Last updated: 2nd December, 2018
Tetsuya Sakai is a professor and the head of department at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan. He is also a visiting professor at the National Institute of Informatics. He joined Toshiba in 1993 and obtained a Ph.D from Waseda in 2000. From 2000 to 2001, he was supervised by the late Karen Sparck Jones at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, as a visiting researcher. In 2007, he joined NewsWatch, Inc. as the director of the Natural Language Processing Lab. In 2009, he joined Microsoft Research Asia. He joined the Waseda faculty in 2013. He was Associate Dean (IT Strategies Division) from 2015 to 2017. He is an editor-in-chief of the Information Retrieval Journal (Springer) and an associate editor of ACM TOIS. He is an ACM distinguished member.
Twitter: @tetsuyasakai Email: tetsuyasakai AT acm DOT org
Sakai Lab’s publications (2014-)
Tetsuya Sakai’s publications (1994-2013)
Laboratory Experiments in Information Retrieval: Sample Sizes, Effect Sizes, and Statistical Power (Springer) by Tetsuya Sakai (2018)
情報アクセス評価方法論: 検索エンジンの進歩のために(コロナ社) by Tetsuya Sakai (2015)
Research project opportunities at the Sakai Lab
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda university
AIRS 2018 PC co-chair
Information Retrieval Journal Editor-in-Chief (Asia/Australasia) (2014-)
SIGIR Tokyo Chapter vice chair (2018-)
CLEF/NTCIRTREC CENTRE task organiser
NTCIR Short Text Conversation task organiser
NTCIR We Want Web task organiser
AIRS steering committe advisor
ACM Distinguished Member (2018)
WASEDA e-Teaching Award 2017
ACM Recognition of Service Award (SIGIR’17 Co-chair)
ACM Senior Member (2016)
Waseda University Presidential Teaching Award (2016 Spring Semester)
Waseda University Teaching Award (2014 Autumn Semester)
MobileHCI 2014 Honorable Mention (second author)
CSS 2014 Student Paper Award (third author)
ACM SIGIR 2013 Best Paper Shortlisted Nominee (first author)
AIRS 2012 Best Paper Award (first author)
WebDB Forum 2010 Excellent Paper Award and NTT Resonant Award (second author)
FIT 2008 Funai Best Paper Award (first author)
IPSJ 2007 Best Paper Award (single author)
IEICE ESS 2007 Merit Award
IPSJ 2006 Best Paper Award (single author)
IPSJ 2006 Yamashita SIG Research Award (single author)
FIT 2005 Excellent Paper Award (single author)
Sakai. T.: Information Access Evaluation: Some Recent Topics, iDB Workshop 2009, 2009.
Sakai, T.: Towards Evaluating Exploratory Search, FIRE 2008, December 2008.
Sakai, T. and Kando, N.: Why All of You Should Attend NTCIR-7 Next Week, FIRE 2008, 2008.
Sakai, T.: Evaluation: From Traditional Search to Exploratory Search (keynote), ECIR 2008 Workshop on Novel Methodologies for Evaluation in Information Retrieval, 2008.
Sakai, T.: How to Evaluate Information Retrieval: Why is it Receiving Attention Now? (keynote), The Twelfth Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS 2007), 2007.
ACM SIGIR 2017 General Co-chair
ISITA 2016 Co-secretary
SPIRE 2016 PC Co-chair
TREC Temporal Summarisation track coordinator
IIiX 2014 Area Chair
ACM SIGIR 2013 PC co-chair
OAIR (RIAO) 2013 PC co-chair
EVIA 2007, 2008, 2010 PC co-chair
AIRS 2009 general co-chair
SIGIR 2009 Workshop on The Future of IR Evaluation co-organiser
NTCIR ACLIA, CQA, GeoTime, INTENT, 1CLICK, MobileClick task organizer
NTCIR-11, -12, -13 general co-chair
NTCIR-9, -10 PC co-chair
NTCIR-6, -7 information logistics chair
Information Processing and Management, editorial board
IPSJ TOD co-editor-in-chief, editorial board
IPSJ SIG-FI/IFAT chair, secretary, committee member
IPSJ Journal editorial board
IPSJ Magazine editorial committee FWG
IEICE ESS director, news letter
The Journal of the IEICE editorial committee WG-A
Senior PC/Area Chair: AIRS, CIKM, RIAO, SIGIR, etc.
PC member: ACL, CLEF, ECIR, EMNLP, IJCNLP, ICTIR, SPIRE, WWW, etc.