Shin’ichi Konomi

Professor, Kyushu University, Japan

Shin’ichi Konomi is a Professor and Director of Learning Analytics Center at the Faculty of Arts and Science, and a Professor at School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation, Kyushu University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Kyoto University in 1996, and M.Eng. degree in Computer Science and Communication Engineering from Kyushu University. Before joining Kyushu University in 2017, he was an associate professor at the University of Tokyo, a senior research associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a postdoctoral research scientist at GMD (German National Research Centre for Information Technology with eight institutes in three different cities; since 2001 merged with Fraunhofer Society). He conducts research based on human-centric and data-centric approaches to develop novel computational environments that make people smarter and happier. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, DBSJ, and GIS Association of Japan.

Recent Keynote & Invited Talks

The 7th Asian Workshop on Smart Sensor Systems, Munakata, 2019: Learning Analytics for All: Opportunities and Challenges (keynote)

Gerontechnology Symposium 2018, Kuala Lumpur, 2018: Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments for Older Adults (keynote)

International Symposium on Learning Analytics And Adaptive Aids for Active Adults At All Ages (LA9), Fukuoka, 2018: Extending Learning Analytics to Support Active Adults at All Ages.

Selected Recent Grant

Supporting Multigenerational Co-creation and Social Activities by Enhancing Learning Analytics Platforms, JST Mirai Grant 17-171024547, under the program “improving intellectual capability to enhance a socially active life for overcoming the reducing labor force,” 2017-2019, (Project Leader).

Selected Honors and Awards

Best Short Paper Award of the 2017 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI 2017): Shin’ichi Konomi, Tomoyo Sasao, Simo Hosio, Kaoru Sezaki, Exploring the Use of Ambient WiFi Signals to Find Vacant Houses, 2017.

Best Paper Award of the 1st International Conference on Distributed Ambient and Pervasive Interactions: Shin’ichi Konomi, Kenta Shoji, Wataru Ohno, Rapid Development of Civic Computing Services: Opportunities and Challenges, 2013.

Professional service

Founding Associate Editor, PACM Journal on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), ACM Press, 2016-

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, IOS Press, 2013-

Program Chair, International Conference on Distributed Ambient and Pervasive Interactions in the context of HCI International Conference, 2018, 2019, 2020