About Me


Personal Information

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Research Interests

  • Soft Robotics
  • Evolutionary Robotics
  • Morphogenesis Engineering
  • Cloud Robotics
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Self-Assembly
  • Artificial Life
  • Embodied Artificial Intelligence
  • Morphological Evolution

Employment

  • February 2017 -
    Associate Professor,
    Revitalization Center (also CAIST ARC-Robot),
    University of Aizu
  • September 2016 - January 2017 (5months)
    Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD),
    Grad. Sch. of Information Science and Technology,
    Hokkaido University
  • September 2015 - August 2016 (1 year)
    Postdoctral Research Fellow,
    Creative Machines Lab (organized by Prof. Hod Lipson),
    Mechanical Engineering (also Data Science),
    Columbia University
  • April 2015 - August 2015 (5 months)
    Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD),
    Grad. Sch. of Information Science and Technology,
    Hokkaido University
  • April 2014 – March 2015 (1 year)
    Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1),
    Grad. Sch. of Information Science and Technology,
    Hokkaido University

Education

  • 2014 – 2015 (1 year)
    Ph.D. (Information Science and Technology)
    Hokkaido University, Japan
    Supervisor: Masahito Yamamoto, Ph.D.
    Dissertation Topic: Water Flow Control Methodology to Inhibit Seaweed Twist Based on Physics Simulation
  • 2012 – 2014 (2 years)
    M.S. (Information Science and Technology)
    Hokkaido University, Japan
    Supervisor: Masahito Yamamoto, Ph.D.
  • 2008 – 2012 (4 years)
    B.E. (Engineering)
    Hokkaido University, Japan
    Supervisor: Masashi Furukawa, Dr.Eng.

Membership in Academic Societies

  • 2012 –
    Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
  • 2011 –
    The Japan Society for Precision Engineering (JSPE)

Skills

  • Programming Language: Python, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, CUDA C/C++, Java, R
  • OS: Windows, Max OSX, Ubuntu
  • Scientific Tools: Voxelyze, NVIDIA PhysX, TensorFlow, Visual Studio, Xcode, Qt Creator, Unity, Microsoft Office, iWork, Tex, gnuplot, ARM mbed, OpenGL, OpenCV, DirectX, Blender, Metasequoia, Abobe Photoshop, Illustrator