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Curriculum Vitae

Name: Shusaku Tsumoto

Position: Professor, Department of Medical Informatics,
Shimane University School of Medicine

Place of Birth: Osaka, Japan

Date of Birth: April 25, 1963

Nationality: Japanese

Office Address: 89-1 Enya-cho, Izumo 693-8501 Japan

Education: University: Osaka University, Medical School
Major subjects: Neurology, Medical Informatics

Medical Doctor(M.D.): Osaka University, Medical School,1989.
Ph.D. : Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1997.

Positions Held Since Graduation:

1989-1990 (Sep): Neurologist, Chiba University Hospital
1990-1991 (Sep): Neurologist, Acute Medical Care Unit, Matsudo Municipal Hospital
1991-1993 (Apr): Research Fellow, Department of Medical Informatics,Chiba University Hospital
1993-1999 (Apr): Assistant Professor,Department of Informational Medicine,
Medical Research Institute,Tokyo Medical & Dental University
1999(May)- 2000(June): Associate Professor, Department of Medical Informatics,Shimane Medical University, School of Medicine
2000(July)-Present: Full Professor, Department of Medical Informatics, Shimane Medical University, School of Medicine
2003(Oct)-Present: Full Professor, Department of Medical Informatics, Shimane University School of Medicine

Present Major Subjects:
Decision Science (Rough Sets and Granular Computing)
Knowledge Discovery in Databases and Data Mining
Hospital Information System (Electronic Patient Records)
Service-oriented Computing in Medicine
Computational Disease Modelling
Medical Terminology


1993: The 13th Japanese Joint Conference on
Medical Informatics: The Best Paper
1995: The 15th Japanese Joint Conference on
Medical Informatics: The Best Paper
2002: IEEE ICDM 2002 Best Service Award
2007: Ohkawa Publication Prize "Elements of Data Mining"
2008: IEEE CBMS Best Paper Runner-Up Award
2011: JSAI Best Service Award
2012: SRII Global Conference Best Paper Award
2014: ICServ 2014 Best Paper Award
2016 ITQM2016 Best Paper Award

Social Activities:
1997-2000: Secretary of International Rough Set Society
1997-2006 Editor of Bulletin of International Rough Set Society
1999-Present: ISO TC215: WG3 Technical Expert
2000- 2005: Chair of International Rough Set Society
2001- Present: Fellow of Japanese Association of Medical Informatics
2002 (Apr) - 2004. (Mar): Chair of Special Interest Group on Knowledge Based
Systems (SIGKBS) in Japanese Society for
Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
2003 (Jul)- 2015: Present: Editorial Board of JSAI Magazine/Journal
2003 (Dec)-Present: Associate Editor of Knowledge and Information Systems Journal
2004- Present: Councilors of Institute of Complex Medical Engineering
2007- Editorial Board of Journal of Intelligent Computing in Medicine
2007- Co-chair of TC on Granular Computing in IEEE SMC society
2008- 2010 Executive Board of JSAI
2008- Editorial Board of Journal of Data Mining and Data Management
2009- Editorial Board of Journal of Healthcare Engineering
2013-2015: Executive Board of JSAI
2013-2017  Executive Board of JAMI
2015-        Executive Board of ICME

Chair of International Conferences:
1996: The Fourth International Workshop on Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets and
Machine Discovery(RSFD96), 1996.11.6-8, Tokyo. (Local Chair)
2000: The Fourth Pacific-Asian Conference on Knowledge Discovery and
Data Mining (PAKDD2000), 1999.4.16-20, Kyoto (Tutorial Chair)
2002: IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM02)
2002.12.9-13, Maebashi (Program Chair)
2003: The 19th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent
Systems: 2002.10.28-31, Maebashi (Workshop Chair),
2004: The Fourth International Conference on Rough Sets and Current Trends in
Computing (RSCTC 04) 2004.6.1-5, Uppsala (Program Chair)
2005: The 20th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent
Systems (ISMIS 2005): 2005.5.25-28, Saratogra Springs (Program Chair),
2006: IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM06)
2006.12.18-22, Hong Kong (Workshop Chair)
2007: IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM07)
2007.10.28-31, Omaha (Publicity Chair)
IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (IEEE GrC07):
2007. 11.1-3, San Jose (Program Chair)
2008: SIAM Data Mining Conference 2008 (SDM2008), April 24-26, Atlanta
(Publicity Chair)
The Twelfth Pacific-Asian Conference on Knowledge Discovery and
Data Mining (PAKDD2008): May 20-23, Osaka (Conference Chair)
2009: The Twelfth Pacific-Asian Conference on Knowledge Discovery and
Data Mining (PAKDD2009): 2009.4.27-30, Singapore (Tutorial Chair)
SIAM Data Mining Conference 2009 (SDM2008), 2009.4 30-5.2,
John Ascuaga’s Nugget-Sparks (Publicity Chair)
The fourth international conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology
(RSKT 2009), 2009: 7.14-16, Gold Coast (Conference Chair)
IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (IEEE GrC09)
2009. 8. 17-19, Nanchang (Program Chair)
2010: International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
(CIKM2010) 2010.10.25-29, Toronto (Publicity Chair)
2011: IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing (IEEE GrC11)
Kaohsiung (Program Chair)
2013: IEEE ICDM 2013 Dallas (Sponsorship Chair)
2014: IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing, Noboribetsu (IEEE GrC14)
Noboribetsu (General Chair)
IEEE Big Data 2014, Washington DC (Tutorial Chair)
IEEE Big Data 2014, Silicon Valley(Tutorial Chair)
CMCSN-2016, Matsue (Conference Chair)
Spring Symposium of JAMI 2016, Matsue (Conference Chair)

Journal Publications (1998-2016)

1. Mei-Hui Wang, Kanta Kurozumi, Mikiko Kawaguchi, Chang-Shing Lee, Hiroshi Tsuji, Shusaku Tsumoto: Healthy diet assessment mechanism based on fuzzy markup language for Japanese food. Soft Comput. 20(1): 359-376 (2016)
2. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano and Yuko Tsumoto: Quantitative Estimation of Software Quality in Hospital Information System, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering 4(1): 57 - 66

1. Haruko Iwata, Shoji Hirano, Shusaku Tsumoto:
Maintenance and Discovery of Domain Knowledge for Nursing Care using Data in Hospital Information System. Fundam. Inform. 137(2): 237-252 (2015)
2. Yuko Tsumoto, Haruko Iwata, Shoji Hirano and Shusaku Tsumoto: Construction of Clinical Pathway Using Dual Clustering.Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering 3(1): 49-56, 2015.

1. Shusaku Tsumoto, Haruko Iwata, Shoji Hirano, Yuko Tsumoto: Similarity-based behavior and process mining of medical practices. Future Generation Comp. Syst. 33: 21-31 (2014)
2. Toshihiko Kawamura, Tomohiro Kimura, Shusaku Tsumoto: Estimation of Service Quality of a Hospital Information System Using a Service Log. The Review of Socionetwork Strategies 8(2): 53-68 (2014)

1. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano: Incremental Induction of Medical Diagnostic Rules Based on Incremental Sampling Scheme and SubRule Layers. Fundam. Inform. 127(1-4): 209-223 (2013)
2. Yingxu Wang, Gabriele Fariello, Marina L. Gavrilova, Witold Kinsner, Fumio Mizoguchi, Shushma Patel, Dilip Patel, Fernando L. Pelayo, Victor Raskin, Duane F. Shell, Shusaku Tsumoto: Perspectives on Cognitive Computers and Knowledge Processors. IJCINI 7(3): 1-24 (2013)
3. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano: Combinatorics of Information Granule in Contingency Table. Int. J. Intell. Syst. 28(9): 892-906 (2013)
4. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano:Combinatorics in Pearson residuals. IJKESDP 4(1): 72-84 (2013)
5. Shoji Hirano, Shusaku Tsumoto: Clustering of non-metric proximity data based on bi-links with e-indiscernibility. J. Intell. Inf. Syst. 41(1): 61-71 (2013)
6. Eisuke Hanada, Takato Kudou, Shusaku Tsumoto: Installation of Secure, Always Available Wireless LAN Systems as a Component of the Hospital Communication Infrastructure. J. Medical Systems 37(3): 9939 (2013)

1. Yingxu Wang, James A. Anderson, George Baciu, Gerhard Budin, D. Frank Hsu, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Witold Kinsner, Fumio Mizoguchi, Toyoaki Nishida, Kenji Sugawara, Shusaku Tsumoto: Perspectives on eBrain and Cognitive Computing. Du Zhang IJCINI 6 : 1-21, 2012
2. Hidenao Abe and Shusaku Tsumoto: Detection of research trends from bibliographical data. IJDMMM 4: 255-266, 2012

1. Y. Tsumoto, S. Tsumoto: Correlation and Regression Analysis for Characterizations of a University Hospital. Rev Socionetwork Stra. 5: 43-55, 2011
2. S. Tsumoto, S. Hirano: Detection of risk factors using trajectory mining J. Intell. Inf. Syst. 36: 403-425, 2011
3. S. Tsumoto, S. Hirano: Residual as Linear Sum of Matrix Determinants ?in Multiway Contingency Tables International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems. 4: 1080-1089, 2011
4. H. Abe, S. Tsumoto: Evaluating a Temporal Pattern Detection Method for Finding Research Keys in Bibliographical Data T. Rough Sets. 14: 1-17, 2011
1. Hidenao Abe, Shusaku Tsumoto, Miho Ohsaki, Takahira Yamaguchi: Improving a rule evaluation support method based on objective indices. International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP), Vol. 2, No. 2/3, pp.180-197, 2010
2. T.Y. Lin, Rushin Barot and Shusaku Tsumoto: Some Remarks on the Concept of Approximations from the View of Knowledge Engineering. International Journal of Software Science and Computational Intelligence 4(2).
3. *S. Tsumoto and S. Hirano: Risk Mining in Medicine: Application of Data Mining to Medical Risk Management. Fundam. Inform. 98(1): 107-121, 2010.

1. Yingxu Wang, Du Zhang, Shusaku Tsumoto: Preface: Cognitive Informatics, Cognitive Computing, and Their Denotational Mathematical Foundations (I). Fundam. Inform. 90(3): (2009)
2. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano: Statistical Independence and Determinants in a Contingency Table - Interpretation of Pearson Residuals based on Linear Algebra -. Fundam. Inform. 90(3): 251-267 (2009)
3. Hidenao Abe, Shusaku Tsumoto: Investigating Accuracies of Classifications for Randomized Imbalanced Class Distributions. Fundam. Inform. 90(4): 369-378 (2009)
4. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano: Contingency Matrix Theory II: Degree of Dependence as Granularity. Fundam. Inform. 90(4): 427-442 (2009)
5. Shusaku Tsumoto: Preface: Cognitive Informatics, Cognitive Computing, and Their Denotational Mathematical Foundations (II). Fundam. Inform. 90(4): (2009)
6. Shusaku Tsumoto: Contingency matrix theory: Statistical dependence in a contingency table. Inf. Sci. 179(11): 1615-1627 (2009)

1. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano: Contingency Matrix Theory I: Rank and Statistical Independence in a Contigency Table. Transactions on Computational Science 2: 161-179 (2008)
2. Shusaku Tsumoto and Yuko Tsumoto: Data Mining-based Hospital Management. Journal of Chongqing University of Post and Telecommunications 20(3):
p. 309-323, 2008.

1. Miho Ohsaki, Hidenao Abe, Shusaku Tsumoto, Hideto Yokoi, Takahira Yamaguchi: Evaluation of rule interestingness measures in medical knowledge discovery in databases. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 41(3): 177-196 (2007)
2. Hidenao Abe, Shusaku Tsumoto, Miho Ohsaki, Takahira Yamaguchi: Evaluating Learning Algorithms to Support Human Rule - Evaluation Based on Objective Rule Evaluation Indices. Data Science Journal 6: 285-296 (2007)
3. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano: Visualization of Differences between Rules' Syntactic and Semantic Similarities using Multidimensional Scaling. Fundam. Inform. 78(4): 561-573 (2007)
4. Shusaku Tsumoto, Shoji Hirano: Detection of interesting rules using visualization of differences between rules' syntactic and semantic similarities using multidimensional scaling. KES Journal 11(5): 345-354 (2007)
5. S. Hirano and S. Tsumoto: Temporal Data Mining in Hospital Information Systems: Analysis of Clinical Courses of Chronic Hepatitis. International Journal of Intelligent Computing in Medical Sciences andImage Processing, 1(1):9-20 (2007)
6. S. Hirano and S. Tsumoto: Cluster analysis of trajectory data on hospital laboratory examinations. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:324-8.
7. Abe H, Yokoi H, Tsumoto S, Ohsaki M, Yamaguchi T.: Evaluating learning models with transitions of human interests based on objective rule evaluation indices. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;129(Pt 1):581-5.

1. Editor of Special Issues on Chance Discovery, New Mathematics and Natural Computation 2: 2006.
1. S. Hirano and S. Tsumoto: Rough Representation of a Region of Interest in Medical Images. International Journal of Approximate Reasoning 40: 23-34, 2005
2. S. Tsumoto and S. Hirano: Automated Discovery of Chronological Patterns in Long Time-series Medical Datasets. International Journal of Intelligent Systems 20: 737-757, 2005
1. Tsumoto S: Mining diagnostic rules from clinical databases using rough sets and medical diagnostic model, Information Sciences, 162: 63-137, 2004.
2. Hirano S, Sun X and Tsumoto S: Comparison of clustering methods for clinical databases. Information Sciences, 159: 155-165, 2004.
3. Tsumoto S: Extraction of Structure of Medical Diagnosis from Clinical Data
Fundamenta Informaticae 59: 271-285, 2004

1. Tsumoto S: Automated extraction of hierarchical decision rules from clinical databases using rough set model, Expert Systems with Applications,24: 189-197, 2003.
2. Tsumoto S: Chance Discovery in Medicine - Detection of Rare Risky Events in Chronic Diseases -. New Generation Computing 21: 135-147, 2003.
3. Hirano S. and Tsumoto S: An Indiscernibility-Based Clustering Method with Iterative Refinement of Equivalence Relations – Rough Clustering-. Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics 7: 169-177, 2003.

1. Tsumoto S, Hirano S, Yasuda A, Tsumoto K: Analysis of amino acid sequences by statistical technique, Information Sciences 145: 205-214, 2002
2. Tsumoto S: Rule induction, rough sets and matroid theory. Communications of Institute and Computing Machinery 5: 89-94, 2002
3. Hirano S, Tsumoto S, Okuzaki T, Hata Y, Tsumoto K: Analysis of biochemical data aided by a rough sets-based clustering technique. International Journal of Fuzzy Systems 4: 759-765, 2002

1. Yokoyama S, Matsuoka K, Tsumoto S, Harao M, Yamakawa T, Sugahara K, Nakahama C, Ichiyama S, Watanabe K: Study on the association between the patients' clinical background and the anaerobes by data mining in infectious diseases database. Biomedical Soft Computing and Human Sciences 7: 69-75, 2001

1. Tsumoto S: Knowledge discovery in clinical databases and evaluation of discovered knowledge in outpatient clinic. Journal of Information Sciences 124: 125-137, 2000
2. Tsumoto S: Automated discovery of positive and negative knowledge in clinical databases based on rough set model. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 19: 56-62, 2000
3. Tsumoto S: Automated knowledge discovery in clinical databases based on rough set model. INFOR 38: 196-208, 2000

1. Takabayashi K, Tomita M, Tsumoto S, Suzuki T, Yamazaki S, Honda M, Satomura Y, Iwamoto I, Saito Y, Tomioka H: Computer-assisted instructions for patients with bronchial asthma. Patient Education and Counseling 38: 241-248, 1999

1. Shusaku Tsumoto: Automated Extraction of Medical Expert System Rules from Clinical Databases on Rough Set Theory. Journal of Information Sciences 112: 67-84, 1998.
2. Tsumoto, S. Extraction of Experts' Decision Rules from Clinical Databases using Rough Set Model. Journal of Intelligent Data Analysis, 2(3), 215-227, 1998.

Books (2003-2012)
1. Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, Shusaku Tsumoto, Niels Taatgen, Yiyu Yao (Springer Verlag 2012)
1. Djamel A. Zighed, Shusaku Tsumoto, Zbigniew W. Ras, Hakim Hacid: Mining Complex Data Springer 2009
2. Sanjay Chawla, Takashi Washio, Shin-ichi Minato, Shusaku Tsumoto, Takashi Onoda, Seiji Yamada, Akihiro Inokuchi: New Frontiers in Applied Data Mining, PAKDD 2008 International Workshops, Osaka, Japan, May 20-23, 2008. Revised Selected Papers Springer 2009
3. Peng Wen, Yuefeng Li, Lech Polkowski, Yiyu Yao, Shusaku Tsumoto, Guoyin Wang: Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology, 4th International Conference, RSKT 2009, Gold Coast, Australia, July 14-16, 2009. Proceedings Springer 2009

1. Zbigniew W. Ras, Shusaku Tsumoto, Djamel A. Zighed: Mining Complex Data, ECML/PKDD 2007 Third International Workshop, MCD 2007, Warsaw, Poland, September 17-21, 2007, Revised Selected Papers MCD 2008
2. Shuichi Iwata, Yukio Ohsawa, Shusaku Tsumoto, Ning Zhong, Yong Shi, Lorenzo Magnani: Communications and Discoveries from Multidisciplinary Data Springer 2008
3. *Shusaku Tsumoto and Shoji Hirano: Risk Mining as New Trends in Hospital Management, In: Hillol Kargupta, Jiawei Han, Philip S. Yu, Rajeev Motwani, Vipin Kumar (eds.) New Generation of Data Mining, Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2008.

1. Hiroshi Motoda, Shusaku Tsumoto, Takahira Yamaguchi, Masao Numao. Elements of Data Mining, Ohmsha, Tokyo, 2006 (Japanese)
2. Achim G. Hoffmann, Byeong Ho Kang, Debbie Richards, Shusaku Tsumoto: Advances in Knowledge Acquisition and Management, Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2006, Guilin, China, August 7-8, 2006, Revised Selected Papers Springer 2006
3. Shusaku Tsumoto, Chris Cliffton and Ning Zhong: ICDM 2006 Workshops (CD-ROM), 2006

1. Shusaku Tsumoto, Takahira Yamaguchi, Masayuki Numao, Hiroshi Motoda: Active Mining, Second International Workshop, AM 2003, Maebashi, Japan, October 28, 2003, Revised Selected Papers Springer 2005
2. Mohand-Said Hacid, Neil V. Murray, Zbigniew W. Ras, S. Tsumoto(eds): Foundations of Intelligent Systems, 15th International Symposium(ISMIS 2005), Heidelberg: Springer, 2005
3. Lin, T.Y.; Ohsuga, S.; Liau, C.-J.; Hu, X.; Tsumoto, S. (Eds.) Foundations of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery., Studies in Computational Intelligence , Vol. 6, 2005.

1. S. Tsumoto, R. Slowinski, J. Komorowski and J. W. Grzymala-Busse (eds.): Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing (LNCS 3066), Heidelberg: Springer, 2004

1. N. Zhong, Z. W. Ras, S. Tsumoto, and E. Suzuki (eds.): Foundation of Intelligent Systems, Heidelberg: Springer, 2003
2. M. Inuiguchi, S. Hirano, and S. Tsumoto (eds.): Rough Set Theory and Granular Computing, Heidelberg: Springer, 2003

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Last Update: 1 Oct 2016