Dr. Kenji Suzuki    Dept. of Intelligent Interaction Technologies

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Kenji Suzuki, Dr. Eng.

Professor


Principle investigator:
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Center for Cybernics Research
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
University of Tsukuba, Japan.

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He is currently a Professor of the Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, and also Principle Investigator of Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Tsukuba.
He received the B.S. in Physics, M.E. and Dr. Eng. in Pure and Applied Physics from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1997, 2000 and 2003 respectively. His doctoral degree thesis was about a study on multimodal human-machine communication. From 1997 to 1999, he was a visiting researcher at the Laboratory of Musical Information, University of Genoa, Italy, where he was engaged in a project of Human-robot communication, Theatrical Museal Machine. From 2000, he has been a researcher of the Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. From 2003 to 2005, he was a Research Associate with the Dept. of Applied Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo. His research interests include Neural computing, Kansei and Affective computation, Multivariate analysis, Music technology, Advanced human interface, Robotics technology, Humanoid robotics, Assistive and Rehabilitation robotics, and multimodal human-machine communication. In 2009, he was a visiting researcher at LPPA, Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and Action, at the College de France, Paris. He is an active member of Center for Cybernics Research, Cybernics Program (Global COE Program - Cybernics: fusion of human, machine and information systems, Program leader: Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai) He is currently a member of IEEE, ACM and IPSJ. He was also a Visiting Researcher of the Humanoid Robotics Institute and WABOT-HOUSE Laboratory, Waseda University.


Education and Qualifications Obtained

Doctor of Engineering, Waseda University, Japan (March 2003)
Major in Pure and Applied Physics
Dissertation: "A Study on Multimodal Human-Machine Communication"

Master of Engineering, Waseda University, Japan (March 2000)
Major in Pure and Applied Physics (Information engineering)

Bachelor of Science,  Waseda University, Japan (March 1997)
Major in Physics (Information engineering)


Work Experience

April 2016
to present

Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
University of Tsukuba, Japan.

May 2012
to March 2016

Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
University of Tsukuba, Japan.

2009

Visiting Researcher,
LPPA, College de France, Paris, France.
at the Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and Action. Engaged in a research projects on human locomotion / behavior analysis, working together with Professor Alain Berthoz.

March 2005
to May 2012

Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
University of Tsukuba, Japan.

 

 

April 2002
to March 2005 

Research Associate,
Dept. of Applied Physics
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

April 2000
to March 2003

PhD Student
Graduate School of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Major in Information and Computer Science, especially neuroscience, robotics
Research supervisor: Professor Shuji Hashimoto at Department of Applied Physics

April 2000
to March 2002

Research Fellow
Japan Society for Promotion of Science

Provides full expenses for a three-years doctoral course. The accepted theme is "Quantification of KANSEI using neural network and its application to human cooperative robot."

August 3rd - 18th
1998

Intensive Programme in Cognitive Musicology
University of Jyu:va:skyla:
Scholarship awarded students and young researches studied about musicology and related disciplines such as psychology, philosophy and computer science.

October 1997
to January 1999

Visiting Researcher
DIST - University of Genoa, Italy
Engaged in a working project concerned with multimedia systems, including image processing, robotic interface, generation music, artificial emotion and neural network. The project is supervised by Professor Antonio Camurri in University of Genoa. 

April 1997
to March 2000

Graduate Student
Graduate School of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan 
Major in Information and Computer Science, especially neural networks
Research seminar professor: Professor Shuji Hashimoto at Department of Applied Physics

April 1993
to March 1997

Department of Physics,
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan 
Major in Information Science, especially neural networks
Research seminar professor: Professor Shuji Hashimoto at Department of Applied Physics

April 1993
to March 1997

Waseda Jitsugyo High School

 

Communication Skills

Language:

Fluent in Japanese, English and strong understanding of Italian

 

Reference Address:


 

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

       
 

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

       
 

IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan)

       
   

 

       
 

University of Tsukuba

   

Waseda University

   

Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering,
University of Tsukuba

   

Shuji Hashimoto Laboratory
Department of Applied Physics, Waseda University

   

   

Humanoid Robotics Institute, Waseda University

   

cybernics Cybernics: Fusion of human, machine, and information systems" (Program leader: Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai), A Global COE Program.

   

University of Genova, Italy

         

Laboratory of Musical Information,
Dist, University of Genova, Italy (Laboratorio di Informatica Musicale)

 

 
       
   

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Contact: kenji at ieee dot org

Graduate School of Systems and Information Eng.
University of Tsukuba
Tennoudai, Tsukuba 305-8573, Japan