Yukie Nagai received her Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka University, Japan in 2004. From 2002 to 2004, she was a research associate at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. From 2004 to 2006, she was a researcher at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan. In 2006, she joined the research group for Applied Computer Science, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany.
Since 1999, Yukie Nagai has been working in the research area of cognitive developmental robotics. Her research interests are the developmental mechanisms for social abilities, e.g. joint attention, imitation, and language use. Her aim is to understand the human cognitive development by modeling and evaluating artificial systems. She currently investigates how caregivers scaffold infants' action/language learning while infants induce the caregivers' scaffolding.
Yukie Nagai, Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Osaka University will give a talk entitled: A computational approach to atypical perception in autism spectrum disorders.
YUKIE NAGAI was born in Tokyo and started playing the piano at the age of six. Her academic piano studies took place in her home city during the years 1964-73. She completed her studies with Hans Leygraf at the Salzburg Mozarteum and with Wilhelm Kempff at his Beethoven courses at positano. An important step in her artistic career was winning a prize at the Geneva International Piano Competition in 1977 together with a special prize for the best Debussy interpretation…