Jun received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo in 2013. He was a JSPS pre-doctoral fellow (DC1) from 2010 to 2013, a postdoc at JST-ERATO OEIP from 2013 to 2014 and at The University of Tokyo in 2014, and an assistant professor at Kobe University from 2014 to 2016. He joined Araya in 2016. His research interests include computational neuroscience and machine learning. He is currently studying IIT theory.
Martin Biehl is a PhD student in artificial life at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. His main interest is in the formalization of the concept of agents within dynamical systems. He mainly uses tools from information theory to investigate the distinguishing features of the processes underlying the occurrence of agency. Before becoming fascinated by the peculiarities of acting matter Martin studied dead matter physics at the Humboldt University zu Berlin and Vienna University of Technology.
Olaf Witkowski is a postdoctoral researcher in swarm intelligence and artificial life at the Ikegami Lab, at the University of Tokyo. His main goal is to understand the mathematical foundations of distributed cognition, information flows in abiogenesis and future evolutionary transitions in complex societies. Before coming to Japan, Olaf originally graduated as a Civil Engineer specialized in AI at the UCL in Belgium and was a co-founder and Chief Research Officer at Commentag LLC.
Taiki Miyanishi is a researcher at ATR, Japan. He obtained the Ph.D. in Engineering from Kobe University. His research focuses on information retrieval in the physical world.
Motoaki is a principal researcher at ATR, Japan. He obtained the Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tokyo and
then worked as an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo and as a postdoc researcher at Fraunhofer FIRST (Prof. K.-R. Mueller’s lab.) in Berlin, Germany.
His research focuses on statistical signal processing, biomedical engineering, machine learning and their applications to real-world data.
Takuya is an associate professor at Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Japan and a cooperate researcher at ATR, Japan. He obtained the Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Osaka University.
His research focuses on pattern recognition using sensor data, especially, activity recognition and indoor positioning. He is also interersted in developing healthcare applications based on these techniques.
Dr. Kanemura is a Research Scientist at AIST, Tsukuba, Japan, and a Cooperate Researcher at ATR, Kyoto, Japan. He obtained the Ph.D. in Informatics from Kyoto University. He has won a 2010 JNNS Best Paper Award and a 2015 IEEE TrustCom Best Paper Award. His research focuses on intelligent analysis of human-related data.