CV

Professional Associations

2016-present: University of Oxford (Visiting researcher), UK
2014-present: Kumamoto Sanctuary, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2012-2014: Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
2008-2012: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan

Education

PhD, Biological Science, concentration in Primatology and Comparative Psychology, 2012: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan
MA, Biological Science, concentration in Primatology and Comparative Psychology, 2009: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan
BA, Biological Science, 2007: Science Department, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


Awards, Funds
2016-2019: JSPS KAKENHI Grants-in-Aid (Wakate-B)
2015-2017: K-CONNEX start-up grant
2014-2016: JSPS KAKENHI Grants-in-Aid for Young Scientists (Start-up)
2012-2014: JSPS Oversea Research Fellow
2009-2012: JSPS DC1
2012: Takashima Award (annually 1 or 2 researchers are selected from PSJ), Primatological Society of Japan (PSJ): http://primate-society.com/takashimasyou.html
2011: JSPS Ikushi-Award (annually 16 researchers are selected from multiple disciplines): http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-ikushi-prize/index.html, http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-ikushi-prize/awards_fy2011_01.html


Research Experience

Present: Kumamoto Sanctuary, Kyoto University, Kumamoto, Japan: Social Attention, Emotional Contagion, Theory of Mind, Episodic Memory, Bonobo-chimpanzee difference.
Post-Doctoral: Department of comparative and developmental psychology, Max-Planck Instutite for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany (Supervisor: Dr. Josep Call): A comparative eye-tracking study in four genera of hominoid: gaze following and predictive looking
PhD: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan (Supervisor: Drs. Masaki Tomonaga): A Comparative Eye-Tracking Study in Great Apes and Humans: The Pattern of Eye Movement for Scenes and Faces
MA: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan (Supervisor: Drs. Masaki Tomonaga): The Perception of Facial and Bodily Expression in Chimpanzees
BA: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Japan (Supervisor: Dr. Masaki Tomonaga): Emotional Recognition in Chimpanzees.


Research Skills

Eye-tracking, Field work in the wild habitats, Behavioral and computerized experiment with great apes and human infants and children, Programming skill with R, Visual Basic, Matlab, and E-Prime. SPSS, Adobe Series (Photoshop, Premire Pro, Illustrator, etc.)


Research Fields

Comparative Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Ethology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Animal Behavior


Teaching Experience

2009-2012: Part-time lecturer at Chubu Gakuin University (Cognitive Psychology)
2011: Teaching assistant at Kyoto University (Practical Course of Cognitive Psychology)


Field Experience

June, 2009, Behavioral observation with wild chimpanzees in Kalinzu forest, Uganda.
June-July, 2013, Behavioral observation with wild bonobos in Wamba, Congo


Professional Memberships

International Ethological Society
International Primatological Society
Japan Society of Animal Psychology
Primatological Society of Japan