Nakata Toru Toru Nakata, Ph.D.

Team Leader, Knowledge and Information Research Team,
Artificial Intelligence Research Center,
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
toru-nakata@aist.go.jp
Aomi 2-4-7, Koto-ku, Tokyo, 135-0064, JAPAN.
(Also, Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chuo University.)

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Research Activity

Human Error Prevention

slide share Preventing Human Errors

I am a researcher of cognitive science and safety engineering. I have written several Japanese books about prevention of human error for general readers in Japan. Also, I am studying on relationship between cognition and human body movements.

Information Security around Human Factors

  1. slide share Human Factors on Information Security
  2. slide share Twenty tips to protect information from human error incidents

Careless and wrong behavior of insiders is tremendously terrible compared to cyber attacks by outsiders. I am researching on protection of cyber security from human behavior.


Information Security for All: Barrier-Free Security Technology for People with Disabilities

Control of own information is one of important parts of basic human rights. Information technology, however, may become hinderance for people with disabilities. (For example, CAPTCHA test requires ability of visual perception.) We, the IT researchers, must study to make technology more universal and helpful, not discriminative.

Research Ideas so far: Varbal Turing Test (as a substitute of CAPTCHA).


Committee Membership

Publications

Book

Papers and Presentations in English

Patent

Society Memberships

ACM (SIGCHI), IEEE, RSJ (Robotics Society of Japan), JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers), JCCS(Japanese Cognitive Science Society), HARs (Society for the Study of Human Animal Relations, Japan).

Copyright 2001-2010 Toru Nakata.