Rafal Rzepka, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University, and visiting researcher at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Japan. His research aims to achieve machine intelligence by confronting automatically retrieved commonsense knowledge with real life and human emotions. His current project involves utilizing language models to augment context for simulating sentiment changes depending on various factors like actors, patients, objects or places.
His specialities include: natural language processing, artificial intelligence, common sense processing, affective computing, and machine ethics.
Rafal earned his Master’s Degree in Modern Linguistics at Poznan University, Poland in 1999. He studied Cybersociology at the Otaru University of Commerce from 1999 to 2001 and earned his Ph.D. in Engineering at Hokkaido University, Japan in 2004.