2020 Keihannna Science City, Kyoto, Japan
Administrative supports for researchers in NTT CS Labs as a human resource manager.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Industrial Fellow

University of Cambridge

Mar 2017 – Mar 2018 Cambridge, United Kingdom
Staying at Machine Learning Group in Computational and Biological Computing Laboratory, in collaboration with Prof. Zoubin Ghahramani. Research for deep learning with a few amount of training data, presented at major international conferences such as AAAI and BMVC.
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Manager

NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Oct 2014 – Feb 2017 Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
Administrative and clarical supports for researchers and budget managements in Media Information Laboratory and Moriya Research Laboratory.
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Research Scientist

NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Apr 2013 – Jun 2018 Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
Leading basic researches on cross-media & cross-platform multimedia mining and its application to real-media & read-world event detection, recognition & deep understanding. Presented in major international conferences such as ICML, AAAI and CIKM.
 
 
 
 
 

Senior Research Scientist

NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Mar 2011 – Mar 2013 Keihannna Science City, Kyoto, Japan

[Project 1] Multimedia content analysis from socially curated contents: Presented in major international conferences such as ICWSM, ICDM and ACMMM.

[Project 2] Developing versatile technologies for pattern recognition and machine learning: Presented in major international conferences such as IJCAI, IJCAI, ICDM, BMVC and CIKM.

 
 
 
 
 

PhD Student

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Apr 2005 – Sep 2007 Meguro, Tokyo
Research for multi-terminal information theory, supervisor by Prof. Tomohiko Uyematsu, published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Scientist

NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Apr 2000 – Feb 2011 Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan

[Project 1] Very quick audio/video searching: One of the underlying technologies in so-called Robust Media Search (RMS) for content-based video copy detection. Published the research results in major international conference and journals.

[Project 2] Computational models of human visual attention: Published as conference proceedings, mainly presented in ICME. A basis of the invited survey paper, received 2013 IEICE Information & Systems Society Best Paper Award.

 
 
 
 
 

MEng Student

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Apr 1998 – Mar 2000 Meguro, Tokyo
Research for multi-terminal information theory, supervisor by Prof. Tomohiko Uyematsu, published in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
 
 
 
 
 

BEng Student

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Apr 1994 – Mar 1998 Meguro, Tokyo
Research for analog cuicuit designing, supervised by Prof. Nobuo Fujii and Mr. Nobukazu Takai, presented in an international conference.

Services

Organizing Chair

Reviewer

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Representative

Program Comittee Member (Reviewer)

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Vice Chair

Organizing Vice-Chair

Organizing Chair

Area Chair

Executive Board Member

Reviewer

Executive Board Member

Technical Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Technical Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Technical Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Comittee Member

Member

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Member of PRMU Grand Challenge Working Groups

Guest Lecturer

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Editorial Secretary

Financial Chair

Guest Lecturer

Guest Lecturer

Secretary

Secretary

Area Chair

Mentor

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Associate Editor

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Session Organizer

Organizing Co-Chairs

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Program Comittee Member (Reviewer)

Technical Committee Member (Reviewer)

Guest Lecturer

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Designated debater

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Award Comittee Member

Guest Lecturer

Senior Member

Guest Associate Editor

Area Chair

Program Committee Member (Reviewer)

Guest Associate Editor

Reviewer

Guest Associate Editor

Standing Reviewer

Session Organizer

Program Comittee Member

Program Comittee Member

Secretary of Planning

Special Interest Group (SIG) Member: SIGMM, SIGKDD, SIGWEB

Senior Member

Guest Reviewer

Guest Reviewer

Awards

Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award

Contribution as an editor, IEICE Trans. Information and Systems (Japanese Edition)

Distinguished Reviewer Award

Contribution as an reviewer, IEICE Trans. Information and Systems

Encouragement Prize for Young Researchers (Co-authored)

Yu Mitsudumi, Go Irie, Atsushi Nakazawa, Akisato Kimura, – 1対多敵対的画像生成に基づくデータ多様性に頑健な半教師あり学習 –

Outstanding Reviewer

Interactive Presentation Award

Mirela Ostrek, Go Irie, Akisato Kimura, Hirokazu Kameoka, Kaoru Hiramatsu, Kunio Kashino, – Seeing through sounds –

Student Presentation Award (Co-authored)

Kota Nagayama, Akisato Kimura, Hiroyuki Fujishiro, – SNS上での拡散を考慮したニュース記事中重要文の自動選択 –

Excellent Interactive Presentation Award

Sawa Korogi, Akisato Kimura, Hiroyuki Fujishiro, Hitoshi Nishikawa, – SNS上での拡散を誘発するニュース説明文の調査と自動選択 –

Student Presentation Award (Co-authored)

Sawa Korogi, Akisato Kimura, Hiroyuki Fujishiro, Hitoshi Nishikawa, – SNS上での拡散を誘発するニュース説明文の調査と自動選択 –

Encouragement Prize for Young Researchers (Co-authored)

Ryoji Wakayama, Akisato Kimura, Takayoshi Yamashita, Yuji Yamauchi, Hironobu Fujiyoshi, – 並列分散処理における共変量シフトを導入したrandom forestsの学習 –

Best Paper Award

Akisato Kimura, Ryo Yonetani, Takatsugu Hirayama, – Computational models of human visual attention and their implementations: A survey –

Finalist for Best Paper Awards

Masahiro Nakano, Katsuhiko Ishiguro, Akisato Kimura, Takeshi Yamada, Naonori Ueda, – 無限交換長方形分割 –

Encouragement Prize for Young Researchers (Co-authored)

Masahiro Nakano, Katsuhiko Ishiguro, Akisato Kimura, Takeshi Yamada, Naonori Ueda, – 無限交換長方形分割 –

Best Presentation Award

Koh Takeuchi, Katsuhiko Ishiguro, Akisato Kimura, Hiroshi Sawada, – 非負制約下における複合行列分解 –

Interactive Presentation Award

Akisato Kimura, Katsuhiko Ishiguro, Alejandro, Marcos Alvarez, Kaori Kataoka, Kazuhiko Murasaki, Makoto Yamada, – ソーシャルキュレーションデータを用いた画像コンテクストマイニング –

Best Interactive Session Award

Akisato Kimura, Takuho Nakano, Masashi Sugiyama, Hirokazu Kameoka, Eisaku Maeda, Hitoshi Sakano, – SSCDE: 映像認識検索のための半教師正準密度推定法 –

Best Interactive Session Award

Derek Pang, Akisato Kimura, Tatsuto Takeuchi, Junji Yamato, Kunio Kashino, – A stochastic model of selective visual attention with a dynamic Bayesian network –

2nd Place

2:28:16 (42.195km)

3rd Place

2:31:25 (42.195km)

Distinguished Award for Educational Culture Activities

6th Place

1:08:46 (21.0975km)

6th Place

2:29:01 (42.195km)

Winner

2:27:52 (42.195km)

6th Place

4:07:40 (1500m Men)

5th Place

4:08:13 (1500m Men)

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