FFIT(Funai Foundation for Information Technology)

Current FOS Recipients

FOS2011

 Name   School / Department / Research Topic / Current Status
Kaoru Yamamoto  
School: University of Cambridge
Department: Control Group, Information Engineering, Department of Engineering
Ph. D. Thesis : Disturbance Attenuation in Mass Chains with Passive

Interconnection




FOS2012

 Name   School / Department / Research Topic / Current Status
Jun Araki  
School : Carnegie Mellon University
Department : Language Technologies Institute
Research topic : Joint Extraction of Semantic and Discourse Structures of Events
Current Status : Ph.D.Student

Hayato Ikoma  
Master Thesis : Computational Microscopy for Sample Analysis (MIT)
School : Stanford University
Department : Electrical Engineering
Theme : Computational imaging

Yu Ushioda  
School : The University of Chicago
Department : Economics
Topic : Industrial Organization, Family Economics
Current Status : Doctoral Student

Noriyuki Sato  
School : Stanford University
Department : Department of Electrical Engineering
Current Status : Ph. D. student

Koki Nagano  
School : University of Southern California
Department : Computer Science
Affiliation : USC Institute for Creative Technologies
Research Topic : Photoreal Digital Human
Current Status : Ph. D. student
Web : http://luminohope.org/

Taiki Hatakeyama  
School : University of California, Berkeley
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Research Area: Nonlinear Optical Waveguides
Status : Ph. D. student

Ryo Mori  
School : University of California, Berkeley
Department: Applied Science and Technology
Status : Ph. D. student

Norihiro Yamada  
School : University of Oxford
Department : Computer Science
Research Theme : Intensionality in Computation, Dynamic Model of Computation
Research Areas : Logic and Semantics of Computation, (Foundations of)

Constructive Mathematics,Category Theory, Abstract Algebra




FOS2013

 Name   School / Department / Research Topic / Current Status
Kenta Ohtaki  
School : University of California, Irvine
Department : Materials Science and Engineering
Current status : Ph.D.candidate

Masayuki Sawada  
School : Yale University
Department : Economics
Current Status : Ph. D. student

Yuuki Shigemoto  
School : University of Cambridge
Department : Institute for Manufacturing
Research topic : Exploring factors that influence the extent to which designers

are able to successfully design to elicit the interpretations

that they intend.

Current Status : Ph. D. student

Hajime Shinohara  
School : University of Cambridge
Department : Physics, Cavendish Laboratory
Research Interests : Cation order and disorder in rock-salt derivatives

and its impact on their performance as erectrodes in Li-ion

batteries

Current Status : Ph. D. student, Winton Scholar

Akira Sone  
School : Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Departmen t: Nuclear Science and Engineering
Current Status : Ph. D. student (Research Assistant)
Current research topic : Quantum System Identification

Takuma Nakamura  
School : Georgia Institute of Technology
Department : Aerospace Engineering
Current Status : Ph. D. student

Kazuki Maeda  
School : California Institute of Technology
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Current Status : Ph. D. student
Research Interest : Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation of Cavitation Bubble

Dynamics : With Applications to Burst Wave Lithotripsy




FOS2014

 Name   School / Department / Research Topic / Current Status
Ayumi Igarashi  
School : University of Oxford
Department : Computer Science
Ph. D. Thesis Theme: Algorithmic Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory
Current Status : D.Phil. student

Kazuhide Okamoto  
School : Georgia Institute of Technology
Department : The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Status : Ph. D. student

Fumiya Katsutani  
School : Rice University
Department : Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Theme : Magneto-optical spectroscopy of two dimensional materials

with table-top pulsed high-field magnet


Daisuke Kaneishi  
School : Univeristy of Carifornia, Berkeley
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Current Project : Control Strategies of Human Assistive Systems

for Elderly and Disabled

Current Status: 2nd year Ph.D Student

Kazuya Kawakami  
School : Carnegie Mellon University
Department : Computer Science, Language Technologies Institute
Current Status : Graduate Student

Kenji Kawaguchi  
School : Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department : Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Current Status : Ph. D. student

Hanae Shimo  
School : University of Cambridge
Department : Biochemistry


Hidenori Tanaka  
School : Harvard University
Department : Applied Physics

Shunya Noda  
School: Stanford University
Department: Economics
Current Status: Ph. D. student
Research Interest : Market/Mechanism Design, Experimental Economics

Masashi Minamide  
School : The Pennsylvania State University
Department : Meteorology
Research Area : Satellite Data Assimilation for the forecast of Tropical Cyclones
Current Status : Ph. D. student



FOS2015

 Name   School / Department / Research Topic / Current Status
Shunsuke Aoki  
School : Carnegie Mellon University
Department : Electrical & Computer Engineering
Status : Ph. D. student

Tomohiro Arakawa  
School : Purdue University
Department : Electrical and Computer Engineering
Status : Ph. D. student

Fumika Isono  
School : University of California, Berkeley
Department : Applied Science and Technology
Research Area : Plasma Physics
Status : Ph. D. student

Takaya Ukai  
School : Purdue University
Department : School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Shuzo Oita  
School : The University of Arizona
Departmen t: The School of Plant Sciences, Plant Pathology

Yuzuru Kanda  
School : The Scripps Research Institute
Department : Chemistry
Research Project : Total synthesis, Methodology

Tomohiro Kumon  
School: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biology

Yuki Kobayashi  
School : University of California, Berkeley
Department : Chemistry
Research topic : Attosecond dynamics in atoms and molecules

Atsushi Taguchi  
School : Harvard University
Department : Microbiology and Immunobiology

Kohei Takeda  
School : London School of Economics and Political Science
Department : Economics

Yoichiro Tsurimaki  
School : Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Takeshi Hayasaka  
School : University of California, Berkeley
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Status : Ph. D. Student

Masaya Fukami  
School : The University of Chicago
Department : Institute for Molecular Engineering

Masao Fukui  
School : Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department : Economics

Taira Miyatake  
School : Harvard University
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Current Status : Ph. D. student

Haruumi Shiode  
School : Harvard Business School
Course : Master of Business Administration

Koyo Nagashima  
School : Carnegie Mellon University
Department : Tepper School of Business
Course : Master of Business Administration