3rd Kyoto University-Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium
July 9-10, 2016
Theme “Windows to the Future” - Looking Through the Eyes of Bio/Medical Technology, Mathematics, and Art - (Finished)

Executive Chair

Norihiro Tokitoh

Norihiro Tokitoh

Professor & Director, Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University

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Norihiro Tokitoh is a professor of chemistry at the Institute for Chemical Research (ICR), Kyoto University. He received his Ph. D. (1985) from the University of Tokyo. After spending some years as Research Associate (1986) and then Assistant Professor (1987) of Tsukuba Univ., and Assistant Professor (1989) and then Associate Professor (1994) of The University of Tokyo, he was appointed as Professor of the Institute for Fundamental Organic Chemistry, Kyushu Univ. in 1998 and moved to ICR, Kyoto University in 2000. He served as Guest Professor at Institute for Molecular Science (2001-2003), Technische Universität Braunschweig (2004-2007), and Universität Bonn (2013-), and Director of ICR (2008-2012, 2014-).

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His main research interest is focused on novel bonding and structures in heavier main group element chemistry. He received Incentive Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (1992), Progress Award in Silicon Chemistry, Japan (1996), Japan IBM Science Award (1998), Chemical Society of Japan Award for Creative Work (2003), Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2003), Lectureship Award of National Science Council, Republic of China (2007), Kim Yong Hae Lectureship Award of KAIST, Korea (2010), BCSJ Awards (2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2013), Best Reviewer Commendation (JSPS; 2010), and Re-invitation by AvH Research Award (2013). He contributed to several chemistry journals, such as Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry (Associate Editor for Asia, 1998-2006), Organometallics (Advisory Board Member, 2006-2009), Journal of Sulfur Chemistry (Editorial Board Member, 2001-), Main Group Metal Chemistry (Editorial Board Member, 2011-) and Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (Editor-in-chief, 2013-).

A list of selected Publications

Synthesis and Characterization of a Stable Dibismuthene: Evidence for a Bi-Bi Double Bond, Tokitoh, N.; Arai, Y.; Okazaki, R.; Nagase, S. Science, 1997, 277, 78-80.

A Stable Neutral Silaaromatic Compound, 2-{2,4,6-Tris[bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl]-phenyl}-2-silanaphthalene, Tokitoh, N.; Wakita, K.; Okazaki, R.; Nagase, S.; Schleyer, P. v. R.; Jiao, H. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 6951-6952.

New Progress in the Chemistry of Stable Metallaaromatic Compounds of Heavier Group 14 Elements, Tokitoh, N. Acc. Chem. Res. 2004, 37, 86-94.

Synthesis and Reactions of a Stable 1,2-Diaryl-1,2-dibromodisilene: A Precursor for Substituted Disilenes and a 1,2-Diaryldisilyne, Sasamori, T.; Hironaka, K. ; Sugiyama, Y.; Takagi, N.; Nagase, S.; Hosoi, Y. ; Furukawa, Y.; Tokitoh, N. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 13856-13857.

Stable Heavier Carbene Analogues, Mizuhata, Y.; Sasamori, T.; Tokitoh, N. Chem. Rev. 2009, 109, 3479-351.

Program Chair for the Category of Advanced Technology

Susumu Noda

Susumu Noda

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

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Professor Susumu Noda received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1982, 1984, and 1991, respectively, all in electronics. In 2006, he has received an honorary degree from Gent University, Gent, Belgium. From 1984 to 1988, he was with the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and he joined Kyoto University in 1988. Currently he is a full Professor with the Department of Electronic Science and Engineering and a director of Photonics and Electronics Science and Engineering Center (PESEC), Kyoto University. His research interest covers physics and applications of photonic and quantum nanostructures including photonic crystals and quantum dots.
Details of selected Awards and Honors
He received several awards including the IBM Science Award (2000), the Japan Society of Applied Physics Achievement Award on Quantum Electronics (2005), and OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award / Robert M. Burley Prize (2006), IEEE Fellow (2008), IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneering Award (2009), and Reo Esaki Awards (2009), Medal with Purple Ribbon (2014) and the 15th Japan Society of Applied Physics Outstanding Achievement Award (2015).
A list of selected Publications

Noda, et al, “Trapping and emission of photons by a single defect in a photonic bandgap structure”, Nature, vol. 407, No. 6804, pp.608-610 (OCT 5 2000)

Noda, et al, “Full three-dimensional photonic bandgap crystals at near-infrared wavelengths”, Science, vol.289 No. 5479, pp. 604-606 (JUL 28 2000)

Imada, Noda, et al, “Coherent two-dimensional lasing action in surface-emitting laser with triangular-lattice photonic crystal structure”, Appl. Phys. Lett., vol.75, No.3, pp. 316-318 (JUL 19 1999).

Akahane, Noda, et al, “High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal”, Nature, vol. 425, No. 6961, pp. 944-947 (OCT 30 2003).

Hirose, Noda, et al, “Watt-class high-power, high-beam-quality photonic-crystal lasers”, Nature Photonics, vol.8, No.5, pp. 406-411(May 2014).

and over 410 other publications
Total citation: over 13,500

Program Chair for the Field of Biotechnology and Medical Technology

Masatoshi HAGIWARA

Masatoshi HAGIWARA

Vice Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy Developmental Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University

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April 1978 – March 1984 Mie University School of Medicine
April 1984 – March 1987 Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Mie University
Academic Appointments:
April 1988 – September 1993 Research Associate, Nagoya University School of Medicine
July 1991 – December 1992 Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk Institute, U.S.A.
October 1993 – June 1995 Assistant Professor, Nagoya University School of Medicine
July 1995 – December 1996 Associate Professor, Nagoya University School of Medicine
January 1997 – March 2003 Professor of Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
April 2003 – August 2006 Director of Biomedical Science PhD Program, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
April 2003 – June 2010 Professor of Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
September 2003 – March 2006 General Manager of Intellectual Property Center, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
September 2008 – March 2011 Adjunct Professor of Chemical Biology Research Initiative, University of Tokyo
July 2010 – Chairman and Professor of Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Details of selected Awards and Honors
1989 Mie Medical Award
2015 The Kyoto Shinbun Grand Prize
A list of selected Publications

Kii I, Sumida Y, Goto T, Sonamoto R, Okuno Y, Yoshida S, Kato-Sumida T, Koike Y, Abe M, Nonaka Y, Ikura T, Ito N, Shibuya H, Hosoya T, & Hagiwara M, (2015) Selective inhibition of the kinase DYRK1A by targeting its folding process. Nature Communications. 7:11391. dol: 10.1038.

Ohnishi T, Yanazawa M, Sasahara T, Kitamura Y, Hiroaki H, Fukazawa Y, Kii I, Nishiyama T, Kakita A, Takeda H, Takeuchi A, Arai Y, Ito I, Komura H, Hirao H, Satomura K, Inoue M, Muramatsu S, Matsui K, Tada M, Sato M, Saijo E, Shigemitsu Y, Sakai S, Umetsu Y, Goda N, Takino N, Takahashi H, Hagiwara M, Sawasaki T, Iwasaki G, Nakamura Y, Nabeshima Y, Teplow DB, Hoshi M. (2015) Na,K-ATPaseα3 Is a Death Target of Alzheimer Patient Amyloid-β Assembly. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 112(32):4465-4474.

Yoshida M, Kataoka N, Miyauchi K, Ohe K, Iida K, Yoshida S, Nojima T, Okuno Y, Onogi H, Usui T, Takauchi A, Hosoya T, Suzuki T, and Hagiwara M, (2015) Rectifier of aberrant mRNA splicing recovers tRNA modification in familial dysautonomia. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 112(9):2764-2769.

Kuwasako K, Takahashi M, Unzai S, Tsuda K, Yoshikawa S, He F, Kobayashi N, Güntert P, Shirouzu M, Ito T, Tanaka A, Yokoyama S, Hagiwara M, Kuroyanagi H, and Muto Y. (2014) RBFOX and SUP-12 sandwich a guanine base to form a stable complex and regulate tissue-specific splicing. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 21(9):778-786.

Yamamoto M, Onogi H, Kii I, Yoshida S, Iida K, Sakai H, Abe M, Tsubota T, Ito N, Hosoya T, and Hagiwara M. (2014) CDK9 inhibitor FIT-039 prevents replication of multiple DNA viruses. J Clin Invest. 124(8):3479–3488.

Pozo N, Zahonero C, Fernández P, Liñares JM, Ayuso A, Hagiwara M, Pérez A, Ricoy JR, Hernández-Laín A, Sepúlveda JM, Sánchez-Gómez P. (2013) Inhibition of DYRK1A destabilizes EGFR and reduces EGFR-dependent glioblastoma growth. J Clin Invest. 123(6):2475-2487.

Kuroyanagi H, Watanabe Y, and Hagiwara M. (2013) CELF family RNA-binding protein UNC-75 regulates two sets of mutually exclusive exons of the unc-32 gene in neuron-specific manners in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Genet. 9(2):e1003337

Amin EM, Hua J, Cheung MK, Ni L, Kase S, Ren-nel ES, Gammons M, Nowak DG, Saleem MA, Hagiwara M, Schumacher VA, Harper SJ, Hinton D, Bates DO, Ladomery MR (2011) WT1 mutants reveal SRPK1 to be a downstream angiogenesis target by altering VEGF splicing. Cancer Cell 20(6):768-780.

Ninomiya K, Kataoka N, and Hagiwara M. (2011) Stress-responsive maturation of Clk1/4 pre-mRNAs promotes phosphorylation of SR splicing factor. J Cell Biol. 195(1):27-40.

Nishida A, Kataoka N, Takeshima Y, Yagi M, Awano, H, Ota, M, Itoh K, Hagiwara M, and Matsuo M (2011) Chemical treatment enhances skipping of a mutated exon in the dystrophin gene. Nature Commun 2, 308.

Program Co-Chair for the Field of Biotechnology and Medical Technology

Fumihiko Matsuda

Fumihiko Matsuda

Director, Professor, Center for Genomic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
Assistant to the Executive Vice-President for International Affairs, Kyoto University

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B.Sc. (Mathematics), 1983, Kyoto University
M. Sc. Med. (Genetics), 1986, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Ph.D. (Molecular Biology), 1990, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine

Professional Experience:
April, 1990 – June, 1990 Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS), Department of Medical Chemistry, Kyoto University
July, 1990 – March, 1997 Assistant Professor, Center for Molecular Biology and Genetics, Kyoto University
April, 1997 – July, 1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Chemistry, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
August, 1998 – November, 2007 Head of Gene Identification, Centre National de Génotypage, Evry France
2000 – Habilitation à diriger les recherches (HDR) – Université Paris-Sud
April, 2003 – Professor, Department of Genome Epidemiology (Joint Appointment), Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
April, 2003 – March, 2005 Advisor, Translational Research Informatics Center, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (Joint Appointment)
October, 2003 – September, 2008 Research Director, CREST(Core Research of Evolutional Science & Technology), Japan Science and Technology Agency (Joint Appointment)
April, 2004 – Professor, Unit of Human Disease Genomics, Center for Genomic Medicine (Joint Appointment) Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
April, 2005 – March, 2009 Visiting Senior Fellow, Translational Research Informatics Center, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation (Joint Appointment)
January, 2007 – December, 2010 Research Director, Institute National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM) U.852 (Joint Appointment)
November, 2008 – Director, Center for Genomic Medicine Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
October, 2014 – Assistant to the Executive Vice-President for International Affairs, Kyoto University
April, 2015 – Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University
January, 2016 – Research Director, Pasteur Kyoto International Joint Research Unit for Integrative Vaccinomics

Research Interests:

Human Disease Genomics
Integrated omics analysis of human multigenetic disorders
Large-scale genome cohort study

Professor Fumihiko Matsuda obtained his Ph.D. from Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1990 under the supervision of Professor Tasuku Honjo. He was appointed as an assistant professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in July 1990. His work throughout the period at Kyoto University until July 1998 is the elucidation of the organization of the human immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region (VH) gene locus. In 1998, he completed the nucleotide sequence of the entire locus and succeeded in the elucidation of genetic basis of antibody diversity. This project is a highly and globally recognized example of a successful genetic analysis of multigene family, and his work is in many textbooks of immunology.

In 1998, he joined Centre National de Genotypage in Evry, France as the head of gene identification. In 2003, he obtained a double appointment as a Professor of Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the directeur de recherche of INSERM (U. 852) and since 2008 he has been the Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine. Through various positions he has engaged, he has consistently devoted himself to the research for the human disease genomics using genome-wide approach.

His major research interests include integrated omics analysis of human multigenetic disorders and large-scale genome cohort study. He has experience in working in France for 10 years with international collaborators and is also promoting international collaborations with France, Canada, U.K. and Asian countries. By these reasons, nearly 50% of his publications are from international collaborations.

Details of selected Awards and Honors

‘Young Investigator Award’ September 2000, by The Japanese Biochemical Society
‘Award of Japanese Society for Immunology’ November 2000, by Japanese Society for Immunology

A list of selected Publications

Matsuda, F., Shin, E. K., Nagaoka, H., Matsumura, R., Haino, M., Fukita, Y., Taka-ishi, S., Imai, T., Riley, J. H., Anand, R., Soeda, E. and Honjo, T. (1993) Structure and physical map of 64 variable segments in the 0.8-megabase region of the human immunoglobulin heavy-chain locus. Nature genetics. 3, 88-94

Matsuda, F., Ishii, K., Bouvagnet, P., Kuma, K., Hayashida, H., Miyata, T. and Honjo, T. (1998) The complete nucleotide sequence of the human immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region locus. J. Exp. Med. 188, 2151-2162

International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium (2004) Finishing the euchromatic sequence of the human genome. Nature 431, 931-945.

Vasilescu, A., Terashima, Y., Enomoto, M., Heath, S., Poonpiriya, V., Gatanaga, H., Do, H., Diop, G., Hirtzig, T., Auewarakul, P., Lauhakirti, D., Sura, T., Charneau, P., Marullo, S., Therwath, A., Oka, S., Kanegasaki, S., Lathrop, M., Matsushima, K., Zagury, J. -F. and Matsuda, F. (2007) A haplotype of the human CXCR1 gene protective against rapid disease progression in HIV-1+ patients. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 104, 3354-3359.

Hung, R.J., McKay, J.D., Gaborieau, V., Boffetta, P., Hashibe, M., Zaridze, D., Mukeria, A., Szeszenia-Dabrowska, N., Lissowska, J., Rudnai, P., Fabianova, E., Mates, D., Bencko, V., Foretova, L., Janout, V., Chen, C., Goodman, G., Field, J.K., Liloglou, T., Xinarianos, G., Cassidy, A., McLaughlin, J., Liu, G., Narod, S., Krokan, H.E., Skorpen, F., Elvestad, M.B., Hveem, K., Vatten, L., Linseisen, J., Clavel-Chapelon, F., Vineism P., Bueno-de-Mesquita, H.B., Lund, E., Martinez, C., Bingham, S., Rasmuson, T., Hainaut, P., Riboli, E., Ahrens, W., Benhamou, S., Lagiou, P., Trichopoulos, D., Holcátová, I., Merletti, F., Kjaerheim, K., Agudo, A., Macfarlane, G., Talamini, R., Simonato, L., Lowry, R., Conway, D.I., Znaor, A., Healy, C., Zelenika, D., Boland, A., Delepine, M., Foglio, M., Lechner, D., Matsuda, F., Blanche, H., Gut, I., Heath, S., Lathrop, M. and Brennan, P. (2008) A susceptibility locus for lung cancer maps to nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit genes on 15q25. Nature. 452, 633-637.

SEARCH Collaborative Group, Link, E., Parish, S., Armitage, J., Bowman, L., Heath, S., Matsuda, F., Gut, I., Lathrop, M. and Collins, R. (2008) SLCO1B1 variants and statin-induced myopathy–a genomewide study. N. Engl. J. Med. 359, 789-799.

Takahashi, M., Saenko, V. A., Rogounovitch T. I., Kawaguchi, T., Drozd, V. M., Takigawa-Imamura, H., Natallia M. Akulevich, N. M., Ratanajaraya, C., Mitsutake, N., Takamura, N., Danilova, L. I., Lushchik, M. L., Demidchik, Y. E., Heath, S., Yamada, R., Lathrop, M., Matsuda, F. and Yamashita, S. (2010) The FOXE1 locus is a major genetic determinant for radiation-related thyroid carcinoma in Chernobyl. Hum. Mol. Genet. 19, 2516-2523.

Okada, Y., Wu, D., Trynka, G., Raj, T., Terao, C., Ikari, K., Kochi, Y., Ohmura, K., Suzuki, A., Yoshida, S., Graham, R. R., Manoharan, A., Ortmann, W., Bhangale, T., Denny, J. C., Carroll, R. J., Eyler, A. E., Greenberg, J. D., Kremer, J. M., Pappas, D. A., Jiang, L., Yin, J., Ye, L., Su, D. F., Yang, J., Xie, G., Keystone, E., Westra, H. J., Esko, T., Metspalu, A., Zhou, X., Gupta, N., Mirel, D., Stahl, E. A., Diogo, D., Cui, J., Liao, K., Guo, M. H., Myouzen, K., Kawaguchi, T., Coenen, M. J. H., van Riel, P. L. C. M., van de Laar, M. A. F. J., Guchelaar, H. J., Huizinga, T. W. J., Dieude, P., Mariette, X., Bridges Jr, S. L., Zhernakova, A., Toes, R. E. M., Tak, P. P., Miceli-Richard, C., Bang, S. Y., Lee, H. S., Martin, J., Gonzalez-Gay, M. A., Rodriguez-RodriguezL., Rantapaa-Dahlqvist, S., Arlestig, L., Choi, H. K., Kamatani, Y., Galan, P., Lathrop, M., the RACI consortium, the GARNET consortium, Eyre, S., Bowes, J., Barton, A., de Vries, N., Moreland, L. W., Criswell, L. A., Karlson, E. W., Taniguchi, A., Yamada, R., Kubo, M., Liu, J. S., Bae, S. C., Worthington, J., Padyukov, L., Klareskog, L., Gregersen, P. K., Raychaudhuri, S., Stranger, B. E., De Jager, P. L., Franke, L., Visscher, P. M., Brown, M. A., Yamanaka, H., Mimori, T., Takahashi, A., Xu, H., Behrens, T. W., Siminovitch, K. A., Momohara, S., Matsuda, F., Yamamoto, K. and Plenge, R. M. (2014) Genetics of rheumatoid arthritis contributes to biology and drug discovery. Nature 506, 376-381.

Segawa, K., Kurata, S., Yanagihashi, Y., Brummelkamp, T. R., Matsuda, F. and Nagata, S. (2014) Caspase-mediated cleavage of phospholipid flippase for apoptotic phosphatidylserine exposure. Science. 344, 1164-1168.

Higasa, K., Miyake, N., Yoshimura, J., Okamura, K., Niihori, T., Saitsu, H., Doi, K., Shimizu, M., Nakabayashi, K., Aoki, Y., Tsurusaki, Y., Morishita, S., Kawaguchi, T., Migita, O., Nakayama, K., Nakashima, M., Mitsui, J., Narahara, M., Hayashi, K., Funayama, R., Yamaguchi, D., Ishiura, H., Ko, W. Y., Hata, K., Nagashima, T., Yamada, R., Matsubara, Y., Umezawa, A., Tsuji, S., Matsumoto, N. and Matsuda, F. (2016) Human Genetic Variation Database (HGVD), a reference database of genetic variations in the Japanese population. J. Hum. Genet. Feb 25. doi: 10.1038/jhg.2016.12. [Epub ahead of print]

Program Chair for the Category of Basic Sciences

Atsushi Moriwaki

Atsushi Moriwaki

Dean & Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

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1986 – 1995 Research Assistant of Kyoto University
1992 – 1995 Assistant Professor of UCLA
1995 – 2003 Associate Professor of Kyoto University
2003 – Professor of Kyoto University
2008 – 2009 Vice-Dean of Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
2010 – 2014 Assistant to the Executive Vice-President
2014 – 2015 Vice-President
2015 – Dean of Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Details of selected Awards and Honors
2001 2001 Japanese Mathematical Society’s Fall Prize
A list of selected Publications

■ Papers

Inequality of Bogomolov-Gieseker type on arithmetic surfaces. Duke Math. J. 74 (1994), no. 3, 713-761.

Arithmetic Bogomolov-Gieseker’s inequality. Amer. J. Math. 117 (1995), no. 5, 1325-1347.

Relative Bogomolov’s inequality and the cone of positive divisors on the moduli space of stable curves. J. Amer. Math. Soc. 11 (1998), no. 3, 569-600.

The continuity of Deligne’s pairing. Internat. Math. Res. Notices 1999, no. 19, 1057-1066.

Arithmetic height functions over finitely generated fields. Invent. Math. 140 (2000), no. 1, 101-142.

A generalization of conjectures of Bogomolov and Lang over finitely generated fields. Duke Math. J. 107 (2001), no. 1, 85-102.

Continuity of volumes on arithmetic varieties. J. of Algebraic geometry 18 (2009), 407-457.

Zariski decompositions on arithmetic surfaces, Publ. RIMS Kyoto Univ., 48 (2012), 799-898. (DOI) 10.2977/PRIMS/89.

Toward Dirichlet’s unit theorem on arithmetic varieties, Kyoto J. of Math., 53 (2013), 197-259. (DOI) 10.1215/21562261-1966116.

Semiample invertible sheaves with semipositive continuous hermitian metrics, Algebra and Number Theory, 9 (2015), 503-509.

■ Books

Arakelov geometry. Translations of Mathematical Monographs, vol 244, (2014), American Mathematical Society.

Adelic divisors on arithmetic varieties, Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 242, Num. 1144, DOI:, (2016).

Program Chair for the Field of Mathematical Sciences

Michio Yamada

Michio Yamada

Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University

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1983 Ph.D Degree in Science, Kyoto University
1983 – 1987 Research Associate, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
1987 – 1992 Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
1991 Professeur Invite (Universite Blaise Pascal)
1992 – 1995 Associate Professor, Graduate School for Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo
1995 – 2003 Professor, Graduate School for Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo
2003 – Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University
Details of selected Awards and Honors
1992 Horiuchi Prize (Meteorological Society of Japan)
1999 Best Paper Award (The Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
2014 Award for Outstanding Paper in Fluid Mechanics (The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics)
A list of selected Publications

K.Gotoh, M.Yamada and J.Mizushima, “The Theory of Stability of Spatially Periodic Parallel Flows”, J.Fluid Mech., Vol.127, 1983, pp.45-58.

M.Yamada, “Landau Equation and Mean Flow Distortion in Nonlinear Stability Theory of Parallel Free Flows”, J.Phys.Soc.Japan, Vol.55-8, 1986, pp.2641-2647.

M.Yamada and K.Ohkitani, “Lyapunov Spectrum of a Chaotic Model of Three Dimensional Turbulence”, J.Phys.Soc.Japan, Vol.56-12, 1987, pp.4210-4213.

K.Ohkitani and M.Yamada, “Temporal Intermittency in the Energy Cascade Process and Local Lyapunov Analysis in Fully-Developed Model Turbulence”, Prog.Theor.Phys., Vol.81-2, 1989, pp.329-341.

M.Yamada and K.Ohkitani, “An Identification of Energy Cascade in Turbulence by Orthonormal Wavelet Analysis”, Prog.Theor.Phys., Vol.86-4, 1991, pp.799-815.

S.Yoden and M.Yamada, “A Numerical Experiment on Two-Dimensional Decaying Turbulence on a Rotating Sphere”, J.Atmos.Sci., Vol.50-4, 1993, pp.631-643.

F.Sasaki and M.Yamada, “Biorthogonal Wavelet Adapted to Integral Operators and Their Applications”, Japan J. of Indust. Appl. Math., Vol.14, No.2, 1997, pp.257-277.

S.Kato and M.Yamada, “Unstable periodic solutions embedded in a shell model turbulence”, Phys.Rev.E., 68, 025302(R), 2003.

K.Ishimoto and M.Yamada, “A coordinate-based proof of the scallop theorem”, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 72(5), 1686-1694, 2012.

E.Sasaki, S.Takehiro and M.Yamada, 2015, “Bifurcation structure of two-dimensional viscous zonal flows on a rotating sphere”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 774, pp 224- 244, 2015.

Program Co-Chair for the Field of Mathematical Sciences

Shigefumi Mori

Shigefumi Mori

Director-General, Distinguished Professor, The Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Project Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences

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1973 B.A., Kyoto University, Japan
1975 M.A., Kyoto University, Japan
1978 Dr. Sci., Kyoto University, Japan
1975 Assistant, Kyoto University
1977 – 1980 Assistant Professor, Harvard University
1980 Lecturer, Nagoya University
1981 – 1982 Visiting Member, I.A.S., Princeton
1982 Associate Professor, Nagoya University
1985 – 1987 Visiting Professor, Columbia University
1988 Professor, Nagoya University
1990 – 2016 Professor, RIMS, Kyoto University
1991 – 1992 Visiting Professor, University of Utah
2011 – 2014 Director, RIMS, Kyoto University
2016 – Distinguished Professor, Director-General, The Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Details of selected Awards and Honors
1983 Iyanaga Prize, the Mathematical Society of Japan
1984 Chunichi Cultural Prize
1989 Inoue Prize for Science
1990 Frank Nelson Cole Prize, American Mathematical Society
Japan Academy Prize (with S. Iitaka and Y. Kawamata)
Fields Prize, ICM at Kyoto, Japan
Person of Cultural Merits, Japanese Government
1992 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1999 Member, the Japan Academy
2004 Fujihara Award
A list of selected Publications

Projective manifolds with ample tangent bundles, Ann. Math. 110(1979) 593–606.

Threefolds whose canonical bundles are not numerically effective, Ann. Math. 116 (1982) 133–176.

(with S. Mukai) Classification of Fano 3-folds with B2 ≥ 2, Manuscripta Math. 36 (1981) 147–162; Erratum 110 (2003) 407.

On 3-dimensional terminal singularities, Nagoya Math. J. 98 (1985) 43–66.

(with Y. Miyaoka) A numerical criterion of uniruledness, Ann. of Math. 124 (1986) 65–69.

Flip theorem and the existence of minimal models for 3-folds, Journal of the AMS 1 (1988) 117–253.

(with J. Koll ́ar and Y. Miyaoka) Rationally connected varieties, Journal of Alg. Geom. 1 (1992) 429–448.

(with S. Keel) Quotients by groupoids, Ann. of Math. 145 (1997) 193–213.

(with O. Fujino) A canonical bundle formula, J. Diff. Geom. 56(2000) 167–188.

(with Y. Prokhorov) On Q-conic bundles, Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci., 44 (2008) 315–369.

Program Chair for the Category of Arts and Philosophy

Shoko Suzuki

Shoko Suzuki

Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University

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Shoko Suzuki, Dr. Phil., is Professor at Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University in Japan. Dr. Suzuki is also a member of the Science Council of Japan, the Board of Education in Kyoto and the Board of Directors of the Japanese Society for the Philosophy of Education. She was the academic leader of a program in Kyoto University’s Global Center of Excellence, titled “Revitalizing Education for Dynamic Hearts and Minds (2007-2012)”. Prior to that, Dr. Suzuki was involved in research activities at the University of Cologne, Germany from 1982 to 1989 and enjoyed a guest professorship at the Free University of Berlin, Germany from 2009 to 2010.

A list of selected Publications

Suzuki, Shoko (2014): Ernährungspädagogik in Japan. In: Althans, B./Schmidt, F./Wulf, Chr.: Nahrung als Bildung. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf einen anthropologischen Zusammenhang, Beltz Juventa; Weinheim/Basel 2014, S.128-138.

Suzuki, S./Wulf, Ch. (2013): Auf dem Weg des Lebens – West- östliche Meditation. Logos Verlag; Berlin.

Suzuki, S. (2013): Wisdom on the Pursuit of Happiness in Daily Life: Christmas Celebration in the German Family, Klien, S./Wulf, Chr. (Hrsg.) Paragrana- Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie, Band 22, Heft1: Well-Being – Emotions, Rituals, and Performances in Japan, P.235-248.

Suzuki, Shoko (2012):‚ The Kyoto School and J.F.Herbart‘. In: P. Standish,/N. Saito, (ed.): Education and the Kyoto School of Philosophy. Pedagogy for Human Transformation, Heidelberg/New York/London, P.41-53.

Suzuki, S./Wulf, Chr. u. anderen (2011): Glück der der Familie. Wiesbaden; VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften; Wiesbaden.

Suzuki, S. (2010): Sein und Werden – Poiesis in Gesten, in: Wulf Chr./Fischer-Lichte, E. (Hrsg.): Geste, Wilhelm Fink, S. 116-122.

Suzuki, S. (2010): Takt in Modern Education. Münster/New York; Waxmann

Suzuki, S. (2008): Die Zukunft verhandeln. Aus der Sicht der Wissenschafts-kommunikation in der Risikoforschung und Bioethik Japans, in: Paragrana-Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie. Bd.17: Das Menschliche Leben, S.187-194.

Suzuki, S. (2008): Takt als Medium, in: Paragrana- Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie, Bd.16, S. 145-167.

Suzuki, S./Wulf, Chr. (ed.) (2007): Mimesis/Poiesis/Performativity. Münster/New York; Waxmann.

Program Chair for the Field of Arts



Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University

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A brief Biography

Hiroshi Yoshioka was born in Kyoto, in 1956. He studied aesthetics and theory of art at Kyoto University. He taught at Konan University, IAMAS (Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences), and at the Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University. From April 2016 he is professor at Kokoro Research Centre, Kyoto University. He has taught, made researches and written about aesthetics, art theory and information culture. He has also been involved in publication of critical journals, in curatorial works in contemporary art and media arts. He was the editor-in-chief for the critical journal Diatxt. He was the general director for Kyoto Biennale 2003, and Gifu Ogaki Biennale 2006. He was the chair of ICMAG (International Convention on Manga, Animation, Game and Media Art, 2011-2013) organized by the Agency of Culture.

A list of selected Publications

Joho to seimei: No, kompyuta, uchu (Information and Life: The Brain, Computers, and the Universe, with Hisashi Muroi, Shin’yosha, 1993) [Japanese only]

“Samurai and Self-colonization in Japan” (Decolonization of Imagination, ed. Jan N. Pieterse, Zed Publishers, London, 1995)

Shiso no genzaikei: Fukuzatsukei, dennokukan, afodansu (The Present Tense of Thought: Complex Systems, Cyberspace, and Affordance Theory, Kodansha, 1997) [Japanese only]

Diatxt. vol.1-8, (Kyoto Art Centre, 2000-2003) [Japanese and English]

Kosoku Suronesu: Kyoto Biennale 2003 (Slowness at the Speed of Light, Kyoto Art Centre, 2004) [Japanese and English]

Janken, the Power of Chance: Gifu-Ogaki Biennale 2006 (IAMAS, 2007) [Japanese and English]

“Dejitaru Media no Keijijoygaku” (“Metaphysics of Digital Media,” Kyoto Bigaku Bijutsushigaku, vol7., Kyoto University, 2007) [Japanese only]

“Cultural Parasitology: Art in it’s Sociopolitical Complexity”(Interface Culture: Artistic Aspects on Interaction, Linz, 2009)

“Media Geijutsu toha nanika?”(“What is ‘Media Geijutsu?’,” Tetsugaku Kenkyu, Kyoto Tetsugakukai, 2010) [Japanese only]

Program Co-Chair for the Field of Arts

Kasuya Akiko

Akiko Kasuya

Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts

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A brief Biography

Born in Hyogo, Japan in 1963, she is a Professor of General Science of Art at Kyoto City University of Art. Formerly she served as Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Museum of Art, Osaka. Her major exhibitions include Art and The Environment (Geijutsu to Kankyo, 1998); A Second Talk (Ima Hanaso, 2002); Positioning-In the New Reality of Europe (Tenkan Ki no Saho, 2005); Three Individuals: Zon Ito, Hajime Imamura, Yoshihiro Suda (Mittsu no Koten, 2006); Still/Motion: Liquid Crystal Painting (Ekisho Kaiga, 2008); Chiharu Shiota: Breath of the Spirit(Seishin no Kokyu, 2008); Tatsuno Art Project 2011-2015; Homage to Kantor – Theater of Death (Shi no Gekijo, 2015) etc.

Details of selected Awards and Honors
Prize for the exhibition “Positioning-In the New Reality of Europe”(The Western Art Foundation)
A list of selected Publications

Kasuya, Akiko (2005): Lodz/Warsaw, Krakow (translation)/ Witkacy and his age, in: Iguchi, Toshino and Kodera, Tsukasa(ed.), Avant Garde Declaration—Modernism in Central-Eastern Europe (Avant Garde Sengen—Chuo no Modernism), Sangensha, pp.120-148、pp.149-153、pp.154-155

Kasuya, Akiko (2007): History of Polish Art, in: For Those Who Learn Poland (Poland Gaku wo Manabu Hito no Tameni), Sekaishisosha, pp. 207-233

Kasuya, Akiko (2012): Alternative Art Now: From Japan/Alternative Art Now: Sztuka Alternatiwa z japonii, in: 14th Media Art Biennale WRO 2011 Alternative Now, The WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, pp.50-53, 112-114

Kasuya, Akiko (2012): The crack between imagination and symbolism; The exhibition “HANA: the adventure of our vision in interval of reality and a fiction”, in: ART OF JAPAN, JAPANISMS AND POLISH-JAPANESE ART RELATIONS, Agnieszka Kluczewska-Wojcik and Jerzy Malinowski, Polish Institute of World Art Studies & Tako Publishing House, Torun, pp.347-351

Kasuya, Akiko (2012): “Overturning” the everyday; one aspect of contemporary art, in: AESTHETICS AND CULTURES, Krystyna Wilkowszewska, universitas, Krakow, pp.177-187

Kasuya, Akiko and Iguchi, Toshino (2013): Modern Art in Central Europe (Chuo no Modern Art), Sairyusha

Kasuya, Akiko, Iguchi, Toshino, Miyazaki, Atsushi and Zora Rusinova (2014): Contemporary Art of Central Europe (Chuo no Gendai Bijutsu), Sairyusya

Kasuya, Akiko (2014): Polish Avant-garde Art: Applied Fantasy for Survival (Poland no Zenei Bijutsu), Sogensha

Kasuya, Akiko (2015): Applied Social Art: The Potential of Art and Criticism After, March 11, 2011 (Akiko Kasuya), Introduction, in: Krystyna Wilkoszewska (ed.), Aesthetics in Action, 18th IAA Yearbook, pp. 391-392

Secretariat of Symposium

Susumu Yoshida

Susumu Yoshida

Specially Appointed Professor, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University

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A brief Biography
He was engaged in the education and research of information and communication engineering for 40 years in Kyoto University until his retirement in March 2013. Since October 2013, he has been with the Office of the President and then, due to reorganization, with General Affairs Department of Kyoto University. He has also been serving as council members of Science Council of Japan and Radio Regulatory Council of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
Details of selected Awards and Honors
2007 Ericsson Telecommunications Award
2011 Radio Day Ministerial Commendations, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
2013 Okawa Prize
2014 Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
A list of selected Publications

J.X. Yu, Y. Li, H. Murata and S. Yoshida,
“Hybrid-ARQ Scheme Using Different TCM for Retransmission”,
IEEE Trans. Communications, vol.48, no.10, pp. 1609-1613, Oct. 2000.

K. Yamamoto and S. Yoshida,
“Tradeoff between area spectral efficiency and end-to-end throughput in rate-adaptive multihop radio networks”,
IEICE Trans. Communications, vol.E88-B, no.9, pp.3532-3540, Sept. 2005.

S. Kucera, S. Aissa and S. Yoshida,
“Adaptive channel allocation for enabling target SINR achievability in power-controlled wireless networks”,
IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, vol.9, no. 2, pp.833-843, Feb. 2010

H. Murata, S. Yoshida, K. Yamamoto, D. Umehara, S. Denno, M. Morikura,
“Software radio-based distributed multi-user MIMO testbed: Towards green wireless communications”,
IEICE Trans. Fundamentals, vol.E96-A, no.1, pp.247-254, Jan. 2013.