Kenji Suzuki Dr. Eng.
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Advisor to the President
Institute of Systems and Information Engineering
University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Vice-Director, Center for Cybernics Research
Dupty Director, Center for Innovative Medicine and Engineering
Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
Advisor at the City of Tsukuba (Smart City / Super City)
Associate Member, Science Council of Japan
JST CREST Principal Investigator
IEEE Robotics and Automation Sociery, AdCom member
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. He was awarded a research fellowship by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. Prior to joining the University of Tsukuba in 2005, he was a Research Associate with the Dept. of Applied Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo from 2003 to 2005. 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 interaction, Theatrical Museal Machine. In 2009, he was a visiting researcher at LPPA, Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and Action, at the College de France, Paris. He is now a director of the Center for Cybernics Research, and an active member of the Center for Artificial Intelligence Research at the University of Tsukuba. He is an advisor to the City of Tsukuba regarding Smart City . He is served as an elected administrative committee member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society since 2019.
His primary research interests include artificial intelligence, Cybernics, wearable robotics and devices, affective computing, social robotics and assistive robotics with a particular emphasis on machine learning, pattern classification and dynamical modeling approaches. A special emphasis is laid on the design of empowering people, particularly for elderly, adults and children with special needs. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and presented a number of invited talks and contributions at conferences in these areas. He also leads several funded research projects, including JST PRESTO and CREST project, which is recognized as a significant early career contribution. He is currently a senior member of IEEE .
Education and Qualifications Obtained
Faculty and Teaching
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IEEE RAS (Robotics and Automation Sociery)
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
of Musical Information
University of Genoa, Italy
(Prof. Antonio Camurri)
LPPA, Laboratory of Physiology of Perception and Action
College de France, France
(（)Prof. Alain Berthoz)