I have a multi-disciplinary background (in psychology, physics and engineering) and considerable research experience
in both academic and industrial environments. After I graduated Ritsumeikan University with MSc in Physics.
I joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and worked on the development and design of televisions and computer monitors
employing electromagnetic field simulation and ergonomics approaches (1990-1995),
and then worked on the development of power electric distribution systems and the protection devices (1995-2002).
Through my engineering career, my research interests gradually developed towards human behaviour and brain mechanisms
to improve quality of life by combining neuroscience and new technologies;
therefore I learned cognitive neuroscience at Bangor University (2003-2012),
mainly focusing on human tool use mechanisms employing multisensory integration paradigm
and computational (probabilistic) approaches in my PhD.
I started my postdoctoral research career at the University of Birmingham in October 2012.