Akihiro Kishimoto  Akihiro Kishimoto photo       

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Research Staff Member
Ireland Research Lab, Dublin, Ireland
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Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)


Research Awards

  1. The Young Scientists' Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, April 2012. 
  2. Best paper award at the 13th Advances in Computer Games. ``Accelerated UCT and Its Application to Two-Player Games'',  written by Junichi Hashimoto, Akihiro Kishimoto, Kazuki Yoshizoe and Kokolo Ikeda, November 2011.
  3. Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) Annual Conference Award, October 2009.
  4. Best paper award at the 19th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'09). ``Scalable, Parallel Best-First Search for Sequential Optimal Planning'', written by Akihiro Kishimoto, Alex Fukunaga, and Adi Botea, August 2009.
  5. Computer Shogi Association (CSA) Research Award for developing correct and efficient search algorithms that are applied to shogi (Japanese chess), May 2008.
  6. ChessBase best-publication award for the year 2007 from International Computer Games Association (ICGA). ``Checkers Is Solved'' in the journal Science, written by Jonathan Schaeffer, Neil Burch, Yngvi Björnsson, Akihiro Kishimoto, Martin Müller, Robert Lake, Paul Lu, and Steve Sutphen, April 2008. 
  7. ChessBase best-publication award for the year 2005 from International Computer Games Association (ICGA). ``Correct and Efficient Search Algorithms in the Presence of Repetitions'', written by Akihiro Kishimoto (Ph.D. thesis), September 2006.
  8. Finalist for outstanding Ph.D. thesis award in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Alberta, March 2006
  9. Distinguished paper award at the 19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'05). ``Solving Checkers'', written by Jonathan Schaeffer, Yngvi Björnsson, Neil Burch, Akihiro Kishimoto, Martin Müller, Robert Lake, Paul Lu, and Steve Sutphen, May 2005.
  10. Best paper prize at Canadian AI Conference (AI'02). ``Transposition Table Driven Work Scheduling in Distributed Game-Tree Search'', written by Akihiro Kishimoto and Jonathan Schaeffer, May 2002.

Other Honors and Research Highlights

  1. Published an article titled ``Go bot, Go - AIs Have Mastered Chess. Will Go Be Next?'', written by Jonathan Schaeffer, Martin Müller and Akihiro Kishimoto at IEEE Spectrum, IEEE's flagship magazine, July 2014.
  2. Selected as an invited speaker at the Japanese-French Frontiers of Science Symposium (JFFoS 2009), January 2009.
  3. Selected as runners-up (ranked 10th) in the breakthrough of the year 2007 in the journal Science. ``Checkers Is Solved'', written by Jonathan Schaeffer, Neil Burch, Yngvi Björnsson, Akihiro Kishimoto, Martin Müller, Robert Lake, Paul Lu, and Steve Sutphen, December 2007. 
  4. Involved in Yasushi Tanase's ISshogi (Japanese chess) project together with Norifumi Gotoh and Ayumu Nagai. ISshogi won the World Computer Shogi Championships four times, 1997-2005.