Yutaka Arakawa was born in 1977. He received B.E., M.E., and Ph.D., from Keio University, Japan, in 2001, 2003, and 2006, respectively. He was an assistant professor at Keio University in 2006 and became an assistant professor at Kyushu University in 2009. Additionally, he worked as a visiting researcher at ENSEEIHT (France) in 2011, and at DFKI (Germany) in 2012. From 2013, he is an associate professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Also, he is selected as a researcher of JST PRESTO from 2016.
He received Best Paper Award of APCC/COIN2008, IPSJ Yamashita SIG Research Award in 2011, 24th Hiroshi Ando Memorial Award in 2011, Mobile App Competition 2nd place in ACM MobiCom 2014, IPSJ Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2015, and Best Demo Award in Ubicomp/ISWC2016. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, IPSJ, and IEICE.
He was a visiting faculty at UCLA NESL from July 2017 to July 2018.
Experience: 2016- Visiting researcher, Osaka Prefecture University (Osaka, Japan) Visiting Associate Professor, Osaka University (Osaka, Japan) Visiting Associate Professor, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan) Researcher, JST PRESTO 2013- Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Nara, Japan) : Main job 2009 to 2013 Assistant Professor, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan) 2012 to 2013 Visiting researcher, DFKI (Kaiserslautern, Germany) 2011 to 2012 Visiting researcher, Enseeiht of Toulouse University (Toulouse, France) 2006 to 2009 Assistant Professor, Keio University (Kanagawa, Japan) 2005 to 2006 Research Assistant, Keio University (Kanagawa, Japan)
Service: Post and Demo chair, ACM MobiSys2016 Financial chair, Mobiquitous2016 Local arrangement chair, ICMU2016 Panel chair, ICMU2015 Local arrangement chair, ICMU2014
Research Interests: My current research interest is human activity recognition, location-based information system, and information technology for human behavior change.
Other Publications:  Y. Arakawa and Y. Matsuda, “[Invited Paper] Gamification mechanism for enhancing a participatory urban sensing: survey and practical results,” Journal of Information Processing, Vol.24, No.1, pp.31–38, Jan. 2016.  N. Amornpashara, Y. Arakawa, M. Tamai, and K. Yasumoto, “Phorec: Context-Aware Photography Support System based on Social Data Analysis,” Journal of Information Processing, Vol.23, No.3, pp.373–380, May 2015.  Y. Arakawa, T. Scheffler, S. Baumann and A. Dengel, “Social Tourist Map -Discovering Popular Point of Interests for Tourism from Social Data-,” IPSJ Trans. on Consumer Devices and Systems, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 1–11, April 2014.  T. Abe, Y. Arakawa, S. Tagashira, and A. Fukuda, “Energy-efficient Data Collection Method with Multiple Deadlines for Wireless Sensor Networks,” Journal of Information Processing, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 320–328, Mar. 2013.  Y. Ueyama, M. Tamai, Y. Arakawa, and K. Yasumoto, “Gamification-Based Incentive Mechanism for Participatory Sensing”, IEEE CROWDSENSING 2014 (First International Workshop on Crowd- sensing Methods, Techniques, and Applications) in conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2014, pp.98–103, Mar. 24, 2014.  Y. Hirabe, Y. Arakawa, and K. Yasumoto, “Logging All the Touch Operations on Android,” The 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU2014), pp.94–95, Jan. 6–8, 2014. (Poster/Demo)  Y.Arakawa, S. Tagashira, and A. Fukuda, “mockSensor : Faking Remote Sensors As Embedded Sensors for a Functional Enhancement of Android,” ACM SenSys 2013, No.66, November 11–15, 2013. (Demo)  Y. Arakawa, S. Tagashira, and A. Fukuda, “Relationship Analysis between User’s Contexts and Real Input Words through Twitter,” IEEE Globecom 2010 Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing and Networks, pp.1813–1817, Dec. 2010.
Awards: 2016 Best Demo Award, ACM Ubicomp/ISWC2016 2015 IPSJ Nagao Special Researcher Award, Information Processing Society of Japan 2014 2nd place, App competition in ACM MobiCom 2014, Hawaii, USA 2014 Best Poster Award, ICMU 2014 2011 Ando Incentive Prize for the Study of Electronics, The Foundation of Ando Laboratory 2011 IPSJ Yamashita SIG Research Award, Information Processing Society of Japan 2010 Best Presentation Award and Excellent Paper Award, IPSJ DICOMO2010 2008 Best Paper Award, APCC/COIN 2008