Together with the widespread of the information environment - beginning with computers, the society has been concerned by problems as technology stress caused by bad interfaces, spam e-mail, or information flood due to large data. Our laboratory aims to an early grasping of flexibility-lack issues of computer systems due to such causes and as countermeasures proposes the development of computers provided with adaptability. We are aiming to conquer such challenges by combining psychological experiment with high level machine-learning technologies.
Our laboratory has conducted development of computers provided with learning capability and has supported the completion of information environment by sending to the world numerous new technologies, such as high-efficient algorithms, background knowledge acquirement for learning, applications intended for intelligent tutoring systems (ITS), etc. These technologies are presently taking root as user interface or data mining technologies. As an extremely unique research theme, on the background of such technologies, we have proposed an emotion-acquiring device, by which we developed a system that performs content creation by adapting itself to the user's individuality and feelings.
- 1987 Ph.D. (engineering), Tokyo Institute of Technology
- 1987 Assistant, Information Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- 1991 Lecturer, Information Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- 1993 Assistant Professor, Information Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- 2003 Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University (up to present)
- 2004 Professor, Information and Physical Sciences, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University (Cooperation Course)
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