Hiroshi Sakuma is a research student at the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, working on computer science technology that promotes empathic human relationships. He is particularly interested in the use of technology in reducing human conflicts in various inter-relational contexts. He has been working closely with Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro since September 2015.
He organized "AIR (Artificial Intelligence Research)," one of the biggest association for young researchers and students in Japan. He is currently studying at the University of Toronto (for nine months) and researching artificial intelligence at the Panasonic Silicon Valley Laboratory.
In the past, he has developed a non-task-oriented dialogue system, applying sequence-to-sequence neural network models onto textual data on Twitter. He has also made a voice conversion algorithm using CNN by converting audio data into spectrograms.
Principal Fields of Interest: Human Computer Interaction, Affective Computing, Cognitive Developmental Robotics, Robot Learning
1. Hiroshi Sakuma, Yutaka Nakamura “Voice Conversion Algorithm Using Deep Neural Networks” 77th SLUD conference, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence. August 2016.
2. Hiroshi Sakuma, Satoshi Asatani, Seiichi Tagawa, Jun Miyake “Deep Learning for the Real World” Functional Materials, CMC Publishing, August 2016.
3. Hiroshi Sakuma, Miki Kohara "Survey on the relationship between political climate and various statistics” Osaka University Knowledge Archive, May 2016 .
4. Hiroshi Sakuma “Non Task-Oriented Dialogue System for Robots” GO_UCSD Technology Commercialization Training Program, February 2016 .
Awards and Honors
Invited Talk “As a Representative of the Future Generation”, 1st Singularity Symposium
Invited Talk “Deep Learning for the Real World”, Panasonic Wonder LAB Osaka
Research Fund, Office for University-Industry Collaboration, Osaka University
Research Grant, Angel Student Grant, e-square, Osaka University
Scholarship, Foundation of the Kinoshita Memorial Enterprise
Scholarship, Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Young Ambassador Program
Award for Excellence, Osaka University Independent Research Workshop
Choshichi Ito Award, Tokyo Metropolitan Koishikawa Secondary Education School
Oral Presentation, Japan Super Science Fair 2012
Best Award for the Experiment, Japan Physics Olympiad 2012
Best Design Award, Super Robotics Program 2012