People

Kazuo Hiekata

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Associate Professor

Bryan Moser

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Project Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Taiga Mitsuyuki

School of Engineering Assistant Professor

Takuto Ishimatsu

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Visiting Collaborative Researcher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dai Ike

GPD Japan CEO

 

Advisory board

Hiroyuki Yamato

National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, President
Prof. Emeritus, The Univ. of Tokyo

Kimio Kitano

Japan Marine United Corporation Adviser

 

Students(MIT)

Mina Botros

2nd Year S.M. Candidate at MIT


I’m interested in global projects as sociotechnical systems. I believe that these projects’ outcomes can be greatly improved if and only if a deeper understanding of each distributed team’s social and cultural habits, and their motivations. On the other hand, I believe that the scope of work split should mirror the product’s architecture, to some extent, with clear boundaries and responsibilities.

JD Caddellg

2nd Year S.M. Candidate at MIT


I’m interested in teamwork within the tactical environment and how we might be able to observe and improve our teams.

Carl Fruehling

Visiting Student from Technical University of Munich

I’m interested in performance levers for Project Design. By observing the attention allocation of participants in computer-based experiments, we examine which strategies for Project Design are used by successful teams.

Lenni Kimawati

2nd Year S.M. Candidate at MIT


I’m interested in exploring how to best incorporate consumer research in a product development process in order to better utilize consumer insights.

Steffen Eich

Visiting Graduate Researcher (RWTH Aachen University | Tsinghua University)

I’m interested in optimizing the fit between organizational and product structure in complex engineering projects.

 

 

Sven Januszek

Visiting Student from RWTH Aachen University

I’m interested in exploring the complexity of new product development projects caused by dynamic influencing factors.

 

Chris Garcia

2nd Year S.M. Candidate at MIT


I’m interested in finding new ways to encourage and enhance cross-functional teamwork in healthcare, as well as understanding how to best design and manage distributed telemedicine groups.

 

Masaru Nagura

2nd Year S.M. Candidate at MIT


My research field is social system for innovation in Japan. Analysis of cross sectional and cross functional collaborations is key to understand the issue.

 

Masaatsu Kusunoki

Visiting Student from Keio University

I’m interested in finding new methods, criteria, or parameters for projects that are tackling complex technological barriers such as the environmental perception layer of automated vehicle systems, in order to improve the selection conditions for highly combinatorial system designs.

 

 

 Students (U-Tokyo)

Kodai Ito

Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Master’s student 

Kota Okada

Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Master’s student

Nat Hengsadeekul

Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Master’s student 

Akane Bessho

Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Master’s student

Yuanyuan Qin

Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Master’s student

Shotaro Ishihara

Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Master’s student

Kensuke Uno

Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Master’s student

Rujia Wang

Human and Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Master’s student