Yokota, Masashi

Enrollments in 2013

Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
Frontier Bioscience Major

Yokota, Masashi

Graduate of Okayama Prefectural University, Faculty of Computer Science and System Engineering

I want to grow through this program.

Q: What was your motivation for joining the program?

I felt that joining this program would greatly benefit my own research into the brain and networking. I also thought it would be interesting to cooperate with others in research, and so I applied. The faculty presentation at the kick-off symposium really engaged me, and it was there that I realized the high standard of research at Osaka University and how I wanted to join them in their efforts and grow as a person.

Q: What are your future dreams and goals?

I am interested in developing a kind of “brain-machine interface” where a brain can connect to a machine. It is my dream to develop a product that allows one’s thoughts to control a machine; a product that can be easily used by anyone.

Q: What are your impressions and thoughts about the program?

As the program has just been established, I sometimes find myself unsure of what I should do, but I sense there is a great deal of potential for the future as well. I certainly feel a large difference in the views of the engineers and biologists in the program. While it is sometimes difficult to make myself understood with these differences, I also feel communication with one another is an important part of the program.

Q: What program activities are you planning on participating in?

While I am looking forward to performing a variety of research, I am also interested in taking part in an internship abroad. However, my discussions with international students have shown me that I have to study more English first!