• Kyoto University and The University of Melbourne Joint Meeting Series “Challenge for serendipity” 2021.02.23

    Joint Meeting Series
    “Challenge for Serendipity”



    L-INSIGHT is a hub at Kyoto University comprised of select researchers under the age of forty. It was established with a grant from the Japanese government. Through opportunities for collaboration with partners in industry and other countries, we are working to ensure that early career researchers will be able to freely and sustainably construct their own research communities in the decades to come.

    This academic year was the first in which L-INSIGHT was fully up and running. We decided to launch, along with our friends at The University of Melbourne, a series of events that would cultivate grassroots connections between individual researchers.

    Despite the continuing worldwide coronavirus pandemic, we would like to concretely discuss potential topics for research with people in other cultures and fields, taking the first step towards the creation of on-going relationships. Furthermore, while actual travel remains difficult, we hope that this event’s conversations, potential joint projects, and unexpected encounters will serve as a springboard from which to incorporate new ways of handling unpredictability into future research activities.




    ISOBE, Masanori
    GOMI, Ryota
    TAKAHASHI, Yusuke
    TANAKA, Tomohiro
    Nakano, Genta
    FUJII, Toshihiro
    (Kyoto University L-INSIGHT Fellows)


    Hang-Wei Hu
    Lucas Calais Ferreira
    Murray Peel
    Conrad Wasko
    Wenyan Wu
    Rory Nathan
    Brian Cook
    Michele Trenti
    (The University of Melbourne)




    Asa Nakano
    (Kyoto University Center for Enhancing Next-Generation Research, Program-Specific Associate Professor)



    Time table

    Part I
    10:00 / 12:00
    Simple description today’s activities

    10:05 / 12:05
    Greeting from Prof. Justin Zobel (Pro vice chancellor Graduate & International Research )

    10:10 / 12:10
    Welcome speech from Prof. Minako “Jen” Yoshikawa (Director, The Strategic Development Hub for Early Career Researchers)

    10:15 / 12:15
    Pitch Talks

    10:45 / 12:45
    Cross Talk

    Wrap Up


    Part II

    11:10 / 13:10
    Kyoto University and The University of Melbourne Joint Meeting Series “Challenge for serendipity”

    12:00 / 14:00



    MPUF (Microsoft Project Users Forum)
    UJA (United Japanese researchers Around the world)
    HunsLab (Hyper Unique Network Security Laboratory)