Current Position

Senior Researcher at R4D, Mercari, Inc. Founder and Coordinator of QITF(Quantum Internet Task Force)

Research Interest

  • Anything to realize Quantum Information Technologies in the practical world.
    • Quantum Internet
      Making any Quantum Information available anywhere, anytime all over the world.
    • IPsec with QKD
      Crypt communciation protocol design which makes use of Quantum Key Distribution.
    • Feasible Quantum Computer Architecture
      Analysis of the effect of physically defective devices (hard faults) in Surface code quantum computation.
  • New Internet design in which Quantum Internet and classical (digital) Internet coexist and complement each other.

Biography

  • Apr. 2018 - Now.
    Senior Researcher at R4D, Mercari, Inc..
  • Apr. 2017 - Jan. 2018.
    Guest Researcher at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary.
  • Apr. 2012 - Mar. 2017.
    Cyber-Informatics program in Graduate school of Media and Governance (doctor’s program), Keio University, Japan.
    Supervised by Prof. Rodney Van Meter and Prof. Jun Murai.
  • Apr. 2010 - Mar. 2012.
    Cyber-Informatics program in Graduate school of Media and Governance (master’s program), Keio University, Japan.
    Supervised by Prof. Rodney Van Meter and Prof. Jun Murai.
  • Apr. 2006 - Mar. 2010.
    Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan.

Committee etc.


Competitive funds

  • IPA Mitou Target program on Quantum Computer. Nov. 2018 - Mar. 2020. LINK.
  • DC2, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists, Japan Society of the Promotion of Science. Apr. 2013 - Mar. 2015. LINK.
    • Acceptance rate was 25%. Scholarship + Research badget = 3.5 million JPY per year.
  • Taikichiro Mori Memorial Research Fund, Keio University. 2012. LINK.

Award & Honors

  • Distinguished bachelor thesis, Keio University. Mar. 2010.
    • This award is given to the best bachelor theses.
    • IPsec with QKD project.
  • 1st Place, Hardening One. Oct. 2012.
    • The incident response security contest held by Web Application Security Forum (WAS Forum), which supports OWASP Japan Chapter.

Project Participation


Research Visit

  • Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018.
    Visitor at Fitzsimons group in CQT, NUS and SUTD.
  • Jan. 2013 - Feb. 2013.
    Ken Brown’s group at Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Mar. 2011 - Apr. 2011.
    Visiting Austin Fowler at University of Melbourne.

Reviewer Experiences

  • ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems
  • Physical Review A
  • New Journal of Physics
  • Scientific Reports

Teaching Experiences

As a Teacher

  • Summer Schools
  • Class in university
    • ICT Foundation 1, Faculty of Enviromanet and Information Studies, Keio Univ. 2016.
  • Workshops
    • FIRST/Quantum Cybernetics/CREST Joint 1.5-day Surface Code Quantum Error Correction Tutorial/Workshop. Videos (Japanese), Feb. 2011.

As a Teaching Assistant

  • Online Courses
    • Internet. JMOOC (Japanese Massive Open Online Course) LINK, which had 15,000 students. Spring, 2014.
    • Understanding Quantum Computers. Future Learn. LINK Autumn, 2017.
  • Classes in university
    • Security management in the Internet era. Graduate school of Media and Governance, Keio Univ.
    • Internet. Faculty of Enviromanet and Information Studies, Keio Univ.
    • Computer Architecture. Faculty of Enviromanet and Information Studies, Keio Univ.
    • Network Programming. Faculty of Enviromanet and Information Studies, Keio Univ.
    • Data structure and Algorithm. Faculty of Enviromanet and Information Studies, Keio Univ.

Skills & Tools

Favorite Computer Languages and Tools

Advanced

  • C (2008~)
    Customization of IPsec keys, Quantum error correction simulators.
  • Python3 (2012~)
    Quantum error correction simulators, Quantum network simulators, Machine learnings(Numpy, Keras, Tensorflow).
  • Zsh (2009~)
    daily use.
  • Emacs (2007~)
    Programming, Journal papers.
  • Latex (2007~)
    Journal papers.
  • Adobe Illustrator (2007~)
    Journal papers, Research presentations.
  • Keynote (2008~)
    Research presentations.
  • Google Slides (2018~)
    Research presentations.

Qualification

  • Information Security Specialist, IPA (National Qualification in Japan). Apr. 2009. - This qualification is similar to the CISSP - Passed this examination when I was 22 years old, even though the average age of those who passed this examination was 34 years old.

Natural Languages

  • Japanese (Native)
  • English (TOEIC 820, corresponding to 92-93 of TOEFL. Jun. 2013.)

Other Experiences

  • Network design and operation in FIRST Project Summer School. Aug. 2011.