Shuhei Watanabe

Master Student

The University of Freiburg, Machine Learning Lab (From Nov 2020)

Contact: shuhei.watanabe.utokyo [at] gmail.com

Brief Biography

I am a Master student at the University of Freiburg, Computer Science. supervised by Prof. Frank Hutter The main interest of my research is the acceleration of blackbox optimization on expensive function. Basically, I address the problem by considering transfer learning of previous knowledge and parallel computing. For more details, see my Research Experiences. I am also interested in "Multi-agent simulation" and "Foreign Language Education".

Prior to the Master course, I finished my Bachelor at the University of Tokyo, Systems Innovation Faculty supervised by Prof. Chen Yu in March 2020. During my Bachelor course, I was engaged in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) supervised by Masaki Onishi. The details of my works are available here (My works).

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Education / Employment

I listed the ones related to only research. For more details, see my CV.

11.2020 -
The University of Freiburg, Master of Computer Science. Research assistant working on Auto-Pytorch project (Github repo).

09.2018 - 09.2020
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Technical Staff

09.2015 - 03.2020
The University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Systems Innovation (The best GPA out of 37 students.)

04.2014 - 08.2015
The University of Tokyo, Bachelor of College of Arts and Science, Natural Science 1

Honors / Awards

10.2020 - 09.2022

ITO Foundation of International Education Exchange (2000 USD/Month).

The acceptance rate was about 6.2% (= 12/193).

03.2020

Hatakeyama Award from The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers for the distinctive grades at the mechanical engineering related faculties at the University of Tokyo.

The acceptance rate was about 1.5% (= 5/340).

05.2019

PRMU 2018 Yearly Research Encouragement Award for the paper Speed up of Hyperparameter Tuning with Nelder-Mead Method by Parallel Computing.

The acceptance rate was about 1.8% (= 3/170).

10.2014
1st Prize in the Freshman team Hokei in the National Intercollegiate Taido Tournament .