Haptic science is multidisciplinary - why not collaborating with researchers of multiple disciplines? 

JST CREST "Foundations of mathematical dermatology based on mathematical modeling" Project, directed by Dr. Masaharu Nagayama

Currently I'm a project member of Dr. Masaharu Nagayama, an applied mathematician in Japan. Working with him, I would like to model physiological responses of the skin cells including Merkel cells (a touch receptor that detects light touch) and peripheral neurons innervating in the skin. To tackle this goal, I'm conducting collaborative study with skin physiologists and mathematicians, with hoping to integrate these multidisciplinary fields with my expertise in sensing system engineering.



Embodied culture subgroup, January 22, 2016. 

Reality Media, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University (KMD)

I'm a project Associate Professor at Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University (known as KMD). I'm belonging to Reality Media project (director: Kouta Minamizawa, Ph.D.), facilitating sub research group called "Embodied Culture" project. 

One postdoc, three master students in my sub research group in Reality Media under the JST ACCEL "Embodied Media" Project

Benjamin Outram, Ph.D., JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, HMD magician and liquid Crystal specialist.

Feng Liang, Master student at KMD, Software engineer. 

Hazuki Miyazaki, Master student at KMD, Music composer. 

Chen Jiajun, Master student at KMD, Software engineer. 

Zikun Chen (Supervised by Ben), Master student at KMD, Haptic media designer.


And I'm collaborating with students in diverse backgrounds:

Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Ph.D student to KMD, Machine Learning specialist. 

Hirokazu Tanaka, Master student to KMD, Software engineer and Painter.

Kazuya Yanagihara, Master student at KMD, Embodied advertisement designer.

Haruna Fushimi, Master student at KMD, Egocentric soundscape designer.