Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Division of Social Environment and Information


Assistant Professor

Research Fields, Keywords

Intelligent Information Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, Image Processing and Recognition

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  • Shinichi Shirakawa received his B.E., M.E. degrees, and Ph.D. degree in engineering from Yokohama National University in 2005, 2007, and 2009, respectively. He was a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2008 to 2010. He worked at FUJITSU LABORATORIES LTD. from 2010 to 2012 as a researcher. He was a research associate and an assistant professor at Aoyama Gakuin University from 2012 to 2013 and from 2013 to 2015, respectively. He was an assistant professor at the University of Tsukuba from 2015 to 2016. He is currently a lecturer at Yokohama National University. His research interests include evolutionary computation, machine learning, computer vision, and so on.

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 2001.04

    Yokohama National University   Faculty of Engineering   Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 2007.04

    Yokohama National University  Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences  Department of Information Media and Environment Sciences  Doctor Course  Completed

  • 2005.04

    Yokohama National University  Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences  Department of Information Media and Environment Sciences  Master Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Doctor (Engineering) -  Yokohama National University

  • Master -  Yokohama National University

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2015.04

    University of Tsukuba   Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems   Assistant Professor  

  • 2013.04

    Aoyama Gakuin University   College of Science and Engineering   Assistant Professor  

  • 2012.04

    Aoyama Gakuin University   College of Science and Engineering   Research Assistant  

  • 2010.04

    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.   Researcher  

  • 2009.04

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science   Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  

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Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2018.04

    The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan

  • 2018.01


  • 2016.09


  • 2016.01

    The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan

  • 2014.09

    The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan

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Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Intelligent informatics

  • Soft computing

  • Perceptual information processing


Books 【 display / non-display

  • Ant Colony Optimization - Methods and Applications

    Shinichi Shirakawa, Shintaro Ogino, Tomoharu Nagao (Part: Contributor , Range: Automatic Construction of Programs Using Dynamic Ant Programming )

    IN-TECH  2011.02 ISBN: 9789533071572

  • Genetic Programming Theory and Practice VII

    Shinichi Shirakawa,Tomoharu Nagao (Part: Contributor , Range: Graph Structured Program Evolution: Evolution of Loop Structures )

    Springer  2010 ISBN: 9781441916259


Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Speech-to-Gesture Generation Using Bi-Directional LSTM Network

    Naoshi Kaneko, Kenta Takeuchi, Dai Hasegawa, Shinichi Shirakawa, Hiroshi Sakuta, Kazuhiko Sumi

    Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence   34 ( 6 )   2019.11  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Joint Optimization of Convolutional Neural Network and Image Preprocessing Selection for Embryo Grade Prediction in In Vitro Fertilization

    Kento Uchida, Shota Saito, Panca Dewi Pamungkasari, Yusei Kawai, Ita Fauzia Hanoum, Filbert Hilman Juwono, Shinichi Shirakawa

    Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2019), Part II ( Springer, Cham )  11845   14 - 24   2019.10  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Controlling Model Complexity in Probabilistic Model-Based Dynamic Optimization of Neural Network Structures

    Shota Saito, Shinichi Shirakawa

    Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2019), Part II ( Springer, Cham )  11728   393 - 405   2019.09  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

    DOI arXiv

  • Adaptive Stochastic Natural Gradient Method for One-Shot Neural Architecture Search

    Youhei Akimoto, Shinichi Shirakawa, Nozomu Yoshinari, Kento Uchida, Shota Saito, Kouhei Nishida

    36th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)     171 - 180   2019.06  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


  • Evolution of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks Using Cartesian Genetic Programming

    Masanori Suganuma, Masayuki Kobayashi, Shinichi Shirakawa, Tomoharu Nagao

    Evolutionary Computation ( MIT Press )    2019  [Refereed]

    Joint Work


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Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2017 Best Paper Award


  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award

    2009.12.20   IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Japan Chapter   Generation of Search Spaces to Emphasize Performance Difference of Real Coded Crossovers Using Genetic Programming

    Winner: Shinichi Shirakawa

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2015.04  -  2018.03 

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • [Tutorial] Evolutionary Machine Learning

    Masaya Nakata, Shinichi Shirakawa, Will Browne

    2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2019)  (Wellington, New Zealand)  2019.06.10   IEEE

  • Recent Progress in Deep Neural Network Architectures and their Applications

    Shinichi Shirakawa  [Invited]

    JpGU Meeting 2019  (Chiba, Japan)  2019.05.30   JpGU

  • Designing Deep Neural Network Structures Based on Evolutionary Computation

    Shinichi Shirakawa  [Invited]

    2018 JPNSEC International Workshop on Evolutionary Computation  (Shenzhen, China)  2018.09.01   The Japanese Society for Evolutionary Computation (JPNSEC)

  • Recent Trend of Neural Network Architecture Search

    Shinichi Shirakawa  [Invited]

    Lviv Data Science Summer School 2018  (Liviv, Ukraine)  2018.07.28   Faculty of Applied Sciences of Ukrainian Catholic University

  • [Tutorial] Machine Learning on Evolutionary Computation

    Masaya Nakata, Shinichi Shirakawa, Frederic Chazal, Naoki Hamada

    IEEE World Conference on Computational Intelligence 2018 (WCCI 2018)  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  2018.07.08   IEEE