Yoichi Miyawaki, PhD

Associate Professor
Center for Frontier Science and Engineering
The University of Electro-Communications
1-5-1, Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, JAPAN
Phone: +81-42-443-5982, FAX: +81-42-443-5772
E-mail:

Keywords: computational neuroscience, non-invasive brain measurement/stimulation, cognitive neuroscience, machine learning, vision science.

[Japanese/English]



Call for applications

We invite a couple of graduate students to join in our laboratory every year. Please contact to Yoichi Miyawaki (see the above contact address) if you are interested. See also here (the application form for FY2015) to know how to apply to the graduate school of UEC Tokyo. Students performing research projects for a bachelor's thesis in our laboratory mainly come from Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems. If you are interested in joining in our laboratory as an undergraduate, please contact to Yoichi Miyawaki, too.



Visual image reconstruction (see Neuron, 60(5))


Neural mechanisms of TMS (see Neural Comput, 16(2))

Selected publications

Tomoyasu Horikawa, Masako Tamaki, Yoichi Miyawaki, Yukiyasu Kamitani, ``Neural decoding of visual imagery during sleep,'' Science, vol.340, pp.639 - 642 (2013).

Yusuke Fujiwara, Yoichi Miyawaki, Yukiyasu Kamitani, ``Modular encoding and decoding models derived from Bayesian canonical correlation analysis,'' Neural Computation, vol.25, pp.979 - 1005 (2013).

Yoichi Miyawaki, Takashi Shinozaki, Masato Okada, ``Spike suppression in a local cortical circuit induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation,'' Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 33, 405-419 (2012).

Yusuke Fujiwara, Yoichi Miyawaki, Yukiyasu Kamitani, ``Estimating image bases for visual image reconstruction from human brain activity,'' Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 22, 576-584 (2010).

Naruse Yasushi, Ayumu Matani, Yoichi Miyawaki, Masato Okada, ``Influence of coherence between multiple cortical columns on alpha rhythm: A computational modeling study,'' Human Brain Mapping, 31, 703-715 (2010).

Yoichi Miyawaki, Hajime Uchida, Okito Yamashita, Masa-aki Sato, Yusuke Morito, Hiroki C. Tanabe, Norihiro Sadato, Yukiyasu Kamitani, ``Visual image reconstruction from human brain activity using a combination of multi-scale local image decoders,'' Neuron, 60, 915-929 (2008).
*Selected for cover image
*Commented by Kay and Gallant, Nat Neurosci, 12, 245-246 (2009)
*Links to a movie of visual image reconstruction results ( YouTube / Cell Press )

Yoichi Miyawaki and Masato Okada, ``Mechanism of neural interference by transcranial magnetic stimulation: network or single neuron?,'' Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 16, 1295-1302 (2004).

Yoichi Miyawaki, and Masato Okada, ``A Network Model of Perceptual Suppression Induced by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,'' Neural Computation, 16, 309-331 (2004).
*Selected for cover image

Ryusuke Hayashi, Yoichi Miyawaki, Taro Maeda, Susumu Tachi, ``Unconscious adaptation: a new illusion of depth induced by stimulus features without depth,'' Vision Research, 43, 2773-2782 (2003).


Full publication list (Japanese/English)

Career

March 2012 - present
Associate Professor, Center for Frontier Science and Engineering, UEC Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

April 2006 - February 2012
Researcher of NICT and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan.

April 2005 - March 2006
Research Scientist of RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan.

April 2004 - March 2005
JST Postdoctoral fellow/Research Scientist (visiting) of RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan.

April 2001 - March 2004
Special Postdoctoral Researcher of RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan

During these period,
April 2006 - March 2007
Visiting researcher of RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan.

Academic Background

April 1998 - March 2001
Department of Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies,
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
PhD Dissertation: Study of visual information processing in the early- and mid-level vision using visual evoked potentials
The University of Tokyo, March 2001. Advisor: Prof. Susumu Tachi.

April 1996 - March 1998
Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics,
Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
MSc Dissertation: Study of visual information processing involved in binocular stereopsis using visual evoked potentials
The University of Tokyo, March 1998. Advisor: Prof. Susumu Tachi.

April 1992 - March 1996
Department of Applied Physics,
School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
BSc Dissertation: Responses of FRC plasmas by fast magnetic pulse
Osaka University, March 1996. Advisor: Prof. Seiichi Goto.

Awards

Best paper award of Japanese Neural Network Society (2014).
ATR excellent research award (2009).
Best paper award of Japanese Neural Network Society (2009).
RIKEN testimonial award (2005).
Research promotion award for young scientists of Japanese Neural Network Society (2004).
RIKEN testimonial award (2004).
Research promotion award for young scientists of Biological and Physiological Engineering Society (2003).
Research promotion award for young scientists of Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (2000).

Research Funds

FY2014
The Naito Foundation Natural Science Scholarship
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

FY2014
Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE),
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (SOUMU)
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

FY2014
Narishige Neuroscience Research Foundation
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

FY2014 - FY2015
Initiative for High-Dimensional Data-Driven Science through Deepening of Sparse Modeling,
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

FY2014 - FY2016
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C),
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

FY2014 - FY2015
KDDI Foundation Research Grant Program
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

FY2011 - FY2012
Brain and Information Science on Material Perception,
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

FY2007 - FY2009
Grants for young investigators of ICT research,
Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE),
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (SOUMU)
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

FY2005 - FY2007
Grants-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B),
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Principal Investigator: Yoichi Miyawaki

Fellowship

FY2001 - FY2004
RIKEN special postdoctoral researcher (with research grant)
Title: Hierarchical information processing and neural networks in early- and mid-level vision

Societies

Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
Vision Sciences Society (VSS)
The Japan Neuroscience Society
Japanese Neural Network Society
The Vision Society of Japan
The Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
The Virtual Reality Society of Japan

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