Department of Policy and Planning Sciences, Graduate School of University of Tsukuba

SATO-ILIC Mika

SATO-ILIC Mika

Position Professor
Room Laboratory of Advanced Research B0705
Principal affiliation Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems: Division of Policy and Planning Sciences
Other affiliations School of Science and Engineering: College of Policy and Planning Sciences
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering: Master's Program in Social Systems Engineering
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering: Master's Program in Business Administration and Public Policy
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering: Department of Risk Engineering
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering: Department of Policy and Planning Sciences (Policy and Planning Sciences)
Research interests Multi-dimensional Data Analysis, Statistics, Fuzzy Logic
Degree Ph.D. in Engineering, Hokkaido University, 1994
Education / Professional experience April 2017 - present: The National Statistics Center, Vice President
Courses taught (1) College of Policy and Planning Sciences

Statistics I
Mathematical Statistics

(2) Graduate School

Data Mining
Research in Risk Engineering I
Research in Risk Engineering II


Academic societies International Association for Statistical Computing Council Member (International Statistical Institute)
IEEE Senior Member
The Operations Research Society of Japan
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Japanese Society of Computational Statistics
The Tensor Society
Japanese Classification Society
Japan Statistical Society
Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics
Representative publications [Book] M. Sato-Ilic and L.C. Jain, Innovations in Fuzzy Clustering, Springer, Berlin, 2006
[Book] M. Sato, Y. Sato and L.C. Jain, Fuzzy Clustering Models and Applications, Springer, Berlin, 1997

Her academic output includes 4 books, 7 book chapters and over 100 journal and conference papers.
Prize (1) JANOS FODOR Award, SOFA2016, Arad, Romania, 2016
(2) 1st Runner up Theoretical Paper Award, CAS2015, San Jose, USA, 2015.
(3) 1st Runner up Theoretical Paper Award, CAS2014, Philadelphia, USA, 2014.
(4) Recognition as Program Co-Chair for 2014 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Beijing, China, 2014.
(5) Best Theoretical Paper Award, CAS2013, Baltimore, USA, 2013.
(6) Best Theoretical Paper Award, CAS2012, Washington, D.C., USA, 2012.
(7) Best Theoretical Paper Award, CAS2011, Chicago, USA, 2011.
(8) Outstanding Contribution Award for Education, Faculty of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba, 2011.
(9) Fellow, International Society of Management Engineering, 2011.
(10) 1st Runner up Award (theoretical development in computational intelligence), Intelligent Engineering Systems through Artificial Neural Networks, New York, USA, 2010.
(11) Outstanding Contribution Award, Seventh International Symposium on Management Engineering (keynote speech), 2010.
(12) Outstanding Contribution Award, 25th Fuzzy System Symposium (general chair), Japan Society of Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, 2010.
(13) Excellent Paper Award, The 6th International Symposium on Management Engineering, Dalian, China, 2009.
(14) 2nd Runner up Award (application development), Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering 2007, St. Louis, USA, 2007.
(15) Excellent Paper Award, International Symposium on Management Engineering, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2007.
(16) Best Student Presentation Award, T. Kuwata and M. Sato-Ilic, 5th International Workshop on Computational Intelligence & Applications 2009, IEEE Systems, Man, & Cybernetics Hiroshima Chapter, Hiroshima, Japan, 2009.
Other activity (1) Founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms
(2) Council member of the International Association for Statistical Computing (a section of the International Statistical Institute (ISI))
(3) Senior Member of the IEEE
(4) Vice-Chair of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
(5) Associate Editor of Neurocomputing
(6) Associate Editor of Information Sciences
(7) Regional Editor of International Journal on Intelligent Decision Technologies
(8) Associate Editor of the International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control Express Letters
(9) Representative of the Japan Statistical Society
(10) Director of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics
(11) Chair of the Steering Committee in Joint Convention of Statistical Societies

Keynote Speeches and Invited Talks:

(1) Keynote speech at The 7th International Workshop on Soft Computing Applications, Arad, Romania, 2016.
(2) Invited talk at The 40th Research Society of Tokai Chapter of The Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, Himagashima, Japan, 2016.
(3) Invited presentation at The 8th International Conference of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics, London, UK, 2015.
(4) Invited presentation at The 9th Conference of the Asian Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing, Singapore, 2015.
(5) Invited talk at The 39th Research Society of Tokai Chapter of The Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, Gamagouri, Japan, 2015.
(6) Plenary speech at Complex Adaptive Systems 2014 Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 2014.
(7) Invited talk at Department of Databases and Machine Learning, LIP6, University of Paris (UPMC), Paris, France, 2014.
(8) Plenary speech at 51st Research Meeting (Data Analysis and Its Applications) of the Behaviormetric Society of Japan, Okayama chapter, Okayama, Japan, 2014.
(9) Invited presentation at The 6th International Conference of the ERCIM WG on Computational and Methodological Statistics, London, UK, 2013.
(10) Invited talk at Joint Convention of Statistical Societies, Osaka, Japan, 2013.
(11) Keynote speech at 4th International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (KES-IDT2012), Gifu, Japan, 2012.
(12) Invited talk at Department of Databases and Machine Learning, LIP6, University of Paris (UPMC), Paris, France, 2012.
(13) Invited talk at Department of Databases and Machine Learning, LIP6, University of Paris (UPMC), Paris, France, 2011.
(14) Keynote speech at Seventh International Symposium on Management Engineering, Kokura, Japan, 2010.
(15) Invited talk at Joint Meeting of Japan-Korea Special Conference of Statistics, University of Okayama, Okayama, Japan, 2010.
(16) Invited talk at 6th Japan Society of Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics short course, Itou, Japan, 2010.
(17) Invited talk at the Operations Research Society of Japan, Osaka, Japan, 2009.
(18) Invited talk at International Symposium on Management Engineering, Kitakyusyu, Japan, 2008.
(19) Invited talk at Taiwan-Japan Symposium 2007, On Fuzzy Systems & Innovational Computing, National Science Council, Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan, 2007.
(20) Invited talk at the 3rd SIG-DMSM (Data Mining and Statistical Mathematics), Kobe, Japan, 2007.
(21) Invited talk at 21st Tokai Fuzzy Society, Gamagouri, Japan, 2006.
(22) Invited talk at Twelfth International Colloquium on Numerical Analysis and Computer Science with Applications, The Plovdiv Technical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2003.
(23) Invited talk at Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, 1997.
(24) Invited talk at Institut fuer Mathematik, Johannes Kepler Universitaet, Linz, Austria, 1994.
Research projects Her research interests include the development of methods for data mining, multi-dimensional data analysis, multi-mode multi-way data theory, pattern classification, and computational intelligence techniques for which I have received several academic awards.
Guidelines for advisees Weekly seminars for graduate and undergraduate course students are held in my laboratory. In addition, private instruction for theses research is supplied to the students.

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