Kensuke Ueda

Enrollments in 2018

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
Bioinformatic Engineering Major

Kensuke Ueda

School of Engineering, Osaka University

Quantum Physics × Life Science × Information Science

Q What was your motivation for joining the program, and what about the program appeals to you?

My research is reconstructing a possible evolution of primitive life in vitro. During an experiment, I have always been obsessed an idea that quantum mechanics might show us a new perspective for understanding the evolution of primitive life. I had thought about it for a year without actual development of the idea. To break through this situation, I applied for HWIP. I thought it would be better for me to discuss with people who have different backgrounds from mine. I recommend HWIP to you because you would work with different people with different ideas and backgrounds, especially people who are eager to carry out something exciting.


Q What is your expertise and who do you want to develop it with the program?

My major was biotechnology when I was an undergraduate. I studied the mechanism of a cell, biochemistry, how to apply our knowledge to the industry, and so on. In addition, I studied the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and quantum field theory by myself. When I was a high school student, I spent much time studying how a computer works and programming languages. I am interested in these three fields and I think it is my strong point.
Maybe a majority of HWIP students are good at information science and have good knowledge than I have. However, I will work hard to absorb a lot of their knowledge and apply them to my research.

Q What are your future dreams and goals?

I want to be a researcher who masters quantum physics, life science and information science. I keep asking myself what I really want to do and research on a topic I am really interested in. I won’t follow the fashion. Eventually, I want to create a new academic field.
“Genomic information is written with A, T, G, and C.”
We can see this statement in any textbook. Moreover any lecturer tells it to us. Since I started to study quantum field theory, I have begun to get suspicious about it. At first, I will start to think it seriously. I would be really glad if I could answer it in my own way.