Wataru Hirota

I'm a researcher at Megagon Labs, Mountain View, California.

Publications

Papers

  • Wataru Hirota, Yoshihiko Suhara, Behzad Golshan, Wang-Chiew Tan. Emu: Enhancing Multilingual Sentence Embeddings with Semantic Specialization. AAAI. 2020. arXiv.
  • Mitsuhiro Eto, Wataru Hirota, Shigeto Seno, Hideo Matsuda. Asymmetric Integration of Single-Cell Transcriptomic Data using Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Procrustes Analysis. IEEE BIBM. 2018.

Conferences

  • Wataru Hirota, Yoshihiko Suhara, Behzad Golshan, Wang-Chiew Tan. Semantic Cross-lingual Sentence Embeddings. RepL4NLP (hosted by ACL). 2019.
  • Wataru Hirota, Mitsuhiro Eto, Shigeto Seno, Hideo Matsuda. A method for cluster analysis of single-cell gene expression data using the Pachinko Allocation Model. Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving. 2017. (in Japanese)
  • Wataru Hirota, Naoto Ishida, Keigo Naito, Taiga Honda, Masayoshi Iwamoto, Makoto Matsushita, Katuro Inoue. A language-agnostic debugging support tool. IPSJ Software Engineering Symposium. 2016. (In Japanese)

Experience

Career

  • Megagon Labs, Mountain view, CA. April 2020 - Present.
    Research Associate

Internships

  • Megagon Labs, Mountain view, CA. January 2019 - March 2019.
    Research internship (theme: Cross-lingual Sentence Embedding)
  • NTT Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan. August 2018 - September 2018.
    Research internship (theme: Anomaly Detection using Autoencoder)

Education

  • Master of Science from Osaka University, Japan. March 2020.
    Thesis: A Lightweight Framework Using In-document Locality for Patent Prior-art Search.
    Supervisor: Makoto Onizuka
  • Bachelor of Science from Osaka University, Japan. March 2018.
    Thesis: Study of topic modelings for single-cell analysis
    Supervisor: Hideo Matsuda

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