PROFILE

Hill Hiroki KOBAYASHI, Ph.D.


Positions:

Assistant Professor,
Division of Joint Usage and Research,
Center for Spatial Information ScienceThe University of Tokyo
5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568, Japan.

JST PRESTO Project (sakigake)  Researcher

In-house advisor of Komaba Lodge, Main, B, C, D buildings,
International Lodge,The University of Tokyo
4-5-29 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0041, Japan.

 

Research Interests:

Nonverbal Interaction, Sustainable Interaction Design, Nature Conservation Interface, Soundscape LIVE Streaming & Visualization, Smart Fashion, Wildlife Tracking, Destructive Animals and Carrier Pigeon.

 


 

Education:

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2010.
M.S. in Geosystem Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan,  2007.
B.S. in Computer Science, California State University, USA, 2005.
Certificate in Digital Contents Creation, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2009.
Certificate in ESL course, South East Asia Union College, Singapore, 1998.

Career:
Assistant Professor, CSIS, The University of Tokyo, Japan,  2013-2015.
Lecturer, Statistical Research and Training Institute, MIC, Japan,  2013.
Visiting Researcher, AORI, The University of Tokyo, Japan,  2013-
Project Assistant Professor, CSIS, The University of Tokyo, Japan,  2012-2013.
Researcher, Cyber Interface Lab, The University of Tokyo, Japan,  2011.
Project Researcher, JAIST, Japan,  2011.
Part-time Lecturer, Kanto Gakuin University, Japan,  2010-2011.
Research Fellow (PD), JSPS, Japan,  2010.
Research Fellow (DC2), JSPS, Japan,  2009-2010.
Research Assistant, RCAST, The University of Tokyo, Japan,  2008.
Project Technical Director, MIC (NTT-AD), Japan,  2001.
System Engineer, Independent Contractor, Japan,  1997-
Volunteer Medical Staff, ADRA JAPAN, Nepal,  1992.

Honors and Awards:

Overall Winner, 11th Arte Laguna Prize exhibition, Venice, Italia, 2017.
Semi Grand Prix, Third IoT Lab Selection, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the IoT Acceleration Lab, Japan, 2017.
Accepted for 10th Arte Laguna Prize exhibition, Venice, Italia, 2016.
Research Award, CSISDAYS2015, Japan, 2015.
Encouragement Prize, Telecommunications Advancement Foundation-TELECOM System Technology Award, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.
Accepted for ACM TEI art exhibition, Stanford, USA, 2015.
Accepted for ACM MULTIMEDIA art exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 2013.
Jury Award First Place, IEEE ISWC, Pittsburgh, USA, 2008.
Accepted for ACM MULTIMEDIA interactive art, Vancouver, Canada,  2008.
Accepted for ACM SIGGRAPH slow art, Los Angeles, USA, 2008.
Award for Full-exemption from repayment upon graduation for graduate school students with outstanding results, JASSO,  Japan, 2007.
Dean’s list Award, California State University, San Bernardino, USA, Fall, 2004.
Dean’s list Award, California State University, San Bernardino, USA, Spring, 2004.
Dean’s list Award, California State University, San Bernardino, USA, Winter, 2004.
Dean’s list Award, California State University, San Bernardino, USA, Fall, 2003.
Dean’s list Award, California State University, San Bernardino, USA, Spring, 2003.
Dean’s list Award, California State University, San Bernardino, USA, Winter, 2003.
Jury Recommend Award, Soundbum Project, Interactive Art Division, Japan Media  Art Festival, Japan, 2002.

Grants and Fellowships:
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, PI, 2017-2018.
MIC Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE), Phase 2, Research Grant, PI, 2016-2019.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research, PI, 2016-2017.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research, Co-PI, 2016-2017.
JST Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), Research Grant, PI, 2015-2018.
CAO Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT), Research Grant, Co-PI, 2015-2017.
MIC Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE), Phase 2, Research Grant, PI, 2015-2016.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Co-PI, 2015-2017.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Exploratory Research, Co-PI, 2015-2016.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A), PI, 2014-2016.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Co-PI, 2014-2016.
The Moritani Scholarship Foundation, Research Grant, PI, 2015-2018.
Tateisi Science and Technology Foundation, Research Grant, PI, 2015.
The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, Research Grant, PI, 2015.
Artificial Intelligence Research Promotion Foundation, Research Grant, PI, 2014.
The Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science & Engineering, Research Grant, PI, 2014.
MIC Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE), Phase 1, Research Grant, PI, 2014.
The Mitsubishi Foundation, Science and Technology Research Grant, PI, 2014.
Hatakeyma Culture Foundation, Research Grant, PI, 2014.
The Moritani Scholarship Foundation, Research Grant, PI, 2014.
Tepco Memorial Foundation, Support for International Technological Interaction, 2014.
The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, Research Grant, PI, 2014.
The Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications, Research Grant, PI, 2013-2014.
The Canada Council for the Arts, 2013.
The Japan Foundation, Exhibitions Abroad Support Program, 2013.
JST Grant for Adaptable & Seamless Technology Transfer Program Through  Target-driven R&D, PI, 2012-13.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, PI, 2012-13.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Co-PI, 2011-2013.
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, PI, 2009-10.
The University of Tokyo Grant for International Research, PI, 2009.
The University of Tokyo Grant for International Research, PI, 2008.
Nissan Global Foundation Research Grant, Co-PI, 2007.
The University of Tokyo Grant for International Research, PI, 2007.
The University of Tokyo Grant for International Research, PI, 2006.
NTT DOCOMO Grant for CSR Research, Co-PI, 2006.
National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) Fellowship for Physical Acoustics  Summer School, The University of Mississippi, New Mexico,USA, 2006.

Major R&D Projects (currently under editing)

Live Sound and Archive System, Project Taos Inc, Japan, 2012-13.
Live Sound from Forest Therapy Research Institute, The University of Tokyo Forests in Yamanashi Prefecture, Project Taos (JVC Kenwood) Inc, Japan, 2012-
Live Sound from Morotsuka-Son in Miyazaki Prefecture,  Project Taos (JVC Kenwood) Inc, Japan, 2012-
Live Monitoring from Fukushima University, FABEE project, Japan, 2011-
Live Monitoring from International Coastal Research Center in Iwate Prefecture, Cyber Forest  Research Project, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2011-
Live Sound from Zocalo in Mexico City, Aquascape  Project, Taos and S.D.L. NADI Inc, Mexico, 2010
Live Sound from Chihibu Forest, The University of Tokyo Forests, Cyber Forest  Research Project, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2009-
Live Sound from San Francisco Seawater, San Francisco, Aquascape  Project, Taos and S.D.L. NADI Inc, USA, 2007-
Live Sound from A  Street in Mumbai City, Mumbai, Aquascape  Project, Taos and S.D.L. NADI Inc, India, 2007-
Live Sound from Sanshiro pond, Hongo Campus in The University of Tokyo, Aquascape  Project, Taos and S.D.L. NADI Inc, Japan, 2007-
Live Sound from Suikinkutsu “Water Koto Cave” in Zuishu inn, Shokokuji,  Kyoto, Aquascape  Project, Taos and S.D.L. NADI Inc, Japan, 2007-
Internet Fair 2001 Japan Project of Ministry of Internal Affairs and  Communications,  Principal Investigator: Tamio Kihara (NTT) Supervisor: Noriko  Takaya (NTT Ad), NTT Advertising Inc, Japan, 2001.
Live Sound from Iriomote Island,  SoundBum (SoundExplorer)  Project, Living World  (Yoshiaki Nishimura) and S.D.L. NADI (Yoshihiro Kawasaki)  Inc, Japan, 1999-
Live Sound from Los Angeles,  SoundBum (SoundExplorer)  Project, Living World  (Yoshiaki Nishimura) and S.D.L. NADI (Yoshihiro Kawasaki) Inc, USA, 1999-2005
   Support: Ogata Ryo,  Mayuki Tanaka, Setoh Kohji, Shuji Araki and  Soichiro Migita
Memberships, Academic and Departmental Service:
Editorial Board Member, British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2014-
Advisory Committee, Human Probe Society, HCG, IEICE, 2012-
Member, GIS Association of Japan, 2012-
Chair, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, 2010-2011.
Vice-Chair, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, 2009.
Board Member, Soundscape Association of Japan, 2009-
TPC Members, Interactive Art, ACM Multimedia, 2009-
Member, Japanese Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 2008-
Member, The Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 2009-
Member, World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, 2007-
Member, Soundscape Association of Japan, 2007-
Invite Attendee, CBSG Regional Modeler Training Workshop, Mexico, 2006.
Interpreter, Tsushima Leopard Cat Conservation Planning Workshop, Japan. 2006.

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