|I am a Senior Research Scientist in the Human Machine Interaction (HMI) department at Bosch Research, working in the areas of natural language processing, machine learning, and knowledge representation and reasoning. More specifically, I am interested in the research problems of information extraction, question answering, question generation, and knowledge base construction and utilization. Previously, I obtained a Ph.D. in the Language Technologies Institute of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Broadly speaking, I am interested in theoretical foundations and practical algorithms to approach the meaning of natural language computationally. I often explore theoretically-grounded combinations of machine-learnable models and knowledge resources for the natural language problems.|
- 2018-07-11: I joined Bosch Research as a Senior Research Scientist.
- 2018-06-26: Our paper on annotation of events and event relations was accepted at ISA-14.
- 2018-05-29: I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis titled "Extraction of Event Structures from Text".
- 2018-05-16: Our paper on open-domain event detection was accepted at COLING 2018.
- 2018-03-12: I gave a talk in the Machine Learning Lunch Seminar at Carnegie Mellon University.
My research interests are in computational semantics, statistical natural language processing, and knowledge representation and reasoning. My general research questions are as follows:
- How can we make computers construct general-purpose and domain-specific semantic resources automatically from natural language sources with the aim of semantically effective natural language processing?
- How can we make computers utilize these resources in semantically oriented natural language processing tasks such as information extraction, dialog management, and question answering?
- Ph.D. in Language and Information Technologies, Carnegie Mellon University, Aug. 2012 to Aug. 2018 (certified in July 2018)
Thesis: Extraction of Event Structures from Text
- M.S. in Computer Science, Stanford University, Sept. 2009 to June 2011
Specialization: Artificial Intelligence
- M.Eng. in Electronic Engineering,
The University of Tokyo, Apr. 2001 to Mar. 2003
Thesis: Text Classification with a Polysemy Considered Feature Set
- B.Eng. in Information and Communication Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Apr. 1997 to Mar. 2001
- Senior Research Scientist, Bosch Research, Sunnyvale, CA, July 2018 to Present
- Graduate Research Assistant, Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 2012 to May 2018
- Research Summer Intern, IBM Thomas T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, May 2015 to Aug. 2015
- Research Programmer/Analyst, Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 2011 to July 2012
- Graduate Research Assistant, Computational Semantics Laboratory, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Oct. 2009 to June 2011
- Software Engineer, TriAx Corp., Tokyo, Mar. 2006 to July 2009
- Software Engineer, IBM Japan Ltd., Tokyo, Apr. 2003 to Feb. 2006
- Software Developer Intern, Agilent Technologies Japan, Ltd., Tokyo, Aug. 2001 to Sept. 2001
Selected Honors and Awards
- IBM Ph.D. Fellowships, 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 (renewed)
- Graduate Student Assembly/Provost Conference Funding, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
- SIGIR Student Travel Grant, 2014
- ACL Student Volunteer Award, 2014
- Graduate Research Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012 to 2018
- Funai Overseas Scholarship, Funai Foundation for Information Technology, 2012 to 2014
- Member, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
- Member, ACL Special Interest Group on Computational Semantics (SIGSEM)
- Member, ACL Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL)
- Member, ACL Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning (SIGNLL)
- Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Member, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
- Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, 11-727 Computational Semantics for NLP, with Eduard Hovy and Teruko Mitamura, Spring 2016
- Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, 11-791 Design & Engineering of Intelligent Information Systems, with Eric Nyberg, Fall 2015