Soramichi Akiyama (穐山 空道)

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo
Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology (The University of Tokyo)
Building "I-REF", 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
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Education

07/1987 Born in Kyoto, Japan
03/2010 B.Eng., Kyoto University (Advisor: Prof. Hiroshi G. Okuno)
03/2012 M.Sc., Dept. of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo (Advisor: Prof. Shinichi Honiden)
03/2015 Ph.D., Dept. of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo (Advisor: Prof. Shinichi Honiden)
Thesis: Reducing Energy Consumption of Data Centers by Improving Virtual Machine Live Migration

Working Experience

07/2011 - 08/2011Intern, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
05/2013 - 08/2013Intern, Microsoft Research (Redmond, WA, U.S.), mentored by Dr. Gabriel Kliot
04/2013 - 03/2015JSPS Research Fellow DC2, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
04/2015 - 10/2015Researcher, Software Innovation Center, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT)
11/2015 - 05/2018Researcher, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
*I was tentatively a post-doc for a month, then worked as a full-time researcher
06/2018 - TodayAssistant Professor, Department of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo
10/2018 - Today(Concurrent Service: Technical Advisor, i Smart Technologies)

Awards and Honors

  1. IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists, August 2018 (details in Japanese)
  2. Endorsement to my Ph.D. thesis by IPSJ SIG-OS, June 2015 (details in Japanese)
  3. Dean's Award, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, March 2015
  4. My line is cited in an AAAI'15 paper! (See the "Introduction")
  5. Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, April 2013 - March 2015
    Accepted: 1222 / Applicants: 4715 = 25.9%
  6. IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists, July 2012 (details in Japanese)
  7. 2nd place out of 7 speakers, Student Presentations Session, LinuxCon Japan 2012 (no official record)
  8. Best Paper Award in ComSys 2011, 1st place out of 11 accepted papers
  9. Student Poster-Demonstration Award in ComSys 2011, 1st place out of all student posters and demos

Public Services

Student Mentoring

Grants

  1. ACT-I, Strategic Basic Research Programs, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 3000 K JPY, 2018/10 - 2020/3
  2. Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2000 K JPY, 2013/4 - 2015/3

Teaching

  1. Introduction to Algorithms (Course Assistance), The University of Tokyo, 2018 Semester A

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