Biography

osawa_faceDr. Hirotaka Osawa is an assistant professor in University of Tsukuba. His research field is in human-aobot interaction, particularly anthropomorphization of an object. His own research focuses on how human-like appearance and attitude improves interaction between a user and machines. He wants to create universal users interface experiences using our innate response to the world. His research interest is an improvement of today’s complex household appliances. Dr. Osawa received his PhD in Engineering, MS and BS in Computer Science from Keio University.

Mail: osawa _atmark_ iit.tsukuba.ac.jp

Profile on the site of Univ. of Tsukuba.

  • Employment Data:
    • Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba, 2013/3-
    • Research Associate, Keio University, 2011/4-2013/3
    • Researcher of Japan Science and Technology Agency, PRESTO, 2010/9-
    • Visiting Researcher at National Institute of Informatics, 2010/4-2011/3
    • Visiting Researcher at Keio University, 2009/4-2011/3
    • Research Fellow at the Global COE program, Keio University, 2009/4-2011/3
    • Visiting Researcher at MIT AgeLab, 2009/9-2010/3
    • Researcher of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(PD), 2009/4-2010/9
    • Research Assistant at the Global COE program, Keio University, 2008/4-2009/3
    • Researcher of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(DC1), 2007/4-2009/3
    • Developer of Information Technology Promotion Agency (Exploratory Youth Project), 2006/7-2007/3
    • Teaching Assistant at the Keio University, 2005/4-2008/3
  • Academic Services:
    • Video chair of HRI 2015
    • Local chair of HAI 2014
    • Web Chair of HAI 2013
    • Local chair of HRI 2013
    • Program Committee of ICIRA 2011
    • Program Committee of JAWS 2009 to 2012
    • Organizer of HRI Young Pioneers Workshop 2010 (local chair) and 2011
    • Organizer of Human Agent Interaction Workshop in AROB 2011
    • Organizer of Human Agent Interaction Workshop in RO-MAN 2011
    • Co-chair of Social Human-Robot Interaction Session in IROS 2011
  • Educational Data:
    • Doctor course student, 2007- 2009
      Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
      Course: Computer Science, School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems
    • Master course student, 2005-2007
      Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
      Course: Computer Science, School of Science for Open and Environmental Systems
    • Bachelor course student, 2001-2005
      Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
      Course: Department of Information & Computer Science
  • Research Skills:
    • Programming ability in C and C++(skillful), and Java, JavaScript and Perl (able to read/write)
    • Programming ability using: Linux/Windows/Android
    • Programming hardware: x86/H8/SH
    • Basic PC skills: Microsoft Office,  Internet
    • Application knowledge of Unix and TeX/LaTeX.
    • Application knowledge of R statistical programs (especially for the analysis of human-robot interaction).
    • Application knowledge of drawing graph (gnuplot, Inkscape, Openoffice Draw).
    • Efficient in English, Fluent in Japanese
  • Hobby: Programming, Novels (Sci-Fi and Classic Chinese)