|I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Language Technologies Institute of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. As a Ph.D. candidate, I work on methods for computationally processing natural language, specifically including the areas of event detection, event coreference resolution, question answering, information retrieval, question generation, and computer-assisted language learning. In particular, I often explore computational methods that deal with meanings of language by constructing and utilizing semantic resources with machine-learnable models.|
- 2016-11-08: Successfully defended my thesis proposal titled "Extraction of Event Structures from Text".
- 2016-09-20: Our paper on generation of multiple-choice questions has been accepted at COLING 2016.
- 2016-08-10: Gave a talk at ACL 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
- 2016-04-15: Our paper on word representation learning has been accepted at ACL 2016.
- 2016-03-16: My IBM Ph.D. Fellowship has been renewed.
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 concrete natural language processing tasks such as information extraction, dialog management, information retrieval, and question answering?
- Ph.D. in Language and Information Technologies,
Carnegie Mellon University, Aug. 2012 to present
Thesis Title: 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
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
- Graduate Research Assistant, Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug. 2012 to present
- Research Summer Intern, IBM Thomas 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. Fellowship, Aug. 2015 to July 2016; Aug. 2016 to present (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, Sept. 2012 to present
- Funai Overseas Scholarship, The Funai Foundation for Information Technology, Aug. 2012 to present
- Program Committee, ACL 2017
- Reviewer, EACL 2017
- Alumni Interviewer for Undergraduate Admission, Stanford University, 2017
- Student Volunteer, ACL 2014
- Organizing Committee, 2014 LTI Student Research Symposium
- Student Member, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
- Student Member,
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Special Interest Groups: SIGSEM and SIGDial
- Student Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Student 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