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Photo at the banquet in Subspace 2009, a satellite work of ICCV
	                2009, held in Kyoto, Japan

Akisato Kimura

Ph.D (Engineering)

Media Recognition Research Group
Media Information Laboratory
NTT Communication Science Laboratories

Visiting Industrial Fellow,
Computational and Biological Learning Laboratory,
Department of Engineering,
University of Cambridge

E-mail:   akisato <at> ieee  org


Biography
1975 Born in Kyoto, Japan.
1998 B.Eng, in Tokyo Institute of Technology.
2000 M.Eng, in Tokyo Institute of Technology.
2000 Joined NTT Corporation
2007 D.Eng, in Tokyo Institute of Technology.
2000-2011 Media Information Laboratory, Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation
2011-2013 Innovative Communication Laboratory, Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation
2013- Senior Research Scientist, Media Information Laboratory, Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation
2017-2018 Visiting Industrial Fellow, Computational and Biological Learning Laboratory, Department of Engineering, Univeristy of Cambridge
Memberships

IEEE, ACM (SIGMM, SIGKDD, SIGWEB), IEICE, IPSJ

Academic activities

  1. Part-time lecturer, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2015), Tottori University (2015), Ritsumeikan University (2013), Nagoya University (2012,2016).
  2. Research Advising: 8 students for long-term (more than 1 year long), 33 students for short term (less than a year long).
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  4. Associate Editor in Chief, Special Issue on Image Recognition and Understanding, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. (2015-2016)
  5. Associate Editor, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. (2014 -)
  6. Associate Editor, Special Issue on Image Recognition and Understanding, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. (2017)
  7. Associate Editor, Special Issue on Image Recognition and Understanding, IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications. (2010)
  8. Associate Editor, Special Issue on Information-based Induction and Machine Learning, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. (2010)
  9. Technical Comittee Member, Special Issue on Image Recognition and Understanding, IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications. (2013-2014)
  10. Standing Reviewer, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals. (2010 -)
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  12. Secretary, Chapter Operations Comittee, IEEE Tokyo Section. (2015-2016)
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  14. Co-organizer, International Workshop on Cross-media Analysis for Social Multimedia (CASM: 2014).
  15. Program Committee Member, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR: 2016,2017)
  16. Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV: 2015,2017)
  17. Program Committee Member, European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV: 2016)
  18. Technical Comittee Member, ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM: 2016,2017)
  19. Program Committee Member, Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV: 2014,2016)
  20. Program Committee Member, ACM International Conference on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management (CIKM: 2014-2015)
  21. Technical Committee Member, IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR: 2012,2014,2016)
  22. Program Committee Member, International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based systems (SITIS: 2013-2015).
  23. Program Committee Member, International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII: 2017).
  24. Program Committee Member, International Joint Workshop on Advanced Sensing / Visual Attention and Interaction (ASVAI: 2013)
  25. Program Committee Member, Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML: 2010,2011)

Awards

Student Presentation Award, Forum on Data Engineering and Information Managements (DEIM2016).
Best Interactive Award Honorble Mention, Forum on Data Engineering and Information Managements (DEIM2015).
Excellent Paper Award, IEICE Information and Systems Society, 2013.
Incentive Award, IEICE Meeting on Pattern Recognitiona and Media Understanding (PRMU), 2014.
Best Paper Award Honorble Mention, IEICE Meeting on Information-based Induction Sciences and Machine Learning (IBISML), 2014.
Incentive Award, Workshop on Information-based Induction Sciences (IBIS2014).
Best Presentation Award, IPSJ Meeting on Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solution (MPS93).
Interactive Presentation Award, Meeting on Image Recognition and Undestanding (MIRU2013).
Incentive Award, Workshop on Information-based Induction Sciences (IBIS2012).
Best Interactive Session Award, Meeting on Image Recognition and Undestanding (MIRU2010).
Best Interactive Session Award, Meeting on Image Recognition and Undestanding (MIRU2008).
2008 CEO Commendation for Innovative Inventions, NTT Corporation.

<Other (minor) commendations >
2nd place, 2:28'15", the 6th Tokyo Arakawa City Marathon
3rd place, 2:31'25", the 5th Tokyo Arakawa City Marathon
6th place, 1:08'46", the 25th Chiba Marine Half Marathon
Winner, 2:27'52", the 3th Tokyo Arakawa City Marathon
5th place, 4'07"40, the 51th Chiba Prefecture Track and Field Championship (1500m Men)
5th place, 4'08"13, the 50th Chiba Prefecture Track and Field Championship (1500m Men)