NISHIO Hirokazu

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Who I am

Dr. NISHIO Hirokazu is a Japanese researcher and software engineer, working in Cybozu Labs Inc. e-mail: nishio "dot" hirokazu "at" gmail "dot" com. Feel free to contact me!

He received doctor of science when he was 24 years old. From 2007 he is working in Cybozu Labs and research software to enhance creativity. He also is interested in development of programming languages. He wrote "Jython Programming" and "Basic Concept of Language Design".

Dr. NISHIO Hirokazu is artist, engineer and scientist (alphabetical order) (from profile on Twitter)

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mail: nishio (dot) hirokazu (at) gmail (dot) com

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About My Name

I wrote this section for non-Japanese people. My name is "NISHIO Hirokazu" and "NISHIO" is the family name. All Japanese people say their family name first when they are speaking Japanese language, but unfortunately many people are misunderstanding that we must say given name first when we speak English.

My family name "NISHIO" is made of two characters "NISHI"(west) and "O"(tail). "O" has same origin with "WO"(fish) so my ancestor might be a fisher. "NISHIO" is pronounces like "knee see awe" but shorter. My given name "Hirokazu" is made of two characters "HIRO" and "KAZU". "HIRO" is pronounced like a hero. It means "big" and "calmful". (Wiktionary). "KAZU" is pronounced like a cousin without "n". It means "peace" and "harmony". (Wiktionary).

Please call me Hiro.

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What I did

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Formal profile

NISHIO Hirokazu was born in 1981. He received B.Sc. degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in 2004. He received a degree of doctor from NAIST in 2006.[PDF] He wan been a Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2005. His research interests include Visualization of Large-scale data obtained from biological experiments. He is a member of Information Processing Society of Japan and Japan Society of Artificial Intelligence.