Makoto Yamada, Ph.D.

Makoto Yamada 

Makoto Yamada, Ph.D.
Unit Leader (PI, equivalent to associate professor), High-dimensional Statistical Modeling Unit, RIKEN AIP
Visiting Associate Professor, Research Center for Statistical Machine Learning, Institute of Statistical Mathematics
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University

E-mail: textnormal{makoto.yamada@riken.jp}

Education

Ph.D., Statistical Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Mar 2010
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University, May 2005
B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Mar 2003

Work Experience

Unit Leader (PI, equivalent to associate professor), RIKEN AIP (2017 - present)
Visiting Associate Professor, Research Center for Statistical Machine Learning, Institute of Statistical Mathematics (2017 - present)
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University (2017 - present)
Assistant Professor, Kyoto University, Japan (Oct. 2015 - 2017)
Research Scientist, Yahoo Labs (Jul. 2013- Oct. 2015)
Research Associate, NTT Communication Science Laboratories (Jul. 2012 - Jun. 2013)
Visitor, Disney Research Pittsburgh (Jan. 2012 - Jun. 2012)
Visitor, Carnegie Mellon University (Jan. 2012 - Jun. 2012)
Postdoctoral researcher, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Apr. 2010 - Jun. 2012)
Research engineer,Yamaha Corporation (Jul. 2007 - Mar. 2010)
System engineer, Hitachi Corporation (Jul. 2005 - Jun. 2007)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

Member, IEEE
Reviewer, NIPS 2011-2016, SIGIR 2016, ECML 2010, ICANN 2011, Neural Networks, IEEE TSP, TNN, TKDE, TKDD, TOW, Neural Computation, Pattern Recognition Letters, Speech Communication, Neurocomputing
External Reviewer, SDM2013-2015, WWW2014, KDD2014-2015
Publicity chair, WSDM 2018
SPC member, WSDM 2018, AIRS 2016
PC member, WSDM 2017, ICML 2017, AISTATS 2014-2017, IJCAI 2011-2015,2017, AAAI 2017, ACML 2010-2015,2017, WWW 2015-2017, SIGIR 2016-2017, ECML 2016-2017, CIKM 2016

Awards

WSDM 2016 best paper award, 2016
Yahoo Labs Excellence Award, 2014
Interactive Presentation Award, Meeting on Image Recognition and Undestanding (MIRU2013), 2013
IBISML Award Finalist, Jun. 2012
Honorable Mention, IBIS2010
Student Travel Grant, ICASSP 2009