Takanori Komatsu, Ph.D.

Takanori Komatsu, Ph.D. / 小松孝徳

  • is a cognitive scientist, a full professor at FMS, Meiji University, and just a cyclist.
    • 認知科学者,明治大学総合数理学部先端メディアサイエンス学科 教授,自転車乗り
  • was born in Chiba, Japan 1974.
  • uses twitter, facebook, strava and LinkedIn.
  • is a research specialist to observe and analyze cognitive and psychological aspects of users who are interacting with various kinds of artifacts (e.g., computers, smart devices, robots or AIs).
  • published more than 100 articles at prestige international conferences (e.g., CogSci, CHI and so on) and around 40 international and Japanese journal papers.
  • has several lectures about cognitive science and relationship between humans and technologies in both Japanese and English.
  • welcomes exciting research and educational collaborations related not only to his research interests but also to various aspects of cognitive science and psychology of users who are interacting with artifacts.

Latest News (21st/Jan/2020)

  • Our paper "Exploring Auditory Information to Change Users’ Perception of Time Passing as Shorter" have been finally accepted to be included in the program at CHI2020. This work was done by collaboration with Prof. Seiji Yamada (National Institute of informatics). See you in Hawaii !!

Archives of "Latest News" is here


  • 1997: Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering II, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
  • 2003: Ph.D. in Cognitive Science / 博士 (学術), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Professional Experience

  • 1997-1999: Guest Researcher, TU Wien and Profactor GmbH, Austria
  • 2001-2003: Junior Research Associate, RIKEN brain science institute, Japan
  • 2003-2007: Research Associate, School of Systems Information Science, Future University-Hakodate, Japan
  • 2007-2011: Assistant Professor, Young Researcher Empowerment Project, Shinshu University, Japan
  • 2012-2013: Associate Professor, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Japan
  • 2013-2018: Associate Professor, Department of Frontier Media Science (FMS), School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Japan
  • 2018-present: Full Professor, Department of Frontier Media Science (FMS), School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Japan

Research Interests

  • His current research interests are
      • proposing auditory displays and artificial subtle expressions (ASEs) for various usage in user interfaces.
      • applying moral psychology on Human-Robot Interaction.
  • The other Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Agent Interaction, and Cognitive Science Studies are also his research target.
  • See Research Gate and Google Citation Index
  • You will see me at CogSci, HAI or CHI conferences.


  • Program Co-chairs on HAI2017, HAI2018
  • Workshop and Tutorial Co-chairs on IUI2018, HAI2019
  • Publication Chair on AH2014, iHAI2013
  • Program Committee on IVA2018-2010, ICSR2011, HAI2014-2016


  • tkomat [at] meiji [dot] ac [dot] jp
  • Office: 4-21-1 Nakano, Tokyo 1648525, Japan