The National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has selected young researchers who have made significant contributions to science and technology since 2005 as "nice step researchers." In 2019, 640 people were selected from about 10 candidates.
According to NISTEP, we selected researchers, mainly young researchers in their 30s and 40s, who are not only conducting research activities but also widely returning results both domestically and internationally.The 10 people are active in various fields such as the use of satellite data for agriculture, space and medicine, fusion of AI and life science, basic research leading to the development of new materials and new drugs, and the establishment of university-launched ventures.
Click here for 2019 "Nice Step Researchers 10" (honorific titles omitted, age and affiliation as of December 2019, 12).
・ Yoshimi Ui (31) Representative Director of aba Co., Ltd.
・ Junpei Ueda (35) Assistant Professor, Department of Correlation Research, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
・ Sadao Ota (35) Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
・ Hideaki Kato (33) Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
・ Hideyoshi Kawakami (37) Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Center, Chiba University, Medical Science Innovation Hub Promotion Program, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Mathematical Reasoning for Health and Medical Data Team Team Leader
・ Toshihiro Sakamoto (42) Senior Researcher, Agricultural Environmental Change Research Center, National Research and Development Corporation, Agricultural and Food Industry Technology Research Organization
・ Tahiro Sato (45) Professor, Department of Mechanical Frontier Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
・ Ari Shinoshima (39) Specially Appointed Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology, Keio University School of Medicine
・ Nobuhiro Yanai (35) Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, PRESTO Researcher, National Research and Development Corporation
・ Stephen Lyth (39) Associate Professor, Department of Automotive Science, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Kyushu University
reference:[National Institute of Science and Technology Policy] Remarkable Contribution to Science and Technology 2019 (Nice Step Researcher)