Q1. What is the difference between your present job and your studies at Hokudai?
I study almost the same subject, but the way of working is totally different. My previous lab was so comfortable that I usually stayed there as long as possible. Now that I've moved to literally real office and am trying to finish my work as soon as possible and enjoy pub after that.
Q2. What were the advantages in obtaining a Ph.D at Hokkaido University?
Walking around its beautiful campus whose colour changes seasonally often led me to a new brilliant idea, which often went to rubbish after all.
Q3. What are the advantages of having this degree?
I am very happy to study "how to find out problems" in addition to "how to solve the problems" on the way through my doctoral student life.
Q4. What are your plans for the future?
To do research enough to say "This is an unsolvable problem for mankind because we cannot solve this".
Q5. What would you like to tell current students?
I'm always telling myself that "here goes nothing" changes the world. There are many things which seem to be impossible at a glance but turn out to be possible by giving a shot. A new wind will come through if you break the brick walls you have built on your own.
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Lab (2015, Ph.D)Bristol University (England)