About Tsuruoka Laboratory

Tsuruoka laboratory is afficliated with University of Tokyo, Information and Communication Engineering department under the Information Science and Technology graduate school.

The two main topics covered in the laboratory consist of Natural Language Processing and Game AI, however other topics are permitted and exploring topics the students care about is encouraged.

We like having a multi-cultural lab enviroment and have lab members and staff from different countries including Japan, China, Latvia, Thailand, Tunisia and hopefully more in the future!

Professor and Researchers

Tsuruoka Yoshimasa


Research topics include Natural Language Processing, Text Mining from biomedical data, artificial intelligence in games, deep learning and electric vehicles in the past.

Matiss Ritkers

Post Doctorate researcher

My field of study is natural language processing and, in particular, machine translation (MT). The topic of my thesis was MT system combination, but apart from that I’ve also done work on neural MT and multi-word expressions in MT. In my spare time I ride bicycles, swim, run, take photos, and do small software and hardware hacking projects. I also like technology and gadgets, rock music, Yu-Gi-Oh trading cards, anime and traveling.

Toshiaki Nakazawa


His research interests center on natural language processing, particularly language resource construction, linguistically motivated machine translation and NLP tools in human activities.

First Year Doctoral Students

安井 豪

Yasui Go

My research interests are language generation and application of reinforcement learning in NLP. More specifically, I am interested in evaluating the model output using setting-specific criteria that are not always differentiable. My favourite vegetable is tomato and my least favourite is bitter melon.

李 凌寒

Ri Ryokan

NLP enthusiast. My research interest is multilingual NLP and word/sentence embedding, specifically, how we can obtain language agnostic meaning representation. In my spare time, I enjoy playing music; I’ve recently been struggling with Jazz piano.

Second Year Master's Students

古川 好

Furukawa Ko

I am majoring in Natural Language Processing, and I am particularly interested in sentence generation. I like playing games and reading books..

余 海瀚

Yu Haihan

I am interested in natural language processing, currently I am working on abstractive summary. Other than research, I am also a keen runner.

トリシティショーク タサバット

Trisitichoke Tasavat

I am interested in Grounded Language Understanding, especially in a research area called Emergent Communication.

鄧 一凡

Deng Yifan

I am currently interested in neural language style transfer. In my spare time, I am interested in anything that is not too simple.

First Year Master's Students

米田 昌弘

Komeda Masahiro

I am interested in NLP, mainly NMT(Neural Machine Translation). I love sauna so much that I have sauna once a week.

于 天帥

Yu Tianshuai

I'm interested in reinforcement learning and I'm currently doing research about generalization in reinforcement learning. In my spare time, I usually video games. I play a wide range of games, but my favorite genre is RPG.

橋本 大世

Hashimoto Taisei

I am majoring in Reinforcement Learning, and I am particularly interested in efficient exploration methods. I like to ride a bicycle and watch TV dramas.

綿引 隼人

Watahiki Hayato

I'm interested in reinforcement learning, especially model-based RL, hierarchical RL and state representation learning.

比企野 純一

Junichi Hikino

I`m intersted in reinforcement learning. I like to watch movies, do orienteering, and play borad games.

焦 宇航

Jiao Yuhang

My current research direction is reinforcement learning. My hobbies are watching anime, playing games and going to the gym.

Undergraduate Students

海野 良介

Unno Ryosuke

I`m currently intersted in reinforcement learning. I like to play video games on my day off.

髙﨑 環

Takasaki Meguru

I am interested in natural language processing, especially word embeddings, context analysis, sentiment analysis and machine translation.

高橋 篤剛

Takahashi Atsutaka

I'm interested in Reinforcement Learning, My hobby is video games,especially consumer games.

中田 惇貴

Nakata Atsuki

I am interested in reinforcement learning. I like to play video games and read comics.

藤田 航輝

Fujita Koki

I am interested in Natural Language Processing. My hobbies are taking part in programming contests and watching sports. I like building an algorithm and implementing it programmatically.

Research and Visiting Students

宮崎 広夢

Miyazaki Hiromu

My field of research is Natural Language Processing (NLP). Particulary, I'm intrerested in research about source code (such as Python or C). The technologies around Web services also attract my interest. My hobby is playing games and watching anime.

李 蕊

Li Rui

I am interested in NLP and my current research focuses on bilingual word embedding. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and reading books.

川島 丸生

Kawashima Maruki

My research area is reinforcement learning, and I am particularly interested in meta-reinforcement learning. My hobbies include electronic crafts, animation and games.

Previous Members