Yutaka Matsuo is a project associate professor at Institute of Engineering Innovation, the University of Tokyo. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D degrees from the University of Tokyo in 1997, 1999, and 2002 (supervised by Prof. Ishizuka). He joined National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) from 2002 to 2007. His major is web mining (especially on social network mining), text processing, and semantic web in the context of artificial intelligence research. He is one of the prominent young researchers in the information technology field in Japan. He wrote more than 50 more than international conference papers.
He received the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) Best Paper Award in 2002, JSAI Anniversary Project Award in 2006, and Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2008. He joined the editorial committee of JSAI since 2004, served as editor-in-chief in 2012-2014. He got Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad in 2005 and stayed for two years at Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University. After coming back to Japan, he joined the faculty of the University of Tokyo in 2007. Also, he is a PC member of several conferences and workshops.