Frontier of
Embodiment Informatics:
ICT and Robotics

Top Global University Project: Waseda Goes Global - A Plan to Build a
Worldwide Academic Network that is Open, Dynamic and Diverse

Visiting Researchers

Academic year 2016

Colin Harrison
No Photo Period March 14 – 26, 2017
Position Distinguished Engineer
Affiliation IBM
Country USA
Joseph William Yoder
No Photo Period March 9 – 19, 2017
Position founder and principal of The Refactory, Inc.
Affiliation Hillside Inc.
Country USA
Hubert Shum
No Photo Period March 22 – 31, 2017
Position Associate Professor
Affiliation Northumbria University
Country UK
Nancy Amato
No Photo Period March 11 – 19, 2017
Position Professor
Affiliation Texas A&M University
Country USA
Lawrence Rauchwerger
No Photo Period March 11 – 19, 2017
Position Professor
Affiliation Texas A&M University
Country USA
Hao Li
No Photo Period February 19 – 25, 2017
Position Director/CEO & Co-Founder
Affiliation University of Southern California/Pinscreen, Inc.
Country USA
Toshiaki Kitamura
No Photo Period January 18 – 20, 2017
Position
Affiliation Oscar
Country Japan
Moriyuki Takamura
No Photo Period January 18 – 19, 2017
Position Director
Affiliation Oscar
Country Japan
Toshiyuki Shimizu
No Photo Period January 18 – 19, 2017
Position
Affiliation Fujitsu
Country Japan
Motoaki Saito
No Photo Period January 19, 2017
Position CEO
Affiliation PEZY Computing
Country Japan
Eiji Ishida
No Photo Period January 19, 2017
Position
Affiliation The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Country Japan
Masaru Kitsuregawa
No Photo Period January 18 – 19, 2017
Position Director General/Professor
Affiliation National Institute of Informatics / Tokyo University
Country Japan
Kimihiko Hirao
No Photo Period January 17 – 18, 2017
Position Director
Affiliation Advanced Institute for Computational Science, RIKEN
Country Japan
Depei Qian
No Photo Period January 17 – 20, 2017
Position Professor
Affiliation Sun Yat-sen University and Beihang University
Country China
Govindarajan Ramaswamy
No Photo Period January 17 – 21, 2017
Position Professor
Affiliation Indian Institute of Science
Country India
Yang Guangwen
No Photo Period January 17 – 20, 2017
Position Professor
Affiliation Tsinghua University
Country China
Thomas Schulthess
No Photo Period January 17 – 21, 2017
Position Professor
Affiliation Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Country Switzerland
James Sexton
No Photo Period January 17 – 20, 2017
Position Manager
Affiliation IBM
Country USA
Smelyansky Mikhail
No Photo Period January 17 – 21, 2017
Position Principal Engineer
Affiliation Intel
Country USA
Fred Stretz
No Photo Period January 17 – 20, 2017
Position Chief Computational Scientist
Affiliation Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Country USA
Guang Gao
Portrait Period January 17 to February 5, 2017
Position Distinguished Professor
Affiliation University of Delaware
Country USA
Rich Stevens
Portrait Period January 15 – 21, 2017
Position Associate Laboratory Director/Professor
Affiliation Argonne National Laboratory/the University of Chicago
Country USA
Thomas Sterling
Portrait Period January 16 – 23, 2017
Position Professor
Affiliation Indiana University
Country USA
William Dally
Portrait Period January 16 – 20, 2017
Position Professor/Chief Scientist and SVP of Research
Affiliation Stanford University/NVIDIA
Country USA
Paul Messina
Portrait Period January 17 – 21, 2017
Position Exascale Computing Project Director
Affiliation Argonne National Laboratory
Country USA
Carlos Pérez Leguízamo
No Photo Period October 7 to November 6, 2016
Position Chief of Technological Research and Innovation
Lecturer at Panamericana University
Affiliation Central Bank Operating Systems Development DivisionCentral Bank of Mexico, Panamericana University
Country Mexico
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Juan Sebastian Guadalupe Godinez Borja
No Photo Period October 7 to November 6, 2016
Position 研究員/助手
Affiliation Central Bank Operating Systems Development DivisionCentral Bank of Mexico, Panamericana University
Country Mexico
Siegfried Rump
No Photo Period September 19 to October 26, 2016
Position Head of the Institute for Reliable Computing
Affiliation Hamburg University of Technology
Country Germany
Junpei Zhong
No Photo Period April 4 to September 30, 2016
Position 次席研究員
Affiliation The Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Country Japan
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Hafiz Farooq Ahmad
No Photo Period September 6 – 17, 2016
Position Professor
Affiliation College of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, King Faisal University
Country Saudi Arabia
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Angelo Cangelosi
No Photo Period August 23 to September 7, 2016
Position/
Affiliation
Professor and Director of Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, Plymouth University
Country UK
Introduction 2016/8/26 Professor. Angelo Cangelosi  Lecture in KOBO Moderator: Professor Tetsuya Ogata

Academic year 2015

Hirotaka Sato
No Photo Period March 17 – 22, 2016
Position Assistant Professor
Affiliation Nanyang Technological University
Country Singapore
Guang Gao
No Photo Period September 2015 to March 2016
Position Distinguished Professor
Affiliation Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware
Country USA
Dong Sheqin
No Photo Period January 21 – 23, 2016
July 23 – 30, 2015
Position Associate Professor
Affiliation Tsinghua University
Country China
Jin Xin
No Photo Period July 27 – 31, 2015
Position Associate Professor
Affiliation Tsinghua University
Country China
Philippe POIGNET
No Photo Period October 29 to November 8, 2015
Position Professor
Affiliation University of Montpellier
Country France
Xiao Jing
No Photo Period July 26 – 31, 2015
Position Professor
Affiliation The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Country USA
Zecca Massimillano
No Photo Period July 26 to August 1, 2015
Position Professor
Affiliation Loughborough University
Country UK
Giulio Sandini
No Photo Period January 20 – 25, 2016
Position Professor
Affiliation Italian Institute of Technology
Country Italy
Katsu Yamane
No Photo Period
October 27 – November 7, 2015
He spoke on the Graduate Program for the Embodiment Informatics during the International Symposium co-hosted by SGU (Super Global University).
Position Senior Research Scientist
Affiliation Disney Research Pittsburgh
Country USA
Introduction

Dr. Katsu Yamane is a Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research, Pittsburgh and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, 1999, and 2002 respectively from the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to joining Disney, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo and a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Yamane is a recipient of numerous awards including King-Sun Fu Best Transactions Paper Award and Early Academic Career Award from IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and Young Scientist Award from Ministry of Education, Japan. His research interests include humanoid robot control and motion synthesis, physical human-robot interaction, character animation, and human motion simulation.

Detailed information

Goal of the invitation

To strengthen the joint supervision system between both universities, further foreign exchange activities, encourage globalization, and promote future activities at our Center, we aim to enrich our collaboration network and transnational cooperation with the university that the invited scholar belongs to.