Makoto P. Kato


I’m an associate professor in University of Tsukuba, Japan. My research interests include Information Retrieval, Web Mining, and Machine Learning.

Lab: Knowledge Acquisition System Laboratory (M. P. Kato Laboratory)

Affiliation

  • Associate Professor: Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba

Employment

  • Apr 2019 - : Associate Professor (Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba)
  • Oct 2018 - : PRESTO Research Fellow (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
  • Aug 2017 - Mar 2019: Senior Lecturer (Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University)
  • Oct 2012 – Jul 2017: Assistant Professor (Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)
  • Jun 2011 – Sep 2011: Microsoft Research Internship (under supervision by Dr. Susan Dumais in CLUES group)
  • Dec 2010 – Feb 2011: Microsoft Research Asia Internship (under supervision by Dr. Tetsuya Sakai in WSM group)
  • May 2010 – Oct 2010: Microsoft Research Asia Internship (under supervision by Dr. Tetsuya Sakai in WIT group)
  • Apr 2010 – Sep 2012: JSPS Research Fellow

Education

  • Oct 2009 – Sep 2012: Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University (PhD of Informatics)
  • Apr 2008 – Sep 2009: Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University (Master of Informatics)
  • Apr 2004 – Mar 2008: Department of Information Science, Kyoto University (Bachelor of Engineering)

Awards

  • ACM Multimedia 2018 Best Paper Award (Bei Liu, Jianlong Fu, Makoto P. Kato, and Masatoshi Yoshikawa: Beyond Narrative Description: Generating Poetry from Images by Multi-Adversarial Training)
  • WISE 2008 Kambayashi Best Paper Award (Makoto Kato, Hiroaki Ohshima, Satoshi Oyama, and Katsumi Tanaka: Can Social Tagging Improve Web Image Search?)

Contact

  • Address: 7D 308, 1-2, Kasuga, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8550, Japan
  • E-mail: mpkato at-mark slis.tsukuba.ac.jp