Benjamin Renoust

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Benjamin Renoust
Osaka University
Institute for Datability Science
Job title
Ph.D. Computer Science(University of Bordeaux)
Other affiliation
National Institute of InformaticsJFLI CNRS UMI 3527
Research funding number


Benjamin's work turns real-word problems into visual explorations. He is recently focused on Networks and Multimedia Analytics, a crosspoint between Visual Analytics and Multimedia Analysis, in which he brings a special touch of Network Analysis that combines heterogeneous and relational information. Keywords : Network analysis, Visual analytics, Multimedia analysis, Data analysis, Complex networks, Information visualization.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jan 2018
Lecturer (特任講師), Institute for Datability Science, Osaka University
Sep 2016
Dec 2017
NII postdoc fellowship, 特任研究員, Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan


Nov 2009
Dec 2013
Ph.D., Mathematics and Informatics Graduate School, University of Bordeaux, France

Committee Memberships

QSQW  Reviewing Committee
PacificVis  Program Comittee
MMedia  Program Comittee
Complex Networks  Program Comittee
JOVI  Reviewing Committee

Awards & Honors

Jul 2017
Paper invited for the special TMM track, ICME 2017, IEEE-TMM2016
Apr 2017
Honorable Mention Poster, PacificVis 2017
Sep 2016
Fully automatic run, 1st place, AVS Task, TRECVID 2016
Winner: NII-HITACHI-UIT team
Jan 2015
Best thesis award, EGC 2015
Dec 2014
Jury's special award, Best thesis award, IDEX 2014/University of Bordeaux

Published Papers

Ergodic-localized junctions in periodically-driven spin chains
Victor M. Bastidas, Benjamin Renoust, Kae Nemoto, William J. Munro
Proc. of Quantum Simulation and Quantum Walks (QSQW), Los Angeles, USA      Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Exploring Temporal Communities in Mass Media Archives
Haolin Ren, Benjamin Renoust, Marie-Luce Viaud, Guy Melançon and Shin'ichi Satoh
Proc. ACM MultiMedia (ACMMM) 2018, Seoul, South Korea      Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Generating Visual Clouds from Multiplex Networks for TV News Archive Query Visualization
Haolin Ren, Benjamin Renoust, Marie-Luce Viaud, Guy Melançon and Shin'ichi Satoh
Proc. Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI) 2018, La Rochelle, France      Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Sang Phan, Martin Klinkigt, Vinh-Tiep Nguyen, Andreu Girbau Xalabarder, Ryota Hinami, Benjamin Renoust,Thanh Duc Ngo, Minh-Triet Tran, Yuki Watanabe, Atsushi Hiroike, Duc A. Duong, Duy-Dinh Le, Yusuke Miyao, Shin’ichi Satohin Renoust
Proc. TRECVID 2017 Workshop. Gaithersburg, MD, USA      Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Benjamin Renoust, Haolin Ren, Guy Melançon, Marie-Luce Viaud, Shin’ichi Satoh
Proc. ACM MultiMedia (ACMMM) 2017, Mountain View (CA), USA      Oct 2017   [Refereed]


Bias and Trust in Visual Analytics: Challenges and Opportunities for Effective Human Machine Intelligence
David Gotz, Steffen Koch, Zhicheng “Leo” Liu, Ross Maciejewski, Benjamin Renoust, Guodao Sun, Jing Yang, Ye Zhao
NII Shonan Meeting 120: “Visual Analytics: Towards Human Machine Intelligence”      Mar 2018   [Invited]
Multimedia Analytics: ビデオアーカイブの調査のためのコンピュータビジョン
Benjamin Renoust, Shin'ichi Satoh
National Institute of Informatics Open House      Jun 2017   [Invited]
Learning OpenCare conversations with word2vec
Benjamin Renoust
Masters of Networks 5, Milan, Italy      Nov 2016   [Invited]
Visual Analytics of Complex Streaming Data
Vladimir Batagelj, Wei Chen, Jaegul Choo, Peter Eades, Seokhee Hong, Yun Jang, Steffen Koch, Koji Koyamada, Shixia Liu, Kwan-liu Ma, Hideki Mima, Hiroko Miyamura, Norihiro Nakajima, Jorji Nonaka, Kenji Ono, Benjamin Renoust, Jinwook Seo, Yingcai Wu, Kai Xu, Sung-eui Yoon, Xiaoru Yuan
NII Shonan Meeting 064: “Big Data Visual Analytics”      Nov 2015   [Invited]
Investigating the Matera-Lote4 twitter community
Benjamin Renoust
Masters of Networks 3, Rome, Italy,      Mar 2015   [Invited]

Books etc

Tulip 5
David Auber, Romain Bourqui, Maylis Delest, Antoine Lambert, Patrick Mary, Guy Melançon, Bruno Pinaud, Benjamin Renoust and Jason Vallet (Part:Joint Work, Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining)
Springer   May 2018   ISBN:978-1-4939-7131-2
OTMedia : outils de fouille multimodale transmedia de l’actualité (“OTMedia: Tools for Multimodal Transmedia Search of News
Marie-Luce Viaud, Agnès Saulnier, Nicolas Hervé, Benjamin Renoust, and Jérôme Thièvre (Part:Joint Work, En quête d’archives: bricolages méthodologiques en terrains médiatiques)
Ina Editions, Sarah Lécossais & Nell Quenemer   Apr 2018   ISBN:978-2-86938-250-3

Conference Activities & Talks

Exploration and Mining of 50,000 Buddha Pictures
Benjamin Renoust, Ayaka Uesaka, Yuta Nakashima, Hajime Nagahara, Yutaka Fujioka
MIRU2018, Sapporo, Japan   Aug 2018   
Tree and Graph Visual Analytics [Invited]
Benjamin Renoust
2018 ZJU Summer School on Visual Analytics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China   31 Jul 2018   
A Journey to Multimedia Analytics [Invited]
Benjamin Renoust
LaBRI seminar, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France   2 Jul 2018   
Fifty thousand Buddha Faces: a Big Data take on an Art History project
Benjamin Renoust
Handai IDS-JFLI Joint Workshop on Media and Graphics, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan   10 May 2018   
A Journey to Multimedia Analytics [Invited]
Benjamin Renoust
China-Japan Joint Visualization Workshop, Kobe, Japan   9 Apr 2018   

Association Memberships


Research Grants & Projects

Stylistic analysis of Buddhist sculptures by using Artificial Intelligence and 3D measurement data with a special focus on facial expressions
JSPS: Kiban A
Project Year: 2018 - 2022    Investigator(s): 藤岡 穣、肥田 路美 、山口 隆介 、岩田 茂樹、浅見 龍介、濱田 瑞美 、山田 修 、中島 悠太 、長原 一 、皿井 舞、鳥越 俊行、大石 岳史、(ルヌー ベンジャミン)
Visual Question Answering System with a Knowledge Base
JSPS: Kiban B
Project Year: 2018 - 2022    Investigator(s): 中島 悠太、金 進東、(ルヌー ベンジャミン)
Transcultural Media Studies
National Institute of Informatics and French National Audiovisual Institute: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Project Year: Jan 2016 - Jan 2019    Investigator(s): Nicolas Hervé, Benjamin Renoust, Shin’ichi Satoh, Marie-Luce Viaud
Japanese-Korean Comparative Study on Public Opinion on the Historical Recognition and Territorial Problems and Media Environment
JSPS: Kiban B
Project Year: 2015 - 2019    Investigator(s): 小林 哲郎、多湖 淳、小川 祐樹、李 洪千、浅羽 祐樹 、鳥海 不二夫、吉田 光男、(ルヌー ベンジャミン)
Visiting Faculty (host: Shin'ichi Satoh)
National Institute of Informatics: 
Project Year: 2018       Investigator(s): Benjamin Renoust

Social Contribution

Visualiser les réseaux multiplexes pour mieux comprendre la structure des groupes de données (Visualize multiplex networks to better understand data group structures)
[Interviewee]  CNRS, INS2I  Aug 2014
Horizon Scanning in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia - The 'Spot The Future' Conversation Network
[Investigater, Report writing]  United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  Jul 2014
Q&A: The day a big data scientist met a development organization
[Interviewee]  United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  Voices from Eurasia  Feb 2013
Big data and development organizations: What happens when you move from theory to practice?
[Investigater, Report writing]  United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  Voices from Eurasia  Jan 2013