Akira Kashihara

A Researcher


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Work Experience

A Researcher

University of Tsukuba (2022-)

COO / Executive Member / Co-founder

Forethumb LLC (2016-2018)

Technical Staff

AIST: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (2016-2019)

CEO / Founder

Seginus Co.Ltd. (2015-2016)



Master of Human Informatics

University of Tsukuba, 2021

Bachelor of Engineering

University of Tsukuba, 2019


Peer-reviewed International Conference Paper

  1. Akira Kashihara, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, "A Development of Color Lighting Device to Indicate Subjective Palatability", 2020 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, Hawaii, USA, Jan. 2020.
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/SII46433.2020.9025936

Grant & Adoption

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), DC1 (2021-2022)

Ref. URL) https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-pd/data/saiyo_ichiran/r03/dc1/r3_dc1.pdf (written in Japanese)

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (2021-2022)

Ref. URL) https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-21J20373/

Challenge Grant (Grant from my graduate course, 2020-2021)

Unicorn Company Development Program (2019-2020)

Ref. URL) Reference (written in Japanese)

Edge Next Advanced (2017-2018)

Ref. URL) https://www.sanrenhonbu.tsukuba.ac.jp/2017gtentaiwan/ (written in Japanese)

Talent Connect (2016)

Ref. URL) https://www.sanrenhonbu.tsukuba.ac.jp/talent-connect_seedzjinzai_koyama/ (written in Japanese)


  1. Amateur Third-Class Radio Operator
  2. Driver Licence (Semimedium-sized motor vehicle)

Teaching Assistant & Lecture

Teaching Assistant

  1. Research Proposal Writing Workshop in Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems II (2021)
  2. Tsukuba Creative Camp Advanced (2020)
  3. Technical English Exercise (2020)
  4. Tsukuba Creative Camp Advanced (2019)


  1. Tsukuba Creative Camp Advanced (2018)


  1. The Program for the Development of Next-Generation Leaders (2017)
  2. Sakura Science Plan, JST Program (2017)