Professor Yutaka Matsuo

Professor Yutaka Matsuo

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Title: Social Network Mining for People Search

In this talk, I shall introduce several techniques used to mine social
networks from Web information. The objective of the research is the
mining of large-scale entity-relation networks from the Web to support
advanced knowledge integration, structuring, and retrieval. The key
feature of the algorithm is its utilization of a search engine public
interface with machine-learning and text-processing techniques. This
talk presents a summary of our studies reported at several past
conferences including WWW, IJCAI, and AAAI. It will cover the
technologies underlying the most popular people search application in
Japan, called SPYSEE, which has 20 million page-views per month.

Short Bio:

Yutaka Matsuo is an Associate Professor at the Institute of
Engineering Innovation, The University of Tokyo. He received his BS,
MS, and PhD degrees from The University of Tokyo in 1997, 1999, and
2002 (supervised by Prof. Ishizuka). He worked at the National
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) during
2002–2007. His emphases of study are web mining (specifically social
network mining), text processing, and semantic web in the context of
artificial intelligence research.

Prof. Matsuo is a prominent young researcher in the information
technology field in Japan. He received the Japanese Society for
Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) Best Paper Award in 2002, the JSAI
Anniversary Project Award in 2006, and Information Processing Society
of Japan (IPSJ) Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2008. He joined the
editorial committee of JSAI in 2004, and currently serves as Associate
Editor-in-Chief. He received a Japan Society for the Promotion of
Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad in 2005 and
remained for two years at the Center for the Study of Language and
Information (CSLI) at Stanford University. He is a PC member of
several conferences and is an editor of journals including the
International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), International
Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), and IEEE Transactions
on Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining (TKDE).