Yasuaki Sakamoto

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Name
Yasuaki Sakamoto
Nickname
yasakamo
E-mail
ysakamotstevens.edu
URL
http://personal.stevens.edu/~ysakamot/
Affiliation
Stevens Institute of Technology
Job title
Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(The University of Texas at Austin)

Profile

I conduct empirical research on individual and collective behaviors to design and analyze social computing tools that help improve society and the quality of life. These tools perform the function of improving collective behavior through guiding the behaviors of individuals.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Sep 2008
 - 
Today
Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
 
Jun 2006
 - 
Aug 2008
Research Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
 
Jun 2005
 - 
May 2006
Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Texas at Austin
 
Jun 1999
 - 
Aug 2000
Research Assistant, Indiana University at Bloomington
 

Education

 
Sep 2000
 - 
May 2005
Cognitive Science, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
 
Sep 1995
 - 
May 1999
Cognitive Psychology, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University at Bloomington
 

Committee Memberships

 
Sep 2012
 - 
Today
Stevens Institute of Technology  Institutional Review Board
 
Sep 2011
 - 
Today
Howe School of Technology Management  Business Intelligence & Analytics Program
 
Sep 2010
 - 
Today
Howe School of Technology Management  Ph.D. Program
 
Sep 2014
 - 
May 2015
IEEE Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium  Technical Program Committee for Track on Big Data Analytics
 
Sep 2010
 - 
Apr 2011
National Science Foundation Workshop  Steering Committee
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jan 2014
Download Honor
 
Largest number of downloads in Social Science Research Network among the Howe School of Technology Management faculty members for year 2013
Jan 2013
Best Paper Nomination
 
“Perspective matters: Sharing of crisis information in social media,” Rongjuan Chen and Yasuaki Sakamoto, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 2013
Jan 2013
Best Paper Award
 
“Toward a social-technological system that inactivates false rumors through the critical thinking of crowds,” Yuko Tanaka, Yasuaki Sakamoto, and Toshihiko Matsuka, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 2013
Dec 2011
Best Paper Finalist
 
“Testing tournament selection in creative problem solving using crowds,” Yasuaki Sakamoto and Jin Bao, International Conference on Information Systems, December 2011
Dec 2009
Full-Time Faculty Outstanding Research Award
 
Academic year 2008-2009, Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology

Published Papers

 
Li, H., & Sakamoto, Y.
Computers in Human Behavior   41 278-287   2014   [Refereed]
Li, H., & Sakamoto, Y.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences      2015   [Refereed]
Ozturk, P., Li, H., & Sakamoto, Y.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences      2015   [Refereed]
The psychology behind people’s decision to forward disaster-related tweets
Li, H., Sakamoto, Y., Tanaka, Y., & Chen, R.
Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems      2014   [Refereed]
Ren, J., Graber, B., Mason, W. A., Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.
Decision Support Systems   65 28-39   2014   [Refereed]
Tanaka, Y., Sakamoto, Y, & Honda, H.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences      2014   [Refereed]
Chen, R., & Sakamoto, Y.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences      2014   [Refereed]
Creamer, G. G., Ren, Y., Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.
International Conference on Social Computing      2013   [Refereed]
Crowdsourced idea generation: The effect of exposure to an original idea
Wang, K., Nickerson, J. V., & Sakamoto, Y.
Americas Conference on Information Systems      2013   [Refereed]
The influence of collective opinion on true-false judgment and information-sharing decision
Li, H., & Sakamoto, Y.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2013   [Refereed]
Perspective matters: Sharing of crisis information in social media
Chen, R., & Sakamoto, Y.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences      2013   [Refereed]
Best Paper Nomination
Tanaka, Y., Sakamoto, Y., & Matsuka, T.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences      2013   [Refereed]
Best Paper Award
A locational difference in the evaluation of rumor-tweets about the Great East Japan Earthquake and their criticisms
Tanaka, Y., Sakamoto, Y., Michita, Y., & Matsuka, T.
The 76th Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association      2012   [Refereed]
Transmission of rumor and criticism in Twitter after the Japan March 11 earthquake
Tanaka, Y., & Sakamoto, Y.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2012   [Refereed]
Collective Creativity: Where We Are And Where We Might Go
Yu, L., Nickerson, J. V., & Sakamoto, Y.
Collective Intelligence Conference      2012   [Refereed]
Following trendsetters: Collective decisions in online social networks
Sakamoto, Y.
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences      2012   [Refereed]
Yu, L., & Sakamoto, Y.
Human Computer Interaction International, Lecture Notes in Computer Science      2011   [Refereed]
Genc, Y., Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.
Human Computer Interaction International, Lecture Notes in Computer Science      2011   [Refereed]
Sakamoto, Y., Tanaka, Y., Yu, L., & Nickerson, J. V.
Human Computer Interaction International, Lecture Notes in Computer Science      2011   [Refereed]
Testing tournament selection in creative problem solving using crowds
Sakamoto, Y., & Bao, J.
International Conference on Information Systems      2011   [Refereed]
Best Paper Finalist
Evaluating design solutions using crowds
Bao, J., Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.
Americas Conference on Information Systems      2011   [Refereed]
Feature propagation in idea networks
Yu, L., Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.
Workshop on Information in Networks      2011   [Refereed]
Conceptual combination versus critical combination: Devising creative solutions using the sequential application of crowds
Tanaka, Y., Sakamoto, Y., & Kusumi, T.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2011   [Refereed]
Nickerson, J. V., Sakamoto, Y., & Yu, L.
CHI Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation      2011   [Refereed]
Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied   16 361-377   2010   [Refereed]
Crowdsourcing creativity: Combining ideas in networks
Nickerson, J. V. & Sakamoto, Y.
Workshop on Information in Networks      2010   [Refereed]
The benefit of imitating particular individuals
Sakamoto, Y., & Shi, H.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2010   [Refereed]
The impact of collective opinion on online judgment
Sakamoto, Y.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2010   [Refereed]
The Use of Reciprocity to Build Reputation in Electronically Mediated Social Networks
Sakamoto, Y., Sadlon, E., & Nickerson, J. V.
Workshop on Information in Networks      2009   [Refereed]
You only had to ask me once: Long-term retention requires direct queries during learning
Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2009   [Refereed]
2377 people like this article: The influence of others’ decisions on yours
Sakamoto, Y., Ma, J., & Nickerson, J. V.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2009   [Refereed]
The ecology of Digg: Niches and reciprocity in a social network landscape
Sadlon, E., Sakamoto, Y., Ma, J., Barrett, S., & Nickerson, J. V.
CHI Workshop on Social Mediating Technologies: Developing the Research Agenda      2009   [Refereed]
Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., & Chouchourelou, A.
Neural Networks   21 289-302   2008   [Refereed]
Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., Chouchourelou, A., & Nickerson, J. V.
Neurocomputing   71 2446-2455   2008   [Refereed]
Sakamoto, Y., Jones, M., & Love, B. C.
Memory & Cognition   36 1057-1065   2008   [Refereed]
The karma of Digg: Reciprocity in online social networks
Sadlon, E., Sakamoto, Y., Dever, H. J., & Nickerson, J. V.
Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems      2008   [Refereed]
Bellwethers and the emergence of trends in online communities
Sakamoto, Y., Sadlon, E., & Nickerson, J. V.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2008   [Refereed]
A cognitive model of concept learning with a flexible representation system
Matsuka, T., & Sakamoto, Y.
Advances in Neural Networks, Lecture Notes in Computer Science      2007   [Refereed]
A cognitive model that describes the influence of prior knowledge on concept learning
Matsuka, T., & Sakamoto, Y.
Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN07, Lecture Notes in Computer Science      2007   [Refereed]
Matsuka, T., & Sakamoto, Y.
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks      2007   [Refereed]
Sakamoto, Y., & Matsuka, T.
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks      2007   [Refereed]
Social behavior in a team of autonomous sensors
Sakamoto, Y., & Nickerson, J. V.
Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference      2007   [Refereed]
A cognitive model of multi-objective multi-concept formation
Matsuka, T., Sakamoto, Y., Nickerson, J. V., & Chouchourelou, A.
Artificial Neural Networks, Lecture Notes in Computer Science      2006   [Refereed]
Sizable sharks swim swiftly: Learning correlations through inference in a classroom setting
Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2006   [Refereed]
Tracking variability in learning: Contrasting statistical and similarity-based accounts
Sakamoto, Y., Love, B. C., & Jones, M.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2006   [Refereed]
Acquiring New Speech Sounds by Clustering
Sakamoto, Y.
International Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2006   [Refereed]
Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Austin: Enhanced oddball memory through differentiation, not isolation
Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review   13 474-479   2006   [Refereed]
A novel approach to understanding novelty effects in memory
Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2005   [Refereed]
Type/token information in category learning and recognition
Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2004   [Refereed]
Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General   134 534-553   2004   [Refereed]
Category structure and recognition memory
Sakamoto, Y., & Love, B. C.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2003   [Refereed]
Goldstone, R. L., & Sakamoto, Y.
Cognitive Psychology   46 414-466   2003   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Sakamoto, Y., Li, H., & Chen, R.
AIS-Journals Joint Author Workshop in PACIS 2014      Jun 2014   [Refereed]
The influence of collective opinion on true-false judgment and information-sharing decision
Li, H., & Sakamoto, Y.
Howe School of Technology Management Research Paper Series   (2013-08)    2013
Half-day workshop on social computing and collective intelligence
Sakamoto, Y., & Fu, W.-T.
Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society      2011   [Refereed]
Rumors on social media during emergencies
Sakamoto, Y., Li, H., & Tanaka, Y.
Howe School of Technology Management Research Paper Series   (2014-37)    2014

Books etc

 
Schematic influences on category learning and recognition memory
Sakamoto, Y. (Part:Contributor)
Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning, Springer   2012   
Concepts and categorization
Sakamoto, Y. (Part:Contributor)
Theories and Applications of Cognitive Psychology 3: Thought and Language, Kitaoji   2010   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Li, H., Sakamoto, Y., Tanaka, Y., & Chen, R.
Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems   Jun 2014   
Trends in Crowdsourcing Research in the United States [Invited]
Yasuaki Sakamoto
International Workshop on Information Systems for Social Innovation   Feb 2014   
Improving Social Media for Disaster Response
Yasuaki Sakamoto
AAAS Annual Meeting: Emergency Response and Community Resilience via Engineering and Computational Advances   Feb 2014   
Feelings and perspective matter: Sharing of crisis information in social media
Rongjuan Chen & Yasuaki Sakamoto
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences   Jan 2014   
Minimizing the spread of false rumors in social media during a disaster [Invited]
Yasuaki Sakamoto
Final J-Rapid Symposium   Mar 2013   
The thinking behind decisions to spread disaster-related tweets
Huaye Li, Rongjuan Chen, & Yasuaki Sakamoto
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Aug 2012   
Collective decision-making processes in online social networks
Yasuaki Sakamoto
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Aug 2012   
Following Trendsetters: Collective Decisions in Online Social Networks
Yasuaki Sakamoto
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences   Jan 2012   
Testing Tournament Selection in Creative Problem Solving using Crowds
Yasuaki Sakamoto & Jin Bao
International Conference on Information Systems   Dec 2011   
Crowdsourcing creativity: Generating and combining ideas using crowds
Jin Bao & Yasuaki Sakamoto
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Aug 2011   
Feature Selection in Crowd Creativity
Lixiu Yu & Yasuaki Sakamoto
Human Computer Interaction International   Jul 2011   
The Impact of Collective Opinion on Online Judgment
Yasuaki Sakamoto
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Aug 2010   
The Use of Reciprocity to Build Reputation in Electronically Mediated Social Networks
Yasuaki Sakamoto, Jing Ma, Eliot Sadlon, & Jeffrey V. Nickerson
Workshop on Information in Networks   Sep 2009   
Bellwethers and the Emergence of Trends in Online Communities
Yasuaki Sakamoto, Jing Ma, & Jeffrey V. Nickerson
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Aug 2008   
Social Behavior in a Team of Autonomous Sensors
Yasuaki Sakamoto & Jeffrey V. Nickerson
Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference   May 2007   
Computational Models of Category Learning
Yasuaki Sakamoto
Japanese Psychological Association Annual Meeting   Nov 2006   
Tracking Variability in Learning: Contrasting Statistical and Similarity-Based Accounts
Yasuaki Sakamoto, Matt Jones, & Bradley C. Love
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Aug 2006   
Sizable Sharks Swim Swiftly: Learning Correlations through Inference in a Classroom Setting
Yasuaki Sakamoto & Bradley C. Love
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Aug 2006   
Acquiring New Speech Sounds by Clustering
Yasuaki Sakamoto
International Conference on Cognitive Science   Aug 2006   
Type/Token Information in Category Learning and Recognition
Yasuaki Sakamoto & Bradley C. Love
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Aug 2004   
Dimension-Wide vs. Exemplar-Specific Attention in Category Learning and Recognition
Yasuaki Sakamoto, Toshihiko Matsuka, & Bradley C. Love
International Conference on Cognitive Modeling   Jul 2004   
Category Structure and Recognition Memory
Yasuaki Sakamoto & Bradley C. Love
Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting   Sep 2003   
Recognition Memory
Yasuaki Sakamoto & Bradley C. Love
Cognitive Neuroscience of Category Learning Workshop   Sep 2003   
Classification Learning Errors and Recognition Memory
Yasuaki Sakamoto & Bradley C. Love
Cognitive Neuroscience of Category Learning Workshop   Sep 2002   

Teaching Experience

 
 

Association Memberships

 
 

Research Grants & Projects

 
Building Communities for Transforming Social Media Research with SOCRATES: SOcial and CRowdsourced AcTivities Extraction System
NSF: Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Project Year: Sep 2012 - Aug 2015    Investigator(s): Chirag Shah, Mor Naaman, Winter Mason, & Yasuaki Sakamoto
Crowdsourcing creativity: Experiments in design
NSF: Social-Computational Systems
Project Year: Jun 2010 - May 2014    Investigator(s): Jeffrey V. Nickerson & Yasuaki Sakamoto
Minimizing the spread of false rumors in social media during a disaster
NSF: Information and Intelligent Systems, Human-Centered Computing
Project Year: Sep 2011 - Aug 2013    Investigator(s): Yasuaki Sakamoto

Social Contribution

 
Founding member of NSF’s Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) project for Global Research on Applying Information Technology to support effective Disaster Management (GRAIT-DM)
[Organizing Member]  NSF’s Science Across Virtual Institutes (SAVI) project for Global Research on Applying Information Technology to support effective Disaster Management (GRAIT-DM)  Sep 2013 - Today
NSF NetSciHigh project participant
[Advisor]  NSF DRL ITEST program, New York Hall of Science, Boston University  Introducing high school students and teachers to network science through participation in network science research in university labs  Jul 2013 - Today
[Organizing Member]  IEEE Region 10  IEEE Region 10 Technical Symposium  Aug 2014 - May 2015
Individual and collective behavior in social media: Improving the quality of information for better prediction
[Presenter]  Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology  Howe School Alliance of Technology Management Meeting  Nov 2013 - Nov 2013
Invited attendee and core report writer
[Report writing, Contribution]  NSF and Japan Science and Technology Agency  Workshop on examining and prioritizing collaborative research opportunities in big data and disaster management research  May 2013 - May 2013
Leveraging social media for disaster response
[Presenter]  Stevens Institute of Technology  Innovation Expo  Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
Minimizing the spread of false tweets during disaster response
[Presenter]  Business Intelligence and Analytics program, Stevens Institute of Technology  Business Intelligence and Analytics: Small Talks about Big Data Series  Apr 2013 - Apr 2013
Analyzing decision-making behavior in social media sites
[Presenter]  Business Intelligence and Analytics, Stevens Institute of Technology  Business Intelligence and Analytics: Small Talks about Big Data Series  Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
Invited attendee and speaker
[Presenter]  JST and NSF  Final J-Rapid symposium on the Great East Japan Earthquake  Mar 2012 - Mar 2012
Workshop steering committee member and information technology session chair
[Presenter, Organizing Member, Report writing]  NSF  NSF workshop on RAPID Japan and New Zealand Earthquake  Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
Collective Decision-Making Processes in Peer Production Networks
[Presenter]  Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology  Howe School of Technology Management Research Colloquium Series  Nov 2011 - Nov 2011
[Organizing Member]  Cognitive Science Society  Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society  Jan 2011 - Aug 2011
[Organizing Member]  Human-Computer Interaction International  Human-Computer Interaction International conference  Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Category Learning by Clustering
[Presenter]  Cognitive Science program, The University of Texas at Austin  Cognition and Perception Area Seminar  Apr 2005 - Apr 2005
Schematic Influences on Category Learning and Recognition Memory
[Presenter]  Cognitive Science program, The University of Texas at Austin  Cognition and Perception Area Seminar  Jan 2004 - Jan 2004
Always-Wrong: Classification Learning Errors and Recognition
[Presenter]  Cognitive Science program, The University of Texas at Austin  Cognition and Perception Area Seminar  Nov 2002 - Nov 2002

Others

 
Jul 2010   Mentor to a high school junior student
Advised a high school junior student who researched social media use as a summer intern
2008   Referee for a textbook
Reviewed a proposed new edition of the textbook, Computer-Aided Multivariate Analysis, by Abdelmonem Afifi, Virginia Clark, and Susanne May
Ad hoc reviews
Ad hoc reviewer for Big Data & Society, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Science Conference, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Journal of Strategy and Management, Memory & Cognition, Neural Computing & Applications, Psychological Science, and Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Dissertation chaired
Piyasi Choudhury (2010, Co-Chair, Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Howe school)

Ye Ouyang (2011, Co-Chair)

Rongjuan Chen (2014, Chair, Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Howe school)

Jin Bao (expected 2014, Chair)

Huaye Li (expected 2015, Chair)