Masaki Ogura

[English/日本語]

About me

Academic Background
2007 B.Eng., Kyoto University
2009 M.Sc in Informatics, Kyoto University
2014 Ph.D. in Mathematics, Texas Tech University
Professional Experience
2014 - Feb 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Supervisor: Professor Victor M. Preciado
Mar 2017 - present Assistant Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Short Bio

Masaki Ogura is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Information Science at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, where he is affiliated with Intelligent System Control Laboratory. He received his M.Sc. degree in Informatics from Kyoto University in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Texas Tech University in 2014. From 2014 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include network science, dynamical systems, and stochastic processes with applications in spreading processes over temporal networks and bet-hedging mechanisms in biological populations.

Selected Awards

2019
Runner-up of the 2019 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
2018
Outstanding Paper Award, SICE 4th Multi-Symposium on Control Systems
2018
Young Researcher Award, SICE Kansai Chapter
2014
Summer Dissertation/Thesis Research Award, Texas Tech University
2013
Cash Family Endowed Fellowship, Texas Tech University
2012
Best Paper Award, SICE
2012
Ronald M. Anderson Scholarship, Texas Tech University
2011
Gordon Fuller Mathematics Scholarship, Texas Tech University

Research Projects

  • “Optimal Control of Positive Systems,” Open Collaborative Research at National Institute of Informatics, National Institute of Informatics, FY 2018 (PI)
  • “Analysis and Control of Epidemic Processes over Complex Networks,” Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, JSPS, FY 2018-2020 (PI)
  • “Event Triggered 2DOF Architectures toward Feedback Control with Unreliable Measurement and Communications,” Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), JSPS, FY 2018-2021 (co-PI)

Academic Activities

  • Local Arrangements Vice Chair,SICE Annual Conference 2018
  • IFAC Technical Committee 1.5. Networked Systems, Member (2017~)
  • Associate Editor, The 5th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems, 2015