I am an associate professor (*) of Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics, Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology (SIST), which is located in about 200km (120mi.) west of Tokyo. I am also a visiting researcher at AIRC, AIST, Japan, and an ACT-I researcher.
My research interests include natural language processing (NLP), especially in educational NLP using item response theory (IRT) and machine learning (ML).
Previously, I was a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tokyo, Japan. There, I studied natural language understanding.
Before that, I was a project assistant professor at Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University, a researcher at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, a postdoc at National Institute of Informatics (JSPS PD, in Prof. Miyao group), in reverse chronological order. I obtained my Ph.D. (Information Science and Technology) at the University of Tokyo, supervised by Prof. Hiroshi Nakagawa, in September 2013.
*: while my job title is a “koushi” in Japanese, SIST approves the use of “associate professor” as the English translation of the Japanese job title “koushi”.
Publications and Achievements:
Please refer to: https://researchmap.jp/yo_ehara/
I also have my research gate page: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yo_Ehara
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