About Me

Yoshitomo Matsubara

Ph.D. candidate
Department of Computer Science
Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Latest News

June 22, 2020
This quarter, I am working for Amazon.com Services, Inc. as an applied scientist intern.
May 22, 2020
Our invention of Flick Authentication is registered as JP Patent No. 6707271.
Apr 24, 2020
My work with Thuy Vu and Alessandro Moschitti at Amazon.com Service, Inc. was accepted as a short paper for SIGIR 2020.
Apr 8, 2020
I am volunterring for the first fully virtual ICLR 2020.
Mar 25, 2020
This quarter, I am working as a graduate student researcher.
Mar 6, 2020
We, UCI Table Tennis Club Varsity team, are invited to the 2020 iSET College Table Tennis National Championships.
Feb 29, 2020
We, UCI Table Tennis Club Varsity team, placed 4th in NCTTA West Regional Championships.
Feb 1, 2020
We, UCI Table Tennis Club Varsity team, won the Socal East Division.
January 2, 2020
This quarter, I am working as a graduate student researcher.
October 21, 2019
I presented our work at MobiCom 2019 Workshop on Hot Topics in Video Analytics and Intelligent Edges.
September 23, 2019
This quarter, I am working as a graduate student researcher.
September 23, 2019
In 2019-2020 season, I serve as a vice president of UCI Table Tennis Club.
September 23, 2019
Our papper was accepted to MobiCom 2019 Workshop on Hot Topics in Video Analytics and Intelligent Edges.
September 17, 2019
I was invited to talk at Robot Learning Group in Osaka University, Japan.
June 24, 2019
This quarter, I am working for Amazon.com Services, Inc. as an applied scientist intern.
June 13, 2019
I passed my Ph.D. qualifying exam, and successfully advanced to candidacy.
June 5, 2019
Our team, Zotbot, was selected as a finalist (10 of 375 teams) for the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge 3.
May 23, 2019
We, UCI Table Tennis Club Varsity team, was featured on UCI News "UCI table tennis team competes for first time in national championships, takes fourth place".
Apr 14, 2019
We, UCI Table Tennis Club Varsity team, placed 4th in iSET College Table Tennis National Championships.
Mar 27, 2019
This quarter, I am assisting CS 273P: "Machine Learning & Data Mining".
Mar 27, 2019
We, UCI Table Tennis Club Varsity team, are featured on NCTTA, "College Teams Embrace First Trip to Table Tennis National Championships".
Mar 9, 2019
We, UCI Table Tennis Club Varsity team, won the NCTTA West Regional Championships, and advanced to the 2019 iSET College Table Tennis National Championships.
Feb 9, 2019
We, UCI Table Tennis Club Varsity team, won the Socal East Division.
Jan 7, 2019
This quarter, I am assisting CS 272: "Statistical NLP".
Nov 17, 2018
We, UCI Table Tennis Club varsity team, won the Socal East & West Division.
Sep 24, 2018
This quarter, I am assisting CS 273A: "Machine Learning".
June 25, 2018
This quarter, I am working for Slice Technologies, Inc. as a machine learning engineeering intern.
April 3, 2018
This quarter, I am assisting BANA 290: "Advanced Data Analytics for Natural Language Processing".
January 3, 2018
This quarter, I am assisting CS 273A: "Machine Learning".
September 28, 2017
This quarter, I am assisting ICS 32A: "Python Programming with Libraries (Accelerated)".
July 20, 2017
I was invited to speak on "Seminar of Study Abroad for Pursuing a Degree" at Global Terrace, National Institute of Technology, Akashi College.
June 26, 2017
I started to work for Data & Science Solutions Group, Yahoo Japan Corporation as a data scientist (contract employee).
April 3, 2017
This quarter, I am assisting CS 122B: "Projects in Databases and Web Applications".
January 9, 2017
This quarter, I am assisting ICS 45C: "Programming in C/C++ as a Second Language".
September 22, 2016
This quarter, I am assisting ICS 45J: "Programming in Java as a Second Language".
September 19, 2016
Our paper on flick authentication was accepted to ICMLA 2016.
September 19, 2016
I enrolled in Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences (Computer Science Ph.D. program) at the University of California, Irvine.
June 9, 2016
I was invited to speak on "Study Abroad to Pursue a Graduate Degree from "Zero" -Introduction and Preparation-" at Global Terrace, National Institute of Technology, Akashi College.
April 1, 2016
I joined the Information Science Research Center for Social Applications in the Graduate School of Applied Informatics at the University of Hyogo as a project researcher.
March 22, 2016
I graduated from Graduate School of Applied Informatics (High Confidence Informatics Course ) at the University of Hyogo and obtained a Master's degree in Applied Informatics.
January 25, 2016
I started to work for Data & Science Solutions Group, Yahoo Japan Corporation as a data scientist (contract employee).
November 30, 2015
I worked for Yahoo Japan Corporation as a special intern (data science).
November 12, 2015
I did a poster presentation at The Fifth Symposium on Biometrics, Recognition and Authentication(SBRA2015).
October 25, 2015
Our technical report was published in IEICE Technical Report.
July 14, 2015
Our paper on keystroke dynamics was published in Journal of Information Security.
June 12, 2015
I obtained the Grant Scholarship for Japanese Students from JGC-S Scholarship Foundation.
April 16, 2015
Our paper on keystroke dynamics was published in Journal of Information Security.
February 27, 2015
I worked for Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. as a outsourced worker.
September 19, 2014
I took part in Recruit Holdings Summer Internship 2014 Web Innovation Course Data Analysis Internship, and won the victory in the team competition.
April 4, 2014
I enrolled in Graduate School of Applied Informatics (High Confidence Informatics Course ) at the University of Hyogo.
March 20, 2014
I graduated from Advanced Course of Mechanical and Electronic System Engineering, Akashi National College of Technology and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
March 20, 2014
I received President's Award in INCT's Student Commendation from the Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan.
March 1, 2014
I opened my home page.

Projects
Alexa Prize SGD3
2019 - 2020
Coming soon
2018 - Present
Coming soon
2016 - Present
Flick Authentication
2014 - 2016
Safe Driving Support
2013 - 2014
TESOL
2013 - 2014
Keystroke Dynamics
2010 - 2014

Alexa Prize - Socialbot Grand Challenge 3



The goal of the Socialbot Grand challenge is to advance several areas of conversational AI including natural language understanding (NLU), context modeling, dialog management, commonsense reasoning, natural language generation (NLG), and knowledge acquisition. The grand challenge objective is to create a socialbot that converses coherently and engagingly with humans on popular topics for 20 minutes while achieving a customer rating of at least 4.0/5.0. - WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE CHALLENGE? -



University of California, Irvine [4/2019 - 6/2020]
  • Project member
  • Advisor: Prof. Sameer Singh (Department of Computer Science, University of California, Irvine)

  • Our team envisions creating a socialbot that will be able to engage in memorable interactions, and can tailor the conversation to reflect the interests of each unique individual.