Profile Information

Affiliation
Director, Center for Open Data in the Humanities, Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems
(Concurrent)Professor, Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, National Institute of Informatics
Professor, Department of Informatics, School of Multidisciplinary Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
Degree
Doctor of Engineering(Mar, 1997, The University of Tokyo)

ORCID ID
 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1517-7795
J-GLOBAL ID
200901090287280928
researchmap Member ID
1000226244

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Asanobu KITAMOTO 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 (DS), Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Professor of National Institute of Informatics, and SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies). His primary technical interest is in image processing and pattern recognition. He also develops data-driven science in disciplines such as humanities, earth science and environment, and disaster reduction. He is also working on a trans-disciplinary collaboration to promote open science. He has received awards such as Jury Recommended Works (Art Division) from Japan Media Arts Festival, Yamashita SIG Research Award from the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), Best Paper Award from Jinmoncom Symposium, and Academic Award (Research Paper) from Japan Society for Digital Archive.

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I am interested in developing a "data-driven science" approach to analyzing large-scale data in various academic disciplines to create value. My goal is to discover new knowledge or create new communities by constructing relevant research infrastructure, including large-scale databases with data analysis, search, and visualization algorithms based on visual and spatial information processing technology adapted to the characteristics of target data. For example, I built one of the largest databases about typhoons and meteorological disasters with seamless search and access to heterogeneous and massive data from the past to the present. It has evolved into a popular real-time disaster information service based on big data technology with more than 20 million page views per year. In addition, I have been extending the data-driven science approach to a wide range of disciplines such as the global environment and humanities domains. From now on, I plan 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 the "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.


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