In 2016, I was awarded a postdoctoral researcher fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and am currently working as a research scientist at the IIJ Innovation Institute Inc research lab.
I completed my PhD (December '16) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University. During my PhD, I was advised by Professor Fabián Bustamante as a member of AquaLab research group. I received my Master of Science degree in Computer Science in fall of 2013 and my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Japanese Language and Culture from Northwestern University in spring of 2009.
I've been an avid fan of the sport since a very young age. My parents say the first clue was the toddler pretending to skate around the kitchen holding a broom. Goaltender has been my preferred position since about 8 years old, but will take any ice time I can find.
I love listening to and playing music. I play a few instruments fairly well (percussion, drums) and a bunch of others not well at all.
I also enjoy playing racquetball, always looking for other people that want to play!