Susumu Saito

Ph.D. candidate at Waseda University, Japan

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Waseda University, advised by Prof. Tetsunori Kobayashi. I design and develop "Human-AI" systems powered by crowdsourcing and machine learning. I strive to 1) build ever-evolving AI systems by using crowdsourcing as a module, and 2) improve crowdworkers' labor environment for higher wages by data-driven approaches.

I am currently funded by Graduate Program for Embodiment Informatics, and also by JSPS Research Fellowship (DC2) starting from April 2019.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Jan 21, 2019 - My work on predicting crowd work wages has been accepted to WWW'19!


Waseda University

Tokyo, Japan

Apr 2017 - Present

Ph.D. in Computer Science - Advised by Prof. Tetsunori Kobayashi

Apr 2015 - Mar 2017

M.E. in Computer Science

Thesis Project: Designing crowd-powered system framework for ever-evolving AI
Apr 2011 - Mar 2015

B.E. in Computer Science

Thesis Project: Video segment recommendation on MOOCs for supplementing information

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sep 2017 - Mar 2018

Visiting Student - Advised by Dr. Jeffrey Bigham

Research Project: Striving to Earn More: A Survey of Work Strategies and Tool Use Among Crowd Workers

University of California, Davis

Davis, California

Aug - Sep 2015

International Program

Selected Publication

TurkScanner: Predicting the Hourly Wage of Microtasks

Susumu Saito, Chun-Wei Chiang, Saiph Savage, Teppei Nakano, Tetsunori Kobayashi, Jeffrey P. Bigham.
The 28th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW'19)

Striving to Earn More: A Survey of Work Strategies and Tool Use Among Crowd Workers

Toni Kaplan*, Susumu Saito*, Kotaro Hara, Jeffrey P. Bigham. (* Equal contribution)
The 6th AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP2018)
[Paper] [Slides]

Towards a framework for collaborative video surveillance system using crowdsourcing

Susumu Saito, Teppei Nakano, Tetsunori Kobayashi.
The 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion (CSCW2016)
[Paper] [Poster]


Perceptual Computing Lab.
Room 40-701 27 Waseda-machi
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0042, Japan
Mobile Number
+81 50 5277 5520