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Akihiro Eguchi

St. Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford

OX1 3UJ, United Kingdom

1-970-670-0521, aki.hero.ox at gamil.com 



  • University of Oxford, 2012 - 2017
    • DPhil., Computational Neuroscience
    • Supervisor:
      • Dr. Simon Stringer
      • Professor Glyn Humphreys

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, GPA 3.98
    • B.S. (honors), Computer Science in College of Engineering, 2011
      • Summa Cum Laude / outstanding graduating senior in the CS major
      • Honors Thesis title: Object Recognition Based on Shape and Function
      • Advisor: Dr. Craig W. Thompson
    • B.A. (honors), Psychology in Fulbright College of Fine Arts and Science, 2012
      • Summa Cum Laude
      • Honors Thesis title: Cultural bias during word learning
      • Advisor: Dr. Douglas A. Behrend
    • Minor in Mathematics in Fulbright College of Fine Arts and Science
  • Toyota National College of Technology, Japan, 2004 - 2008
    • Course work in Information and Computer Engineering Dept.



  • Minot, T., Dury, H. L., Eguchi, A., Humphreys, G. W., & Stringer, S. M. (2017). The Neural Representation of the Gender of Faces in the Primate Visual System: A Computer Modeling Study. Psychological Review, 124(2), 154-167. https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000049
  • Eguchi, A., Walters, D., Peerenboom, N., Dury, H., Fox, E., & Stringer, S. (2017). Understanding the Neural Basis of Cognitive Bias Modification as a Clinical Treatment for Depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(3), 200-217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000165
  • Eguchi, A., Humphreys, G. W., & Stringer, S. M. (2016). The visually guided development of facial representations in the primate ventral visual pathway: A computer modeling study. Psychological Review, 123(6), 696–739. https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000042
  • Eguchi, A., & Stringer, S. M. (2016). Neural Network Model Develops Border Ownership Representation through Visually Guided Learning. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 136, 147–165. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2016.10.007
  • Spoerer, C. J., Eguchi, A., & Stringer, S. M. (2016). A computational exploration of complementary learning mechanisms in the primate ventral visual pathway. Vision Research, 119, 16–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2015.12.008
  • Eguchi, A., Mender, B. M. W., Evans, B., Humphreys, G., & Stringer, S. (2015). Computational Modelling of the Neural Representation of Object Shape in the Primate Ventral Visual System. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 9(100). https://doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2015.00100
  • Eguchi, A., Neymotin, S. A., & Stringer, S. M. (2014). Color opponent receptive fields self-organize in a biophysical model of visual cortex via spike-timing dependent plasticity. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 8(16). https://doi.org/10.3389/fncir.2014.00016
  • Eguchi, A., Nguyen, H., & Thompson, C. W. (2013). Everything is alive: towards the future wisdom Web of things. World Wide Web, 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11280-012-0182-4
  • Eguchi, A. (2012) Object Recognition Based on Shape and Function: Inspired by Children's Word Acquisition. Inquiry Journal of Undergraduate Research, University of Arkansas, 13, pp. 3-8.
  • Eguchi, A., Thompson, C. W. (2011) Towards a Semantic World: Smart Objects in a Virtual World, International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management, 3, pp. 905-911.
  • Eguchi, A., Thompson, C. W. (2010) Smart Objects in a Virtual World. Inquiry Journal of Undergraduate Research, University of Arkansas, 11, 2010. pp. 3-8.

Conference presentations / in proceedings

  • Eguchi, A., & Stringer, S. M. (2014). Computational modeling of the development of detailed facial representations along ventral pathway. BMC Neuroscience, 15(Suppl 1), P38. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-15-S1-P38
  • Eguchi A. (2013) The neural representation of object shape in the primate ventral visual system. Poster presentation. 9th Medical Sciences DPhil Day, University of Oxford Medical Sciences Department, Oxford, July 12.
  • Eguchi, A., & Nguyen, H. (2011). Minority game: The battle of adaptation, intelligence, cooperation and power. In 2011 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS) (pp. 631–634).
  • Nguyen, H., Eguchi, A., & Hooten, D. (2011). In search of a cost effective way to develop autonomous floor mapping robots. In 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE) (pp. 107–112). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROSE.2011.6058510
  • Eguchi, A. & Thompson, C. W. (2010) Towards a Semantic World: Smart Objects in a Virtual World. In Web Virtual Reality and Three-Dimensional Worlds Workshop (IADIS WEB3DW2010), Freiburg, Germany, July 26-31. pp.488-493.
  • Eguchi, A. (2010) Smart Objects in a Virtual World. Poster presentation. In Cyber Infrastructure Days Conference, May 16-17. http://hpc.uark.edu/cidays/
  • Eguchi, A., & Thompson, C. W. (2010) Smart Objects in a Virtual World. In Conference on Applied Research in Information Technology, Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research, Conway AR, April 9.
  • Eguchi A., & Thompson, C. W. (2010) Smart Objects in a Virtual World,” X10 Workshop on Extensible Virtual Worlds, venue: Second Life, March 29 - April 2. http://vw.ddns.uark.edu/X10

Book Chapter

  • Eguchi, A., Neymotin, S. A., Horwitz, G. D., & Albright, T. D. (2017). Representation of Color. In John Stein (ed.), Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.02964-3
  • Eguchi, A., Nguyen, H., Thompson, C. W., & Deneke, W. (2016) Towards a Situation-Aware Architecture for the Wisdom Web of Things. In: Ning Zhing, Jianhua Ma, Jiming Liu, Runhe Huang, and Xiaohui Tao (eds.), Wisdom Web of Things (W2T), Springer. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319441962

Internship / Experiences

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, ARAYA Inc., Nov. 2017 - present
  • Internship, Microsoft Japan, June - Aug, 2017
  • Summer school on Information Processing in Neural Systems: From Single Neurons to Large-Scale Models of Cognition, University of Osnabruck, Germany, May 1st - 10th, 2015
  • Tutor, Undergraduate Computational Neuroscience Course, University of Oxford, Hilary 2014, 2015
  • Summer school on Neuronal Dynamics Approaches to Cognitive Robotics, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, Aug. 24 - 31, 2014
  • Research Project, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, MA, US, July 7 - 25, 2014
  • Research Program, OIST Computational Neuroscience Course 2013, OIST, Japan, June 17 - July 4, 2013 
  • Internship, Consortium for Applied Neuroscience, NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Japan, June 2012 - Aug. 2012
  • Research Assistant, University of Arkansas, USA, Spring 2012
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Arkansas, USA, Fall 2011
  • Traineeship, Department of Information Physiology, Division of Neural Signaling, National Institute for Physiological Science in Japan, Aug. 2010.

Scholarship and Achievements


Scholarship / grant

  • Tuition Fee Scholarship from Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence, 2013-present
  • Honors College Research Travel Grants from University of Arkansas ($750), Sep 2011.
  • Honors College Research Grant from University of Arkansas ($2,900), 2011.
  • The Hazel Deshazo Crooch and Abby deshazo Narcho Scholarship ($1,000), June 2011.
  • Honors College Research Travel Grants from University of Arkansas ($750), June 2010.
  • Study abroad scholarship from The Morita Scholarship Foundation ($5,000), 2007

Honors Society

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2012 - present
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 2011 -  present
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, 2009 -  present
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), 2009 -  present


  • Vice Representative of KagakushaNet, 2014 - present
  • Programming Contest Team Member at U of A, 2010 - 2011
  • Alternative Spring Break Volunteer at city of Texarkana, AR; community service, teaching pre-college children how to read, Mar 19-24, 2011.
  • Student Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009 - present
  • Student Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2009 - present
  • Student Council at Spring International Language Center, 2008
  • American Field Service (AFS), 2005 - 2007