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Toyohashi University of Technology
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Job title
Associate Professor

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
Apr 2014
Mar 2019
Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
Apr 2009
Mar 2014
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Apr 2007
Mar 2009
Postdoctoral Researcher / Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Oct 2006
Mar 2007
Postdoctoral research fellow, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Committee Memberships

Oct 2012
Zentralblatt MATH reviewer
Aug 2009
AMS  Mathematical Reviews reviewer

Awards & Honors

Nov 2013
Rate-distortion function for gamma sources under absolute-log distortion, SITA encouragement award, IEICE SITA Subsociety
Winner: Kazuho Watanabe
Sep 2008
Stochastic complexities of general mixture models in variational Bayesian learning, Best Paper Award, Japanese Neural Network Society
Winner: Kazuho Watanabe, Sumio Watanabe
Jul 2010
Simultaneous Clustering and Dimensionality Reduction Using Variational Bayesian Mixture Model, Best Paper Method Award, The German Classification Society
Winner: Kazuho Watanabe, Shotaro Akaho, Shinichiro Omachi, Masato Okada

Published Papers

Masahiro Kobayashi, Kazuho Watanabe
Proc. of the International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA2018)   45-49   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Tsukasa Yoshida,Takafumi Moriya,Kazuho Watanabe,Yusuke Shinohara,Yoshikazu Yamaguchi,Yushi Aono
Interspeech 2018, 19th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Hyderabad, India, 2-6 September 2018.   1269-1273   2018   [Refereed]
Tsukasa Yoshida,Kazuho Watanabe
IEICE Transactions   101-A(12) 2184-2191   2018   [Refereed]
Ryota Konabe, Kazuho Watanabe
2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2018, Vail, CO, USA, June 17-22, 2018   1515-1519   2018   [Refereed]
Masahiro Kobayashi, Kazuho Watanabe
IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals   J100-A(12) 475-486   Dec 2017   [Refereed]

Research Grants & Projects

Design Principles of Learning and Inference Models with Optimal Latent Distributions
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): WATANABE Kazuho
Consolidation of Visualization Platform toward Facilitating Sparse Modeling
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
Project Year: Jun 2013 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Issei Fujishiro
Information-Theoretic View and Development of Kernel-Based Learning Methods
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): WATANABE Kazuho
Empirical Bayes Approach to Packet Loss Rate Estimation
The Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications: 
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): WATANABE Kazuho
Asymptotic Analysis of Approximate Bayesian Inference Methods
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (Start-up)
Project Year: Apr 2008 - Mar 2010    Investigator(s): Kazuho Watanabe