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Hiroyuki Kido  PhD

Dr Hiroyuki Kido




School of Computer Science and Informatics


I am a lecturer in School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. I have been studying artificial intelligence since around 2002 when I encountered the famous book, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, in my university's library. I am currently working across logic, machine learning and neuroscience. I have educational backgrounds in three universities and research experiences in industry, a national institute and three universities across Japan, China and the UK.







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I am interested in how the brain processes reasoning. I am currenly studying biologically plausible computational models of reasoning. Mumford suggests the existence of such a theory:

In summary, my belief is that pattern theory contains the germs of a universal theory of thought itself, one which stands in opposition to the accepted analysis of thought in terms of logic. ... The extraordinary similarity of the structure of all parts of the human cortex to each other and of human cortex with the cortex of the most primitive mammals suggests that a relatively simple universal principal governs its operation, even in complex and deep thinking. (David Mumford, Pattern Theory: A Unifying Perspective, 1994)
No one still knows how reasoning operates in our brains. My work gets inspiration from methods and approaches used in formal and informal logic, machine learning and neuroscience. My work is different from logic and machine learning, since I am more interested in a biologically plausible theory. My work is also different from neurosicnece, since I seek a computational model.


I am currently teaching and leading the following modules.

  • CM3112 (Artificial Intelligence)
  • CMT215 (Automated Reasoning)
  • CM2501 (Year of Study Abroad)

I am a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


Projects (Principal Investigator)

  • 2018 - 2022: Argument-Based Bayesian Generative Models for Argumentation Mining, Scientific Research C, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research <KAKENHI>
  • 2015 - 2019: Argument-Based Data-Driven Conflict Studies, Scientific Research B (Generative Research Fields “Conflict Studies”), Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research <KAKENHI>


  • JSAI (the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence) best paper award 2012


  • Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK
  • Distinguished associate researcher, Institute of Logic and Cognition, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • Jokyo (research associate/assistant professor) and project researcher, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Postdoctoral researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Full-time employee, Information Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan


  • PhD in computational intelligence and systems science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • MSc in computer science, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • BSc in information engineering, Niigata University, Japan

Research themes


  • Artificial intelligence