Translations to Japanese; Last modified: Wed, Feb 24 2021

A pdf version of my CV includes more detailed and complete information. My ORCID's website would be also useful.


Education

2015 March Ph.D. Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2012 March M.Sc. Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2010 March B.Sc. Physics, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan


Professional History

2020 Sep - Present Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Haystack Observatory, MA, USA
2017 Sep - 2020 Aug Jansky Fellow, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, VA, USA
Host institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Haystack Observatory, MA, USA
2016 Sep - 2017 Aug Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Haystack Observatory, MA, USA
2015 Sep - 2017 Aug Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
Host institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Haystack Observatory, MA, USA
2015 Apr - Aug Research Assistant, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Apr - Mar Research Fellow (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
Host institution: University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Visiting Appointments / Affiliates

2017 Feb - Present Affiliate, Harvard University, Black Hole Initiative, MA, USA
2016 Apr - Present Special Visiting Researcher, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo, Japan


Awards and Honors

2021 January 28 20 Under 40: Young Shapers of the Future (Science and Technology)
Encyclopedia Britannica
2021 January 8 2021 Group Award
Royal Astronomical Society, UK
Note: as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2020 October 28 2020 EHT Early Career Award
Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2020 April 7 The 2020 Young Scientists' Prize
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
2020 March 12 Nelson P. Jackson Aerospace Award
National Space Club and Foundation, USA
Note: as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2020 February 18 The 2020 (FY2019) Young Astronomer Award
Astronomical Society of Japan, Japan
2020 January 7 Bruno Rossi Prize
American Astronomical Society, USA
Note: as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2019 December 27 Einstein Medal 2020
Albert Einstein Society, Switzerland
Note: as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2019 December 16 The best Science Stories of year 2019
Science Magagine, USA
Note: as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2019 November 19 American Ingenuity Award in Physical Sciences 2019
Smithsonian Institution, USA
Note: as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2019 September 5 The 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, USA
Note: as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2019 May 9 The NSF Diamond Achievement Award
National Science Foundation, USA
Note: as a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2017 September 1 2017 Jansky Fellowship
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA
Note: the first Japanese fellow
2015 March 26 The Representative of the Graduating Students
Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan
2015 March 25 Research Award
Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, Japan
2015 March 24 President Award
the University of Tokyo, Japan
2010 March 27 Clark Award
Hokkaido University Clark Memorial Foundation, Japan
Note: Recieved as the top student of the Department of Physics, School of Science, Hokkaido University.
2007 April - 2010 March Scholarship student
Inoue Scholarship Foundation, Japan
2007 June 27 Nitobe Award
Hokkaido University, Japan


Grant History

2021 February - ngVLA Community Studies Program Cycle 4
"Exploring RML Reconstruction for Stellar Imaging with the ngVLA II: Assessment of Calibration Effects",
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA,
Kazunori Akiyama (PI), Lynn Matthews (co-I)
2020 October - North American ALMA Study Program Cycle 8
"Beyond black hole images: extending new imaging techniques from the EHT to ALMA",
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA,
Lynn Matthews (PI) (see Notes)
2019 August - September ngVLA Community Studies Program Cycle 3
"Exploring Sparse Model Image Reconstruction for ngVLA Imaging Applications",
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA,
Lynn Matthews (PI) (see Notes)
2017 September - Present Research grant for Jansky Fellow
"Imaging the Magnetized Plasma near the Event Horizon of Black Holes",
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA,
Kazunori Akiyama
2016 September - Present NSF-1614868 "Shaping the Narrow Jets of Material from Supermassive Black Holes",
National Science Foundation, USA,
Vincent L. Fish (PI), Colin J. Lonsdale (see Notes)
2012 April - 2015 March Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows,
PI: K. Akiyama, 2.7M Japanese Yen (~ 27k USD)

Notes: I'm a collaborator of these programs since I was not eligible to a co-investigator of the proposal under the MIT's policy. However, I made significant contributions to planning, drafting and running the project.


Education: Teaching / Mentoring Experiences

2014 - Present Mentor for 4 Ph.D. students in the University of Tokyo, Japan
2013 - Present Mentor for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
at MIT Haystack Observatory
(more than 10 undergraduate students)
2013 - 2015 Mentor for 1 Ph.D. student in Tokai University, Japan
2013 Mentor for AGMUS Pre-College Summer Internship Program
at MIT Haystack Observatory
(1 pre-college student)
2012 Teaching Assistant for Observation Experiments of Radio Astronomy
at NAOJ Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, a cource of Ryukyu University, Japan
2010 Mentor for Research Experience Program for high school students
at NAOJ Mizusawa VLBI Observatory
(5 high school students)


Professional Societies and Research Groups

2019 - Present Japan Radio Astronomy Forum
2019 - Present American Astronomical Society
2017 - Present Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2016 - Present Japan SKA Consortium
2011 - Present KaVA/EAVN Science Working Group
2011 - Present Japan VLBI Consortium
2010 - Present Astronomical Society of Japan


Editorial Service

Referee for Peer-reviewed Journals PASJ (2015-), JPhCS (2015-), ApJ (2016-), MNRAS (2017-), Galaxies (2018-), ASR (2019-), Universe (2019-)
Referee for Grant Applications National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hungary (2019, 2020)


Committee Service

2017 May - Present Imaging Working Group Coordinator
Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
2021 January Session Organizer, International BASP Frontiers workshop 2021, Switzerland
2020 May Organizer, EHT Imaging Workshop 2020, to be remotely held
2019 December Session Organizer, EHT Collaboration Meeting 2019, HI, USA
2019 July Science Organizing Committee, EHT Polarimetry Workshop
Max Planck Institute of Radio Astronomy, Germany
2018 November Science Organizing Committee, EHT 2018
Nijmegen, Netherlands
2018 July Organizer, The 2nd EHT Imaging workshop
the Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University, Cambridge MA
2017 October Organizer, The 1st EHT Imaging workshop
the Black Hole Initiative at Harvard University, Cambridge MA
2015 July Local Organizing Committee
KaVA SWG Meeting \& 8th East Asia VLBI Workshop, , Hokkaido University, Japan
2012 December Organizer, East-Asian sub-mm VLBI workshop
National Astornomical Observatory of Japan, Japan
2010 December Local Organizing Committee, Towards a root of AGN jets: Recent progress
National Astornomical Observatory of Japan, Japan