Kazuo Hiekata / Associate Professor / Division of Environmental Studies
Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies / / Design Engineering, Information Systems and Manufacturing Systems

Career Summary
1998: BEng, Faculty of Engineering (The University of Tokyo)
2000: MSc (The University of Tokyo)
2000-2004: IBM Japan, Ltd.
2004-2010: Assistant Professor (The University of Tokyo)
2010: Associate Professor (The University of Tokyo)
2013-2014: Visiting Scientist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Educational Activities
Research Activities
Our laboratory focuses on the deployment of new information systems and infrastructure in the manufacturing industry. The objective of each project is to improve both local and overall operations. Sensing technology in the design or manufacturing process and analytical methods for data are the major research topics.
1) Kazuo Hiekata, Hiroyuki Yamato, Wataru Oishi, Takashi Nakazawa, Ship Design Workflow Management by ShareFast, Journal of Ship Production, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 23-29, 2007.2
2) Hiroyuki Yamato, Kota Tsubouchi, Kazuo Hiekata, Ken Honda, Chika Sugimoto, Evaluation of On-Demand Bus Services Applicability to Older Persons, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 20 No. 6, pp. 810-817, 2008.12
Other Activities
The Japanese Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE)
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)
Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)
The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ)
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
Future Plan
Modeling of manufacturing facilities, development of a method for obtaining feedback from the manufacturing process for design.
Messages to Students
The laboratory focuses on the deployment of new technology to the field. I hope you will join our laboratory and become an expert in exploring and solving complicated problems in industry and society.