Ko Watanabe

Ko Watanabe received his Master's degree in Computer Science from NAIST (Nara Institute of Science and Technology) in Japan on 2019 specialized in HCI/Ubiquitous-Computing field. After working as a software engineer for 2 years in Japan, he moved to Germany and start as a working Ph.D. Researcher in DFKI from March 2021.

His topic of research is "Accelerating Knowledge Transfer by Sensing and Actuating Social-Cognitive States". It is focused on investigating how can software actuation can accelerate transfer of knowledge between humans. His major objective is to examine state-of-the-art software system and provide a novel technique for successfully assessing knowledge transfer between humans. He is working under the guidance of Dr. Shoya Ishimaru and Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel.

Personal website: https://ko-watanabe.github.io/

Projects

Publications

  1. David Dembinsky, Ko Watanabe, Andreas Dengel and Shoya Ishimaru. “Eye Movement in a Controlled Dialogue Setting”. In Proceedings of the 2024 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA '24), 2024, to appear.
  2. Ko Watanabe, Andreas Dengel and Shoya Ishimaru. “Metacognition-EnGauge: Real-time Augmentation of Self-and-Group Engagement Levels Understanding by Gauge Interface in Online Meetings”. In Proceedings of the Augmented Humans International Conference 2024 (AHs '24), p. 301-303, 2024.
  3. Ko Watanabe, Andreas Dengel and Shoya Ishimaru. “Accelerating Knowledge Transfer by Sensing and Actuating Social-Cognitive States”. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing & the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing (UbiComp/ISWC '23 Adjunct), p. 258–262, 2023.
  4. Ankur Bhatt, Ko Watanabe, Andreas Dengel and Shoya Ishimaru. “Appearance-Based Gaze Estimation with Deep Neural Networks: From Data Collection to Evaluation”. International Journal of Activity and Behavior Computing 2024 (1), p. 1-15, 2024.
  5. Ko Watanabe, Tanuja Sathyanarayana, Andreas Dengel and Shoya Ishimaru. “EnGauge: Engagement Gauge of Meeting Participants Estimated by Facial Expression and Deep Neural Network”. IEEE Access, pp. 52886–52898, 2023.
  6. Ko Watanabe, Hacer Kübra Kücük, Sarah Gonzales, Andrew Vargo, Koichi Kise and Shoya Ishimaru. “Combining the Knowledge of Experienced Programmers to Extract Useful Web Resources for Solving Programming Tasks”. In Proceedings of the Asian HCI Symposium 2023 (Asian CHI '23), p. 22–27, 2023.
  7. Kanta Yamaoka, Ko Watanabe, Koichi Kise, Andreas Dengel and Shoya Ishimaru. “Experience is the Best Teacher: Personalized Vocabulary Building Within the Context of Instagram Posts and Sentences from GPT-3”. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (UbiComp '22 Adjunct), pp. 313–316, 2022.
  8. Haruki Suzawa, Ko Watanabe, Masakazu Iwamura, Koichi Kise, Andreas Dengel and Shoya Ishimaru. “Supporting Smooth Interruption in a Video Conference by Dynamically Changing Background Music Depending on the Amount of Utterance”. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (UbiComp '22 Adjunct), pp. 299–302, 2022.
  9. Andrew Vargo, Motoi Iwata, Mathilde Hutin, Sofiya Kobylyanskaya, Ioana Vasilescu, Olivier Augereau, Ko Watanabe, Shoya Ishimaru, Benjamin Tag, Tilman Dingler, Koichi Kise, Laurence Devillers and Andreas Dengel. “Learning Cyclotron: An Ecosystem of Knowledge Circulation”. In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (UbiComp '22 Adjunct), pp. 308–312, 2022.
  10. Chenhao Chen, Yutaka Arakawa, Ko Watanabe and Shoya Ishimaru. “Quantitative Evaluation System for Online Meetings Based on Multimodal Microbehavior Analysis”. Sensors and Materials 34 (8), pp. 3017–3027, 2022.
  11. Ko Watanabe, Yuki Matsuda, Yugo Nakamura, Yutaka Arakawa and Shoya Ishimaru. “How do Programmers Use the Internet? Discovering Domain Knowledge from Browsing and Coding Behaviors”. In 2022 IEEE International Conferences on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing & Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical & Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData) and IEEE Congress on Cybermatics (Cybermatics), pp. 605–610, 2022.
  12. Jihed Makhlouf, Yutaka Arakawa and Ko Watanabe. “A Privacy-aware Browser Extension to Track User Search Behavior for Programming Course Supplement”. In The Fourth International Workshop on Mobile Ubiquitous Systems, Infrastructures, Communications and AppLications (MUSICAL) In conjunction with Mobiquitous 2021, 2021.
  13. Ko Watanabe, Yusuke Soneda, Yuki Matsuda, Yugo Nakamura, Yutaka Arakawa, Andreas Dengel and Shoya Ishimaru. “DisCaaS: Micro Behavior Analysis on Discussion by Camera as a Sensor”. Sensors 21 (17), p. 5719, 2021.
  14. Shoya Ishimaru, Ko Watanabe, Nicolas Großmann, Carina Heisel, Pascal Klein, Yutaka Arakawa, Jochen Kuhn and Andreas Dengel. “HyperMind Builder: Pervasive User Interface to Create Intelligent Interactive Documents”. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (UbiComp '18 Adjunct), pp. 357–360, 2018.
  15. Akpa Akpro Elder Hippocrate, Edith Talina Luhanga, Takata Masashi, Ko Watanabe and Keiichi Yasumoto. “Smart Gyms Need Smart Mirrors: Design of a Smart Gym Concept through Contextual Inquiry”. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UbiComp '17), p. 658–661, 2017.