Q What was your motivation for joining the program, and what about the program appeals to you?
There were two main things that attracted me to the program and motivated me to apply. One was the potential to gain insights that I could never gain within my own specialist field of research alone, through interaction with researchers specializing in other fields such as bioscience, cognitive science, and brain science. The other was the opportunity to apply my own research findings and insights in collaboration with colleagues in other disciplines to create information systems and other innovations with real value, and to grow into an individual capable of communicating that value to others.
Q What is your expertise and who do you want to develop it with the program?
I specialize in the field of information networks within the discipline of information science. I hope to work with people in other fields to explore new possibilities, re-evaluate existing technology and knowledge on information networks, and bring new perspectives to contribute to the development of such networks. Additionally, in more abstract terms, I hope to unlock the essential nature of information networks in features such as connective structures and system architecture, and explore possibilities for applying them to other fields.
Q What are your future dreams and goals?
I hope to use my specialist knowledge and technical expertise to contribute to society, so I’d like to work in an academic setting in a university or a basic research institute in government or the corporate sector. Communications technologies and networks will continue to expand their infrastructure and grow in importance, and I would like to develop mechanisms for increasing their transmission efficiency, durability, and energy efficiency. While retaining a core focus on networks, I hope to contribute to technological innovation stretching into other fields as well.