I’m Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn AKA Ampere

Assistant Professor & Human-Computer Interaction Researcher

Social Intelligence Laboratory , Faculty of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Hello! I’m "Ampere" Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn.

My name is spelled ピタクスワン・モンティーラー (アンペア) in Japanese and แอมแปร์ มนธีรา พิทักษ์คูสุวรรณ in Thai.

I was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Subsequently, I pursued my studies abroad in Japan, where I earned both my Master's and Doctoral degrees from the Graduate School of Informatics at Kyoto University. Currently, I hold the position of Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Information Science and Engineering. My research interests span various domains, including human-computer interaction, computer-supported collaborative work, collaborative learning, and the metaverse. Additionally, I am passionate about design thinking, design methods, STEM education, and play. One of my ongoing projects involves the development of an intelligent agent designed to facilitate intercultural and multilingual workshops.

Creation Core, Ritsumeikan University(BKC) 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu 525-8577, Shiga, Japan


Work Experience

2020 ~ Present
Assistant Professor at Ritsumeikan University


2016 ~ 2020
Ph.D. in Informatics (Collaborative Program in Design), Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University (Kyoto, JAPAN)
Thesis: Improving Mutual Understanding in MT-Mediated Communication
2013 ~ 2016
Master of Informatics, Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University (Kyoto, JAPAN)
Thesis: Supporting Interculrual Collaboration with Cultural Asymmetry
2009 ~ 2013
Bachelor of Science, Individual-Based Program(IBP) Majored in Science and Technology(Computer Engineering), College of Multidisciplinary Science, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
Thesis: Automated Music Composition Using Memetic Algorithm (Research conducted and thesis written at Osaka University as a part of FrontierLab@OsakaU 1-year exchange program)

Research Interest

Computer-Supported Collaborative Work(CSCW) & Intercultural Collaboration
Children Collaboration and Collaborative Learning
Dance and Sport Learning Support System
Interactive Play and Education

Publication & Presentation

International Conference

Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Yohei Murakami, Shinnosuke Yamada. A Communication Support System for Japanese Language Learners Using Code-Mixing, in Proc. of the HCI International 2024 (HCII 2024), 2024. (To be presented)
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Yohei Murakami, Shinnosuke Yamada. Code-Mixing Strategies for Computer Mediated Communication with Non-Native Speakers, in Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Advances in Information Technology, pp. 1-6, 2023.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Yohei Murakami, Kaede Miwa. Detection for Cultural Difference in Impression Using Masked Language Model, in Proc. of the HCI International 2023 (HCII 2023), pp. 569-579, 2023.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Mizuki Motozawa, Yohei Murakami, Shiyumi Yokote, Facilitator Agent to Support Low-Resource Language Speakers in MT-Mediated Communication, in Proc. of the 28th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (CollabTech 2022), pp.231–244, 2022.
Asahi Sato, Yohei Murakami, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Effects of Virtual Space in Soccer Tactical Instruction, in Proc. of the HCI International 2022 (HCII 2022), 2022.
Hiroki Chida, Yohei Murakami, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Quality Control for Crowdsourced Bilingual Dictionary in Low-Resource Languages, in Proc. of the 13th Edition of Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2022), pp. 6590–6596, 2022.
Mizuki Motozawa, Yohei Murakami, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Annotation References for Facilitation Analysis in Multilingual Communication, in Proc. of the HCI International 2022 (HCII 2022), pp. 157–172, 2022.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Yohei Murakami, Confidence Value for Cultural-Based Misunderstanding Warning in Multilingual Chat, in Proc. of the HCI International 2022 (HCII 2022), pp. 173–187, 2022.
Ikkyu Nishimura, Yohei Murakami, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Evaluation Dataset for Cultural Difference Detection Task, in Proc. of the HCI International 2022 (HCII 2022), pp. 357–369, 2022.
Pituxcoosuvarn, Mondheera, and Yohei Murakami. "Rugby Goal Kick Prediction Using OpenPose Coordinates and LSTM." In 2022 26th International Computer Science and Engineering Conference (ICSEC), pp. 161-166. IEEE, 2022.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Yohei Murakami. A Feasible Design of Ballet Learning Support System with Automated Feedback, in Proc. of the HCI International 2021 (HCII 2021), pp. 458–466, 2021.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Yohei Murakami. Improving Cultural Difference Detection System Using Confidence Value, in Proc. of the 27th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (CollabTech 2021), 2021. (Poster Presentation)
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Victoria Abou-Kalil, Hiroaki Ogata, Yohei Murakami. Effects of Virtual Reality on Students’ Creative Thinking during a Brainstorming Session, in Proc. of the 29th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2021), pp. 381-386, 2021. (Short Paper)
Mizuki Motozawa, Yohei Murakami, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Toshiyuki Takasaki, Yumiko Mori. Conversation Analysis for Facilitation in Children's Intercultural Collaboration, in Proc. of the 20th ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2021), pp. 62-68, 2021.
Ikkyu Nishimura, Yohei Murakami, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn. Image-Based Detection Criteria for Cultural Differences in Translation, in Proc. of the 26th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (CollabTech 2020), pp. 81-95, 2020.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Yohei Murakami, Donghui Lin and Toru Ishida. Effect of Cultural Misunderstanding Warning in MT-Mediated Communication, in Proc. of the 26th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (CollabTech 2020), pp. 112-127, 2020.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Donghui Lin, and Toru Ishida. "A method for automated detection of cultural difference based on image similarity." In Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing: 25th International Conference, CRIWG+ CollabTech 2019, Kyoto, Japan, September 4–6, 2019, Proceedings 25, pp. 129-143. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Toru Ishida, Naomi Yamashita, Toshiyuki Takasaki, and Yumiko Mori. "Machine translation usage in a children’s workshop." In Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing: 10th International Conference, CollabTech 2018, Costa de Caparica, Portugal, September 5-7, 2018, Proceedings 10, pp. 59-73. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Toru Ishida, Naomi Yamashita, Toshiyuki Takasaki, and Yumiko Mori. "Supporting a children's workshop with machine translation." In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces Companion, pp. 1-2. 2018.


Ikkyu Nishimura, Yohei Murakami, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn. Cultural Differences Detection Based on Image Feature Vectors, The Transactions of Human Interface Society, vol. 23 no. 2 pp. 145-152, 2021. (In Japanese)
Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, Takao Nakaguchi, Donghui Lin, and Toru Ishida. "Privacy-aware best-balanced multilingual communication." IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems 103, no. 6 (2020): 1288-1296.
Pituxcoosuvarn, Mondheera, and Toru Ishida. "Multilingual communication via best-balanced machine translation." New Generation Computing 36 (2018): 349-364.

Domestic Presentation (In Japan)

Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn, 村上 陽平,元澤 海月,西村 一球. ChatGPTとタブーゲーム:英語スピーキング力向上のためのシステムの提案, Interaction2024, インタラクティブ発表(ポスター)(To be presented)
佐藤旭, 村上陽平, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn. 異なるサッカー戦術の指導における仮想空間を用いた並列指導の効果分析, ヒューマンコミュニケーション基礎(HCS), 電子情報通信学会技術研究報告, vol.122, no.413, HCS2022-95, pp.112-117, 2023.
西村一球, 村上陽平, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn. 異常値検出を用いた単語の想起イメージの文化差検出, 第85回情報処理学会全国大会, 2023.
佐藤旭, 村上陽平, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn. 仮想空間を用いた同期型サッカー戦術指導の効果分析, 第85回情報処理学会全国大会, 2023.
佐藤旭, 村上陽平, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn. 仮想空間上の一人称視点によるサッカー戦術の指導効果, HCGシンポジウム2022.
元澤海月, 村上陽平, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn. 児童の異文化コラボレーションにおけるファシリテータの対話行為分析, ヒューマンコミュニケーション基礎(HCS), vol. 121, no. 438, HCS2021-72, pp. 67-73, 2022.
元澤海月, 村上陽平, Mondheera Pituxcoosuvarn. 児童の異文化コラボレーションにおけるファシリテーションの分析, ヒューマンコミュニケーション基礎(HCS), 電子情報通信学会技術研究報告, vol. 120, no. 136, HCS2020-25, pp. 23-28, 2020.

Academic Activity


INTERACTION 2024 - Local Co-chair
International Electrical Engineering Congress (iEECON2023) - Technical Program Committee
INTERACTION 2023 - Local Co-chair
International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (CollabTech) 2023 - Social Activity Local Chair
International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) 2023 - Interactive Art Exhibition Curator
HCI International 2021 - Session Chair
International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing (CollabTech) 2021 - Session Chair

Research Grant

Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists 21K17794 Intelligent facilitator for multilingual design workshops (Principal Investigator)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (general) 21H03561 Building a Sharing Economy for Language Resource Ecosystem (Project member)

Other Roles

October 2020
Ph.D. Thesis External Reviewer Information Technology University Lahore, Pakistan
September 2016
Facilitator, Kyoto University Summer Design School, Theme "If the World Looks the Same Even in Different Languages"

Course & Lecture

2023 ~ Present
Advanced Information Processing for Humanities (In Japanese)
2020 ~ Present
Web Information Engineering (In English) : React and Node.js
2020 ~ Present
Programming Exercise 2 (In Japanese) : Python exercise based on data structure and algorithm
2020 ~ Present
Graduation Research 1, 2, 3 (In Japanese)
2020 ~ 2022
Advanced Social Design 2 (In Japanese) : Information retrieval practice using Python
Experiment in Information and Communication Studies I (In Japanese) : Network programming using C Language

Invited Lecture

December 2022
Introduction to Metaverse , The Metaverse Camp, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
July 2021 ~ March 2022
Natural Language Processing , Artificial Intelligence Develop for Thai Industry Project, Mahidol University, Thailand


More about me..

I am an AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO) and had the opportunity to showcase my passion as a contestant on LEGO MASTERS JAPAN in 2023. Additionally, I play a role as an organizing member for Japan Brickfest(JBF).

I take pleasure in engaging in a variety of activities, such as ballet dancing, scouting (Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts), volunteering, reading young adult novels, ice skating, and cooking.

I have participated in several scout jamborees in the past, both as a participant and as a member of the International Service Team (IST).