ダイバーシティ&ヘルスケア領域での研究開発と事業化に取り組むピクシーダストテクノロジーズ株式会社(本社:千代田区 以下「PxDT」)は、当社代表取締役CEO落合陽一が、世界を代表する政治家や実業家が一堂に会するダボス会議を主催する世界経済フォーラムの2022年度「ヤング・グローバル・リーダーズ(以下「YGL」)」に選出されたことをお知らせします。


From Entrepreneurs to Scientists: Meet the 2022 Class of Young Global Leaders


ピクシーダストテクノロジーズ株式会社 代表取締役CEO 落合陽一

1987年東京都生まれ。東京大学大学院学際情報学府博士課程修了(学際情報学府初の早期修了)、博士(学際情報学府)。ピクシーダストテクノロジーズ代表取締役、筑波大学デジタルネイチャー開発研究センターセンター長、准教授・JST CREST xDiversityプロジェクト研究代表。専門はHCIおよび知能化技術を用いた応用領域の探求。2009年にIPA未踏ユース事業に採択、IPA認定スーパークリエータ。一般社団法人未踏理事。受賞歴にWorld Technology Award 2015、MIT Technology Review InnovatorsUnder 35 Japan 2020 など多数。

Dr. Ochiai, Representative Director and CEO of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc. elected as one of Young Global Leaders 2022 by World Economic Forum

Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc., who is working on R&D and seeking opportunities for commercialization in the area of healthcare & diversity (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter “PxDT”) announced that PxDT’s representative director and CEO, Dr. Yoichi Ochiai, has been elected as one of Young Global Leaders 2022 (hereinafter “YGL”) by World Economic Forum which hosts Davos Forum where politicians and businesspeople representing the world meet up.

YGL has been electing 100 people aged 40 or younger throughout the world every year, such as business innovators, entrepreneurs, technological pioneers, educators, activists, artists, journalists, and so on, who have made proven achievements in a wide range of expertise and are expected to play a leading role in the global scale. In 2022, a total of 109 people from 42 countries have been elected as YGL, of which 3 people, including Dr. Ochiai, are from Japan.

For details about those who were elected for 2022, please see below.

■Yoihi Ochiai
Representative Director, CEO of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc. (PxDT)
PxDT co-founder / Ph.D. (Applied Computer Science)Born in 1987. Completion of doctoral course at the University of Tokyo in 2015 for 2 years (the fastest record in Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo). After JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists DC1 and Research Intern at Microsoft Research in the US, he established Digital Nature Laboratory as Assistant Professor of Library and Information Media, University of Tsukuba in 2015. On December 2017, PxDT founded Strategic Research Platform towards Digital Nature in University of Tsukuba and appointed him as Director. Simultaneously, he became Associate Professor at University of Tsukuba. Interests on CG, HCI, VR, visual/auditory/ haptic presentation method, digital fabrication, automatic driving and human control. His papers were published in top conferences of graphics and HCI such as ACM SIGGRAPH, CHI, and UIST.
Won numerous awards and received numerous honors. In 2015, at the age of 28, he received the World Technology Award 2015 (IT Hardware) from the US WTN*. He is the second Japanese winner following Shuji Nakamura who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014. He was also selected in Innovators Under 35 Japan 2020 by MIT Technology Review and Future 50 by Project Manage Institute. At SEMICON Japan, a large-scale conference of semiconductor technology, he is the youngest ever keynote speaker in its 40-year history.

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