Toshiaki Omori

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Toshiaki Omori
Kobe University
Graduate School of Engineering
Job title
Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Information Science
Other affiliation
Laboratory for Mathematical Neuroscience (Prof. Shun-ichi Amari's Laboratory))RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Research funding number


Toshiaki Omori received his Ph.D. degree in Information Science from Tohoku University in 2004. He was a predoctoral research fellow of Japan Society of the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2003 to 2004, a postdoctoral researcher at Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2004 to 2006, and a postdoctoral research fellow of JSPS from 2006 to 2008. He was a visiting researcher at University of Arizona, U.S.A. in 2007. He became a research assistant professor and an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo in 2008. He is currently an associate professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University. His research interests include machine learning theory and its applications, probabilistic information processing, and computational neuroscience.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2012
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University
Oct 2008
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2008
Research Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The Universiy of Tokyo
May 2007
Postdoctoral Research Associate, ARL Division of Neural Systems, Memory and Aging, University of Arizona,
Apr 2006
Research Fellow - PD (RIKEN Brain Science Institute), JSPS
Apr 2004
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Apr 2003
Research Fellow - DC (Tohoku University), JSPS

Awards & Honors

May 2014
Achievement Award [Electrical Engineering], The Japan Electric Association Kansai Branch
Apr 2012
Appreciation Letter from President, RIKEN
Jun 2011
Outstanding Paper Award, Information Society of Japan
Sep 2010
Young Researcher Award (Biological and Physiological Engineering), The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers

Published Papers

Estimation of Neuronal Dynamics Based on Sparse Modeling
S. Otsuka, T. Omori
Neural Networks      2019   [Refereed]
Putative Neural Network within an Olfactory Sensory Unit for Nestmate and Non-nestmate Discrimination in the Japanese Carpenter Ant: The Ultrastructures and Mathematical Simulation
Front. Cell. Neurosci.      2018   [Refereed]
Microglia Enhance Synapse Activity to Promote Local Network Synchronization
Toshiaki Omori
eNeuro      2018   [Refereed]
Belief Propagation for Probabilistic Slow Feature Analysis
T. Omori, T. Sekiguchi, M Okada
J. Phys. Soc. Jpn.      2017   [Refereed]
T. Omori, T. Kuwatani, A. Okamoto, K. Hukushima
Phys. Rev. E      2016   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Superresolution of X-ray CT images of core samples for understanding the multi-scale structures of water-rock interaction
Toshiaki Omori , Atsushi Okamoto, Katsuyoshi Michibayashi , Oman Drilling Project Phase 2 Science Party
May 2019   
Data-Driven Approach for Estimating Neuronal Network Dynamics [Invited]
Toshiaki Omori
RIMS, Kyoto University   May 2019   
Estimation of Spatiotemporal Dynamics based on Cable Equation - Mathematical Modeling of Odor Sensor Information Network [Invited]
Toshiaki Omori
RIMS, Kyoto University   May 2018   
Extracting Nonlinear Spatiotemporal Dynamics in Active Dendrites Using Data-Driven Statistical Approach [Invited]
International Meeting on "High-Dimensional Data Driven Science (HD3-2015)"   Dec 2015   
Extracting Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Neural Systems: Computational and Statistical Approach [Invited]
Toshiaki Omori
UC San Diego x Kobe University Joint Research Kick-off Symposium   5 Feb 2015   
Extracting Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Dendritic Membrane Potential [Invited]
Toshiaki Omori
7th APCTP-KAIST School for Brain Dynamics   25 Nov 2012   
Estimating Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Dendritic Membrane Potential – Information Extraction Using Bayesian Statistics [Invited]
Toshiaki Omori
5th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Quantitative Biology   24 Nov 2012   
Opening Remarks: "Dynamic Clamp: Bridging between Theory and Experiment"
T. Omori
Neuro2010   Sep 2010   
Statistical Estimation of Non-Uniform Dendritic Membrane Properties
T. Omori, T. Aonishi, and M. Okada
The Fourth International Neural Microcircuitry Conference, Signal Processing Mechanism of Cortical Neurons   Jun 2010   

Teaching Experience



Secretary, Planning & General Affairs
Kansai Branch
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan
Program Committee Member, 18th International Conference on Neural Information Processings (2011).
Program Committee Member, 17th International Conference on Neural Information Processings (2010).
Program Committee Member, 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processings (2009).
Technical Committee Member, 15th International Conference on Neural Information Processings (2008).

Research Grants & Projects

MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: 2013   
Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications: Research Grant
Project Year: 2011   
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
Project Year: 2010   
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: 2009   
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Special Purposes
Project Year: 2008   
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Project Year: 2006   
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: 2005   
MEXT: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
Project Year: 2003