Noriko Arai

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Noriko Arai
Alternative names
National Institute of Informatics
Information and Society Research Division
Job title
Doctor in Science
Other affiliation
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies


Noriko Arai received her doctoral degree in science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1998.
Her research interests are mathematical logic, math education and computer supported collaborative learning, and she has been serving as program committee members in many international conferences in these research areas.
As the director of the center of Research Center for Community Knowledge at National Institute of Informatics (Japan), she is leading the two projects, Netcommons Project and Researchmap Project.
NetCommons is the most popular content management system used in Japanese schools. More than 2,500 schools are now using NetCommons as their homepages or groupwares.
Director of Research Center for Community Knowledge since 2008.

Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2008
Director, National Institute of Informatics, Research Center for Community Knowledge
Feb 2008
Director, Research Center for Community Knowledge, National Institute of Informatics
Apr 2006
Professor, Information and Society Research Division, National Institute of Informatics
Jan 2001
Mar 2006
Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
Dec 1999
Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton

Awards & Honors

Feb 2016
Todai Robot Project, Netexplo Award 2016, Netexplo
Apr 2010
Public Understanding Promotion Category, Prizes for Science and Technology, the Commendation for Science and Technology, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Winner: Noriko H Arai,Ryuji Masukawa
Oct 2009
Japan Open Source Software Award, Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan
Winner: Noriko H Arai
Dec 2008
Nistep Award, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
Winner: Noriko H Arai
Oct 2007
The winner of the 3rd International Software Competition (Beijing), IASTED
Jan 1985
MAGNA CUM LAUDE, University of Illinois

Published Papers

Akira Fujita, Naoya Todo, Shingo Sugawara, Kyo Kageura, Noriko H. Arai
Proceedings - IEEE 8th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2016   156-159   Jan 2017
© 2016 IEEE.We are developing a Reading Skill Test (RST), which measures basic language skills relevant to reading (reading skills). In order to make the test maximally useful, we are developing it primarily as a tablet app. To examine the potenti...
Takuya Matsuzaki, Munehiro Kobayashi, and Noriko H. Arai
Proceedings of the 38th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting (CogSci 2016)   2297-2302   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
Takuya Matsuzaki, Hidenao Iwane, Munehiro Kobayashi, Yiyang Zhan, Ryoya Fukasaku, Jumma Kudo, Hirokazu Anai, and Noriko H. Arai
Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2016)   213-227   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Y. Wada, T. Matsuzaki, A. Terui, N.H. Arai
Lecture Notes in Computer Science   (9725) 82-89   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Takuya Matsuzaki, Akira Fujita, Naoya Todo, Noriko H. Arai
Proceedings of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC2016)      May 2016   [Refereed]
This paper reports on an experiment where 795 human participants answered to the questions taken from second language proficiency tests that were translated to their native language. The output of three machine translation systems and two differen...
An Automated Deduction and Its Implementation for Solving Problem of Sequence at University Entrance Examination
Yumi Wada, Takuya Matsuzaki, Akira Terui, Noriko H. Arai
Proceedings of Mathematical Software - ICMS 2016 - 5th International Conference   82-89   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Takuya Matsuzaki, Akira Fujita, Naoya Todo and Noriko H. Arai
Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL2015)   145-149   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Noriko H. Arai
2(2) 135-136   Jun 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
Noriko H. Arai, Takuya Matsuzaki
The Proceedings of The 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education   1034-1042   Dec 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Software characteristic indicator for rational selection of content management system
Fumihiro Kumeno, Yuuta Kohama and Noriko Arai
Proceedings of IPSJ/SIGSE Software Engineering Symposium (SES2014)      Sep 2014   [Refereed]

Books etc

イースト・プレス   Oct 2011   ISBN:4781690149
新井 紀子, 平塚 知真子, 松本 太佳司 (Part:Joint Work)
近代科学社   Aug 2011   ISBN:476490411X
新井 紀子
イースト・プレス   Jul 2011   ISBN:478169005X
新井 紀子
日本経済新聞出版社   Dec 2010   ISBN:4532316707
新井 紀子, 新井 敏康 (Part:Joint Work)
東京図書   Oct 2009   ISBN:4489020546
新井 紀子
東京図書   Sep 2009   ISBN:4489020538
新井 紀子, 松本 太佳司, 平塚 知真子, 加藤 和幸, 永原 篤, 橋本 俊秀, 藤原 りか
近代科学社   Aug 2009   ISBN:476490375X
半藤 一利, 新井 紀子, 常盤 豊, 岡田 誠太郎, 妹尾 彰, 山根 基世 (Part:Joint Work)
五月書房   Oct 2007   ISBN:4772704655
講談社   Feb 2005   ISBN:4062574683
重松 清
筑摩書房   Apr 2004   ISBN:9784480863553


和田優未, 松崎拓也, 照井章, 新井紀子
京都大学数理解析研究所講究録      2017
Yamaguchi Takahira, Arai Noriko, Hashida Koiti, Takeda Koichi
journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence   30(6) 756-757   Nov 2015
言語処理学会年次大会発表論文集(Web)   21st E7-5 (WEB ONLY)   2015
電子情報通信学会技術研究報告   114(366(NLC2014 34-43)) 17-21   Dec 2014
電子情報通信学会技術研究報告   114(292(KBSE2014 28-38)) 31-36   Oct 2014

Conference Activities & Talks

Can A Robot Get Into the University of Tokyo? [Invited]
Noriko Arai
IB Global Conference   30 Mar 2017   国際バカロレア機構
An automated deduction and its implementation for solving problem of sequence at university entrance examination
Y. Wada, T. Matsuzaki, A. Terui, N.H. Arai
The 5th International Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS 2016)   11 Jul 2016   
Noriko Arai
The 12th NTCIR Conference   9 Jun 2016   
Can a machine solve university entrance exam math problems automatically? [Invited]
Noriko H. Arai
The first Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving (AITP2016)   5 Apr 2016   
Noriko H. Arai
Netexplo Award 2016   10 Feb 2016   Netexplo Award


Development of Reading Skill Test
Noriko Arai   Educational Materials   Feb 2016 - Today
Noriko H. Arai   Software   Mar 2009 - Today
Noriko H. Arai   Software   Aug 2008 - Today
Noriko H. Arai   Software   Aug 2005 - Today

Social Contribution

[Media coverage cooperation]  UniversityWorldNews  UniversityWorldNews  25 Mar 2016
[TV or radio appearance, Media coverage cooperation]  NHK  NHK World, Newsline  7 Jan 2016
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  The Japan Times  The Japan Times  (Business | 'Summer Davos' Special 2015)  9 Sep 2015
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  The Japan Times  5 Mar 2014
[Media coverage cooperation]  The New York Times  (Asia, Pacific, International Education)  29 Dec 2013
Can AI robot pass Todai entrance examination?
[Informant]  読売新聞海外版  3 Nov 2013
Aiming to develop an artificial intelligence robot smart enough to pass a University of Tokyo entrance exam, a group of researchers has been working on a project to find out its standard score and ascertain its chances of entering the nation’s top...
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  Fortune  30 Oct 2013
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  IEEE  Spectrum  21 Aug 2013

Research Areas


Research Grants & Projects

Todai Robot Project
Project Year: Jan 2011       Investigator(s): Noriko Arai

Committee Memberships

IASTED  CATE 2010 Program Committee
IASTED  IMSA 2007 Program Committee
IASTED  CATE 2007 Program Committee
IASTED  TABLEAUX 2000 Program Committee
IEEE  ICFEM 1997 Local Organizing Chair