Hiroki Tanaka

 

I study understanding, support, and measurement of social interaction with the goal of helping people with autism spectrum disorders and social difficulties.
I am interested in the interdisciplinary field of "Psychiatry, and Information Technology" based on mental and behavior. In addition to research, I aim to release the developed systems to real users.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail.
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E-mail: hiroki-tan[at]is.naist.jp

Research Field

Cognitive communication support, autism spectrum disorder

Career (Experience)

  • Visiting scientist at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Goal-Oriented Technology Research Group, Tourism Information Analytics Team (2019.5-)
  • Assistant Professor at Division of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2018.4-)
  • Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2018.1-2018.4)
  • Research Assistant Professor at Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2016-2018.1)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Center for Special Needs Education, Nara University of Education (2013-2015)
  • Researcher at Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2013-2014)
  • J-Kids, Lighthouse Christian Church, Osaka (2011-2017)
  • Assistant at the Izumi Special Needs Class, Osaka (2010 - 2011) 

Academic Background

  • Doctoral course at Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2012-2015)
    • Augmented Human Communication Laboratory
  • Internship at Electrical Engineering Department, University of Southern California (2014)
    • Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory
  • Master course at Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2010-2012)
    • Applied Linguistic Laboratory, Augmented Human Communication Laboratory
  • Advanced Course of Production System Engineering, Asahikawa National College of Technology (2008-2010)

Awards

  • IEICE, Human Communication Group, HC Award (2017)
  • Best Presentation Award, Japanese Association of Social Skills Training (2015)
  • IPSJ SIG Recommended PhD Thesis (2015)
  • Total exemption of the JASSO scholarship of the Doctoral course (2015)
  • NAIST Best Student Award (Doctoral course) (2015)
  • Kenkyu-shorei Award, Educational Technology, IEICE (2014)
  • Top Student Award at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2012)        
  • Total exemption of the JASSO scholarship of the Masters course (2012)
  • Best student Award at Asahikawa National College of Technology (2010)

Committee and Manuscript Reviewer

  • Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) (2019)
  • Oriental Cocosda, secondary (2019)
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (2019)
  • SigDial, secondary (2019)
  • The Computer Journal, Oxford University Press (2019)
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications (2018)
  • IPSJ Journal (2018)
  • Scientific Reports (2018)
  • IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (2018)
  • Computer Speech & Language (2017)
  • IEICE (2017)
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (2016-)
  • ICASSP (2016-)
  • IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2016)
  • Interspeech (2016-)
  • IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (2015)
  • Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology (2015-)

Society

  • IEICE
  • ACM
  • IEEE
  • Japanese association of social skills training
  • Autism society of Nara, Japan

Teaching

  • Special Lecture in Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2020)
  • Data science theory 1, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2019)
  • Data science theory, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2018)
  • New AP lecture, Colloquium B, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2018)
  • Intelligent systems, Nagoya University (2018)
  • Exercises in information processing at Doshisha University (2017)
  • Big data analytics at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2016, 2017)

Others

  • I am a Christian!