Makoto P. Kato


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

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