IIDA, Hiroyuki Professor
School of Information Science,Entertainment Technology Area
◆Degrees
Ph.D. Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology(1994)
◆Professional Experience
2005/04 - : Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology , Advanced School of Science and Technology , Professor
2000/04 - 2005/03 : Shizuoka University , Faculty of Informatics
1999 - 1999 : マーストリヒト大学コンピュータサイエンス学科 客員教授
1996 - 1999 : Shizuoka University , Faculty of Informatics
1994 - 1995 : 新技術事業団 博士研究員
1992 - 1993 : リンブルグ大学コンピュータサイエンス学科 客員研究員
◆Specialties
Computers and Games
◆Research Keywords
ゲーム情報学, Geme Theory, Mathematical, Search Algorithm, Game-refinement theory, Artificial Intelligence, Game tree search, Entertainment Science
◆Research Interests
The Dynamics of Intelligence in the Game Field
Just as men long for freedom, intelligence seeks for uncertainty. Games, which epitomize uncertainty, evolved in their long history to refine uncertainty. This process employed a harmony between skill and chance in games, leading to evolutionary changes in noble uncertainty. Masters who stand at the top of their games seek the ultimate harmony that may exist at the end of the changes. Despite their desire to win, masters occasionally exercise their creativity unconditionally without prejudice. We call this state of mind, that is commonly found among masters, the “model of three masters”. This model reveals three distinct master aspects: the master of winning, the master of playing and the master of understanding. They correspond to each of the three aspects that games possess: competitiveness, entertainment, and metaphor. The model of three masters indicates the existence of various interactions between intelligences of players. We explore it in terms of the “dynamics of intelligence in the field of games”
Games in AI Research - Chips Challenging Champions -
Research using games has demonstrated the possibility of creating high-performance artificial-intelligence systems. Programming computers to play games is but one stage in the development of an understanding of the methods which must be employed for the machine simulation of intellectual behaviour. This research project strives beauty of `Information and Systems' in building a world-championship-caliber shogi program. Moreover, the diversity of decision-making systems and the evolution of intelligence in games will be investigated. 備考
Master Mind
This study examines the way of thinking of masters from the informatics’ point of view. Game informatics is a field where it searches game metric and finding out the meaning of games. Just as men long for freedom, the intellects seek uncertainty. Games, which epitomize uncertainty, have evolved in their long history to optimize uncertainty refinement. This process is a harmony between skill and chance, hence, evolutionary transformation in “noble uncertainty”. Masters who stand on top of their games seek the ultimate harmony which may exist at the end of noble uncertainty’s transitional path. Despite their desire to win, grandmasters seek to find their originality unconditionally without prejudice. I will call this state of mind which is commonly found among grandmasters the “model of three masters”. The true essence in game playing lies in predicting the opponent’s way of thinking. This skill involves “empathy” with opponent’s psyche and is referred as “opponent-model search”. Masters discover great proficiency in opponents and their nature of changes. I would like to propose this transformation of empathy as the “model of player’s cycle”.
Consensus Building and Group Performance in Games
We test N-member simple majority voting for the game ofChess. Several different chess programs were used to make the group. Games were played against the strongest member of the group. We show that the group is stronger than the strongest program. We then aim to answer the research question, under what conditions is N-member simple majority voting stronger than the strongest member?". We performed experiments on various groups. Statistics were gathered about the situations where the group outvoted the group leader. We propose two conditions to answer the research question, firstly group members should be almost equal in strength whilst still showing significant strength difference, and secondly denial percentage of leaders candidate depends on the strength of the members.
Entertainment Sustainability and Morality
In this project, we develop the information technology of evaluating entertainment quantitatively based on the concept of information sciences. Applying this technology, we analyze the negative sides of entertainment in the current e-society. From the analyses, we propose the model plan for the international moral standards for the creators and providers in e-society. We show the theoretical and quantitative method for dealing the social moral problems associated with entertainment environment in e-society. By setting the moral standards in e-society, we contribute the healthy and rightful development of e-society by increasing the morality of entertainment-related business firms.

■Publications

◆Published Papers
Finding appropriate settings of a newly designed game: a case study using Japanese crossword game ‘MyoGo Renju
Liu Xinyue, Luping Fu, Mohd Nor Akmal Khalid, Hiroyuki Iida
Entertainment Computing, -, 2020/02/20
Analysis of Card Collection Game ‘Hearthstone’
C.Xiao, A.Primanita, M.N.A.Khalid, H.Iida
2019 International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI), 1-6, 2019/11/21
Analysis of Boardgames using Eye-tracking: Case Study with Gomoku
K.Xiaohan, Z.Zhang, A.Primanita, M.N.A.Khalid, H.Iida
2019 International Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI), 1-6, 2019/11/21
Towards a fairness solution of Scrabble with Komi system
H. P. P. Aung, M. N. A. Khalid, H. Iida
2019 International Conference on Advanced Information Technologies (ICAIT), 66-71, 2019/11/06
Evolution of Games Towards The Discovery of Noble Uncertainty
Wu Yicong, Htun Pa Pa Aung, Mohd Nor Akmal Khalid, Hiroyuki Iida
2019 International Conference on Advanced Information Technologies (ICAIT), 72-77, 2019/11/06
◆Misc
Estimation of Position Complexity based on Correlation between Evaluation Factors
竹内 章, 鵜木 祐史, 飯田 弘之
研究報告ゲーム情報学(GI), 2015, 13, 1-7, 2015/02/26
Resignation Positions Identification in Shogi
Akira Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Iida
IPSJ Journal, 55, 11, 2370-2376, 2014/11/15
Investigation of the dispersion patterns of the voting results in Council System with Homogeneous Chess Program Group
曾根 彰吾, 長束 薫, 由井薗 隆也, 飯田 弘之
ゲームプログラミングワークショップ2014論文集, 2014, 75-81, 2014/10/31
Automatic Generation of Heuristics Function by Knowledge Acquisition from General Games
Yuichiro Sato, Hiroyuki Iida
研究報告ゲーム情報学(GI), 2014, 4, 1-4, 2014/06/28
「大貧民」のゲーム情報力学
中川武夫, 森近泰匡, 飯田弘之
第76回全国大会講演論文集, 2014, 1, 279-280, 2014/03/11
◆Books
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Informatics, Engineering, Science and Technology (INCITEST 2019)
Lia Warlina, Hiroyuki Iida, Masnizah Mohd, 共編者(共編著者), EAI, 9781631901980, 2019/10
Computational Science and Technology - ICCST 2017. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 488
Rayner Alfred, Hiroyuki Iida, Ag. Asri, Ag. Ibrahim, Yuto Lim, 共編者(共編著者), Springer, Singapore, 2018
Computers and Games (CG2013), LNCS 8427
Aske Plaat, Jaap van, den Herik, Hiroyuki Iida, 共編者(共編著者), Springer, 2014
Communications in Computer and Information Science 408
Tristan Cazenave, Mark Winnands, Hiroyuki Iida, 共編者(共編著者), Springer, 2014
Computers and Games
H.Jaap, van, den Herik, Hiroyujki Iida, Aske Plaat, 共編者(共編著者), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 6515, Springer, 2010
◆Conference Activities & Talks
Analysis of Boardgames using Eye-tracking: Case Study with Gomoku
Kang Xiaohan, Zeliang Zhang, Mohd Nor, Akmal Khalid, Hiroyuki Iida, Bing Han
TAAI2019, 2019/11/21
Analysis of Card Collection Game 'Hearthstone'
Chen Xiao, Anggina Primanita, Mohd Nor, Akmal Khalid, Hiroyuki Iida
TAAI2019, 2019/11/21
Nature of Probability-based Proof Number Search
Anggina Primanita, Hiroyuki Iida
Sriwijaya International Conference of Information Technology and Its Applications (SICONIAN), Palembang, Indonesia., 2019/11/16
Analyzing the improvement process of table tennis using the game refinement theory
Li Jiangzhou, Anggina Primanita, Mohd Nor Akmal Khalid, Hiroyuki Iida
Sriwijaya International Conference of Information Technology and Its Applications (SICONIAN), Palembang, Indonesia., 2019/11/16
A key factor to maintain engagement: case study using login system
Gao Naying, Anggina Primanita, Mohd Nor Akmal Khalid, Hiroyuki Iida
Sriwijaya International Conference of Information Technology and Its Applications (SICONIAN), 2019/11/16

■Teaching Experience

Game Informatics (E), Game Informatics, ゲーム情報学特論(E), ゲーム情報学持論

■Contributions to  Society

◆Academic Society Affiliations
ゲーミング & シミュレーション学会, 人工知能学会, AAAI, ACM, 情報処理学会, International Compoter Games Association, コンピュータ将棋協会, IEEE Task Force on Player Satisfaction Modeling, Working Group WG 16.4 (Games and Entertainment Computing) of IFIP's SG, The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Information Processing Society of Japan, Computer Shogi Association
◆Academic Contribution
ICGA 2016 Events (Computers and Games Conference,World Computer Chess Championship,World Computer Software Championship,Speed Computer Chess Championship,Computer Olympiad) , Jaap van den Herik, Professor, Leiden University , 2016/06/27 - 2016/07/04 , Leiden University, the Netherlands
10th India-Japan Bilateral Conference (BICON 2015) , Manish Biyani, Associate Professor, JAIST , 2015/09/20 - 2015/09/27 , Jaipur, India
Computer Olympiad 2013 , JAIST, Professor Dr. Hiroyuki Iida , 2013/08/12 - 2013/08/18 , Keio University, Yokohama

■Academic  Awards

・ Best Paper Award , Anggina Primanita, Hiroyuki Iida , Sriwijaya International Conference on Information Technology and Its Applications (SICONIAN) , 2019/11
・ Best Paper Award , Abuluaih S, Mohamed A, Annamalai M, Iida H , International Conference on Soft Computing in Data Science (SCDS 2018) , 2018/08
・ Best Paper Award , Chetprayoon Panumate, Hiroyuki Iida, Jean-Christophe Terrillon , 2016 Conference on Technologies and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (TAAI) , 2016/11