Kei Kurakawa

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Name
Kei Kurakawa
URL
http://www.linkedin.com/in/keikurakawa
Affiliation
National Institute of Informatics
Job title
Associate Professor (by special appointment)
Degree
Ph.D. (Engineering)(The University of Tokyo), Master of Engineering(The University of Tokyo), Bachelor of Engineering(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number
10332769
ORCID ID
0000-0002-7031-1846

Profile

Digital library for scholarly communications on the Web is the current research topic. In recent years, I worked on researcher identifier management system, the Researcher Name Resolver, which provides researcher identifiers for Japanese researchers. The identifiers are used to identify authors in digital libraries, such as institutional repositories for both publications and data. I was also a lead developer of KAKEN, a database of Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research in Japan. It characteristically provided researcher pages to list their achievements. Identifiers of scholarly digital objects and creators become the key to analyze structure of knowledge and research trends. Currently, I am working on author name disambiguation by means of machine learning techniques, and try to invent new infrastructures for sharing research data.

My research interests include information technology to develop digital library systems on the Web and analyze the nature of research. The keywords are Web-oriented technology, semantic web, information retrieval, machine learning, and statistical models.

Past research interests were design science, design engineering, user interface, groupware and software engineering. These fundamental researches affect my current works as a basis for that digital library systems development.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
2012
 - 
Today
Associate Professor (by special appointment), Cyber Science Infrastructure Development Department, Scholarly and Academic Information Division, National Institute of Informatics
 
2006
 - 
2012
Associate Professor (by special appointment), Research and development center for scientific information resources, National Institute of Informatics
 
1999
 - 
2006
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
 

Published Papers

 
Kei Kurakawa, Hideaki Takeda, Masao Takaku, Akiko Aizawa, Ryo Shiozaki, Shun Morimoto, Hideki Uchijima
International Journal on Digital Libraries      2014   [Refereed]
Analysis of Key Success Factors for Eco-Business Through Case Studies in Japan
Shinsuke Kondoh, Kei Kurakawa, Satoru Kato, Yasushi Umeda, Shozo Takata
International Journal of Automation Technology   6(3) 252-263   2012   [Refereed]
Kei Kurakawa
Research in Engineering Design   15(2) 122-137   2004   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Kei Kurakawa
The Journal of Information Science and Technology Association   67(2) 67-72   2017   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Kei Kurakawa, Takayuki Sekiya, Yasumasa Baba,
Research Data Alliance 11th Plenary Meeting   21 Mar 2018   
Emerging domain agnostic functionalities on the handle-centered networks [Invited]
Kei Kurakawa, Takayuki Sekiya, Yasumasa Baba
International Workshop on Sharing, Citation and Publication of Scientific Data across Disciplines   Dec 2017   
Applying tensor decompositions to author name disambiguation of common Japanese researcher names [Invited]
Kei Kurakawa, Yasumasa Baba
6th German-Japanese Workshop on Advances in Data Analysis and Related New Techniques and Applications   Aug 2017   
Tensor based author name disambiguation as a way of identifying authors
Kei Kurakawa, Yasumasa Baba
Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS-2017)   8 Aug 2017   
Tensor based relational learning for the author name disambiguation [Invited]
Kei Kurakawa, Yasumasa Baba
5th German-Japanese Symposium on Classification   Sep 2016   
NII’s database services and my research topics [Invited]
Kei Kurakawa
Big scholarly data – Birds of a feather workshop, Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2015   8 Jul 2015   
Comparative Analysis on LDA-Based Classification and Subject Categories of the Japanese Awards Database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research, KAKEN [Invited]
Kei Kurakawa, Yuan Sun, Yasumasa Baba
2013 Conference of the international federation of classification societies (IFCS)   Jul 2013   
Redirecting Web service for ORCID to scholarly systems via the Researcher Name Resolver
Kei Kurakawa, Hideaki Takeda
Open Repositories 2013   Jul 2013   
Research Institute Analysis Based on Collaborative Research Activities
Nagayoshi Yamashita, Yuan Sun, Kei Kurakawa, Yasumasa Baba
Analysis and Modeling of Complex Data in Behavioural and Social Sciences (JCS-CLADAG 12)   Sep 2012   
A SVM Applied Text Categorization of Academia-Industry Collaborative Research and Development Documents on the Web
Kei Kurakawa, Yuan Sun, Nagayoshi Yamashita, Yasumasa Baba
Analysis and Modeling of Complex Data in Behavioural and Social Sciences (JCS-CLADAG 12)   Sep 2012   
Researcher Identifiers and National Federated Search Portal for Japanese Institutional Repositories
Kei Kurakawa, Hideaki Takeda, Ryo Shiozaki, Shun Morimoto, Hideki Uchijima
The 7th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2012)   Jul 2012   
An Automatic Extraction of Academia-Industry Collaborative Research and Development Documents on the Web
Kei Kurakawa, Yuan Sun, Nagayoshi Yamashita, Yasumasa Baba
4th Japanese-German Symposium on Classification (JGSC2011)   Mar 2012   
KAKEN Database of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research in JAPAN - Exploring Research Projects and Researchers -, [Invited]
Kei Kurakawa
NISTEP workshop, Tokyo, NISTEP   Feb 2012   
Enhanced discovery and reuse of open access contents through author identifiers: A case study in Japan
Hideki Uchijima, Shun Morimoto, Kei Kurakawa, Ryo Shiozaki
Berlin 9, USA, Washington DC   Nov 2011   
Name Disambiguation Approach based on Distributed Authority Files of Japanese Institutional Repositories
Kei Kurakawa, Hideaki Takeda, Shun Morimoto, Hideki Uchijima, Tomoaki Sugiyama
Open Repositories 2011, USA, TX, Austin   Jun 2011   
Name Disambiguation Framework under the Circumstances of Japanese Institutional Repositories
Kei Kurakawa, Hideaki Takeda, Shun Morimoto, Hideki Uchijima, Tomoaki Sugiyama
OAI7, Switzerland, Geneva   Jun 2011   
Kei Kurakawa, Hideaki Takeda, Masao Takaku, and Akiko Aizawa
5th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2010)   Jul 2010   
OA Activities in CSI and NII Projects
Kei Kurakawa
International Seminar on Open Access Service of Scientific and Technical Journals, Yu Long Hotel, Beijing China   Apr 2010   
Analysis of Key Success Factors for Eco-Business through Case Studies in Japan
Shinsuke Kondoh, Kei Kurakawa, Satoru Kato, Yasushi Umeda, Shozo Takata
LCE2006 – 13th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, pp.275-280   May 2006   
Toward product architecture oriented requirements analysis for product line development in systems engineering
Kei Kurakawa
International workshop on future software technology 2005, (in CD-ROM)   Nov 2005   
Toward product architecture oriented requirements analysis for product line development in systems engineering
Kei Kurakawa
Design and Integration Seminar 2005, Osaka   2005   
General concept creations and operations in design
Kei Kurakawa
7th Joint Workshop on System Development   2004   
Feature modeling from holistic viewpoints in product line engineering,
Kei Kurakawa
International Workshop on Adopting Product Line Software Engineering, Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2004), p.579   2004   
Effects of a Scenario-Based Design Information Model on Design Activities
Kurakawa, K., Tanaka, H.
2004 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 24th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2004-57711 (CD-ROM)   2004   
CD-Scenery: A conceptual design support system for structuring and visualizing design information grounded by scenario
Kei Kurakawa
5th Joint Workshop on System Development, Cheju, South Korea,   Apr 2002   
A Conceptual Design Support System for Structuring and Visualizing Design Information Grounded by Scenarios
Kurakawa, K., Nakakoji, K.
2002 International Symposium on Future Software Technology, (CD-ROM)   2002   
A Conceptual Design Information Structure and Its Formation Process Based on Protocol Analysis of The Design Meeting
Kurakawa, K.
2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 21st Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2001/CIE-21226 (CD-ROM)   2001   
A Design Information System to Share the Process for Requirement Identification
Kurakawa, K., Nakakoji, K., Kiriyama, T.
Artificial Intelligence in Design 2000, Workshop on Developing Intelligent Support for Collaboration in Distributed Design, Workshop notes   2000   
A Problem-Independent Tool for Visualizing Requirement-driven Design Meetings
Kurakawa, K., Nakakoji, K., Kiriyama, T.
International Symposium on Future Software Technology, pp.105-110   2000   
Ecological Design Management for Innovation in Electronics
Yamagiwa, Y., Numata, J., Kurakawa, K.
2000 IEEE Engineering Management Society (IEMC'00), pp.159-167   2000   
A Requirement-Centered Design Support System for the Environmentally Conscious Product
Kurakawa, K., Kiriyama, T., Nakakoji, K.
2000 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 20th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2000/CIE-14616 (CD-ROM)   2000   
Life Cycle Design Support Based on Environmental Information Sharing
Kurakawa, K., Kiriyama, T.
EcoDesign'99, 1st International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing,, pp.138-142   1999   
Concept and Implementation of the Green Browser for Distributed Design Environment
Kurakawa, K., Kiriyama, T., Baba, Y., Umeda, Y., Kobayashi, H.
5th CIRP International Seminar on Life Cycle Engineering, pp.275-283   1998   
The Green Browser: an Information Sharing Tool for Environmentally Conscious Design
Kurakawa, K., Kiriyama, T.
3rd International Conference on EcoBalance, pp.115-118   1998   
The Green Browser: An Internet based information sharing tool for product life cycle design
Kurakawa, K., Kiriyama, T., Baba, Y., Umeda, Y., Kobayashi, H.
in F. -L. Krause, G.Seliger (eds.), Life Cycle Networks, Proceedings of the 4th CIRP International Seminar on Life Cycle Engineering, Chapman & Hall, pp.454-466   1997   
The Green Browser: An Information Sharing Tool for Product Life Cycle Design
Kurakawa, K., Kiriyama, T., Baba, Y., Kobayashi, H., Umeda, Y., Tomiyama, T.
ASME 8th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 96-DETC-DTM-1534   1996   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2003 - 2005    Investigator(s): Katsumasa WATANABE
New information system becomes higher in function and larger in size, but it requires shorter implementation time. For these trends, we aim to establish a new design method of large and safe software system and to develop appropriate environment f...
Design information externalization and structurization in conceptual design phase
Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science & Technology in Japan: Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science and Technology
Project Year: 2002 - 2004    Investigator(s): Kei Kurakawa

Education

 
1996
 - 
2001
, Ph.D. (Engineering), , Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
 
1994
 - 
1996
, Master of Engineering, , Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
 
1990
 - 
1994
, Bachelor of Engineering, , Department of Engineering, Precision Machinery Engineering, The University of Tokyo
 

Committee Memberships

 
2002
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2002
ISFST(International Symposium on Future Software Technology) 2002  PC
 
2004
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2004
ISFST(International Symposium on Future Software Technology) 2004  PC
 
2005
 - 
2005
IWFST(International Workshop on Future Software Technology) 2005  PC
 
2006
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2006
ASE(Automated Software Engineering), Second Workshop on Supporting Knowledge Collaboration in Software Development  PC
 
2006
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2006
CollabTech 2006  PC
 
2007
 - 
2007
4th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering  Organizing Committee
 
2010
 - 
2012
ORCID, Inc.  Technical Working Group Member