Masashi AONO, PhD

Associate Professor,
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies,
Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC),
Keio University

CEO, Amoeba Energy Co., Ltd.

Fellow, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI),
Tokyo Institute of Technology



Address: o305, 5322 Endo, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252-0882, Japan
Phone/FAX: +81 466-49-3532
Email: aono (AT) sfc.keio.ac.jp
Website: http://web.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~aono/
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Research Interests
- Emergence
- Life/Mind/Intelligence/Computation/Information
...What are we trying to say?
- Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems
- Algorithms and Physical Implementations of Natural Computing
- Amoeba-inspired Computing
- Origin of Life



Education & Appointments
- Apr 1995–Mar 1999: BA., Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, Japan.
- Apr 1999–Mar 2001: MA., Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kobe University, Japan.
- Apr 2001–Mar 2004: PhD., Dept. of Information Media Science, Kobe University, Japan.
- Apr 2004–Mar 2008: Research Scientist, Local Spatiotemporal Functions Lab., Frontier Research System, RIKEN, Japan.
- Apr 2008–Mar 2013: Research Scientist, Flucto-Order Functions Research Team, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Japan.
- Apr 2013–Oct 2013: Research Scientist, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Oct 2013–Mar 2017: PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
- Nov 2013–Mar 2017: Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Apr 2015–Mar 2017: Associate Principal Investigator, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Apr 2017–: Fellow, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Apr 2017–: Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
- Jan 2018–: CEO, Amoeba Energy Co., Ltd.



Selected Publications (peer-reviewed)
1) Z. R. Adam, A. C. Fahrenbach, B. Kacar, M. Aono, "Prebiotic geochemical automata at the intersection of radiolytic chemistry, physical complexity, and systems biology," Complexity, Volume 2018, Article ID 9376183 (2018).
2) Z. R. Adam, Y. Hongo, H. J. Cleaves, R. Yi, A. C. Fahrenbach, I. Yoda, M. Aono, "Estimating the capacity for production of formamide by radioactive minerals on the prebiotic Earth," Scientific Reports 8, 265 (2018).
3) R. Afrin, N. Ganbaatar, M. Aono, H. J. Cleaves, T. Yano, M. Hara, "Size-dependent affinity of glycine and its short oligomers to pyrite surface: A model for prebiotic accumulation of amino acid oligomers on a mineral surface," International Journal of Molecular Science 19(2), 365 (2018).
4) Z. R. Adam, D. Zubarev, M. Aono, H. J. Cleaves, "Subsumed complexity: abiogenesis as a by-product of complex energy transduction," Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A 375: 20160348 (2017).
5) B. Real, C. Cantillano, D. Lopez-Gonzalez, A. Szameit, M. Aono, M. Naruse, S.-J. Kim, K. Wang, R. A. Vicencio, "Flat-band light dynamics in Stub photonic lattices," Scientific Reports 7, 15085 (2017).
6) A. C. Fahrenbach, C. Giurgiu, C. P. Tam, L. Li, Y. Hongo, M. Aono, J. W. Szostak, "A common and potentially prebiotic origin for precursors of nucleotide synthesis and activation," Journal of American Chemical Society 39 (26), 8780-8783 (2017).
7) M. Naruse, S.-J. Kim, T. Takahashi, M. Aono, K. Akahane, M. D'Acunto, H. Hori, L. Thylen, M. Katori, M. Ohtsu, "Percolation of optical excitation mediated by near-field interactions," Physica A 471, 162-168 (2016).
8) S.-J. Kim, M. Naruse, M. Aono, H. Hori, T. Akimoto, "Random walk with chaotically driven bias," Scientific Reports 6, 38634 (2016).
9) S.-J. Kim, M. Naruse, M. Aono, "Harnessing the computational power of fluids for optimization of collective decision making," Philosophies 1(3), 245-260 (2016).
10) K. Chandru, A. Gilbert, C. Butch, M. Aono, H. J. Cleaves, "The abiotic chemistry of thiolated acetate derivatives and the origin of life," Scientific Reports 6, 29883 (2016).
11) G. Narangerel, N. Matsuzaki, Y. Nakazawa, R. Afrin, M. Aono, T. Yano, T. Hayashi, M. Hara, "Surface force analysis of pyrite: its reactivity to amino acid adsorption," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry 6, 167-176 (2016).
12) K. Iwayama, Y. Hirata, M. Aono, L. Zhu, M.Hara, K. Aihara, "Decision-making ability of Physarum polycephalum enhanced by its coordinated spatiotemporal oscillatory dynamics," Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 11, 036001 (2016).
13) S.-J. Kim, T. Tsuruoka, T. Hasegawa, M. Aono, K. Terabe, M. Aono, "Decision maker based on atomic switches," AIMS Materials Science 3(1), 245-259 (2016).
14) C. Scharf, N. Virgo, H. J. Cleaves, M. Aono, et al. (37 authors), "A strategy for origins of life research," Astrobiology 15(12), 1031-1042 (2015).
15) M. Naruse, M. Berthel, A. Drezet, S. Huant, M. Aono, H. Hori, S.-J. Kim, "Single-photon decision maker," Scientific Reports 5, 13253 (2015).
16) S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, E. Nameda, "Efficient decision-making by volume-conserving physical object," New Journal of Physics 17, 083023 (2015).
17) M. Aono, S. Kasai, S.-J. Kim, M. Wakabayashi, H. Miwa, M. Naruse, "Amoeba-inspired nanoarchitectonic computing implemented using electrical Brownian ratchets," Nanotechnology 26, 234001 (2015).
18) M. Aono, N. Kitadai, Y. Oono, "A principled approach to the origin problem," Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 45 (3), 327-338 (2015).
19) M. Aono, M. Wakabayashi, "Amoeba-inspired heuristic search dynamics for exploring chemical reaction paths," Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 45 (3), 339-345 (2015).
20) M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, S. Kasai, H. Miwa, M. Naruse, "Amoeba-inspired spatiotemporal dynamics for solving the satisfiability problem," In: Special Issue of Advances in Science, Technology and Environmentology Vol. B11, Waseda University, pp. 37-40 (2015.3).
21) S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, "Decision maker using coupled incompressible-fluid cylinders," In: Special Issue of Advances in Science, Technology and Environmentology Vol. B11, Waseda University, pp. 41-46 (2015.3).
22) M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, S. Kasai, H. Miwa, M. Naruse, "Amoeba-inspired heuristic search for NP-complete problem solution at the nanoscale," Proceedings of NOLTA 2014, Luzern, Switzerland, 499-502 (2014).
23) M. Naruse, W. Nomura, M. Aono, M. Ohtsu, Y. Sonnefraud, A. Drezet, S. Huant, S.-J. Kim, "Decision making based on optical excitation transfer via near-field interactions between quantum dots," Journal of Applied Physics 116, 154303 (2014).
24) M. Naruse, S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, H. Hori, and M. Ohtsu, "Chaotic oscillation and random-number generation based on nanoscale optical-energy transfer," Scientific Reports 4, 6039 (2014).
25) M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, M. Hara, T. Munakata, "Amoeba-inspired tug-of-war algorithms for exploration-exploitation dilemma in extended bandit problem," BioSystems 117, 1-9 (2014).
26) W. Nomura, M. Naruse, M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, T. Kawazoe, T. Yatsui, M. Ohtsu, "Demonstration of controlling the spatiotemporal dynamics of optical near-field excitation transfer in Y-junction structure consisting of randomly distributed quantum dots," Advances in Optical Technologies, Vol. 2014, Article ID 569684 (2014).
27) S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, "Amoeba-inspired algorithm for cognitive medium access," Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, IEICE, 5(2), 198-209 (2014).
28) S. Kasai, M. Aono, M. Naruse, "Amoeba-inspired computing architecture implemented using charge dynamics in parallel capacitance network," Applied Physics Letters 103, 163703 (2013).
29) M. Naruse, M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, "Nanoscale photonic network for soluton searching and decision making problems," IEICE Transactions on Communications 1E96-B, 2724-2732 (2013).
30) S.-J. Kim, M. Naruse, M. Aono, M. Ohtsu, M. Hara, "Decision maker based on nanoscale photo-excitation transfer," Scientific Reports 3, 2370 (2013).
31) M. Aono, M. Naruse, S.-J. Kim, M. Wakabayashi, H. Hori, M. Ohtsu, M. Hara, "Amoeba-inspired nanoarchitectonic computing: Solving intractable computational problems using nanoscale photoexcitation transfer dynamics," Langmuir 29, 7557-7564 (2013).
32) M. Naruse, N. Tate, M. Aono, M. Ohtsu, "Information physics fundamentals of nanophotonics," Reports on Progress in Physics 76, 056401 (2013).
33) L. Zhu, M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, M. Hara, "Amoeba-based computing for traveling salesman problem: Long-term correlations between spatially separated individual cells of Physarum polycephalum," BioSystems 112, 1-10 (2013).
34) M. Naruse, M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, T. Kawazoe, W. Nomura, H. Hori, M. Hara, M. Ohtsu, "Spatiotemporal dynamics in optical energy transfer on the nanoscale and its application to constraint satisfaction problems," Physical Review B 86, 125407 (2012).
35) M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, L. Zhu, M. Naruse, M. Ohtsu, H. Hori, M. Hara, "Amoeba-inspired SAT Solver," Proceedings of NOLTA 2012, Majorca, Spain, 586-589 (2012).
36) S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, E. Nameda, M. Hara, "Tug-of-war Model for Competitive Multi-armed Bandit Problem: Amoeba-inspired Algorithm for Cognitive Medium Access," Proceedings of NOLTA 2012, Majorca, Spain, 590-593 (2012).
37) M. Aono, L. Zhu, S.-J. Kim, M. Hara, "Performance enhancement of amoeba-based neurocomputer for 8-city traveling salesman problem," Proceedings of NOLTA 2011, Kobe, Japan, 104-107 (2011).
38) L. Zhu, M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, M. Hara, "Problem-size scalability of amoeba-based neurocomputer for traveling salesman problem," Proceedings of NOLTA 2011, Kobe, Japan, 108-111 (2011).
39) S.-J. Kim, E. Nameda, M. Aono, M. Hara, "Adaptive tug-of-war model for two-armed bandit problem," Proceedings of NOLTA 2011, Kobe, Japan, 176-179 (2011).
40) M. Aono, L. Zhu, M. Hara, "Amoeba-based neurocomputing for 8-city traveling salesman problem," International Journal of Unconventional Computing 7, 463-480, (2011).
41) M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Greedy versus social: Resource-competing oscillator network as a model of amoeba-based neurocomputer," Natural Computing 10, 1219-1244 (2011).
42) S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, M. Hara, "Tug-of-war model for multi-armed bandit problem," Unconventional Computation 2010, LNCS 6079, Springer, 69-80 (2010).
43) S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, M. Hara, "Tug-of-war model for the two-bandit problem: Nonlocally-correlated parallel exploration via resource conservation," BioSystems 101, 29-36 (2010).
44) K. Ozasa, M. Aono, M. Maeda, M. Hara, "Simulation of neurocomputing based on the photophobic reactions of Euglena with optical feedback stimulation," BioSystems 100, 101-107 (2010).
45) Y. Hirata, M. Aono, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Spontaneous mode switching in coupled oscillators competing for constant amounts of resources," Chaos 20, 013117 (2010).
46) M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "A model of amoeba-based neurocomputer," Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan 9 (3), 143-156 (2010).
47) M. Aono, M. Hara, K. Aihara, T. Munakata, "Amoeba-based emergent computing: Combinatorial optimization and autonomous meta-problem solving," International Journal of Unconventional Computing 6, 89-108 (2010).
48) M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Resource-competing oscillator network as a model of amoeba-based neurocomputer," Unconventional Computation 2009, LNCS 5715, Springer, 56-69 (2009).
49) K. Ozasa, M. Aono, M. Maeda, M. Hara, "Simulation of neurocomputing based on photophobic reactions of euglena: Toward microbe-based neural network computing," Unconventional Computation 2009, LNCS 5715, Springer, 209-218 (2009).
50) M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Amoeba-based chaotic neurocomputing: Combinatorial optimization by coupled biological oscillators," New Generation Computing 27, 129-157 (2009).
51) M. Aono, Y. Hirata, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Combinatorial optimization by amoeba-based neurocomputer with chaotic dynamics," Natural Computing, PICT1, Springer, 1-15 (2008).
52) M. Aono, M. Hara, "Spontaneous deadlock breaking on amoeba-based neurocomputer," BioSystems 91, 83-93 (2008).
53) M. Aono, M. Hara, K. Aihara, "Amoeba-based neurocomputing with chaotic dynamics," Communications of the ACM 50(9), 69-72 (2007).
54) M. Aono, M. Hara, "Amoeba-based nonequilibrium neurocomputer utilizing fluctuations and instability," Unconventional Computation 2007, LNCS 4618, Springer, 41-54 (2007).
55) Y.-P. Gunji, K. Sasai, M. Aono, "Return map structure and entrainment in a time-state-scale re-entrant system," Physica D 234, 124-130 (2007).
56) M. Aono, M. Hara, "Dynamic transition among memories on neurocomputer composed of amoeboid cell with optical feedback," Proceedings of NOLTA 2006, Bologna, Italy, 763-766 (2006).
57) M. Aono, Y.-P. Gunji, "Material implementation of hyperincursive field on slime mold computer," CASYS 2003, AIP conference proceedings 718, 188-203 (2004).
58) M. Aono, Y.-P. Gunji, "Resolution of infinite-loop in hyperincursive and nonlocal cellular automata: Introduction to slime mold computing," CASYS 2003, AIP conference proceedings 718, 177-187 (2004).
59) Y.-P. Gunji, T. Takahashi, M. Aono, "Dynamical infomorphism: Form of endo-perspective," Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 22, 1077-1011 (2004).
60) S. Tsuda, M. Aono, Y.-P. Gunji, "Robust and emergent Physarum logical-computing," Biosystems 73, 45-55 (2004).
61) M. Aono, Y.-P. Gunji, "Beyond input-output computings: Error-driven emergence with parallel non-distributed slime mold computer," BioSystems 71, 257-287 (2003).
62) Y.-P. Gunji, Y. Kusunoki, M. Aono, "Interface of global and local semantics in a self-navigating system based on the concept lattice," Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 13, 261-284 (2002).
63) M. Aono, Y.-P. Gunji, "Local semantics for the part-whole problem: An alternative CA system based on unserializable parallel processing," CASYS 2002, AIP conference proceedings 627, 71-84 (2002).
64) M. Aono, Y.-P. Gunji, "Autonomous selection and indefinite goals: A system using Bezier curves as dynamically re-defined transition rules," CASYS 2001, AIP conference proceedings 573, 242-256 (2001).



Media Appearances
1) Phys.org, "Did water-based life originate without water?," Jan. 30, 2018.
2) Astrobiology at NASA, Research Highlight "Water can be Corrosive to Life, so what about Alternative Solvents?," Oct. 5, 2017.
3) NASA Astrobiology Institute, Featured Stories "Proto-computation and Proto-life Workshop," Mar. 6, 2017.
4) Origins vol.3 (Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Tech), "Interview: New possibilitied on the origins of life research emerging from active discussoins ," Aug. 8, 2016.
5) Tokyo Tech, "Awarded the Young Scientists' Prize, Commendation for Science and Technology by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology," May 11, 2016.
6) JST PRESTO's Nanoelectronics News Letter vol. 3, "Architecture design of amoeba-inspired Solution-searching computer implemented by nanoelectronics," Mar., 2016.
7) Nanotechweb.org, "Fostering strategies in materials design," Mar. 30, 2016.
8) Nikkei Sangyo Shinbun (Japanese industrial newspaper), "Leader of next generation: Elucidating Origin of Life; Computers mimicking slime mold," Jan. 14, 2016.
9) Nikkei Sangyo Shinbun (Japanese industrial newspaper), "Innovation in semiconductors inspired by slime mold," Dec. 7, 2015.
10) Nature Japan, "Single-photon decision maker," Oct. 26, 2015.
11) Phys.org, "Single photon decision-maker solves multi-armed bandit problem," Sep. 17, 2015.
12) Nanotechweb.org, "Single photons could help make complex decisions," Sep. 16, 2015.
13) MIT Technology Review, "First demonstration of photonic intelligence," Sep. 10, 2015.
14) Mail Online, "Do inanimate objects THINK? Scientists claim that an iron bar can make 'decisions'," Aug. 24, 2015.
15) Phys.org, "Researchers show that an iron bar is capable of decision-making," Aug. 24, 2015.
16) NICT/NIMS Press Release, "Decision making by single photons," Aug. 19, 2015.
17) Nanotechweb.org, "Lab Talk: The wisdom of amoeba outperforms artificial intelligence," June 8, 2015.
18) Phys.org, "Amoeba-inspired computing system outperforms conventional optimization methods," June 1, 2015.
19) Kekkaishi: My lord, My First BIG, Shogakukan comic, "Special interview: Yellow Tanabe vs Masashi Aono," Apr. 15, 2015.
20) JST News (PR magazine of Japan Science and Technology Agency), "Solving problems with movements of slime mold," Oct. 1, 2014.
21) SPIE Newsroom, DOI: 10.1117/2.1201312.005278, "Nanophotonics for efficient solution searching and decision making," Jan. 6, 2014.
22) RIKEN NEWS, "From slime mold computer to the origin of life," Dec., 2013.
23) TV Bros. (Japanese magazine), Warashibe Mad Scientists #80 "slime mold algorithm," Oct., 26, 2013.
24) Recruit Key-man's Net (Japanese online news site), "What is slime mold computer?" Oct., 16, 2013.
25) Asahi Newpaper DIGITAL (Japanese online news site), "New-concept computer inspired by slime mold," Aug. 14, 2013.
26) Yahoo! News (Japanese online news site), "New-concept computer inspired by amoeba's behavioral principle," Aug. 13, 2013.
27) RIKEN Press Release, "An innovative computer, intelligent nanostructure, has been developed," Aug., 9, 2013.
28) Chunichi Shinbun (Japanese general newspaper), "Computer evolves using slime mold," Nov. 25, 2012.
29) Nikkei Shinbun (Japanese general newspaper), "Semiconductor device inspired by slime mold," Oct. 2, 2012.
30) AFP, "Japan scientists hope slime holds intelligence key," Dec. 28, 2011.
31) TBS (Japanese TV station), "Gacchiri Monday (RIKEN: Future-oriented Amoeba Computer?)," Oct. 17, 2010.
32) Sankei Shinbun (Japanese general news paper), "Studies on Intelligence of Slime Mold," Mar. 22, 2010.
33) AXIS Magazine, "Paradigm shift in device design sought by the world's slowest Amoeba chip computer," Mar., 2009.
34) Tokyo/Chunichi Shinbun (Japanese general newspaper), "The world's slowest about-right computer," Nov. 4, 2008.
35) RIKEN News, "Flucto-Order beyond the limit: The world's slowest computer," No. 328, 10-13, Oct., 2008.
36) Daily Telegraph (British general newspaper), "Can we make software that comes to life?" Aug. 5, 2008.
37) Nikkei Shinbun (Japanese general newspaper), "BioComputer to create new ideas," Apr. 22, 2007.
38) Nikkei Shinbun (Japanese general newspaper), "Computer using slime mold," Mar. 19, 2007.



Patents
1) Japanese Patent, Application No.2017-140272, N. Takeuchi, M. Aono, "Solution search device," Filed: Jul 19, 2017.
2) Japanese Patent, Application No.2017-063895, M. Aono, "Cross-bar structure and solution-searching system for optimization problems," Filed: Mar 28, 2017.
3) Japanese Patent, Application No.2016-008632, S.-J. Kim, T, Tsuruoka, T. Hasegawa, M. Aono, M. Aono, "Decision-making device," Filed: Jan 20, 2016.
4) Japanese Patent, Application No.2014-059133, M. Aono, M. Wakabayashi, "Material search system, method, and program," Filed: Mar 20, 2014.
5) Japanese Patent, Application No.2013-066768, S.-J. Kim, M. Aono, E. Nameda, M. Hara, "Solution search system, method, and program," Filed: Mar 27, 2013.
6) Japanese Patent, Application No. 2012-232402, M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, M. Hara, M. Wakabayashi, "Solution search system, method, and program," Filed: October 19, 2012.
7) US13/898335; Japanese Patent, Application No. 2012-116725, M. Aono, S.-J. Kim, M. Hara, M. Naruse, T. Kawazoe, M. Ohtsu, "Solution search system using quantum dots," Filed: May 22, 2012.
8) Japanese Patent No. 4572745, Application No. 2005-164281, M. Aono, M. Hara, "Information processing system using cells that exhibit cooperative phenomena," Filed: Jun. 3, 2005, Registered: Aug. 27, 2010.



Selected Administrations
1) International Workshop on Information Physics and Computing in Nano-scale Photonics and Materials (IPCN) 2012, Orleans, France, Sep. 7, 2012: Program Committee
2) IEICE Technical Committee on Complex Communication Sciences:
Secretary
3) International Workshop on Computing with Spatio-Temporal Dynamics 2010,
Tokyo, Japan, Jun. 21-25, 2010: Organizer
4) International Conference on Unconventional Computation 2010,
Tokyo, Japan, Jun. 21-25, 2010: Program/Organizing Committees
5) International Conference on Unconventional Computation 2009,
Ponta Delgada, Portugal, Sep. 7-11, 2009: Program Committee



Selected Invited Talks
1) 2nd Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing (EDTM) Conference 2018 (Short Course 1: Material and Device Evolution for Artificial Intelligence), "Amoeba-Inspired Problem Solvers," Ariston Hotel, Kobe, Japan, Mar. 13, 2018.
2) MANA International Symposium 2017, "Natural computing paradigm: Amoeba-inspired architectures and their applications," Epochal Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, Feb. 28-Mar. 3, 2017.
3) Gordon Research Conference on Origins of Life, "Oligopeptide formation in geysers," Galveston, Texas, January 19, 2016.
4) Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference (TNT2014), "Amoeba-inspired Nanoarchitectonic Computing for Solving Computationally Demanding Problems (Keynote lecture)," Barcelona, Spain, October 27-31, 2014.
5) New Challenges in Complex Systems Science, Waseda AICS Symposium and the 14th Slovenia-Japan Seminar, "Amoeba-inspired Computing Paradigm," Waseda University, Tokyo, October 24-26, 2014.
6) MANA International Symposium 2014, "Amoeba-inspired Nanoarchitectonic Computing," Epochal Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, Mar. 5-7, 2014.
7) Swiss-Japan Workshop on Light and Matter on the Nanoscale, "Amoeba-inspired Beyond-Neumann Computing: Solving Intractable Computational Problems using Nanoscale Photoexcitation Transfer Dynamics," Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Swiss, Oct. 4, 2013.
8) JSPS Sweden-Japan Collaboration Symposium 2013 -Exploring the Future of Light, Matter, and Information in the Nanoscale-, "Amoeba-inspired Nanophotonic Computing," Lund University, Lund, Sweden, June 3, 2013.
9) JSPS Optelectronics the 130 Committee, "From amoeba to nanophotonics: Nanophotonic solution explorer," Tokyo University of Science, Kagurazaka, Japan, Dec. 6, 2012
10) The 13th Workshop on Information Photonics (Autumn Camp): Randomness and Information Photonics, "Amoeba-inspired Nanophotonic Computer," Shonan Village Center, Japan, Sep. 28, 2012
11) International Workshop on Information Physics and Computing in Nano-scale Photonics and Materials (IPCN) 2012, "Amoeba-inspired Model of Quantum Dot-based SAT Solver," Orleans, France, Sep. 7, 2012
12) The 2nd Sweden-Japan Workshop on Nanophotonics and Related Technologies, "Amoeba-inspired Problem Solver and its Application to Nanophotonic Computing," Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Kista, Sweden, June 19, 2012.
13) IPSJ 151st DPS workshop, "Amoeba-based computing: Bottom-up optimization in resource allocation using spatiotemporal oscillatory dynamics," Naha, Okinawa, May 22, 2012.
14) 33rd Nanophotonics Open Seminar, "Amoeba-based computing: Global optimization in resource allocation and decision-making by spatiotemporal oscillatory dynamics," Univ. of Tokyo, Nov. 17, 2011.
15) 3rd International Conference on Chaos Revolution in Science, Technology, and Society (ICR2011), "Amoeba-based chaotic neurocomputing: Spatiotemporally-correlated search dynamics for optimization problems," Depok, Indonesia, Feb. 22, 2011.
16) Meiji Univ. GCOE Program, 34th MAS Seminar, "Amoeba-based neurocomputing: spatio-temporal dynamics for overall optimization in resource allocation and decision making," Ikuta, Japan, Dec. 20, 2010.
17) Workshop on Molecular Robotics, "Amoeba-based computing," Tokyo, Japan, Jul. 30, 2010.
18) Workshop on Noise and Fluctuation in Living Organisms, "Amoeba-based neurocomputing and resource-competing oscillator network," Wako, Japan, Jul. 10, 2009.
19) RIKEN Symposium: Hierarchical Crossing Molecular and Sysytem Life Science, Aug. 7-8, 2009, Wako, Japan.
20) BMB (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) 2008, Symposium: From Molecular Biology to Post-NanoTechnology, Dec. 12, 2008, Kobe, Japan.
21) Hakodate Future University, "Amoeba-based NeuroComputer: Combinatorial Optimization and Emergent Coputation" Hakodate, Japan, Sep. 2008.
22) 4th Open Workshop on Fusion of Bio- and Nano-Technologies, "Emergent Function baed on Biological Information Processing," Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 2007.