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Stay Home, Stay Geek - DLab interviews housebound researchers during COVID-19

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Published: June 12, 2020

The novel coronavirus outbreak continues to restrict the activities of roughly 1,000 researchers at the Institute, and Tokyo Tech is seeking new, innovative ways to stay connected during this challenging time.

On May 11, Tokyo Tech’s Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation in Global Networks (DLab) launched a new online interview series to share the current thoughts of certain faculty members. Stay Home, Stay Geek — DLab connects during COVID-19 aims to keep colleagues, students, and members of the public up to date regarding Tokyo Tech activities through interviews with some of its leading researchers.

The interviews, each approximately 15 minutes long, target academics from various fields. These include current faculty members and other researchers such as Tokyo Tech alumnus and co-recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Hideki Shirakawa. After each session, the interviewee nominates the next colleague to be interviewed. So far, the series includes talks with the following researchers, and more will be published soon after they are conducted.

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Key phrases
Interviewee
Language
Interviewer
1
Kenichi Okadaouter
Professor, School of Engineering
Japanese
Asa Itoouter
Associate Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts (ILA),
Director, Future of Humanity Research Center
2
Shinjiro Kanaeouter
Professor, School of Environment and Society
Japanese
Tamio Nakanoouter
Professor,
Tokyo Tech Academy for Leadership (ToTAL), ILA
3
Yuki Yamaguchiouter
Professor, School of Life Science and Technology
Japanese
Asa Ito
4
Takashi Ishidaouter
Associate Professor, School of Computing
Japanese
Asa Ito
5
Hideki Shirakawa
Nobel laureate, Tokyo Tech alum
Japanese
Naoto Ohtakeouter
Professor,
Institute of Innovative Research (IIR)
6
Hiroyuki Itoouter
Associate Professor, IIR
Japanese
Asa Ito
7
Nobuhiro Chijiwaouter
Associate Professor, School of Environment and Society
Japanese
Tamio Nakano
8
Hiroichi Yanaseouter
Professor, ILA
Japanese
Asa Ito
9
Ryo Murataouter
Associate Professor, School of Environment and Society
Japanese
Tamio Nakano
10
Ken Ohmoriouter
Associate Professor, School of Science
Japanese
Tamio Nakano
11
Ludovico Minati
Visiting Associate Professor, IIR
English
Asa Ito
12
Takehiko Tsukaharaouter
Associate Professor, IIR
Japanese
Tamio Nakano
13
Takafumi Uenoouter
Professor, School of Life Science and Technology
Japanese
Tamio Nakano
14
Noriyuki Uedaouter
Professor, ILA
Japanese
Asa Ito
15
Shintaro Sengokuouter
Associate Professor, School of Environment and Society
Japanese
Asa Ito
16
Ryuhei Nakamuraouter
Professor, Earth-Life Science Institute
Japanese
Tamio Nakano
17
Yuta Suzukiouter
Associate Professor, ILA
Japanese
Asa Ito
18
Korkut Kaan Tokgozouter
Assistant Professor, Research Institute for the Earth Inclusive Sensing
English
Asa Ito

Tokyo Tech’s DLab was established in September 2018 to unite Tokyo Tech faculty, staff, students, and alumni with members of the public to design a better future together. In the past year and a half, DLab has hosted a variety of workshops which resulted in the launch of a future image of society and the Tokyo Tech Future Chronology in January 2020.

By uniting people through its latest initiative, DLab hopes that Tokyo Tech researchers, students, alumni, and friends can turn the challenges posed by COVID-19 into new opportunities and ideas for creating a better tomorrow.

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Laboratory for Design of Social Innovation in Global Networks (DLab)

Designing our future together
By gauging the needs and desires of society through dialogue, and by designing our future together, DLab aims to create a brighter, more prosperous world.

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