Seya Kawano

Ph.D Student

  • Member of Spoken Dialogue Group,
  • Augmented Human Communication Laboratory (AHC lab),
  • Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST),
  • Supervisor: Satoshi Nakamura, Koichiro Yoshino
  • JSPS Research Fellow (DC2)

  • 2020/04 - 2022/03
  • EDUCATION

  • Ph.D Student, Division of Information Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 2018/04 - Present.
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 2016/04 - 2018/03.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Advanced Course of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Oita College, 2014/04 - 2016/03.
  • Foundation Degree in Engineering, Department of Computer and Control Engineering, Oita National College of Technology, 2009/04-2014/03.
  • EXPERIENCE

  • JSPS Research Fellow (DC2), 2020/04 - 2022/03.
  • Research Internship, University of Southern California, 2019/12 - 2020/02.
    • Theme: Dialogue structure parsing on multi-floor dialogue
      Supervisor: Dr. David Traum
  • Research Internship, NTT Communication Science Laboratory, 2019/11 - 2020/03.
    • Theme: Entrainable neural conversation model based on reinforcement learning
      Supervisor: Dr. Masahiro Mizukami
  • Researcher, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 2017/04 - 2020/03.
  • Research Assistant, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 2018/04 - Present.
  • Teaching Assistant, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 2017/09 - 2017/12.
  • Awards

  • Best Student Paper Award, Special Interest Group of Spoken Language Processing (SIG-SLP), 2019/02.
  • Accept of NAIST Top Scholarship Program, Nara Institue of Science and Technology, 2018/06.
  • Exemption from Scholarship Refund for Excellent Student, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Type I scholarship (1,200,000 JPY), 2018/05.
  • Best Papaer Award Runner-Up, The 9th International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue Systems Technology (IWSDS2018), 2018/05.
  • Best Paper Award, The Journal of Intellectual Property Association of Japan (JIPAJ), 2017/12.
  • Student Incentive Award, The 23th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Kyushu Section, 2015/09.

    Research Funds

  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - JAPAN, JSPS-Fellowship (DC2), Dialogue modeling in information-seeking dialogue and its applicalation(20J14823)
  • NEWS & TOPICS

    • This website has been released. (2020/04/01)
    • Our paper has been accepted for IEEE Access. (2020/09/27)
    • Our paper has been accepted for ROBOTDIAL in conjunction with IJCAI-PRICAI. (2020/10/02)