Robotics, Machine Learning, AI
Dr. Hiroaki Kitano is the President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories. Additionally, he serves as the head of the non-profit private research Systems Biology Institute, as Group Director of the Laboratory for Disease Systems Modeling at and RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Yokohama, and as the head of the Japanese-government funded Kitano Symbiotic Systems project. He is a professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. He lead development of the Sony AIBO series of robotic pets and is the founder of the robotic world cup tournament known as Robocup.
Dr. Kitano is an expert in the fields of artificial intelligence and bioinformatics, and is a leading figure in the emerging field of gene network modeling.