KITAMOTO Asanobu

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Name
KITAMOTO Asanobu
URL
http://agora.ex.nii.ac.jp/~kitamoto/
Affiliation
Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems
Section
Center for Open Data in the Humanities
Job title
Director
Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Other affiliation
National Institute of InformaticsThe Graduate University for Advanced Studies
Twitter ID
KitamotoAsanobu
ORCID ID
0000-0002-1517-7795

Profile

Asanobu KITMOTO earned his Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1997. He is now Director of Center for Open Data in the Humanities (CODH), Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Associate Professor of National Institute of Informatics, and SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies). His main technical interest is image processing, but he also extends the approach of data-driven science into a wide range of disciplines such as humanities, earth science and environment, and disaster reduction. He received Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Recommended Works, IPSJ Yamashita Award, and others. He is also interested in trans-disciplinary collaboration for the promotion of open science.
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I am interested in developing "data-driven science," or an approach to create value from analysis of large scale data, in various academic disciplines. My goal is to discover new knowledge or create new communities through the construction of relevant research infrastructure including large-scale databases by developing data analysis, search, and visualization algorithms based on visual and spatial information processing technology adapted to the characteristics of target data. For example, in the field of meteorology, I built one of the largest databases about data related to typhoon and meteorological disasters from the past to the current with seamless search and access to heterogeneous and massive data, which is now considered as real-time disaster information service based on big data technology, attracting a large number of people. In addition, I have been extending the data-driven science approach to a wide range of disciplines such as global environment and humanities domains, and from now on, I am planning to apply it to research infrastructure for humanities as a part of the activity in Center for Open Data in the Humanities (CODH) at Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS). This kind of research is related to “open science” movement, which promotes openness and sharing of scholarly information across disciplines as leverage to transform the style of academic research, so I am also involved in research projects based on trans-disciplinary collaboration.

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2017
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Today
Director, Center for Open Data in the Humanities, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research
 
Apr 2016
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Mar 2017
Director, Center for Open Data in the Humanities, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research
 
Apr 2015
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Mar 2017
Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Integrated Area Studies (CIAS), Kyoto University
 
Apr 2004
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Today
Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
 
Oct 2009
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Mar 2013
JST PRESTO Researcher
 

Awards & Honors

 
Mar 2017
Opening Digital Data on Pre-Modern Japanese Books, 'Katte' Award, General Incorporated Association "Vitalizing Local Economy Organization by Open Data & Big Data"
Winner: National Institute of Japanese Literature; Center for Open Data in the Humanities, Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems
 
Jan 2017
絲綢之路遺址之重新定位与遺址数拠庫之建立, 『陝西師範大学学報』,2016年優秀論文, 陝西師範大学
Winner: Yoko NISHIMURA, Asanobu KITAMOTO
 
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, Excellence Award, Visualization Division, Committee of LOD Challenge
 
Mar 2013
Electrical Japan, Softbank Telecom Award, Open Data Promotion Consortium
 
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

 
Co-creation in digital humanities and the trend of open science
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Technical Report of IPSJ   2017-CH-114(10) 1-7   May 2017   [Invited]
Construction of trans-disciplinary data platform that explores open data in the humanities
Asanobu KITAMOTO, Kazuaki YAMAMOTO
IPSJ SIG Computers and the Humanities Symposium 2016   117-124   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Digital Critique and New Discoveries in History
Yoko NISHIMURA, Asanobu KITAMOTO
Journal of JSAI (Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence)   31(6) 769-774   Nov 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Recent Trend in Open Science and its Impact on the Informatics Discipline
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Technical Report of IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers)   116(259) 1-6   Oct 2016
High-throughput Collation Workflow for the Digital Critique of Old Japanese Books Using Computer Vision Techniques
Asanobu KITAMOTO, Kazuaki YAMAMOTO
Sixth Annual Conference of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH2016)      Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Curation and open science in "Digital Typhoon": Issues toward a sustainable data platform
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Joho Kanri   59(5) 293-304   Aug 2016   [Invited]
Digital Criticism Platform for Evidence-based Digital Humanities with Applications to Historical Studies of Silk Road
Asanobu KITAMOTO, Yoko NISHIMURA
Digital Humanities 2016   -kitamoto   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
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]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Extending IIIF to curation and timeline: case studies in cultural heritage, humanities, and natural sciences
Asanobu KITAMOTO
2017 IIIF Conference   9 Jun 2017   
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Third CODH Seminar Usage of DOI for Humanities - Assignment of DOI for Research Resources such as Research Data and Museum Collections-   30 May 2017   
Future of Open Science foreseen with society: report on a multi-stakeholder workshop in Japan
Yasuhisa KONDO, Kazuhiro HAYASHI, Ui IKEUCHI, Miki KURIBAYASHI, Sachiko YANO, Asanobu KITAMOTO
Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) Meeting 2017   23 May 2017   
Digital Typhoon and open science - a trans-disciplinary platform for typhoon-related data
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) Meeting 2017   23 May 2017   
IIIF-compliant multi-resolution access to spatio-temporal data and its application to Himawari-8 data
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) Meeting 2017   22 May 2017   
The Style of Interpretation: Toward Off-Site Area Studies [Invited]
Asanobu KITAMOTO
CIRAS Center Workshop on Collaborative Projects "Frontier of Area Studies"   28 Apr 2017   
Stories from Data Providers [Invited]
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Second GEO Data Providers Workshop   21 Apr 2017   
What it means about assigning DOI to research data -our experiences in DIAS-
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Scientific Informatics Group and WDS Domestic Symposium   10 Mar 2017   
Deep learning and open science – extreme speed-up of scientific research triggers shift toward friction-less information distribution
Asanobu KITAMOTO
The Third SPARC Japan Seminar 2016   14 Feb 2017   
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Second CODH Seminar Challenge for Old Japanese Characters - Future of Machine Recognition and Human Transcription -   10 Feb 2017   

Books etc

 
The Ruins of Kocho: Traces of Wooden Architecture on the Ancient Silk Road
Yoko NISHIMURA, Erika Forte, Asanobu KITAMOTO (Part:Contributor, A new method for re-identifying ancient excavated structures on the Silk Road: the case of Kocho)
Dec 2016   
京都大学人文科学研究所所蔵 華北交通写真資料集成 論考編,
Yoko NISHIMURA, Asanobu KITAMOTO (Part:Contributor, 「華北交通アーカイブ」の構築)
Kokushokankokai   Nov 2016   
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

 
Datasets Related to Pre-Modern Japanese Text from Center for Open Data in the Humanities
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Workshop for Open Data on Pre-Modern Japanese Text      Dec 2016   [Invited]
Sophisitication of Search for Japanese Pre-modern Books and a Vision toward Spcriptome Analysis"
Asanobu KITAMOTO
Fumi   6 4-5   Jun 2016   [Invited]
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

 
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Jan 2017
Asanobu KITAMOTO, Yoko Nishimura   Database   Nov 2016
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Nov 2016
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Nov 2016
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Nov 2016
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Web Service   Dec 2014
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Apr 2014
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Web Service   Apr 2014
KITAMOTO Asanobu, OGATA Hisato   Artistic Activity   Sep 2012
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Database   Jan 2012
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Web Service   Nov 2011
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Artistic Activity   Oct 2011
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Artistic Activity   Jul 2011
KITAMOTO Asanobu   Database   Mar 2011
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Artistic Activity   Oct 2010
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Jul 2010
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Artistic Activity   Sep 2009
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Database   Oct 2008
Asanobu KITAMOTO   Artistic Activity   Aug 2007
Akiko AIZAWA and Asanobu KITAMOTO   Software   Jun 2007

Research Grants & Projects

 
Organization for the Development of Earth Environmental Information Platform
, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT): Program for the Develoment of Earth Environmental Information Platform
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Junji Inoue
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): Asanobu KITAMOTO
General Research on the Advancement of Search Functionality
National Institute of Japanese Literature: Collaborative research for research and development, "Project to Build an International Collaborative Research Network for Pre-modern Japanese Texts"
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Asanobu KITAMOTO

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

 
Let's Transcribe - Quiz on Edo Cooking Recipes
[TV or radio appearance]  Committee on Niconico Chokaigi  Niconico Chokaigi  30 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
[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