My interest in bioinformatics began with a computer programming
class which I joined as an undergraduate in biochemistry.
I was deeply attracted to doing programming, even with now incredibly
poor computer environment, such as a slow CPU, a small amount of
memory and a line editor.
Finishing the BS degree in Biochemistry and Biophysics, I embarked
upon a graduate course of computer sciences to satisfy my interest in
computers and software.
After completing the ME degree in information engineering, I
went in with the Machine Learning group of NEC Research Laboratories in Japan.
In NEC I devoted myself to doing research on machine learning and data
mining, developing new techniques in these fields as well as
considering a lot of modern, real-world problems like telecom churn,
campaign management, web access pattern mining and sequence analysis
I received PhD (Doctor of Sciences) in information sciences in the
area of machine learning and bioinformatics, while working with NEC.
I then moved to Institute for Chemical
Research (ICR) in Kyoto
University to focus more on biological applications and have
built data mining techniques for solving problems in life sciences,
paritcularly those over graphs and networks, such as gene networks,
medical pathways and molecular structures.
I am currently a professor of the Bioinformatics
Center of ICR, being jointly appointed as a faculty of the School
of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the same university.
See this page.
My page at KUICR
Infrequently updated list (See my curriculum vitae (PDF) for the latest list)
I'm now planning a summer retreat, MLAB, a machine learning workshop, 5-6, August, 2013.
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