Luncheon Seminar

All IEEE SMC 2018 attendees are invited to this event.
Registration is free and we will serve boxed lunch for all attendees.
(up to 1,000 attendees)


Room: “TENZUI” (天瑞)

Date / Time: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 / 11:35-12:30


Research on Artificial Ego


I would like to introduce my studies on “Voice Emotion Recognition” and “Voice Analysis of Pathophysiology”, which I worked in the past, as well as the studies on “Artificial Ego” and “Computer of Neural Model with Plasticity”, both of which are indispensable for robots and AI self-judgement system that I am currently working on.

Project Associate Professor. of “Moral Emotion Mathematical Engineering Lab” in the Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo

Shunji Mitsuyoshi received a BFA from Tama Art University (Dept. of Sculpture) in 1998 and his Ph.D. from Graduate School of Advanced Technology and Science, the University of Tokushima in 2006.

In 1999, he developed and acquired a patent for “Voice Emotion Recognition Technology, ST”. This technology was later adopted for Nintendo DS software and also the robot “Pepper”.
He advanced his research on ego under the supervision of Dr. Edgar H. Schein, Professor Emeritus at the MIT Slone School of Management in 2003. He then was engaged in a bio-robotics research at Stanford University as a visiting scientist. He also conducted a research on brain emotional activity at the NICT President’s Fund upon returning to Japan.

In 2009, he Joined Yamada/Delaunay’s Laboratory at Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo as a Part-time Lecturer and supported ST researches and experiments. During 2009 and 2010, he was a Chief Researcher (visiting) at Keio University.

In 2014, he became a Project Assistant Professor at “Verbal Analysis of Pathophysiology” in Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, where he made some achievements: “The technology to analyze disease from voice” was introduced in the IEEE Website (Disruptive Technologies beyond 2030 in the Data Ecosystems III); he was invited to a WHO seminar under the support of Kanagawa Prefecture; also his technology was adopted by JAXA for a space experiment at their space station, as well as at suicide prevention call centers in two states of the United States.

Since November 2017, he has continued his work at “Moral Emotion Mathematical Engineering Lab” in the Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo as a Project Associate Professor. He is currently working on several collaborative researches such as “Computer of neural model with plasticity” and “Artificial ego” (with Softbank Robotics Corp.), “The principle of emergence from the reverse Riemann space by anti-Einstein theory by Mitsuyoshi Operator” (with Dr. Tadao Nakamura, who is a professor of Stanford University and Fellow of the IEEE), “Quantum effect study by Mitsuyoshi Operator in the Nerve” (with Dr. Yasuto Tanaka, who is a researcher of Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel), and also “Mitsuyoshi Operator Execution Processor (Non-Neumann Type)” (with Renesas Electronics Corporation) respectively.

He is a member with IEEE.

Event Chair:

Hiroko Shoji Ph.D.

Professor of Intelligence Science and Technology, Affective Engineering, and Human-Computer Interaction, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University

Presidential:Japan Society of Kansei Engineering

Event Sponsor:




Daicel Corporation