KITAMOTO Asanobu

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Name
KITAMOTO Asanobu
URL
http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/
Affiliation
National Institute of Informatics
Section
Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Other affiliation
The Graduate University for Advanced StudiesJapan Science and Technology Agency
Twitter ID
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Dr. Asanobu KITAMOTO earned Ph.D. in Engineering from University of Tokyo in 1997. He then worked for National Center for Science Information Systems, which was later reorganized to National Institute of Informatics, where he now serves as associate professor. His research interests include image information processing, earth environmental informatics, and digital archives of cultural heritage. He is involved in several projects on data-centric science in which data plays a central role in understanding the nature and society, and taking actions to realize a better world. His work on data-centric projects is also published as several websites, such as Digital Typhoon, Digital Silk Road, Archives of 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, being used by a large number of both professional and general users as academic and scientific information platform.

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2015
 - 
Today
Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS), Kyoto University
 
Apr 2004
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
 
Oct 2009
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Mar 2013
JST PRESTO Researcher
 
Apr 1997
   
 
Research Associate, National Center for Science Information Systems
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jan 2016
Digital Criticism Platform for Supporting Evidence-based Interpretation of Sources, Best Paper Award, Organizing Committee of Jinmoncom Sympojium 2015
Winner: Asanobu KITAMOTO, Yoko NISHIMURA
 
Jul 2015
Media and Intelligent Information, IPSJ Yamashita SIG Research Award, Information Processing Society of Japan
Winner: Asanobu KITAMOTO
 
Mar 2014
GeoNLP, Best Award, Infrastructure Division, Committee of LOD Challenge
Winner: GeoNLP Development Team (Leader: Asanobu KITAMOTO)
 
Nov 2013
GeoNLP - Toponym Information System for the Automatic Mapping of Text, Geo Activity Fiesta / Prize for Encouragement, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism / Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Winner: GeoNLP Development Team (Leader: Asanobu KITAMOTO)
 
Jun 2013
Contribution as a member of review committee, ISS Review Contribution Award, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
 
Mar 2013
Electrical Japan, Softbank Telecom Award, Open Data Promotion Consortium
 
Mar 2013
Electrical Japan, Excellence Award, Visualization Division, Committee of LOD Challenge
 
Dec 2012
311 Memories, 16th Japan Media Arts Festival, Jury Recommended Works, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Winner: KITAMOTO Asanobu, OGATA Hisato
 
Nov 2011
GeoNLP: Toward Intelligent Geo-Tagging for Natural Language Text, CSIS Days 2011 Best Presentation Award, Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo
Winner: Asanobu KITAMOTO, Takeshi SAGARA, Masatoshi ARIKAWA
 
Nov 2010
Architectural Heritage Online: Ontology-Driven Website Generation for World Heritage Sites in Danger, Best Paper Award, Euromed 2010
Winner: Elham Andaroodi and KITAMOTO Asanobu
 
Dec 2008
Information Infrastructure of Beijing Historical Space Using Google Earth and Complete Map of Peking, Qianlong Period, IPSJ SIG Computers and the Humanities Symposium 2008 Best Paper Award, Information Processing Society of Japan
Winner: Yoko Nishimura, Asanobu KITAMOTO
 
Apr 2008
Typhoon Front, AC+C'04 Award 2007 Silver Prize in Academic Education Division + Prize of Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Web Development and Web Marketing Consortium
Winner: Asanobu KITAMOTO
 
Dec 2007
Typhoon Front, 11th Japan Media Arts Festival, Art Division Jury Recommended Works, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Winner: Asanobu KITAMOTO
 

Published Papers

 
Non-Rigid Registration and Robust Principal Component Analysis with Variation Priors: A High-Throughput Mouse Phenotyping Approach
Zhongliu Xie, Asanobu KITAMOTO, Masaru Tamura, Toshihiko Shiroishi, Duncan Gillies
2016 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)      Apr 2016   [Refereed]
High-throughput mouse phenotyping using non-rigid registration and robust principal component analysis
Zhongliu Xie, Asanobu KITAMOTO, Masaru Tamura, Toshihiko Shiroishi, Duncan Gillies
Medical Imaging 2016: Image Processing      Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Re-identify Ancient Ruins on Silk Road and Establish of Ruins Database
Yoko NISHIMURA, Asanobu KITAMOTO
陝西師範大学学報(哲学社会科学版)   45(2) 76-86   Mar 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Digital Criticism Platform for Supporting Evidence-based Interpretation of Sources
Asanobu KITAMOTO, Yoko NISHIMURA
IPSJ SIG Computers and the Humanities Symposium 2015   211-218   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Automatic classification framework for ventricular septal defects: a pilot study on high-throughput mouse embryo cardiac phenotyping
Zhongliu Xie, Xi Liang, Liucheng Guo, Asanobu KITAMOTO, Masaru Tamura, Toshihiko Shiroishi, Duncan Gillies
Journal of Medical Imaging   4(2)    Sep 2015   [Refereed]
Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS) : Data sharing for solving societal issues on earth environment
Asanobu KITAMOTO, Akiyuki KAWASAKI, Hiroko KINUTANI, Katsunori TAMAGAWA, Ryosuke SHIBASAKI, Masaru KITSUREGAWA
Joho Kanri   58(6) 413-421   Sep 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
MemoryHunt: A Mobile App with an Active Viewfinder for Crowdsourced Annotation through the Re-experience of the Photographer
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Fifth Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH2015)      Sep 2015   [Refereed]
NAS: Neuron Analyzer Suite for Automatic Analysis of Neuronal Activities from Calcium Imaging Data
Mohamed HAMED, Jonathan ODUL, Andrew Steven MILLER, Koichi KAKAWAMI, Asanobu KITAMOTO,
2nd International Conference on Biomedical and Bioinformatics Engineering (ICBBE 2015)      Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Senga: Participatory Curation and the Mathematical Model of Exhibition
KITAMOTO Asanobu
Digital Humanities 2015      Jul 2015   [Refereed]
TSum4act: A Framework for Retrieving and Summarizing Actionable Tweets during a Disaster for Reaction
Minh-Tien Nguyen, Asanobu KITAMOTO, Tri-Thanh Nguyen
The 19th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2015)      May 2015   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Database of Weather Charts for Hundred Years: Construction of long-term data archives on weather charts created by Japan Meteorological Agency
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Abstracts of Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) Meeting 2016   24 May 2016   
Situational Awareness by Social Solutions: Textual Geo-Tagging and Photographic Crowd-Reporting [Invited]
Asanobu KITAMOTO
NII Shonan Meeting: Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Disaster Recovery   29 Mar 2016   
Basic Knowledge about Research Data and Open Science [Invited]
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Forum on Research Data and Open Science   17 Mar 2016   
Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS)" [Invited]
Asanobu KITAMOTO
EUDAT/ROIS Collaborative Data Infrastructure Workshop   3 Mar 2016   
Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS) : Data and Community Infrastructure for Solving Societal Issues on Earth Environment
Asanobu KITAMOTO, Akiyuki KAWASAKI, Hiroko KINUTANI, Katsunori TAMAGAWA, Ryosuke SHIBASAKI, Masaru KITSUREGAWA, Toshio KOIKE
Research Data Alliance (RDA) 7th Plenary Meeting   1 Mar 2016   
Big Data-Based Disaster Reduction, and the Role of Humans and Machines [Invited]
Asanobu KITAMOTO
echnical Report of IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers)   22 Feb 2016   
Memory Hunting: A Mobile App for Finding New Relationships among Photographs, Time, and People
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Nagasaki University Library Seminar   16 Feb 2016   
Advancing Open Data in the Actual Scene of Research [Invited]
Asanobu KITAMOTO
ROIS Symposium "Opening Research Data in the Context of Open Science"   8 Feb 2016   
Dreams and Reality about Content-Based Image Retrieval Technology [Invited]
Asanobu KITAMOTO
11th Seminar on Information Resource Sharing at National Institutes for the Humanities   6 Feb 2016   
North China Railway Archives : Specification and Implementation
Yoko NISHIMURA, Asanobu KITAMOTO
Committee on North China Railway Second Meeting   20 Dec 2015   

Books etc

 
高昌故城及其周辺地区的考古工作報告:一九〇二~一九〇三年冬季
Yoko NISHIMURA, Erika Forte, Asanobu KITAMOTO, ZHANG Yong (Part:Contributor, Identification of ancient remains at Karakhoja site: integration and criticism of maps, photographs, and satellite images)
Cultural Relics Press   Dec 2015   
What is Digital Archive? - Theory and Practice
KITAMOTO Asanobu (Part:Contributor, Strengthening Digital Archives - Methodology for Driving Continuous Improvement Starting from the Release)
Bensei Shuppan   Jun 2015   
Kadokawa Course-Internet 8, New Horizon of Search
KITAMOTO Asanobu (Part:Contributor, Search Linked to the Real World - Searching Time and Space)
Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan   Apr 2015   
Historical GIS Perspective in Japan - Landscape Reconstruction, Environment and Regional Structure
Yoko NISHIMURA, Asanobu KITAMOTO (Part:Contributor, 『乾隆京城全図』と古写真を用いた北京古景観の再現)
Bensei Shuppan   Mar 2012   
Information Technology for Chance Discovery -- Decision Making Support in the Era of Post Data Mining
Y. OSAWA (Eds.) (Part:Contributor, Chance Discovery in Natural Phenomena)
Tokyo Denki University Press   Sep 2003   ISBN:4-501-53640-3
Multimedia Mining
Djeraba, C. (Eds.) (Part:Contributor, IMET: Image Mining Environment for Typhoon Analysis and Prediction)
Kluwer Academic Publishers   Nov 2002   ISBN:1-4020-7247-3

Misc

 
How Will Digital Technology Transform the Activity of "Reading"?
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Monthly Magazine of Digital Humanities   (31)    Feb 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Crisis Informatics - How information technology can be used during crises such as disasters?
KITAMOTO Asanobu
2012 NII Public Lectures      Jul 2012
Remarks from former students : Professor Takagi's Influence on My Research
Asanobu KITAMOTO
IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2007)      Jul 2007
Typhoon Information - How information technology changes media for typhoon information?
Asanobu KITAMOTO
2006 NII Public Lectures, the 4th Lecture      Sep 2006

Works

 
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Web Service   Dec 2014
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Database   Jan 2012 - Today
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Web Service   Nov 2011 - Today
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Artistic Activity   Oct 2011 - Today
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Artistic Activity   Jul 2011 - Today
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Database   Mar 2011 - Today
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Jul 2010 - Today
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Oct 2008 - Today
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Artistic Activity   Aug 2007 - Today
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Artistic Activity   Jul 2006 - Today
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   May 2005 - Today
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Apr 2004 - Today
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Dec 2003 - Today
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Jul 2003 - Today
KITAMOTO Asanobu, OGATA Hisato   Artistic Activity   Sep 2012
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Artistic Activity   Oct 2010
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Artistic Activity   Sep 2009
Akiko AIZAWA and Asanobu KITAMOTO   Software   Jun 2007
Elham ANDAROODI, Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Dec 2003

Research Grants & Projects

 
Digital Criticism: Link-Oriented Research Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Digital Humanities
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): KITAMOTO Asanobu
Big Data Analysis by Deep Representation Learning for Severe Weather Events such as Typhoons
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): KITAMOTO Asanobu
Human-Centered Situation Awareness Platform for Disaster Response and Recovery
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST): Big Data and Disaster Research (BDD), Japan-U.S. research projects, Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): KITAMOTO Asanobu
Development of the "Memory Hunting" app to support the reorganization of local collective memories and application of the app for disaster reduction and tourism
Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS), Kyoto University: Collaborative Research Projects
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): KITAMOTO Asanobu
National Institute of Informatics Digital Archive of Toyo Bunko Rare Books
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Database)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): KITAMOTO Asanobu

Education

 
Apr 1994
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Mar 1997
Department of Electronic Engineering, Ph.D., Division of Engineering, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1992
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Mar 1994
Department of Electronic Engineering, M.Sc., Division of Engineering, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1988
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Mar 1992
Department of Electronic Engineering, B.Sc., Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
 

Social Contribution

 
[Planner]  Digital Silk Road  kitamoto  21 Feb 2015
[Planner]  kitamoto  10 Jan 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
[Planner]  Toyo Bunko Museum  kitamoto  11 Jan 2014 - 13 Apr 2014
[Demonstrator]  COP10  Interactive Fair for Biodiversity  23 Oct 2010 - 29 Oct 2010