CV

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2018 till ~

2019 till ~

2018 till 2019

2017 till 2018

  • Research scientist in AI Startup ● Shibuya ● Tokyo ● Japan

2016 till 2017

2011 till 2016

  • Assistant professor/lecturer at Computer Science Department & TARA Life Science Center ● University of Tsukuba ● Tsukuba ● Japan
    • Computational multisensory neuroscience; brain- and human-computer interfacing; multisensory brain responses and media design; data-driven multichannel brain and biomedical signal separation or decomposition.
    • Teaching of computational neuroscience (graduate), mathematics for computer science (undergraduate) and seminar (under- and gradate) courses.
  • Visiting scientist at RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Japan

2010 till 2011

Research scientist at RIKEN BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center ● Japan

  • http://btcc.brain.riken.jp
  • In Noninvasive BMI Unit research on brain computer/machine interface and neurofeedback devices based on non-invasive techniques and measurements (EEG supported by fNIRS, EOG, EMG, bio- and neurofeedback related signals, behavioral analysis, emotional stages estimation, audiovisual subject observation, incorporation of auditory and visual scene analysis - multimedia tools, etc.). Research on novel affective-BCI (aBCI) paradigm based on EEG responses to affective/emotional facial video, speech and musical stimuli.

2005 till 2011

Research scientist (concurrent post) at RIKEN Brain Science Institute ● Japan

  • http://www.bsp.brain.riken.jp
  • In Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing research on brain computer interface.
  • Involvement in multimodal neurophysiological signals analysis (single cell recordings, LFP, ECoG, and EEG) for sensory information processing.
  • Development of the time-frequency domain tools for neurophysiological and generally multimodal/information fusion analysis.
  • Collaboration in the area of above topics with partners from Imperial College London, UMass Medical Center in Boston & Vision Lab of McGill University in Montreal, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Saitama Institute of Technology, Kyoto University, and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Design and development of BCI/BMI experimental environment for research purposes based on Matlab™ programming environment.
    • Development of time-frequency data-driven signal decomposition algorithms and tools for linear and nonlinear signals analysis.
    • Multimodal brain activity visualizations tools based on sonification (EMDsonic) and multimedia tools.
    • Design of a new auditory and multimodal affective paradigms for BCI/BMI applications.
    • Extended training in contemporary and possible to apply in near future paradigms for human brain - machine/computer interfacing applications.

2002 till 2005

Postdoctoral researcher at Kyoto University ● Japan

  • http://www.mm.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
  • In Laboratory for Video Media of Prof. M. Minoh in Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies research on multimedia communication as a part of the project ”Intelligent Media Technology to Support Natural Human Communication”.
  • Multimedia (audio and video) information processing of captured communicative events in face–to–face configuration. Proposed a framework to characterize the communicative events for better situation estimation and an intelligent automatic capture with multiple cameras and microphones.
  • Invited lecturer for a graduate course - Introduction to Multimedia.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Design and application of a new paradigm of a “communication atmosphere” incorporating a concept of mutual information estimation among different modalities with potential application to video archives search and indexing.
    • Microphone and camera arrays to adaptively capture communication events - a Smart Sensor Mesh approach.
    • Extended training in multimedia and information fusion problems.

1998 till 2002

Research Associate ● RIKEN Brain Science Institute ● Japan

  • http://www.bsp.brain.riken.jp
  • First in Laboratory for Open Information Systems - research on blind signal separation with emphasis on application for speech signals.
  • Next in Laboratory for Advanced Brain Signal Processing - research on blind signal separation of biomedical signals (EEG) and auditory pathway modeling in human brain.
  • Member of the development team for signal and image processing tools in Matlab with emphasis on blind signal separation and denoising problems.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Finishing of PhD project and thesis defense at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
    • Development of computational auditory scene analysis techniques for speech separation and spatial hearing modeling.

1995 till 1998

Research and Teaching Assistant ● Wroclaw University of Science and Technology ● Poland

  • http://zstux.ita.pwr.wroc.pl
  • Research and collaboration with telecommunications industry in Telecommunications Systems Laboratory in Institute of Telecommunications and Acoustics.
  • Teaching duties for graduate students in subjects related to telecommunications systems, digital telecommunications and computer networks.
  • Accomplishments:
    • Involvement is series telecommunications and voice recognition industry collaborative projects which resulted in 21 technical reports delivered to customers and published by Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.
    • Proposal and acceptance by institute’s scientific council of a PhD project for which Polish State Scientific Council granted a three years financial support.
    • Design and recording of a standard voice recognition database of 50 speakers called “speakerAIPSA”, which was later transmitted through various telecommunications channels and became a testing standard for various denoising approaches.
    • Design and application of a first video-on-demand and lecture-video-streaming environment called WaskTV in an academic network. Further merging of video-conferencing over ISDN and ATM. Creation of a multimedia laboratory test network for students based in ATM pilot network.

EDUCATION

March 2002

Ph.D. in Technology in Institute of Telecommunications and Acoustics ● Faculty of Electronics ● Wroclaw University of Science and Technology ● Poland

1994 till 1995

Postgraduate training in Institute for Circuit Theory and Signal Processing ● Munich University of Technology ● Germany

  • http://www.nws.ei.tum.de
  • Project: Image enhancement procedures for automatic handwritten character recognition with artificial neural network classifier.

1989 till 1994

Undergraduate and graduate student at Faculty of Electronics ● Wroclaw University of Science and Technology ● Poland

1995 till 1989

High school student at 14th High School in Wrocław, Poland

AWARDS

  • June 2016: UTokyo Photography Contest Prize Winner, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • May 2016: Nomination for the BCI Award 2016 (top 12 in the world) for a project "Sixteen Commands and 40 Hz Carrier Frequency Code-modulated Visual Evoked Potential BCI"
  • December 2015: The Best Paper Award at Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Conference and Summit 2015, Hong Kong, China
  • September 2015: The Best Paper Award at 2015 International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health, London, UK
  • September 2014: The Annual BCI Research Award 2014 for a project "Airborne Ultrasonic Tactile Display BCI," awarded by the Institute of Knowledge Discovery, Graz University of Technology, Austria, and sponsored by g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Austria.
  • September 2014: The Best Paper Award at IICST 2014, Warsaw, Poland.
  • February 2011: The Best Poster Award at TOYOTA Motor Corporation Future Research Forum, Japan
  • October 2009: Letter of Appreciation from RIKEN’s President Dr. Ryoji Noyori
  • September 2009: The Best Paper Award at the 2009 Fifth International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC2009), September 16-19, 2009, Ulsan, Korea

MY PROFILES

INVITED LECTURES

ORGANIZED SPECIAL SESSIONS

MEMBER OF

PATENTS

ADVISED STUDENT AWARDS

  1. Daiki Aminaka (grad student 2014/2016) - Dean Award of The Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering for The Best Graduate Student of The Department of Computer Science in 2016, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  2. Chisaki Nakaizumi (grad student 2014/16) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2016 for excellent research results.
  3. Daiki Aminaka (grad student 2014/2016) -The Best Paper Award at 2015 International Conference Brain Informatics & Health, London, UK
  4. Takumi Kodama (grad student 2014/16) - 10th AEARU Workshop on Computer Science and Web Technology (CSWT-2015) Best Poster Award.
  5. Kensuke Shimizu (undergrad student 2014/15) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Head Award 2015 for excellent results in graduation thesis.
  6. Moonjeong Chang (grad student 2013/15) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2015 for excellent research results.
  7. Hiromu Mori (grad student 2013/15) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2015 for excellent research results.
  8. Takumi Kodama - awarded a scholarship by Japan Public-Private Partnership Student Study Abroad Program 2015 for study at Graz University of Technology, Austria.
  9. Reo Togashi (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan) SCIS & ISIS 2014 the best presentation award of a paper "Bayesian Delay Time Estimation of Brainwaves Using N100 Response in Tactile-force Brain-computer Interface" with Yoshikazu Washizawa (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan), Shota Kono (University of Tsukuba, Japan, undergrad student alumnus 2014), and Tomasz M. Rutkowski (University of Tsukuba, Japan).
  10. Katsuhiko Hamada (The University of Tokyo, grad student alumnus 2014) & Hiromu Mori (University of Tsukuba, grad student 2013/14) - the winners of The Annual BCI Research Award 2014 for a project "Airborne Ultrasonic Tactile Display BCI."
  11. Moonjeong Chang (grad student 2013/14) - The Best Paper Award at IICST 2014, Warsaw, Poland.
  12. Shota Kono (undergrad student 2013/14) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Head Award 2014 for excellent results in graduation thesis.
  13. Hiromu Mori (grad student 2013/14) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2014 for excellent research results.
  14. Chisaki Nakaizumi (undergrad student 2013/14) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Head Award 2014 for excellent results in graduation thesis.
  15. Nozomu Nishikawa (grad student 2012/13) - University of Tsukuba Computer Science Department Chair Award 2013.
  16. Moonjeong Chang (undergrad student 2012/13) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Head Award 2013.
  17. Yoshihiro Matsumoto (undergrad student 2011/12) - University of Tsukuba College of Information Science Award 2012 for excellent results in graduation thesis.
  18. Nozomu Nishikawa (undergrad student 2011/12) - Award for the Recognition of the Extremely Competent Research on Auditory Brain Computer Interface presented at The Second International Conference on Brain Inspired Computing (BIC2012) at the National Institute for Material Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan, June 4-5, 2012.

SHORT BIO

  • Born in beautiful Wroclaw, Poland
  • Currently @ Tokyo (home & lab), Japan
  • Previously @ Kyoto, Japan (I am so lucky to live in so cool places!)