Dr. Akihiro Kashihara

Professor

  • Kashihara Lab
  • Department of Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications
  • Director of e-Learning Center, UEC
  • Nationality: Japan

Short Bio of Dr. Akihiro Kashihara

Akihiro Kashihara received his B.S., and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and System Engineering from Tokushima University in 1987 and 1989 respectively, and his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from Osaka University in 1992. He was an assistant/associate professor of the Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research in Osaka University from 1992 to 2004. From 2005 to 2009 he was an associate professor of Information and Communication Engineering in The University of Electro-Communications, and he is now a professor of Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering in UEC.

His work has been dedicated to designing and developing intelligent learning environments. His main research interests lie in modeling of learning, robot in learning/education, meta-cognition in hyperspace, knowledge externalization, cognitive loading, scaffolding with cognitive tools, cognitive apprenticeship for skill development, Web-based learning environments, and e-Laboratory including presentation skill development and meeting review support.

He received Outstanding Paper Award of EDMEDIA1995, Best Paper Award of Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) in 1993, and SIG Research Award from JSAI in 1996, 1998, 2005, 2010, and 2013, and Best Paper Award of Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education (JSiSE) in 2008, and 2017, and SIG Research Awards from JSiSE in 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2019.

He has served as workshop co-chair in ICCE2007 & ICALT2009, Local Steering Committee Vice Chair in ICALT2007, Local Organizing Committee Chair in ICCE2014, senior program committee in AIED2007/2009/2011/2015, PC member in several international conferences, and WIP co-chair in ICCE2010.

He has been also quite active in both local and international academic societies, which include editorial board member of the following journals: International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (from 2013), International Journal of Interactive Learning Environments (from 2005), Journal of International Forum of Educational Technology & Society, Transactions of Japanese Society of Information and Systems in Education, Transactions of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers, Transactions of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, and Japan Journal of Educational Technology, and also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information and Systems in Education.


Educational History

  • 1989-1992: Doctor of Engineering in Information and Computer Science, Osaka University, March 1992, Osaka Japan
    Thesis: Explanation Function for Promoting Knowledge Communication in ITS
  • 1987-1989: Master of Engineering in Computer Science and System Engineering, Tokushima University, March 1989, Tokushima, Japan
    Thesis: Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent CAI
  • 1983-1987: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and System Engineering, Tokushima University, March 1987, Tokushima, Japan

Academic History

  • 2011.07-Present: Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications
  • 2010.04-2011.06: Associate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications
  • 2003.12-2010.03: Associate Professor, Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications
  • 2002.03-2003.11: Associate Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
  • 1999.03-2002.03: Assistant Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
  • 1992.04-1999.02: Research Associate, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
  • 1996-1997: Guest researcher, GMD FIT German National Research Center for Information Technology

Research Interests

  • Modeling of Learning
  • Robot in Learning and Education
  • Knowledge Engineering and knowledge-based systems
  • Intelligent/Adaptive Educational Systems
  • Cognitive Process in Hyperspace
  • Self-Directed Learning on the Web
  • Scaffolding for Meta Cognition
  • Knowledge Externalization and Knowledge Visualization
  • Cognitive Loading on Learning
  • Explanation in Computer-Human Interaction
  • Program Understanding

Research Awards

  • Best Learning Innovation Prize, Learning Innovation Grand Prix 2019.
  • Best Paper Award of Special Interest Groups, Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 2018.
  • Best Paper Award of Special Interest Groups, Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 2017.
  • Best Paper Award for Young Scientists of the 42th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 2017
  • Learning Innovation Prize, Learning Innovation Grand Prix 2017.
  • Best Paper Award of Special Interest Groups, Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 2014.
  • Best Paper Award of Special Interest Groups, Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 2014.
  • Best Paper Award for Young Researchers of SIG on Educational Technology, IEICE, 2014.
  • Best Paper Award for Young Researchers of SIG on Educational Technology, IEICE, 2013.
  • Best Paper Award of Special Interest Groups, Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 2013.
  • Best Paper Award for Young Researchers of SIG on Educational Technology, IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers), 2012
    G. Shiota, and A. Kashihara: Evaluating Concept Map Generation with Psuedo-Haptics, IEICE Technical Report ET2012-101, pp.111-116 (2012).
  • Best Paper Award of Special Interest Group on Advanced Learning Science and Technology, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2012
    G. Shiota, and A. Kashihara: Concept Map Generation with Pseudo-Haptics and Its Effectiveness, JSAI Technical Report SIG-ALST-B103, pp.7-12 (2012).
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award at ITS2010, 2010
    A. Kashihara
  • Best Paper Award of Special Interest Group on Advanced Learning Science and Technology, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2009
    A. Tanida, S. Hasegawa, and A. Kashihara: An Interactive Environment for Recommending and Diagnosing Presentation Semantics, JSAI Technical Report SIG-ALST-A903-16, pp.91-96 (2009).
  • Best Paper Award for Young Scientists of the 33th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, 2008
    K. Ota, and A. Kashihara: Reconstructing Web Resources with Learning History Mining, Proc. of the 33th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Information and Systems in Education, pp.354-355 (2008).
  • Best Paper Award of Special Interest Group on Advanced Learning Science and Technology, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2005
    K. Ota, and A.Kashihara: Evaluating Navigation History Comparison for Navigational Learning with Web Contents, JSAI Technical Report SIG-ALST-A501-02, pp.7-12 (2005).
  • Best Paper Award for Young Scientists on Intelligent Educational Systems, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 1998
    A.Kashihara, S.Hasegawa, and J.Toyoda: Roughly Estimating Usefulness of Educational Hypermedia, JSAI Technical Report SIG-IES-9803-5, pp.33-38 (1998).
  • Best Paper Award for Young Scientists on Intelligent Educational Systems, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 1996
    T.Horiguchi, T.Hirashima, A.Kashihara, and J.Toyoda: “Management of Error-based Simulation for Error-Visualization by Qualitative Reasoning Techniques”, JSAI Technical Report SIG-J-9501-14, pp.96-103 (1995).
  • Outstanding Paper Award of World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 1995
    T.Hirashima, H.Noda, A.Kashihara, and J.Toyoda:”A Simulation for Error-Reflection”, Proc. of World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (ED-MEDIA ’95), pp. 336-341 (1995).
  • Best Paper Award of the 7th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 1993
    A.Kashihara, K.Matsumura, T.Hirashima, and J.Toyoda: “Toward Load-oriented Tutoring to Enhance Student’s Explanation Understanding”, Proc. of 7th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, pp.789-792 (1993).

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