I am a Toronto-born, Tokyo-based computer scientist who dreams of future cities. The goal of my research is to bring about a new era of bottom-up, computational urbanism—a future in which the built environment is infused with the plasticity and interactivity of digital “bits”, a world where buildings can be freely customized like Facebook profiles and cities are collectively edited and improved by citizens like Wikipedia articles. My work has appeared in a number of top-tier academic journals/conferences, and has been recognized with multiple international awards including an ACM CHI Best Paper Award. I hold a PhD in Informatics from The University of Tokyo and an MDesS from Harvard University.