Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION:

University of Washington, Seattle, USA
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Dec 2009. (Thesis: Learning to Rank with Partially-labeled Data)
Committee: Katrin Kirchhoff (chair), Mari Ostendorf, Jeff Bilmes, Marina Meila, Bill Noble, Efthi Efthimiadis--in memoriam
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Mar 2006.
Rice University, Houston, USA
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, May 2003.

EXPERIENCE:

Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, JAPAN
Assistant Professor (Mar 2012 to present).
NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Kyoto, JAPAN
Research Associate (Sept 2009 to Feb 2012).
R&D in Statistical Machine Translation.
Microsft Research, Redmond, USA
Intern (Summer 2007, 2005)
Research in Machine Learning for Operating Systems. (Mentor: Sumit Basu, John Dunagan)
Research in Multilingual Dependency Parsing. (Mentor: Simon Corston-Oliver)
NTT Cyberspace Laboratories, Yokosuka, JAPAN
JETRO Intern (July 2003 - Dec 2003).
R&D in Singing Voice Synthesis. (Advisor: Yushi Aono)
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA
Intern (Summer 2002).
Developed code for GPS satellite error estimation. (Advisor: Anthea Coster)

AWARDS & HONORS:


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:


RESEARCH GRANTS:

Current:
  1. PI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) #26730121 (04/2014-03/2017)
    • Dynamic Context-Dependent Word Representations for Natural Language Processing
  2. PI: Microsoft Research CORE Project (04/2013-06/2015)
    • Incorporating Knowledge Bases into Deep Learning
  3. Co-PI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) #26240035 (04/2014-03/2017)
    • Improving Dependency Parsing with Pattern Mining and Coordinate Structure Analysis (PI: Prof. Yuji Matsumoto)
  4. Co-PI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) #26280055 (04/2014-03/2018)
  5. Co-PI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) #24240032 (04/2012-03/2017)
Past:
  1. PI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid Research Activity Start-up #24800041 (08/2012-03/2014)
    • Learning Robust Word Representations for Natural Language Processing
  2. Co-PI: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) #23240020 (04/2011-03/2014)
    • A Joint Approach to Natural Language Processing Using Global Information (PI: Prof. Yuji Matsumoto)