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  • Software Engineer, Woven by Toyota, Feb. 2019 - Present (now sabbatical since Sep. 2021)
    • Arene AI team
    • MLOps, large-scale ML-data pipeline, and ML research for Toyota’s autonomous driving
    • Feb. 2019 - Dec. 2020: L3
    • Jan. 2021 - Sep. 2021: L4
  • Software Engineer, Toyota Motor Corporation, Apr. 2017 - Feb. 2019
    • Advanced driving and autonomous driving division, perception & HMI team


  • Ph. D (visiting) in Electrical Engineering, September 2021 - Present
    • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    • Prof. Guillermo Gallego
    • Event-based camera, motion and optical flow estimation
  • Ph. D in Electrical Engineering, September 2019 - Present
    • Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan
    • Prof. Yoshimitsu Aoki
    • Event-based camera, optical flow and depth estimation
  • MSc in Behavioral neuroscience, April 2015 - March 2017
    • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    • Prof. Kazuo Okanoya
    • Neural mechanism of auditory and vocal processing in songbird brain, through in vivo recording of neural activity and arousal state of individual.
  • BSc in Behavioral neuroscience, April 2011 - March 2015
    • The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    • Prof. Kazuo Okanoya
    • Behavioral experiments and underlying mechanism of vocal control against background noise in songbird.


  • Research Engineer Internship, Preferred Networks, Inc. Dec. 2015 - Mar. 2017
    • Solving a self-driving related problem with our original deep Q network.
    • Medical image analysis with 3D CNN.
    • Tech blog (in Japanese)
  • Software and Data Engineer Internship, Recruit Institute of Technology, Feb. 2016 - Oct. 2016
    • Tokyo, Data analysis for restaurant reservation
    • California, Chat bot and NLP software
  • Software Engineer Internship, NTT Media Intelligence Institution, Aug. 2015 - Sep. 2015
    • Human speech recognition DNN model, inspired from auditory processing in human brain
    • Outstanding performance award

Awards & Fellowship

  • 14th JSPS Ikushi Prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2024. En/Jp

  • Best paper award, ViEW 2022 (in Japanese)

  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), 2021-.
    • Bi-national Ph.D supervision fellopship
  • MITOU Advanced, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan. 2018.
  • First prize in software challenge, Toyota Motor Corporation, 2018.
    • Software Skill Challenge (Assessment) within the autonomous driving division, Toyota Motor Corporation
  • 2nd prize for the patent-of-the-year award, Toyota Motor Corporation, 2017.
    • Patent of the year in the autonomous driving division, Toyota Motor Corporation


  • Japanese native
  • English business (TOEFL iBT 100, TOEIC 955)
  • German (CEFR B1 equivalent)
  • French (CEFR A2 equivalent, 実用フランス語技能検定試験3級, issued May 2011)
  • Licensed Scrum Master, issued Jan 2019
  • IPA 応用情報処理技術者, issued Jun 2015