Name & Affiliation

Name
  • Yukie Nagai, Ph.D.
Affiliation Contact
  • 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka, 565-0871 Japan
  • email: yukie [AT] ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp / yukie [AT] ieee.org
[Curriculum Vitae]

Career

Career Experience
  • October 2009 - now: Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Osaka University
  • January 2017 - now: Visiting Professor, Bielefeld University
  • October 2009 - December 2016: Visiting Researcher, Bielefeld University
  • April 2015 - September 2015: Part-time Lecturer, Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • February 2008 - September 2009: Postdoc Researcher & Project Leader, Graduate School of Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics, Bielefeld University
  • April 2006 - January 2008: Postdoc Researcher, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University
  • April 2004 - March 2006: Postdoc Researcher, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
  • December 2003 - March 2004: Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • November 2002 - March 2004: Research Associate, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Education
  • March 2004: Ph.D. in Engineering, Osaka University
  • March 1999: Master of Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • March 1997: Bachelor of Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University

Awards

  • JSAI Annual Conference Award of the 30th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (May 2017)
  • Babybot Challenge 1st Place Award of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (August 2015)
  • AI Award of the RoboCup Japan Open (May 2015)
  • Best Presentation Award of the 31st Annual Conference of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society (November 2014)
  • Presidential Award for Achievement of Osaka University (July 2014)
  • Best Paper Research Award of the RAAD Workshop: Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region (September 2013)
  • Presidential Award for Achievement of Osaka University (August 2013)
  • Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence SIG Research Award (June 2013)
  • Research Award of the RoboCup Japan Open (May 2013)
  • Best Paper Award Finalist of the 16th Annual RoboCup International Symposium (June 2012)
  • Best Poster Presentation Award of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Baby Science (June 2012)
  • AI Award of the RoboCup Japan Open (May 2012)
  • Best Paper Award Finalist of the 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (August 2008)
  • Best Presentation Award of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society (July 2005)

Scientific Activities

Organizing Committee of Conferences
  • General Co-Chair of the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (2017)
  • Publicity Co-Chair of the 7th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (2017)
  • Advisory Board of the 4th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (2016)
  • General Co-Chair of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (2016)
  • Workshops and Tutorials Co-Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2015)
  • Special Program Co-Chair of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (2014)
  • Publication Co-Chair of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (2014)
  • General Chair of the 3rd Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (2013)
  • Program Chair of the 2nd Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (2012)
  • Publicity Chair of the 1st Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (2011)
  • Registration Chair of the 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (2010)
  • Communication Chair of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (2005)
Program Committee of Conferences
  • Program Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (2011-2017)
  • Program Committee of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (2011-2017)
  • Program Committee of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (2012-2016)
  • Program Committee of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (2016-2017)
  • Program Committee of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2017)
  • Program Committee of the HRI Pioneers Workshop (2012-2016)
  • Program Committee of the RO-MAN2015-WS "Emotion for Social Robotics" (2015)
  • Program Committee of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (2015)
  • Program Committee of the 1st International Workshop on Emotion for Sociable Agents (2014)
  • Program Committee of the International Joint Workshop on Advanced Sensing / Visual Attention and Interaction ­(2013)
  • Program Committee of the IROS2012-WS "Human Behavior Understanding" (2012)
  • Program Committee of the WCCI2012 Special Session "Bio-Inspired Developmental Mechanisms" (2012)
  • Program Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (2006-2010)
  • Program Committee of the International Conference/Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics (2005-2010)
  • Program Committee of the HAI (Human-Agent Interaction) Symposium (2011-2012)
  • Program Committee of the International Workshop on Gaze Sensing and Interactions (2010)
  • Program Committee of the 3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction (2010)
  • Program Committee of the International Workshop on Robotics for Young Researchers (2009)
  • Program Committee of the 4th International Symposium on Imitation in Animals and Artifacts (2007)
  • Program Committee of the 2006 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (2006)
Miscellaneous
  • Vice Chair of Autonomous Mental Development Technical Committee, Computational Intelligence Society of IEEE (2012-now)
  • IEEE CIS Technical Committee on Autonomous Mental Development (2011-now)
  • IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Cognitive Robotics (2014-now)
  • Steering Committee of Human-Robot Interaction (2014-now)
  • Review Editor of Frontiers in Neurorobotics (2011-now)
  • Review Editor of Frontiers in Robotics and AI: Humanoid Robotics (2014-now)
  • Scientific Organizing Committee and Local Organizing Committee of ISSA Summer School (2017)
  • Scientific and Usage Advisory Board for EARS (Embodied Audition for RobotS) project (2014-now)
  • Organizer of the IROS2016 Workshop on "Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios" (2016)
  • Organizer of the ICAR2015 Workshop on "Robot Learning: Bottom-up and top-down development of robot skills" (2015)
  • Organizer of the HRI2015 Workshop on "Cognition: A Bridge between Robotics and Interaction" (2015)
  • Organizer of the HRI2014 Workshop on "HRI: a bridge between Robotics and Neuroscience" (2014)
  • Organizer of the IJCNN2014 Special Session "Cognition and Development" (2014)
  • Organizer of the ICDL-EpiRob2013 Special Session "Constructive Developmental Science: Two Endeavors toward Understanding Human Development" (2013)
  • Organizer of the Humanoids2012 Workshop on "Can developmental robotics yield human-like cognitive abilities?" (2012)
  • Organizer of the Workshop on Robot Anthropology (2012)
  • Organizer of the IROS Workshop on "Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics" (2011-2013)
  • Organizer of the Bielefeld-Osaka Workshop on Cognition and Robotics (2011)
  • Organizer of the ICDL-EpiRob2011 Special Session "How can human scaffolding support robots learning?" (2011)
  • Organizer of the HRI2011 Workshop on "The role of expectations in intuitive human-robot interaction" (2011)
  • Organizer of the Bielefeld-Osaka Workshop (2010)
  • Organizer of the RSJ Developed Session "GCOE: Human-Friendly Robotics Based on Cognitive Neuroscience" (2010-2013)
  • Organizer of the RSJ Developed Session "Constructive Developmental Science: Revealing the Principles of Development from Fetal Period and Systematic Understanding of Developmental Disorders" (2013)
  • Organizer of the JSBS "New Direction of Constructive Developmental Science" (2013)

Research Funds

Competitive Funds
2016.12-2022.3 JST CREST
"Cognitive Mirroring: Assisting people with developmental disorders by means of self-understanding and social sharing of cognitive processes"
Role: Project leader, Budget: JPY139,600,000 (Total: JPY300,000,000) [CREST] [HP]
2014.4-2022.3 COI STREAM (Satellite)
"Healthy development of children's mind exploiting the characteristic of their brains: Paradigm shift from atypicality to speciality"
Role: Principal investigator (Project leader: Yoshio Minabe), Budget: JPY12,308,000 [HP]
2013.4-2016.3 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A)
"Development of theory of mind from self-other cognition facilitated by maturational constraints: A constructive approach" (Research project number: 25700027)
Role: Project leader, Budget: JPY18,800,000 (Total: JPY18,800,000) [KAKEN]
2012.6-2017.3 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area)
"Constructive Developmental Science: Revealing the Principles of Development from Fetal Period and Systematic Understanding of Developmental Disorders" (Research project number: 24119001)
Role: Principal investigator (Project leader: Yasuo Kuniyoshi), Budget: JPY3,460,000 [KAKEN] [HP]
2012.6-2017.3 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area)
"Modeling of social cognitive development and designing of assistance systems for developmental disorders" (Research project number: 24119003)
Role: Project leader, Budget: JPY85,300,000 (Total: JPY191,700,000) [KAKEN] [HP]
2012.5-2017.3 Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research
"Constructive Developmental Science Based on Understanding the Process from Neuro-Dynamics to Social Interaction" (Research project number: 24000012)
Role: Principal investigator (Project leader: Minoru Asada), Budget: JPY8,500,000 [KAKEN] [HP]
2012.4-2014.3 Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
"Emotion Recognition from Multimodal Information Based on Synesthesia" (Research project number: 24650083)
Role: Project leader, Budget: JPY3,000,000 (Total: JPY3,000,000) [KAKEN]
2012.4-2017.3 JSPS Core-to-Core Program
"Competitive Partnership on Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics"
Role: Principal investigator (Project leader: Minoru Asada), Budget: JPY5,000,000 [HP]
2011.4-2016.3 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
"Neural basis of working memory: Comparison between subconscious and under anesthesia" (Research project number: 23240036)
Role: Principal investigator (Project leader: Mariko Osaka), Budget: JPY1,200,000 [KAKEN]
2010.4-2015.3 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S)
"Understanding and construction of developmental process from body-babbling to sociality acquisition" (Research project number: 22220002)
Role: Principal investigator (Project leader: Minoru Asada), Budget: JPY16,450,000 [KAKEN]
2008-2011 Research Grant provided by Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics, Bielefeld University
"Designing Human-Robot Interaction based on / toward Understanding Parent-Infant Interaction"
Role: Project Leader, Budget: EUR39,300 (Total: EUR39,300) [HP]
Other Funds
2014.11-2015.3 International Joint Research Promotion Program, Osaka University
"Use of speech and motion cues for bootstrapping complex action learning in iCub"
Role: Project leader
2010.8-2015.3 Exciting Leading-Edge Research Projects, Osaka University
"The Future of the Human Beings in the Age of Biosciences"
Role: Investigator (Project leader: Tatsuya Higaki) [HP]
2007-2012 Cluster of Excellence
"Cognitive Interaction Technology"
Role: Responsible Investigator (Coordinator: Helge Ritter) [HP]