Yukiyasu Kamitani (Department Head)

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Head of Department of Neuroinformatics, ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories
Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
 
 

I have started a new lab at Kyoto University in April, 2015. While I continue research at ATR, I accept graduate students at Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University.

 

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, 2001
  • M.S. in Philosophy of Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 1995
  • B.A. in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 1993

Professional Experience

  • Professor, 2015-Present: Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Head of Department of Neuroinformatics, 2008-Present: ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
  • Professor, 2011-Present: Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan
  • Senior Research Scientist, 2007-2008: ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
  • Associate Professor, 2006-Present: Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan
  • Researcher, 2004-2007: ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
  • Visiting Research Stuff, 2003-2004: Princeton University, Princeton, MA, USA
  • Research Fellow (SPD), 2003-2004: University of Tokyo, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, Japan
  • Research Fellow, 2001-2003: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Awards

  • World Technology Award, Finalist, 2014
  • JSPS Award, Japan Society for the Promption of Science, 2014
  • The Tsukahara Memorial Award, The Brain Science Foundation, 2013
  • Hiruma-Wagner Award, Research Foundation for Opto-Science and Technology, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award , Japan Neuroscience Society, 2009
  • Asahi 21 Square Award, Asahi Shinbunsha, 2009
  • Paper Award of Japanese Neural Network Society, 2009
  • Research Award of Japanese Neural Network Society, 2006
  • Scientific American 50 (named “Research Reader in Neural Imaging”), 2005

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