I have been working on studies of modeling techniques and algorithms on continuous optimization and related problems. Especially, I am interested in their numerical aspect. My research interest also includes their applications to diverse fields: machine learning, data analysis, maritime affairs, supply chain, polymer chemistry, etc.

I joined the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) in 2017 as an assistant professor in Computational Inference Group, Department of Mathematical Analysis and Statistical Inference.
The name of our institute is not the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
The words *statistical mathematics* may be obsolete but are not error.
In fact, A. C. Aitken published a book entitled *Statistical Mathematics* in 1939.
This is prior to the foundation of our institute in 1944.
In my understanding, statistical mathematics is defined as mathematical sciences related to statistics.
So, statistical mathematics is a superset of mathematical statistics and they are not equal to each other.
That is a reason why I can work at ISM.
If it was IMS, I would not be here.

Prior to joining ISM, I studied at Tokyo Institute of Technology (2006--2014) and received my PhD degree.
I have a lot of fun memories in TokyoTech.
I studied well enjoying freedom.
After the precious days, I worked for a private university in Japan (2014--2017).
The university has the word *Tokyo* in its name but my office was located outside of Tokyo.
It was a great experience because I was brought up only in metropolitan cities, Tokyo and Yokohama.
I learned enormous amounts from there and I have become a harmless tough guy.
So, I really would like to thank the excellent university.

- Office: D614B, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
- Mail: Mirai Tanaka, Department of Mathematical Analysis and Statistical Inference, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8562, Japan
- E-mail: mirai (` · Θ · ´) ism.ac.jp

- T. Mizutani and
__M. Tanaka__:

Efficient preconditioning for noisy separable NMFs by successive projection based low-rank approximations,

*Machine Learning*, to appear. - Y. Bando, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Improving adaptive pairing method in incomplete paired comparison design,

*Total Quality Science***3**(2017) 59--68. - K. Yoshida, T. Iwasawa, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Construction of defect detection system for image data using machine learning and image processing,

*Total Quality Science***3**(2017) 46--58. - R. Suzuki, M. Saito, Y. Hayashi, M. Saito, T. Yajima, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Statistical analysis of influenza propagation pattern using prescription data from Tochigi Prefecture,

*Total Quality Science***3**(2017) 35--45. - T. Iwasawa, K. Yoshida, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Defect detection for improving inspection process using orthogonal array: A case study of cylindrical metal products,

*Total Quality Science***3**(2017) 11--21. __M. Tanaka__and K. Kobayashi:

A route generation algorithm for an optimal fuel routing problem between two single ports,

*International Transactions in Operational Research*, in press.__M. Tanaka__, T. Yamashita, N. Sano, A. Ishigaki, and T. Suzuki:

Mathematical optimization approach for estimating the quantum yield distribution of a photochromic reaction in a polymer,

*AIP Advances***7**(2017) 015041.__M. Tanaka__and K. Nakata:

Successive projection method for well-conditioned matrix approximation problems,

*IEEE Signal Processing Letters***21**(2014) 418--422.__M. Tanaka__, K. Nakata, and H. Waki:

Numerical reduction method for doubly nonnegative optimization problems,

*Journal of Math-for-Industry***5A**(2013) 41--50.__M. Tanaka__and K. Nakata:

Positive definite matrix approximation with condition number constraint,

*Optimization Letters***8**(2014) 939--947.__M. Tanaka__, K. Nakata, and H. Waki:

Application of a facial reduction algorithm and an inexact primal-dual path-following method for doubly nonnegative relaxation for mixed binary nonconvex quadratic optimization problems,

*Pacific Journal of Optimization***8**(2012) 699--724.

- M. Tatsukawa and
__M. Tanaka__:

Box constrained low-rank matrix approximation with missing values,
in - M. Ogawa,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Evaluation of accuracy of ordinal classiﬁcations using item response theory,

in*Proceedings of the 15th Asian Network for Quality Congress,*C3 (JP-16), USB flash drive, 2017. - T. Iwasawa, X.-N. Lu,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Robust defect detection for automatic inspection system,

in*Proceedings of the 15th Asian Network for Quality Congress,*B5 (JP-46), USB flash drive, 2017. - Y. Bando, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Evaluation of relationship between pairing and number of rounds in Swiss system tournament,

in*Proceedings of the 14th Asian Network for Quality Congress,*C4_(JP-20), USB flash drive, 2016. - Y. Li, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

A study on the measurement precision of the binary data,

in*Proceedings of the 14th Asian Network for Quality Congress,*C2_(JP-35), USB flash drive, 2016. - T. Iwasawa, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Defect detection from image data with feature extraction using orthogonal array,

in*Proceedings of the 14th Asian Network for Quality Congress,*C2_(JP-17), USB flash drive, 2016. - R. Suzuki, Y. Hayashi, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Statistical analysis of influenza spreading pattern using pharmaceutical data in Tochigi prefecture, Japan,

in*Proceedings of the 14th Asian Network for Quality Congress,*B5_(JP-07), USB flash drive, 2016. - K. Yoshida, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Defect detection for image data using machine learning and image processing,

in*Proceedings of the 14th Asian Network for Quality Congress,*B2_(JP-26), USB flash drive, 2016. - J. Ono, N. Sano,
__M. Tanaka__, and T. Suzuki:

Analysis of winning percentage in sports based on a statistical model,

in*Proceedings of the 14th Asian Network for Quality Congress,*A5_(JP-16), USB flash drive, 2016. - T. Suzuki, T. Iwasawa, K. Yoshida, N. Sano, and
__M. Tanaka__:

Integrating statistical and machine learning approaches in improving inspection process,

in*Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Intelligent Statistical Quality Control 2016,*pp. 251--259, 2016. __M. Tanaka__, T. Kimata, and T. Arai:

Estimation of passenger origin-destination matrices and efficiency evaluation of public transportation,

in*Proceedings of IIAI 5th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics,*pp. 1146--1150, 2016.__M. Tanaka__and K. Kobayashi:

Perspective reformulation for optimal fuel routing problem,

in*Proceedings of International Symposium on Scheduling 2015,*pp. 89--94, 2015.

- M. Ito, S. Hara,
__M. Tanaka__, R. Takashima:

Examination-order scheduling for minimizing waiting time: A case study of a medical checkup,

under reconstruction.

__M. Tanaka__:

Splitting algorithms for logarithmic regularized least squares over the standard simplex,

*2017 HKBU-ISM Joint Workshop for Mathematical Data Science,*The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, May 2017.- T. Maehara and
__M. Tanaka__:

Extracting diversity via condition number constrained matrix factorization,

*The Fifth International Conference on Continuous Optimization,*Wed.B.5K, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, August 2016. __M. Tanaka__, T. Kimata, and T. Arai:

Estimation of passenger origin-destination matrices and efficiency evaluation of public transportation,

*IIAI 5th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics,*SISS/SISS-SS1, Kumamoto City International Center, July 2016.__M. Tanaka__, T. Yamashita, M. Nagata, N. Sano, A. Ishigaki, and T. Suzuki:

Mathematical optimization model for estimating quantum yield distribution in photochromic reaction,

*22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming*, MF04, Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, July 2015.__M. Tanaka__and K. Kobayashi:

Perspective reformulation for optimal fuel routing problem,

*International Symposium on Scheduling 2015*, 3A1, Kobe Industrial Promotion Center Convention Hall, July 2015.__M. Tanaka__and K. Kobayashi:

MISOCP formulation and route generation algorithm for ship navigation problem,

*The 9th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications*, SA-1, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, December 2013.__M. Tanaka__and K. Nakata:

On the positive definite matrix approximation problem with condition number constraint,

*The Fourth International Conference on Continuous Optimization*, Wed.B.11, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, July 2013.__M. Tanaka__, K. Nakata, and H. Waki:

Numerical computation of a facial reduction algorithm for doubly nonnegative optimization problems,

*INFORMS Annual Meeting 2012*, TB13, Phoenix Convention Center, October 2012.__M. Tanaka__, K. Nakata, and H. Waki:

Numerical computation of a facial reduction algorithm and an inexact primal-dual path-following method for doubly nonnegative optimization problems,

*21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming*, Fri.1, Technische Universität Berlin, August 2012.__M. Tanaka__, K. Nakata, and H. Waki:

An effective approach for DNN relaxation problems for mixed binary nonconvex quadratic optimization,

*INFORMS Optimization Society Conference 2012*, FD02, University of Miami, February 2012.

__M. Tanaka__, T. Yamashita, M. Nagata, N. Sano, A. Ishigaki, and T. Suzuki:

Mathematical optimization approach for estimating quantum yield distribution in photochromic reaction,

*12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry*, University of York, July 2015.

- From Dec 2017: Visiting Researcher at Continuous Optimization Team, Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN
- From May 2017: Assistant Professor at Research Center for Statistical Machine Learning, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
- From Apr 2017: Assistant Professor at Department of Statistical Science, School of Multidisciplinary Sciences, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
- From Apr 2017: Assistant Professor at Computational Inference Group, Department of Mathematical Analysis and Statistical Inference, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
- Apr 2014--Mar 2017: Assistant Professor at Department of Industrial Administration, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
- Apr 2012--Mar 2013: Part-time Lecturer at Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology

- Oct 2017--Nov 2017: Visiting Academic at University of Southampton

- Mar 2014: Doctor of Engineering from Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Mar 2011: Master of Engineering from Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Mar 2009: Bachelor of Engineering from Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

- From 2015: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Member
- From 2014: Mathematical Optimization Society, Member
- 2016--2017: IIAI 2nd International Conference on Social Informatics and Systems Science, Conference Chair
- 2016: The 5th International Conference on Continuous Optimization, Local Organizing Committee
- 2016: IIAI 1st International Conference on Social Informatics and Systems Science, Program Committee
- 2014--2015: International Symposium on Scheduling 2015, International Program Committee
- 2014: The 15th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, Program Committee