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Noriko Arai

 
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NameNoriko Arai
Alternative NamesNoriko H. Arai
AffiliationNational Institute of Informatics
SectionInformation and Society Research Division
Job titleProfessor
DegreeDoctor in Science
Other AffiliationThe Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Profile

Noriko Arai received her doctoral degree in science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1998.
Her research interests are mathematical logic, math education and computer supported collaborative learning, and she has been serving as program committee members in many international conferences in these research areas.
As the director of the center of Research Center for Community Knowledge at National Institute of Informatics (Japan), she is leading several projects. Netcommons Project and Researchmap Project.
NetCommons is the most popular content management system used in Japanese schools. More than 5,000 schools are now using NetCommons as their homepages or groupwares. She leads an AI project "Can an AI pass the entrance exams of the University of Tokyo (Todai Robot Project" since 2011, and also "Reading Skill Test Project" which measures basic reading skills for youth.
She was awarded Prizes for Science and Technology, the Commendation for Science and Technology by Ministry of Education and Technology in 2010, and Nexplo Awards in 2016.

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Jul 2017
 - 
Today
Director, Research Institute of Science for Education
 
Feb 2008
 - 
Today
Director, Research Center for Community Knowledge, National Institute of Informatics
 
Apr 2006
 - 
Today
Professor, Information and Society Research Division, National Institute of Informatics
 
Jan 2001
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Mar 2006
Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
 
Dec 1999
   
 
Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton
 

Awards & Honors

 
Feb 2016
Todai Robot Project, Netexplo Award 2016, Netexplo
 
Apr 2010
Public Understanding Promotion Category, Prizes for Science and Technology, the Commendation for Science and Technology, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
 
Oct 2009
Japan Open Source Software Award, Information-Technology Promotion Agency, Japan
 
Dec 2008
Nistep Award, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
 
Oct 2007
The winner of the 3rd International Software Competition (Beijing), IASTED
 
Jun 1985
Salma Wannna Award, The University of Illinois, Department of Mathematics
 
Jun 1985
MAGNA CUM LAUDE, University of Illinois
 

Published Papers

 
Automated Natural Language Geometry Math Problem Solving by Real Quantifier Elimination
Hidenao Iwane, Takuya Matsuzaki, Noriko Arai and Hirokazu Anai,
Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Automated Deduction (ADG2014)   75-84   Jul 2014   [Refereed]
Shingo Sugawara, Ryuji Masukawa, Kazuki Hyodo, Noriko H Arai
Proceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference Computer and Advanced Technology in Education (CATE2014)   15-22   Jul 2014   [Refereed]
電子情報通信学会誌 = The journal of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers   97(2) 140-143   Feb 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Akira Fujita,Masayuki Suzuki,Noriko H. Arai
Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2014, Quebec City, Canada, July 23-26, 2014      2014   [Refereed]
Ai Kawazoe, Yusuke Miyao, Takuya Matsuzaki, Hikaru Yokono, Noriko Arai
Proceedings of LENLS 10   8417 42-50   Oct 2013   [Refereed]
Takuya Matsuzaki, Hidenao Iwane, Hirokazu Anai and Noriko Arai
Proceedings of the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing   73-81   Oct 2013   [Refereed]
Yoshitaka Minami, Hideaki Takeda, Fumihiro Kato, Ikki Ohmukai, Noriko Arai, Utsugi Jinbo, Motomi Ito, Satoshi Kobayashi and Shoko Kawamoto
Lect Notes Comput Sci   7774 356-361   2013   [Refereed]
菅原真悟, 鷲林潤壱, 新井紀子
日本教育工学会論文誌   36(2) 135-146   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
川添愛, 宮尾祐介, 松崎拓也, 横野光, 新井紀子
人工知能学会全国大会論文集(CD−ROM)   26th ROMBUNNO.1I2-R-4-8   2012

Books etc

 
新井紀子
イースト・プレス   Oct 2011   ISBN:4781690149
新井 紀子, 平塚 知真子, 松本 太佳司 (Part:Joint Work)
近代科学社   Aug 2011   ISBN:476490411X
新井 紀子
イースト・プレス   Jul 2011   ISBN:478169005X
新井 紀子
日本経済新聞出版社   Dec 2010   ISBN:4532316707
新井 紀子, 新井 敏康 (Part:Joint Work)
東京図書   Oct 2009   ISBN:4489020546
新井 紀子
東京図書   Sep 2009   ISBN:4489020538
新井 紀子, 松本 太佳司, 平塚 知真子, 加藤 和幸, 永原 篤, 橋本 俊秀, 藤原 りか
近代科学社   Aug 2009   ISBN:476490375X
半藤 一利, 新井 紀子, 常盤 豊, 岡田 誠太郎, 妹尾 彰, 山根 基世 (Part:Joint Work)
五月書房   Oct 2007   ISBN:4772704655
講談社   Feb 2005   ISBN:4062574683
重松 清
筑摩書房   Apr 2004   ISBN:9784480863553

Association Memberships

 
The Mathematical Society of Japan , Cognitive Science Society

Misc

 
新井紀子
JMS   (245) 8‐11   Apr 2017
和田 優未, 松崎 拓也, 照井 章, 新井 紀子
数理解析研究所講究録   2022 100-111   Apr 2017
Todai Robot Project is a project of artificial intelligence launched by National Institute of Informatics for re-unifying the artificial intelligence field subdivided in 1980 and afterwards. We focus towards attaining a high score in National Cen...
和田 優未, 松崎 拓也, 照井 章, 新井 紀子
数理解析研究所講究録   (2022) 100-111   Apr 2017

Research Interests

 
Computer Algebra , Artificial Intelligence , Science of Science and Innovation Policy , Open Source Software , Proof Theory , Mathematical Logic , Web-Based Education , CSCW , CSCL , Internet

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Sustainability of Digital Ecosystem [Invited]
新井紀子
テクノロジーの進化とリーガルイノベーション   27 Mar 2019   一橋大学法学研究科グローバルロー研究センター × 産業技術総合研究所 × 一橋大学大学院フィンテック研究フォーラム × ケンブリッジ大学法学部Centre forCorporate and Commercial Law (3CL)
Noriko Arai
Third annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals   5 Jun 2018   The United Nations
Noriko Arai
AI Summit in Paris, AI for Humanity   29 Mar 2018   President of France
Noriko Arai
TED Conference 2017   25 Apr 2017   TED
Meet Todai Robot, an AI project that performed in the top 20 percent of students on the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo -- without actually understanding a thing. While it's not matriculating anytime soon, Todai Robot's success raises al...
Can A Robot Get Into the University of Tokyo? [Invited]
Noriko Arai
IB Global Conference   30 Mar 2017   国際バカロレア機構
An automated deduction and its implementation for solving problem of sequence at university entrance examination
Y. Wada, T. Matsuzaki, A. Terui, N.H. Arai
The 5th International Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS 2016)   11 Jul 2016   
Noriko Arai
The 12th NTCIR Conference   9 Jun 2016   
Can a machine solve university entrance exam math problems automatically? [Invited]
Noriko H. Arai
The first Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving (AITP2016)   5 Apr 2016   
Noriko H. Arai
Netexplo Award 2016   10 Feb 2016   Netexplo Award
"Arrival of Artificial Intelligence that Can Pass University Entrance Examinations: What will happen to the labor market? [Invited]
Noriko H. Arai
BBL Seminar   18 Aug 2015   Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, IAA

Works

 
Development of Reading Skill Test
Noriko Arai   Educational Materials   Feb 2016 - Today
Noriko H. Arai   Software   Mar 2009 - Today
Noriko H. Arai   Software   Aug 2008 - Today
Noriko H. Arai   Software   Aug 2005 - Today

Social Contribution

 
[Media coverage cooperation]  UniversityWorldNews  UniversityWorldNews  25 Mar 2016
[TV or radio appearance, Media coverage cooperation]  NHK  NHK World, Newsline  7 Jan 2016
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  The Japan Times  The Japan Times  (Business | 'Summer Davos' Special 2015)  9 Sep 2015
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  The Japan Times  5 Mar 2014
[Media coverage cooperation]  The New York Times  (Asia, Pacific, International Education)  29 Dec 2013
Can AI robot pass Todai entrance examination?
[Informant]  読売新聞海外版  3 Nov 2013
Aiming to develop an artificial intelligence robot smart enough to pass a University of Tokyo entrance exam, a group of researchers has been working on a project to find out its standard score and ascertain its chances of entering the nation’s top...
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  Fortune  30 Oct 2013
[Interviewee, Media coverage cooperation]  IEEE  Spectrum  21 Aug 2013

Research Areas

 
  • Science education/Educational technology / Educational technology / Web-based Education
  • Science education/Educational technology / Educational technology / Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Informatics / Fundamental theory of informatics / Logic
  • Informatics / Intelligent informatics / Knowledge Sharing

Research Grants & Projects

 
Todai Robot Project
Project Year: Jan 2011       Investigator(s): Noriko Arai

Committee Memberships

 
2010
   
 
IASTED  CATE 2010 Program Committee
 
2007
   
 
IASTED  CATE 2007 Program Committee
 
2007
   
 
IASTED  IMSA 2007 Program Committee
 
2000
   
 
IASTED  TABLEAUX 2000 Program Committee
 
1997
   
 
IEEE  ICFEM 1997 Local Organizing Chair