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I am working at Aizawa-Yamakata-Matsui Lab, as a Postdoc. I am interested in anything related to text recognition, including scene text recognition, synthetic text data generation, and TextVQA/TextCaps (visual question answering and image captioning with text recognition).

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Work experience


The University of Tokyo, Japan, Apr. 2023 - Present

I am working on several projects related to text recognition. I obtained funds from the Japanese government.

Student Researcher

Google Research, Oct. 2022 - Jan. 2023

As a student researcher, I worked in the Google OCR team (16 hours per week, from the Google Japan office or home). I surveyed the TextVQA task (Visual Question Answering with text recognition) and implemented part of the baselines.

Researcher (alternative military service)

Clova AI Research, NAVER Corp., South Korea, Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2020

Developed scene text recognition (STR) model, which recognizes text in the natural scene.

Researcher (alternative military service)

Language Analytics, NCSOFT Corp., South Korea, Apr. 2016 - Dec. 2017

Developed sentence embedding model for question/document clustering and text style transfer model for colloquial text generation.


Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology

The University of Tokyo, Japan, Apr. 2020 - Mar. 2023

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