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#Information theoretic study of consciousness (integrated information theory, information generation theory, information closure theory, etc.)
#AI techniques for brain-machine interfaces.
#Developing technology for brain to brain communications.


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Shuntaro Sasai, Ph.D.
Chief Research Officer
After graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo in 2008, he received his Ph.D. in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Tokyo in 2013. Since 2013, he is a member of the Center for Sleep and Consciousness at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research interests are in understanding the brain-consciousness relationship and developing brain-machine interface techniques enabling cross-brain communications. Currently, he focuses on modeling the brain’s wiring architectures supporting conscious experience and cognitive functions.
Motoshige Sato
Senior Researcher
While attending graduate school at the University of Tokyo, Motoshige interned at Araya . After he received Ph.D (Pharmaceutical Sciences) in 2023, he joined Araya as a senior researcher. He is working on brain decoding and brain-machine interface (BMI) using deep learning, aiming to increase human degree of freedom and augment abilities. Google Scholar HP:
Masakazu Inoue
Masakazu Inoue
Senior Researcher
Masakazu is a Senior Researcher at Araya. He received his Master’s Degree in Information Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo and joined Araya in 2019. He worked on various projects as a machine learning engineer, focusing on image recognition and edge AI. In 2023, he moved to the R&D department to work on BMI research. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo.
Yasuo Kabe
Yasuo is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechano-Informatics at the University of Tokyo. His research interest is in developing design principles for human augmentation based on neuroscience.