@ National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan
Prof. Yamaji serves both as a professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII)’s Foundation of Content Management and as the director of the NII’s Research Center for Open Science and Data Platform. He specializes in the studies of media informatics and databases, and his current responsibilities mainly involve academic data platforms, such as institutional data repositories and the Gakuin Federation, which is comprised of academic institutions and companies that use or publish e-learning resources. In 2017, he launched the course titled “Research Data Management in the Age of Open Science” on an online learning platform “gacco.” Dr. Yamaji is a recipient of the 2018 MEXT Ministry Award in science and technology.
He earned his PhD in engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology and worked at Wakayama Medical University and the RIKEN Center for Brain Science among other institutions before joining the NII in 2007 as associate professor.