Yukie Nagai - Participant

Yukie Nagai received her Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka University in 2004. She was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) from 2004 to 2006, and with Bielefeld University from 2006 to 2009. She then she became a Specially Appointed Associate Professor with Osaka University in 2009 and a Senior Researcher with NICT in 2017. Nagai has been a Project Professor with the University of Tokyo since April 2019, where she leads the Cognitive Developmental Robotics Lab. She also serves as the research director of JST CREST Cognitive Mirroring since December 2016.

Dr. Nagai has been investigating underlying neural mechanisms for social cognitive development by means of computational approach. She designs neural network models for robots to learn to acquire cognitive functions based on the theory of predictive coding. She also developed head-mounted displays that simulate atypical visual perception in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which greatly impacts on the society because they enable people with/without ASD to better understand potential causes for social difficulties.



The University of Tokyo


Project Professor