Cognitive Science, Learning Science, Artificial Intelligence, Collaborative Problem Solving, Virtual Conversational Agents, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Yugo Hayashi received his Ph.D. in Information Science from Nagoya University (Japan) in 2009. In 2009-2010, he worked at Nagoya University as a researcher of Japan Science and Technology Agency's, Core Research for evolutional science and technology (JST CREST). He was a Research Associate in the College of Information Science and Engineering at Ritsumeikan University from 2010 to 2013. He has also been a Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science, University of Tsukuba in 2013-2014. From 2014 he has been a Associate Professor at the Ritsumeikan University and currently working at the College of Comprehensive Psychology.
His research interests include, investigating cognitive mechanisms of human collaborative problem solving, and developing pedagogical conversational agent systems for supporting collaborative learning. He has received several prizes such as the computational modeling award (Applied Cognition) from the Cognitive Science Society (U.S.A) in CogSci2012. He also received an award (Nojima Prize) from the Japanese Cognitive Science Society in 2015.
He is an Editorial board member of Japanese Cognitive Science Society and Japanese Human Interface Society. He has also organized several International Conferences such as Human Agent Interaction(HAI), Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID2011). He is organizing the 35th annual Japanese Cognitive Science meetings in 2018 as Program Chair. He is a member of the Cognitive Science Society and Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM).