Bio

Ryo Yonetani received his MS and PhD degrees in Informatics from Kyoto University in 2011 and 2013. He is currently a research associate at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo and a visiting scholar at the CMU Robotics Institute.

His research interests include first-person vision, visual attention, and computer-human interaction.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Informatics @ Kyoto University, 2013
  • Master’s degree in Informatics @ Kyoto University, 2011
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering @ Kyoto University, 2009

Appointments

  • Visiting Scholar @ Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016 - Present
  • Research Associate @ The University of Tokyo, 2014 - Present
  • Research Fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (PD) @ The University of Tokyo, 2014
  • Research Fellow of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (DC2) @ Kyoto University, 2012 - 2013
  • Global COE Research Assistant @ Kyoto University, 2011 - 2012

Honors

  • IBM Best Student Paper Award (Track IV: Biometrics and Human Computer Interaction) @ ICPR2010 (link)
  • Other 5 awards in Japan

Grants

  • JST ACT-I “Privacy-Preserving First-Person Vision”, Dec. 2016 - present (PI)
  • Foundation for the Promotion of Industrial Science Scholarship Program, 2016 - 2017
  • JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), 2015 - 2017 (PI)
  • The Kayamori Foundation for Informational Science Advancement Research Grant, 2015 - 2017 (PI)
  • The Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications Research Grant, 2015 - 2016 (PI)
  • JST CREST “Analyzing Human Attention and Behavior via Collective Visual Sensing for the Creation of Life Innovation”, 2014 - present (Collaborator)
  • JST SICORP “Learning and Detecting Changes in Population Behavior from Video”, 2017 - present (Collaborator)
  • JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (JSPS DC2), 2012 - 2014 (PI)
  • Young Leader Fostering Program, supported by Kyoto University Global COE program, 2011 - 2012 (PI)

Services

  • Program Chair @ International Workshop on Human Activity Analysis with Highly Diverse Cameras (HDC2017) at WACV2017
  • Organizing Committee Member @ IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision and Applications (MVA2017)
  • Sponsorship Chair @ International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2016)
  • Reviewer @ CVPR (2015, 2016, 2017), ECCV (2014, 2016), ICCV (2015, 2017), ACCV (2014, 2016), CHI (2017), ICPR (2014), TPAMI, IJCV, etc.