Akihiro Eguchi (Nakashima)
Microsoft Development Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan | http://www.microsoft.com/ja-jp/
Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence, Oxford, UK | oftnai.org
1-970-670-0521, aki.hero.ox at gamil.com
University of Oxford, 2012 - 2017
DPhil., Computational Neuroscience
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.
Eguchi, A., Horii, T., Nagai, T., Kanai, R., Oizumi, M. (2020) An Information Theoretic Approach to Reveal the Formation of Shared Representations, Front. Comput. Neurosci., 29. https://doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2020.00001
Isbister, J., Eguchi, A., Ahmad, N., Galeazzi, J., Buckley, M., and Stringer, S. (2018) A new approach to solving the feature-binding problem in primate vision, Interface Focus, 8 (4). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsfs.2018.0021
Eguchi, A., Isbister, J., Ahmad, N., Stringer, S. (2018) The emergence of polychronization and feature binding in a spiking neural network model of the primate ventral visual system, Psychological Review, https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000103.
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
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
Senior Researcher, ARAYA Inc., Tokyo, 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
Outstanding Graduating Senior 2011 in the Computer Science Department, U. of Arkansas, 2011.
Honorable Mention, Computing Research Association(CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers Award 2011 (list of awardees), 2011.
Honorable Mention, ACM international Collegiate Programming Contest, Mid-central region, Nov 2010.
Undergraduate Research Award, one of three awardees ($1,000), U. of Arkansas, May 2010.
Chancellor’s List, 2008 - 2012
Dean’s List, 2008 - 2012
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
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