last updated: 19th May 2014
Tetsuya Sakai, an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science, Waseda University, Tokyo, joined the Toshiba Corporation in 1993 and obtained his Ph.D from Waseda in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, he was supervised by the late Karen Sparck Jones at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. From 2009 to 2013, he was a lead researcher at Microsoft Research Asia. He served as a program co-chair for SIGIR 2013 and OAIR (RIAO) 2013, and as a general chair of AIRS 2009. In 2012, he served as the first chair of the Asia Information Retrieval Societies (AIRS) steering committee. Currently, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Information Retrieval (Springer) for Asia/Australasia, and is on the editorial board of Information Processing and Management (Elsevier). He is also a general co-chair of NTCIR.
l ACM SIGIR 2013 Best Paper Shortlisted Nominee (first author)
l AIRS 2012 Best Paper Award (first author)
l WebDB Forum 2010 Excellent Paper Award and NTT Resonant Award (second author)
l FIT 2008 Funai Best Paper Award (first author)
l IPSJ 2007 Best Paper Award (single author)
l IEICE ESS 2007 Merit Award
l IPSJ 2006 Best Paper Award (single author)
l IPSJ 2006 Yamashita SIG Research Award (single author)
l FIT 2005 Excellent Paper Award (single author)
INVITED TALKS WITHOUT PAPERS
l Sakai. T.: Information Access Evaluation: Some Recent Topics, iDB Workshop 2009, July 2009.
l Sakai, T.: Towards Evaluating Exploratory Search, FIRE 2008, December 2008.
l Sakai, T. and Kando, N.: Why All of You Should Attend NTCIR-7 Next Week, FIRE 2008, December 2008.
l Sakai, T.: Evaluation: From Traditional Search to Exploratory Search (keynote), ECIR 2008 Workshop on Novel Methodologies for Evaluation in Information Retrieval, March 2008.
l Sakai, T.: How to Evaluate Information Retrieval: Why is it Receiving Attention Now? (keynote), The Twelfth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS 2007), December 2007.
CURRENT ACTIVITIES IN ACADEMIC SOCIETIES
l NTCIR general chair
l Information Retrieval (Springer) editor-in-chief (Asia and Australasia)
l Information Processing and Management (Elsevier) editorial board member
l AIRS steering committee advisor
l NTCIR MobileClick task organizer
l TREC Temporal Summarisation track coordinator
l IIiX 2014 Area Chair
PAST ACTIVITIES IN ACADEMIC SOCIETIES
l ACM SIGIR 2013 PC co-chair
l OAIR (RIAO) 2013 PC co-chair
l EVIA 2007, 2008, 2010 PC co-chair
l AIRS 2009 general co-chair
l SIGIR 2009 Workshop on The Future of IR Evaluation co-organiser
l NTCIR ACLIA, CQA, GeoTime, INTENT, 1CLICK task organizer
l NTCIR-6, -7 information logistics chair
l IPSJ TOD co-editor-in-chief, editorial board
l IPSJ SIG-FI/IFAT chair, secretary, committee member
l IPSJ Journal editorial board
l IPSJ Magazine editorial committee FWG
l IEICE ESS director, news letter
l The Journal of the IEICE editorial committee WG-A
l Senior PC/Area Chair: AIRS, CIKM, RIAO, SIGIR, etc.
l PC member: ACL, CLEF, ECIR, EMNLP, IJCNLP, SPIRE, WWW, etc.