Yoshiki Takeoka is a Microsoft Research Intern in the Applied Sciences Group. He is interested in the intersection of engineering, science, design and human to invent new ways of interacting with computers. His primary interest is in bringing the REAL world to the computer world and bringing computing to the REAL world. Takeoka is currently a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at The University of Tokyo working with Jun Rekimoto.
In 2010, Takeoka received Outstanding Super Creator award from IPA (Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan) for the development of Z-touch; a 3D-sensing multi-touch system. He completed his Master’s degree at The University of Tokyo. Prior to joining Microsoft, Takeoka interned at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., The University of Tokyo Edge Capital, and JST( Japan Science and Technology Agency) ERATO User Interfaces for Design UI Project. He was also the Chief Creator of IPA 2009 Exploratory IT Human Resources Project (MITOH Program).
You can find more information of Yoshiki at http://www.yoshikit.net.