Education

  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park
    Aug 2010 – Dec 2016.
    Advisor: Dr. Jon Froehlich
    Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction, Crowdsourcing
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Information Engineering, Osaka University
    Apr 2006 – Mar 2010
    Advisor: Dr. Fumio Kishino
    Bachelor Thesis: Investigation on extension detection of textile materials for push-pull-based interface

Research and Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Sep 2016 - Present
    Mentors: Dr. Jeffrey Bigham and Dr. Aaron Steinfeld
  • Graduate Research Assistant
    Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
    Research Advisor: Dr. Jon Froehlich
  • Research Intern at Microsoft Research Redmond
    June 2014 - Aug 2014
    Research Supervisor: Dr. Shamsi Iqbal
  • Web Developer at The Center for Public Integrity
    June 2011 - Aug 2011
  • Undergraduate Thesis Research
    Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
    Research Advisor: Dr. Fumio Kishino

Awards and Fellowship

  • W4A 2017 Best Paper Nomination, Apr, 2017
  • The ACM Computing Reviews’ “Best of Computing 2014”, 2015
  • Google US/Canada PhD Fellowship 2014, June 2014 (Declined)
  • IBM PhD Fellowship 2014-2015, Feb 2014
  • ASSETS 2013 Best Paper Award, Oct, 2013
  • Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award, April 2013
  • HCIL Conference Travel Award, Feb 2013
  • The International Conference Student Support Award, Jan 2013
  • 2011-2012 Distinguished Teaching Assistant, May 2012
  • Dean's Fellowship, 2010, 2011
  • JASSO Longterm Fellowship for Study Abroad, 2010 (Declined)

Service

  • Program Committee ASSETS 2017, UIST 2017
  • Peer Reviewer ASSETS 2015-2016, CHI 2013-2017, CSCW 2014-2017

Press

Teaching

  • CMSC216 Introduction to Computer Systems
    Fall 2012, Fall 2011
  • CMSC434 Introduction to HCI
    Spring 2012, Spring 2011
  • CMSC131 Object Oriented Programming I
    Fall 2010

Mentoring

  • Daniil Zadorozhnyy, Summer 2016, undergraduate student.
  • Anthony Li, Summer 2015, high school intern.
  • Niles Rogoff, Summer 2015, high school intern.
  • Christine Chan, Summer 2015, undergraduate student.
  • Alex Zhang, Fall 2014 to Winter 2015, undergraduate student.
  • Zachary Lawrence, Fall 2013 to Winter 2015, undergraduate student.
  • Jonah Chazan, Summer 2013, high school intern.
  • Robert Moore, Fall 2012 to Fall 2013, undergraduate student.
  • Sean Panella, Fall 2012 to Fall 2013, undergraduate student.
  • Victoria Le, Spring 2012 to Spring 2013, former undergraduate student, now at AOL.

Languages

I speak and write fluently in English and Japanese.

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