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From 2015, joined University of Tsukuba, School of Library Information and Media Studies as Assistant Professor. He is the head of Digital Nature Laboratory. CEO of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc., via JSPS Research Fellow DC1 and Research Intern on Microsoft Research Redmond. From 2017 to 2019, he worked as Advisor to President of University of Tsukuba, and from 2017, Visiting Professor of Osaka University of Art, and Visiting Professor of Digital Hollywood University. From 2017, he established Strategic Research Platform toward Digital Nature and became Director of Platform and Associate Professor of University of Tsukuba.

His interests on CG, HCI, VR, visual / audio / tactile presentation method, digital fabrication, automatic driving and human control. He wrote several books “The century of Enchantment (Planets)” and “Survival strategy of super AI era (Daiwa Shobo)”. He got many award such as World Technology Award 2015 from the WTN in 2015, Prix Ars Electronica from Ars Electronica in 2016, STARTS Prize from EU (European Union), the Laval Virtual Award from Europe’s largest VR festival Laval Virtual for the fourth consecutive year until 2017.