Ph.D. in Computer Science

Research Interests

Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Tangible User Interface, Touch Interaction


Project researcher at Yahoo! JAPAN Research
Education and Research Cooperator at Ochanomizu university

Work Experience

2019.04 – Present, Project researcher, Yahoo! JAPAN Research
2019.04 – Present, Education and Research Cooperator, Ochanomizu University
2018.04 – 2018.07, R&D Internship, Microsoft Research Asia, China
2017.11 – 2018.03, R&D Internship, Yahoo! Research, Japan
2017.04 – 2018.03, Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Japan
2015.04 – 2017.03, System Engineer, Nomura Research Institute, Japan


  1. 2018.09 Best Presentation Award by our paper titled “Ohmic-Sticker”, WISS2018
    ○Kaori Ikematsi, Masaaki Fukumoto, Itiro Siio
  2. 2018.07 Excellence Award (Microsoft Research Asia Internship Program)
  3. 2018.08 Recommended paper (JSSST Journal) Ohmic-Touch: Extending Capacitive Touch Input by Indirect Touch through Objects
    ○Kaori Ikematsi, Itiro Siio
  4. 2017.12 Best Paper Award by our paper titled “Ohmic-Touch”, WISS2017
    ○Kaori Ikematsi, Itiro Siio
  5. 2017.12 Best Presentation Award by our paper titled “Ohmic-Touch”, WISS2017
    ○Kaori Ikematsi, Itiro Siio
  6. 2017.03 Best Paper Award for Young Researcher of Human-Interface symposium
    Mana Sasagawa, ○kaori Ikematsu, Itiro Siio
  7. 2017.03 Interactive Presentation Award by our demo, Interaction2017
    ○Kaori Ikematsi, Itiro Siio
  8. 2014.9 Yahoo! Hackathon “Hack U Ochanomizu University 2014” 1st prize
  9. 2013.03 Interactive Presentation Award by our paper titled “Memory Stones”, Interaction2013
    ○Kaori Ikematsi, Itiro Siio
  10. 2011.10 Winner at Recruit summer internship at web service


  1. Repayment Exemption for Students with Excellent Grades,
    Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Type I 


  1. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) “DC2 Fellow”
  2. Student Exchange Support Program (Scholarship for Short-term) funded by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) , 2015, Centria University of Applied Sciences
  3. International Training program (ITP) funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2013, Bergische Universität Wuppertal 

Conference Service

  1. UIST2019 (Review)
  2. MobileHCI2019 (Review)
  3. WISS2019 (Committee)
  4. Future Humans2018 (Committee)
  5. CHI2019 (Review)
  6. ISS2018 (Review)
  7. SIGGRAPH Asia2018 (Review)
  8. CHI2018 Asian CHI Workshop (Organizer)
  9. CHI2018 Japan Night (Party Committee)
  10. CHI2017 Asian CHI Workshop (Supporter)
  11. TEI2017 (Review)