Soramichi Akiyama (穐山 空道)

Associate Professor, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology (The University of Tokyo)
1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, 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

Full-time Working Experiences

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 researcher
06/2018 - 03/2022Assistant Professor, Department of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo
04/2022 - TodayAssociate Professor, Security and Network Course, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University

Other Experiences

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
04/2019 - 10/2019Academic Guest, Dept. of Computer Science, ETH Zurich (hosted by Prof. Onur Mutlu)
10/2018 - 09/2020Technical Advisor, i Smart Technologies *part-time consultant job
04/2020 - 09/2020,
04/2021 - 09/2021
External Lecturer, Grad. School of Science and Technology for Future Life, Tokyo Denki University

Awards and Honors

  1. IPSJ SIGARC Young Researcher Award, January 2022 (details in Japanese)
  2. Excellent Presentation Award, IEICE Technical Committee on Computer Systems (CPSY), September 2020
  3. Excellent Presentation Award, IEICE Technical Committee on Computer Systems (CPSY), July 2019
  4. IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists, August 2018 (details in Japanese)
  5. Endorsement to my Ph.D. thesis by IPSJ SIG-OS, June 2015 (details in Japanese)
  6. Dean's Award, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, March 2015
  7. My line is cited in an AAAI'15 paper! (See the "Introduction")
  8. Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, April 2013 - March 2015
    Accepted: 1222 / Applicants: 4715 = 25.9%
  9. IPSJ Computer Science Research Award for Young Scientists, July 2012 (details in Japanese)
  10. 2nd place out of 7 speakers, Student Presentations Session, LinuxCon Japan 2012 (no official record)
  11. Best Paper Award in ComSys 2011, 1st place out of 11 accepted papers
  12. Student Poster-Demonstration Award in ComSys 2011, 1st place out of all student posters and demos

Public Services

Grants

  1. ACT-I (Acceleration Phase), Strategic Basic Research Programs, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 13750 K JPY, 2020/04 - 2022/3
  2. ACT-I, Strategic Basic Research Programs, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 3000 K JPY, 2018/10 - 2020/3
  3. Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2000 K JPY, 2013/4 - 2015/3

Collaborative Research

  1. The Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE), 2019/4 - 2021/3
    Research on controlling engines with artificial intelligence technologies

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