Dr. Munehiko Sato is a researcher in the Camera Culture Group at MIT Media Lab with Professor Ramesh Raskar. His research interests revolve around Human Computer Interaction, Human Interface, Human Perception, and Virtual Reality. His recent work specializes in inventing novel sensing technologies for gesture inputs, ubiquitous computing, personal healthcare, security, and many other applications. Dr. Sato is working on various projects to link humans and computers to provide people with improved means of interacting with the world, leveraging his background in computer science, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering. Dr. Sato earned his Ph.D. in Engineering, M.S. in Information Science and Technology, B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2013, 2009, and 2006, respectively. He also studied as an exchange student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Helsinki University of Technology during the 2006-07 academic year, where he worked in a 3D virtual reality research group under the supervision of Professor Tapio Takala. Throughout 2011, Dr. Sato worked as a Lab Associate in the Interaction Group of Disney Research, Pittsburgh with Dr. Ivan Poupyrev on Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing (Touché) project, which won the best paper award at ACM CHI 2012.

His work has been featured in major media, including Forbes, Time, Wired, MIT Tech Review, The Verge, Engadget, DesignBoom, Fox News, Popular Science, NewScientist, Tech Crunch, Hack A Day, and Creative Applications.


佐藤宗彦 博士(工学)
マサチューセッツ工科大学 メディアラボ 博士研究員
2006年東京大学 工学部産業機械工学科卒業、2009年東京大学大学院 情報理工学系研究科 知能機械情報学修士課程修了、2013年東京大学大学院 工学系研究科 先端学際工学専攻 博士課程修了。東京大学では、廣瀬通孝教授に師事。博士(工学)
2006年-2007年にかけてヘルシンキ工科大学(現Aalto大学)コンピュータサイエンス学科へ交換留学し、3Dモーショントラッキングインタフェースの研究等に従事。2011年ディズニーリサーチ(米国・ピッツバーグ)にてLab Associateとして、実世界タッチ・ジェスチャインタラクションの研究に従事。2013年よりマサチューセッツ工科大学 メディアラボ カメラカルチャーグループにて博士研究員として勤務。

UROP and visiting student openings available (Human Computer Interaction, mobile context sensing, gestural input, building new hardwares and sensors at MIT Media Lab.) Please send an email with a CV to munehiko(+at+)media.mit.edu.

I am open to collaborations with inter-/anti-disciplinary researchers, industrial partners, artists, and designers. Please send an email to munehiko(+at+)media.mit.edu or set up an appointment at the Contact page if you are interested in.