Kenji HATANO, Ph.D. (to Japanese page)
Kenji HATANO received the B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Kobe University in 1995, 1997 and 1999, respectively. He had studied information retrieval techniques for multimedia data, such as text documents, image and video data, under the supervision of Prof. Katsumi Tanaka.
He is currently a professor of Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Kobe University in 1999, an assistant professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology from 1999 through 2006，a lecturer from 2006 through 2008 and an associate professor from 2008 through 2015 at Doshisha University. He was also a visiting researcher at AT&T Labs-Research in 2005, and a part-time lecturer at Kobe Shoin Women's University from 1999 through 2001 and Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology in 2002.
His research interests include information retrieval techniques and applications on database systems. Currently, he has been developing an scoring methods for XML search engines to take into account term and structural information of XML documents. In the near future, he would like to construct the XML fragment retrieval system using both IR and DB techniques. Also, he is interested in applying the techniques of information science to a lot of different research area, such as biological science, medical science, and so on. His all publications are listed on this Web server. His selected papers list is also available in online publication servers, such as ACM DL Author Page, Computer Science Bibliography, Google Scholar, and ORCID. Some research publications were received the best paper award of IEICE Data Engineering Workshop 2004, IEICE Journal Best Paper Award in 2006, the best paper award of International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2008, the best paper award of the 8th International Conference on Digital Society, and 2015 DBSJ Young Researcher's Achievement and Contribution Award.
He is a member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE Computer Society, Database Society of Japan (DBSJ), Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), and Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ).