Working to become a flexible researcher unrestrained by disciplinary boundaries
Q What was your motivation for joining the program, and what about the program appeals to you?
What motivated me to apply was the chance to study, in practice, research expertise beyond disciplinary boundaries. Within just my research lab, there are very few opportunities to encounter knowledge and research outside my specialization. I was interested in robotic engineering and brain science, and I felt that a program that promised interaction with researchers in those fields would be perfect for me.
Q What is your expertise and who do you want to develop it with the program?
My lab is involved in research on virtual reality and interfaces, and I am using expertise from those areas together with physical simulations to conduct sensory analysis. Through the program I hope to develop skills of flexible thinking unrestrained by disciplinary boundaries, and the capacity to apply my research in a variety of fields.
Q What are your future dreams and goals?
As a researcher, I would like to integrate knowledge and research findings from a variety of fields to create something better. I hope to be able to make contributions from beyond disciplinary boundaries that will lead society in more beneficial directions.