吉永 直樹 / Naoki Yoshinaga, PhD

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Associate Professor (Tenured) and The University of Tokyo Excellent Young Researcher
Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Ee-503, 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, 153-8505, Japan
+81-3-5452-6239
ynaga (at) iis [guess from URL]
For prospective students (updated on Apr. 21st, 2021): at first, refer to Admission guide and Laboratory leaflet.

We accept a wide range of students who want to take master's or PhD program in our lab. For those who want to enter PhD program, send a presentation slide in English on a paper you have published in the NLP/CL-field. For those who want to enter master program, clarify whether you plan to proceed to PhD program. We strongly recommend you to talk via Zoom after having an appointment via e-mail. If you want to join our lab. as a research student, please explain the reason (we fairly accept all applicants who pass the master's entrace exam and are assigned to our lab.).

Please use an instituional e-mail address (from the university or company) for contact wherever possible, since I intentionally ignore e-mails from free webmails (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook etc.) to filter out applicants who do not read this page (mention if you can use only free webmails). I rarely reply to e-mails that can be distributed to other lab. as is to filter out applicants who downplay a matching between their own interests and research themes in the lab. Especially, we do not accept any students who

Curriculum Vitae

2016 - present:Associate Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
2014 - 2016:Senior Researcher at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)
2012 - 2016:Project Associate Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
2008 - 2012:Project Assistant Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
2002 - 2008:Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (DC1, PD) (11.6%, 10.0% accepted, respectively)
2002 - 2005:Ph.D. in Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo
2000 - 2002:M.Sc. in Department of Information Science, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
1996 - 2000:B.Sc. in Department of Information Science, Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo

Full CV

Research Interests

We're studying various aspects on natural language processing (NLP) and computational linguistics (CL), especially

I like to design novel and important NLP tasks [EMNLP-12, ACL-13, COLING-14, IJCAI-16, IJCAI-19], rather than solving classic tasks on worn-out datasets.

Research Grants

Softwares for NLP/CL

Note that some of the above softwares are no longer experimental codes; they are substantially elaborated from the original codes to have a better performance (2-5x speed-up, or +1% in accuracy etc.; track History section of each software). Those who want to reproduce the experimental results may want to use the oldest release of the softwares.

Selected Publications (with links to presentations, codes, and datasets)

More publications

Awards

Awards (as a supervisor):


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