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Danilo Vasconcellos Vargas Last modified date:2018.07.03

Assistant Professor / Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University
Department of Informatics
Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering

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Field of Specialization
Artificial General Intelligence, Cognitive Architecture, (Deep) Neural Networks, Evolutionary Computation, Global Optimization and Applications (Security, Robotics, among others).
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Regarding research, I aim to develop a new generation of artificial intelligence. Additionally, I am applying the most recent artificial intelligence techniques to solve various problems in areas that range from security to electrical engineering. The results are published on top journals and conferences. In 2017, my research was published in the BBC news and in the same year my paper was published in the highest impact journal of the area of neural networks (IEEE Trans. Neural Networks).
To pursue research vigorously, I am also applying to various grants. In 2017, I was awarded two grants in a total of 2 million yen. In 2018, I have already received a two-year grant which totals 3.9 million yen for two years to conduct a interdisciplinary research with a college from the law department. I expect to acquire some more grants until the end of this year.
In relation to education, I created two new courses (Artificial Intelligence I - Understanding the Basics and Artificial Intelligence II - Understanding the State of the Art), got accepted to present a tutorial in GECCO (which is a Core Rank A Conference) and also created a club for artificial intelligence in Kyushu University.
Research Interests
  • Artificial General Intelligence, Cognitive Architecture;
    keyword : Artificial General Intelligence
  • Evolutionary Computation, Global Optimization;
    keyword : Evolutionary Computation
  • Machine Learning, (Deep) Neural Networks, Neuroevolution;
    keyword : (Deep) Neural Networks
  • Applications in Cybersecurity, Robotics, Economic dispatch, Brain Science, Medicine, etc.
    keyword : Cybersecurity, Robotics, Economic dispatch, Brain Science, Medicine,
Current and Past Project
  • Technological advancement of IoT systems will benefit our society and
    can contribute a large improvement of our social systems. However, at
    the same time, cyber terrorism can easily become a national security
    issue. This Kyushu University (KU) and IIT-Delhi international
    collaborative project aims to build a highly safe IoT system,
    "Security in the IOT Space (SIOTS)", for future cyber society. In
    this project, IIT-D will lead technical advancement of IoT device and
    network system safety (hardware security), and KU will lead analysis
    of IoT device data and cybersecurity education (software security).
    With help of KU's new Cyber Range (a cutting-edge cyber space
    simulator), KU and IIT-D team will tackle unseeing cyber problems from
    hard- and soft-ware approaches, simultaneously and internationally.
    By working together, KU-IITD team is expected to contribute for
    building smart grids/cities by developing safe and secure IoT device
    and the network systems, and producing highly trained cybersecurity
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • IEEE
Educational Activities
情報科学 [単独] (英語)
Algorithms and the Law [分担] (英語)
Other Educational Activities
  • 2018.07, Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning: General Models and Adaptation
    Conference: GECCO 2018
    (Tutorial in Top Conference).
  • 2018.07, Introducing Learning Classifier Systems: Rules that Capture Complexity
    Conference: GECCO 2018
    (Tutorial in Top Conference).
Professional and Outreach Activities
To contribute back to society. I took part in events such as the Open Campus, laboratory for junior high school students, among others.
I organized both the materials and presentations together with the students of the laboratory to present in these events.
Regarding international cooperation, currently a cooperation with professors and students from India and Brazil is giving birth to many research results..