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Kenji Suzuki   Dr. Eng.

Professor


Principle investigator:
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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

Dupty Director, Center for Innovative Medicine and Engineering
Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
JST CREST Principal Investigator
IEEE Robotics and Automation Sociery, AdCom member

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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. 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 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 member of IEEE and ACM




Professional Experience

  • April 2016 to present Professor
    Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
    University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • May 2012 - March 2016 Associate Professor
    Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
    University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • March 2005 - May 2012 Assistant Professor
    Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
    University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • April 2002 to March 2005Research Associate,
    Dept. of Applied Physics
    Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan


Education and Qualifications Obtained

  • April 2000 to March 2003Doctor of Engineering
    Dept. of Pure and Applied Physics,
    Graduate School of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
    PhD Thesis "A Study on Multimodal Human-Machine Communication"
    Research supervisor: Professor Shuji Hashimoto at Department of Applied Physics
  • April 1997 to March 2000Master of Engineering
    Graduate School of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • April 1993 to March 1997 Bachelor of Science
    Department of Physics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Faculty and Teaching

  • Faculty:Dept. of Intelligent Interaction Technologies
    Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
  • Research: Center for Cybernics Research
    Center for Artificial Intelligence Research
    Center for Innovative Medicine and Engineering
  • Undergraduate:College of Engineering Systems
  • Graduate School:Dept. of Intelligent Interaction Technologies
    Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
    Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics, School of Integrative and Global Majors
    Ph.D. Program in Humanics, School of Integrative and Global Majors
    Program in Kansei, Behavioral, and Brain Sciences,
    Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences

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