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IPSJ/ACM Award for Early Career Contributions to Global Research

Name of the Award IPSJ/ACM Award for Early Career Contributions to Global Research
About the Award The IPSJ and the Association for Computing machinery (ACM) established a joint award in 2018 to honor early career researchers in the field of computing for their outstanding contributions through their international and collaborative research as well as high expectations of their continuing global research.
Selection Process The awardee should be decided annually by the joint award committee which consists of members from both IPSJ and the ACM. The decision should be confirmed by both societies.
Selection Criteria The awardees should have their achievements through their international and collaborative research and high expectations of further collaboration which are contributing in the field of computing. The awardees should be in the stage of their early career (e.g. 10 years or less from their doctor's degrees) at the point of the award. The awardees should be the members of the IPSJ.
Conferment The award will be presented at a national convention or other event organized by the IPSJ. The awardee will be invited to the ACM Award Banquet.


Yasutaka Kamei (Kyushu University)

Research on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) to Improve Software Quality Assurance
Yasutaka Kamei is an associate professor at Kyushu University in Japan. He has been a research fellow of the JSPS (PD) from July 2009 to March 2010. From April 2010 to March 2011, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Queen's University in Canada. From April 2011 to February 2015, he was an assistant professor at Kyushu University. His research interests include empirical software engineering, open source software engineering, and mining software repositories (MSR). He was awarded such as ESEM 2007 Best Paper Award, MSR 2014 Distinguished Paper Award, and IPSJ 2015 Outstanding Paper Award. He received the B.E. degree (2005) in Informatics from Kansai University, and the M.E. degree (2007) and Ph.D. degree (2009) in Information Science from Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He is a member of the ACM, the IPSJ, and the IEICE and a senior member of the IEEE.

Dr. Yasutaka Kamei has played a major role in the Mining Software Repositories (MSR) research field, which advocates for evidence-based recovery and modeling of software quality by analyzing large-scale software development datasets. Since his early days as a PhD student, Dr. Kamei has significantly contributed to developing novel knowledge and theory in the area. For example, Dr. Kamei proposed sampling methods that enhance a bug prediction dataset independent of a particular bug prediction model. Dr. Kamei has accomplished his outstanding contributions in the MSR field through global research. Based on his global research network, he has published a number of papers that are coauthored with 39 international researchers at 20 institutions in 9 countries. He has contributed the community through organization of international conferences like MSR2018 as Program Co-Chair. 


Yasuko Matsubara (Kumamoto University)

Research on Analysis of Time-series Data and Nonlinear Dynamic Systems