[Artificial Intelligence] Year Started : 2018

Michiaki Hamada

Development of the innovative aptamer drug discovery system using artificial intelligence technology

Research Director
Michiaki Hamada

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Waseda University

Kazuteru Aoki Corporate Officer
Discovery Research Department
Masaki Takahashi Project Associate Professor
The Institute of Medical Science
The University of Tokyo

This research aims to achieve a breakthrough in drug development by shortening the process of RNA aptamer development; RNA aptamers are highly expected as new generation drug. For this purpose, we will develop an “AI aptamer discovery system”, which automatically generates candidates of RNA aptamers using both artificial intelligence (AI) and RNA bioinformatics. Finally, we release the system after confirming the generality and usefulness by introducing the system into a pharmaceutical company, RIBOMIC.

Takahiro Hara

Persona Model Transfer Techniques for Activity Prediction of Users in Heterogeneous Domains

Research Director
Takahiro Hara

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Osaka University

Chihiro Ono Executive Director
Data Intelligence Division
KDDI Research, Inc.
Nobuo Kawaguchi Professor
Institute of Innovation for Future Society
Nagoya University

In this research project, in order to make use of persona models constructed in different domains (e.g., service providers and data holders), we will develop a series of techniques for transferring activity prediction techniques on persona models between different domains. The effectiveness of the developed techniques will be verified through practical empirical experiments of large scale in which several affiliated and collaborative companies of KDDI Research, Inc. participate.

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