Takamitsu Matsubara received his B.E. in electrical and electronic systems engineering from Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan, in 2003, and M.E. in information science from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan, in 2005, and a Ph.D. in information science from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan, in 2007. From 2005 to 2007, he was a research fellow (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 2013 to 2014, he was a visiting researcher of the Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He is currently an associate professor at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology and a visiting researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, and at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo, Japan. His research interests are machine learning and control theory for robotics. He has authored or co-authored over 20 journal papers and 60 conference papers. He has been a guest editor for Advanced Robotics, and has been a member of several conference editorial boards, including ICRA, IROS, Humanoids and CoRL. Dr. Matsubara received RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award at the 2015 IEEE RO-MAN, Best Oral Paper Award at the IEEE-RAS Humanoids2016, JNNS the Best Paper Award (2012, and 2018).