June 17, 2022 10:02
EPFL CIS-RIKEN AIP Joint Seminar #15 20220615 thumbnails


The 15th Seminar
Date and Time: June 15th 5:00pm – 6:00pm(JST) 10:00am-11:00am(CEST)
Venue:Zoom webinar
Language: English

Speaker: Naonori Ueda, RIKEN AIP
Title: Machine Learning Technologies for Disaster Resilience

In recent years, natural disasters such as a major earthquake and the accompanying big tsunami that cause enormous damage occur. It takes a huge amount of time and cost to restore a social system that suffered greatly every time. Disaster prevention and mitigation have become important social issues in Japan. In our research team, in the event of a natural disaster that brings about such a serious disaster, we aim to research and develop machine learning technologies. In this WS, In this seminar, we will present an overview of the research results of our team, including dynamic and static analysis of earthquakes and forecasting of typhoon intensification.

Naonori Ueda received the B.S., M.S., and Ph D degrees from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1982, 1984, and 1992, respectively. In 1984, he joined the Electrical Communication Laboratories, NTT, Japan, where he was engaged in research on image processing, pattern recognition, and computer vision. In 1991, he joined the NTT Communication Science Laboratories. From 1993 to 1994, he was a visiting scholar at Purdue University, USA. In 2010-2013, Director of NTT Communication Science Laboratories. He is a head of NTT Machine Learning & Data Science Center since 2014, and Director of Ueda Research Laboratory since 2016 (NTT Fellow). He engaged in research on image processing, pattern recognition, statistical machine learning, and data mining. Since 2016, he is a Deputy Director, Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN, where he engaged in AI research on medical science, weather, natural sciences such as disaster prevention and reduction, and social science based on machine learning technology. He is a Research Supervisor, Mathematical Information Platform, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) CREST, and is a visiting professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Informatics and Kobe University Graduate School of System Informatics.