Hiroaki Kitano

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Hiroaki Kitano
Hiroaki Kitano.jpg
Born 1961 (age 52–53)
Fields Systems Biology
Institutions
Alma mater
Thesis Speech-to-speech translation: a massively parallel memory-based approach (1991)
Known for
Notable awards IJCAI Computers and Thought Award (1993)
Website
www.sbi.jp/members.htm

Hiroaki Kitano (北野 宏明?, born 1961 in Tokyo) is a Japanese scientist. He is President of the Systems Biology Institute (SBI), President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories and a Principal Investigator at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences.[2] Kitano is known for developing AIBO,[3] and the robotic world cup tournament known as Robocup.[1][4]

Education[edit]

Kitano graduated from International Christian University with a B.A. in physics in 1984. He received a PhD in computer science from Kyoto University in 1991.[5] His PhD thesis, titled "Speech-to-speech translation: a massively parallel memory-based approach", investigated machine translation.

Research[edit]

From 1988-1994, Kitano was a visiting researcher at the Center for Machine Translation at Carnegie Mellon University.[6]

At Sony, Kitano started the development of the AIBO robotic pet. This research was developed further as the QRIO, a bipedal humanoid robot.[7][8] The research behind AIBO and QRIO led to KItano founding the RoboCup annual international robotics competition in 1997. The goal of RoboCup is to create a team of autonomous robotic footballers that would be able to beat the best team in the world, by 2050.[7][8][9]

Kitano has made significant contributions to Systems biology, including a contribution to the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML).[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Roles and Awards[edit]

Kitano has served as a scientific advisor for a number of companies, including Alstom, Segway Japan and Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings. He was awarded the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award in 1993 and the Nature Award for Creative Mentoring in Science in 2009.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kitano, H.; Asada, M.; Kuniyoshi, Y.; Noda, I.; Osawa, E. (1997). "Robo Cup". Proceedings of the first international conference on Autonomous agents - AGENTS '97. p. 340. doi:10.1145/267658.267738. ISBN 0897918770. 
  2. ^ "The Systems Biology Institute: Members". http://www.sbi.jp. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Irene M. Kunii; Otis Port (19 March 2001). "Robots". Business Week. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "World Cup robot competition to kick off in Germany". IT World. 12 June 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "CV: Hiroaki Kitano". http://www.jst.go.jp. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "KEYNOTE SPEAKERS - 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society". http://embc2013.embs.org. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Hiroaki Kitano - The 15th International Conference on Systems Biology 2014". http://www.icsb14.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Hiroaki Kitano's dream Kirainet - A geek in Japan". http://www.kirainet.com. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "RoboCup: Objective". RoboCup. 1998. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  10. ^ Kitano, H. (2002). "Systems biology: a brief overview". Science 295 (5560): 1662–1664. Bibcode:2002Sci...295.1662K. doi:10.1126/science.1069492. PMID 11872829. 
  11. ^ Hucka, M.; Finney, A.; Sauro, H. M.; Bolouri, H.; Doyle, J. C.; Kitano, H.; Arkin, A. P.; Bornstein, A. P.; Bray, B. J.; Cornish-Bowden, D.; Cuellar, A.; Dronov, A. A.; Gilles, S.; Ginkel, E. D.; Gor, M.; Goryanin, V.; Hedley, I. I.; Hodgman, W. J.; Hofmeyr, T. C.; Hunter, J. -H.; Juty, P. J.; Kasberger, N. S.; Kremling, J. L.; Kummer, A.; Le Novère, U.; Loew, N.; Lucio, L. M.; Mendes, P.; Minch, P.; Mjolsness, E. (2003). "The systems biology markup language (SBML): A medium for representation and exchange of biochemical network models". Bioinformatics 19 (4): 524–531. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btg015. PMID 12611808. 
  12. ^ Kitano, H. (2002). "Computational systems biology". Nature 420 (6912): 206–210. Bibcode:2002Natur.420..206K. doi:10.1038/nature01254. PMID 12432404. 
  13. ^ Kitano, H. (2004). "Biological robustness". Nature Reviews Genetics 5 (11): 826–837. doi:10.1038/nrg1471. PMID 15520792. 
  14. ^ http://www.natureasia.com/en/mentor/mid-career_award.php[dead link]
  15. ^ Marti-Solano, M; Birney, E; Bril, A; Della Pasqua, O; Kitano, H; Mons, B; Xenarios, I; Sanz, F (2014). "Integrative knowledge management to enhance pharmaceutical R&D". Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 13 (4): 239–40. doi:10.1038/nrd4290. PMID 24687050. 
  16. ^ Hiroaki Kitano from the Scopus bibliographic database.
  17. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  18. ^ Hiroaki Kitano from the ACM Portal
  19. ^ List of publications from the DBLP Bibliography Server
  20. ^ "140602 Kitano_Hiroaki_CV". http://www.worldhealthsummit.org. Retrieved 5 September 2014.