Resume

Biographical Data

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Nationality: UK
Place of birth: Huddersfield, UK
Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Date of birth: January 22nd, 1970
Languages: Fluent in written and spoken Japanese

Biography

Dr. Laurence Anthony is a Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University, Japan. He is a former director of the Center for English Language Education (CELESE) and is the coordinator of the CELESE technical English program. He received the M.A. degree in TESL/TEFL, and the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and the B.Sc. degree in mathematical physics from the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include corpus linguistics, educational technology, natural language processing (NLP), and genre analysis.

Current Research Interests

My main research interests are in educational technology, corpus linguistics, and natural language processing. Continuing from my Masters work in genre analysis, I developed software to automatically analyze texts at the sentence and discourse level for my PhD. Since then, I have been developing educational software for use by researchers, teachers, and learners in corpus linguistics, including AntConc, a freeware concordancer, AntWordProfiler, a freeware vocabulary profiler, and more recently web-based monolingual and parallel concordancers.

I also like to participate in joint projects with other researchers in the fields of science and engineering. When participating in joint projects, I act in a number of roles, sometimes serving as a technical advisor and other times as a technical writer. To date, these projects have been related to organic chemistry, mechanical engineering, and applications of machine learning techniques in computer security systems, and web search systems.

I also work with several Japanese companies in the development of commercial software applications, and as a consultant on various aspects of technical writing and presentation.

Publications

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Education

Degree Institution Dates
Ph.D.
Applied Linguistics
University of Birmingham, Birmingham (UK)
Thesis title: "A Machine Learning System for the Automatic Identification of Text Structure and Application to Research Article Abstracts in Computer Science"
Oct. 1999 - Dec. 2002
MA (Distinction)
TEFL/TESL
University of Birmingham, Birmingham (UK)
Thesis title: "Text Structure of Research Article Introductions in the Field of Computer Science"
Oct. 1994 - Jul. 1997
B.Sc. (Honours 2.1)
Mathematical Physics
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester (UK). Sept. 1988 - Jul. 1991

Employment History

Position Institution Year
Tenured Full-Professor Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE), School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Japan) Apr. 2009 - present
Tenured Associate Professor Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE), School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Japan) Apr. 2004 - Mar. 2009
Tenured Lecturer Dept. of Information and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University of Science (Japan) Apr. 1996 - Mar. 2004
Tenured Lecturer Okayama University of Science (Japan) Apr. 1993 - Mar. 1996
Head Teacher Keiyu English School (Japan) Sep. 1991 - Mar. 1993
Laboratory Assistant (Part-time) Magna Colours (UK) Jul. 1987 - Sep. 1987
Laboratory Assistant (Part-time) Magna Colours (UK) Jul. 1986 - Sep. 1986

Main Responsibilities

Position Department Year
Program Coordinator Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE) Apr. 2016 - Present
Coordinator of Graduate School English Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE) Apr. 2007 - present
Coordinator of Technical Reading, Writing, and Presentation English Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE) Apr. 2004 - present
Director Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE) Apr. 2008 - Mar. 2011
Program Coordinator Center for English Language Education in Science and Engineering (CELESE) Apr. 2005 - Mar. 2007

Competitive Grants

Grant Type Description Year
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B): No. 25284108 多言語パラレルコーパスに基づくDDLオープンプラットフォームの構築と教育への応用 ("Development and Application of a DDL Platform for Multi-Language Parallel Corpora") (Details in Japanese here)
Researchers: CHUJO, Kiyomi, ANTHONY, Laurence. Amount: 16,900,000 yen.
2013-2017
WASEDA University Grant for Special Research Projects: No. 2016K-184
プロトタイプテキスト検出ツール開発とテクニカルライティングへの応用 ("Development of a tool for detection of prototype texts and application in technical writing")
Researcher: ANTHONY, Laurence. Amount: 210,000 yen.
2016-2017
WASEDA University Grant for Special Research Projects: No. 2013A-6279
語彙レベル評価と自動簡素のためのソフトウェアツール開発 ("Development of a software tool for vocabulary level evaluation and automatic simplification") (Details in Japanese here)
Researcher: ANTHONY, Laurence. Amount: 270,000 yen.
2013-2014
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C): No. 23501115 大規模な注釈つきコーパス分析のための直感的コーパスツール開発 ("Development of an Intuitive Corpus Tool for Analysis of Large-Scale, Fully-Annotated Corpora") (Details in Japanese here)
Researcher: ANTHONY, Laurence. Amount: 4,940,000 yen.
2011-2013
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B): No. 21320107 パラレルコーパスによる多言語教育DDLに向けて ("Towards a data-driven approach to language learning using a parallel corpus") (Details in Japanese here)
Researchers: CHUJO, Kiyomi, ANTHONY, Laurence, TANABE, Kazuko. Amount: 17,550,000 yen.
2009-2012
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B): No. 18700658 テクニカルライティングにおけるコーパス言語分析ソフトウェアの開発 ("Development of a corpus linguistics analytical tool for use in technical writing") (Details in Japanese here)
Researcher: ANTHONY, Laurence. Amount: 1,600,000 yen.
2006-2007
Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B): No. 16700573 発見学習のための総合テキスト分析ソフトウエアシステムの開発 ("Development of a comprehensive textual analysis software system for discovery learning") (Details in Japanese here)
Researcher: ANTHONY, Laurence. Amount: 1,500,000 yen.
2004-2005
WASEDA University Grant for Special Research Projects: No. 2004B-861
学生用のコーパス分析ソフトウエアシステムの開発 ("Development of a student-centered corpus analysis software system") (Details in Japanese here)
Researcher: ANTHONY, Laurence. Amount: 370,000 yen.
2004-2005

Contract Research

Type Description Year
ALC Press. (Japan) Technical consultant, distance learning course designer, and materials developer. 2008-present
Kosé Corporation. (Japan) Research advisor and technical writing consultant 2006-present
JIEM, Inc. (Japan) System for automatic scoring and correcting of English writing 2004-present
Navix Co., Ltd. (Japan) Development of an English simplification tool for international simplified English communication 2008-2009

Awards

Body Description Year
Japan Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS) National Prize of the Japan Association of English Corpus Studies (英語コーパス学会 学会賞)
Awarded to: Laurence Anthony for contributions to the field of corpus linguistics including the creation of AntConc and other software tools
September 29, 2012
L'OREAL L'OREAL Art and Science of Color Gold Prize
Awarded to: Yoshihiro Kusano, Akira Doi, Minoru Fukuhara, Tatsuo Fujii, Jun Takada, Ryu Murakami, Laurence Anthony, Yasunori Ikeda and Mikio Takano
October 2005

Patents

Country Description Patent No.
Japan Measurement and Tool for the Evaluation of Compositions.
Patentee: Waseda University, Japan Institute for Educational Measurement, Inc.
4165898
Korea Measurement and Tool for the Evaluation of Compositions.
Patentee: Waseda University, Japan Institute for Educational Measurement, Inc.
10-0932141

Professional Activities

Society Membership

Editorial and Advisory Boards

Society Chair

Advisory Roles

Date Details Links
2015-2016 City University of Hong Kong Project on Data-driven Learning in Research Publication for PhD Students EDGE Grants Homepage
2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) SSHRC Homepage (Japan)
2012 Ph.D. Dissertation External Examiner. Temple University. Link to Temple Homepage (Japan)
2010
-2011
External personnel advisor to Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Link to TAT Homepage
2010
-2011
Main advisor to the ALC Press textbook series, "Gateway to the World of International Scientists" (In Japanese). Books included in series: Environmental Engineering (2010), Resources, Materials, and Energy Engineering (2010), Biotechnology (2010), Robotics (2010), Life Science (2011) Link to ALC Press Details Page
2011 Evaluation Committee of the University of Tokyo ALESS Program (2011) Link to ALESS Website

Conference Organization

Date Details Links
2016 Big Data NLP 2016. Program Committee. December 5-8, 2016. Conference Page
2016 Vocab@Tokyo Conference organizer (with Rob Waring, Charles Browne, and Tomoko Ishii. September 12-14, 2016. Meijigakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. Conference Site
2013 Corpus Linguistics 2013. Scientific Committee. July 23-July 26, 2013. Conference Page
2010 6th ICTATLL International Conference. Scientific Committee. April, 30, 2010. Conference Page
2010 IEEE PCS-Japan Chapter Technical Seminar 1 2010. Seminar Chair. May 23, 2010. Society Events Page
2009 IEEE PCS-Japan Chapter Annual Conference 2009. Conference Chair. December 13, 2009. Society Events Page
2008 IEEE PCS-Japan Chapter Annual Conference 2008. Conference Chair. November 16, 2008. Society Events Page
2008 IEEE PCS-Japan Chapter Technical Seminar 1 2008. Seminar Chair. May 24, 2008. Society Events Page
2007 IEEE PCS-Japan Chapter Annual Conference 2007. Vice Conference Chair. October 19, 2007. Society Events Page
2007 IEEE PCS-Japan Chapter Technical Seminar 1 2007. Seminar Chair. March 18th, 2007. Society Events Page

Journal Referee Work

Software