Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Trustee (2019-), Vice-President (2015-) of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Dean (2014-2016), Professor of Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology (2016-), Professor of School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2011-2016). Chair of Advisory Board of the Design Society (2017-), Associate Member of Science Council of Japan (2018-).
B. A in Art (1986), School of Knowledge Science, Master of Art in Design (1989), Doctor of Philosophy from Chiba University (2002), PhD in Computing Sciences from University of Technology, Sydney (2009).
Currently she is supervising 29 PhD students and 25 Master students of School of Knowledge Science, by managing the largest laboratory of JAIST (2018-2019). She contributes to the developing discipline of design in her capacity as Chair of Design Creativity SIG of the Design Society (2007-), Fellow of Design Research Society (2010-), and member of the Advisory Board of Design Society (2011-); she has been instrumental in organizing a community of design researchers as Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation (2013-); Programme Co-Chair of the International Conference of Design Creativity (2010, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 2020), and served as Co-Chair of the Creativity and Cognition Conference (2009, 2011, 2013), ICoRD, and DCC. Scientific Board of ICED 15, 17, 19 and IASDR, KICSS. She was keynote speaker at ICED17, KICSS2017, and ICoRD 19. Associate member of Science C