About Me


Personal Information

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Research Interests

  • Soft Robotics

  • Evolutionary Robotics

  • Morphogenesis Engineering

  • Cognitive Science

  • Self-Assembly

  • Artificial Life

  • Embodied Artificial Intelligence

  • Bio-inspired Algorithm

Employment

  • March 2019 - present
    Project Associate Professor,
    Soft & Wet matter Engineering Lab. (organized by Prof. Hidemitsu Furukawa),
    Engineering Faculty of Engineering Mechanical Systems,
    Yamagata University
  • February 2017 - February 2019 (2 years)
    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),
    Autonomous Systems Engineering Lab.
    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),
    Autonomous Systems Engineering Lab.,
    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),
    Autonomous Systems Engineering Lab. (organized by Prof. Masahito Yamamoto),
    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

  • 2018 – The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
  • 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