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Super Creators Certified under the MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project)!

Certifying outstanding young IT human resources who create new added value

May 28, 2021

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been promoting the discovery and development of human resources with outstanding IT abilities who create new added value through technological innovation in the IT field. As part of this, METI has been involved in the MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project) through the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA). In this program, persons with outstanding capabilities among those who have completed the program are certified as Super Creators. This year, 21 individuals have been certified as Super Creators.

1. Outline

METI launched the MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project) in FY2000 as a program to discover and develop "outstanding IT talent." This program has produced over 1,700 Creators to date. Of these Creators, 344 have been certified as Super Creators, in recognition of their outstanding ability.

Out of the 31 Creators chosen in FY2020, 21 were certified as Super Creators.

2. Certified Super Creators

21 individuals were chosen as Super Creators in FY2020, in recognition of a wide range of achievements. Their creations include an application that enables small businesses such as schools to easily share bus traffic information with users, a new typesetting system that enables users to create documents with sophisticated graphics, a wearable handwriting input device, and a system that automatically detects processor bugs and vulnerabilities. Names and affiliations as of May 28, 2021:

Natsumi Matsui (23)

Affiliation: 1st year of Master's Program, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University
Project name: Development of an Auxiliary System for the Use of Hair Straighteners and Curling Irons Using an AR Filter

Oobuchi Yuki (21)

Affiliation: School of Informatics, College of Media Arts, Science and Technology, University of Tsukuba
Project name: Software that Uses Machine Learning to Automatically Generate Mobile App Codes from Designs

Sugano Ryuta (24)

Affiliation: 2nd year of Master's Program, Course of Computer Science and Information Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University
Project name: Development of a Judge Training System that Uses VR for Baseball Game Umpires

Morita Takafumi (25)

Affiliation: 1st year of Doctoral Program, Emerging Design and Informatics Course, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
Project name: A Sports Aid Device for People with Hearing Impairments

Momiyama Haruki (24)

Affiliation: 1st year of Master's Program, Human Argumentation, Department of Human & Engineered Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Technical Trainee at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Project name: A Sports Aid Device for People with Hearing Impairments

Tochimoto Shogo (25)

Affiliation: Keyence Corporation
Project name: A Sports Aid Device for People with Hearing Impairments

Wada Yuto (18)

Affiliation: School of Informatics, College of Media Arts, Science and Technology, University of Tsukuba
Project name: Development of a Japanese Typesetting Processing System with Powerful Graphics Functions

Shinoda Kazuhiro (22)

Affiliation: Master's Program, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
Project name: Development of a Wearable Fabric Handwriting Input Device

Sano Yuki (22)

Affiliation: 1st year of Master's Program, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Project name: Development of a Wearable Fabric Handwriting Input Device

Harada Tamaka (22)

Affiliation: Department of Integrated Science, College of Arts and Science, The University of Tokyo
Project name: Development of a Wearable Fabric Handwriting Input Device

Anzai Shu (22)

Affiliation: 1st year of Master's Program, Department of Creative Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Project name: Development of a Wearable Fabric Handwriting Input Device

Ueda Yuuma (21)

Affiliation: Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Project name: An NIC-type Security Mechanism that Does Not Require Software Installation

Seno Takuma (25)

Affiliation: 2nd year of Doctoral Program, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Sony AI Inc.
Project name: Development of a Data-driven Deep Reinforcement Learning Library that Can Be Easily Used by Non-experts

Hirai Ryunosuke (21)

Affiliation: 4th year, Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Project name: Creation of a Shader Live-coding Archiving System

Okaminami Naoya (23)

Affiliation: Representative of NSI, LLC
Project name: A Protocol Development Support System for Next-generation Distributed Application Platforms

Nakamura Ryuya (24)

Affiliation: Executive Officer of LayerX Inc. and Director of LayerX Lab
Project name: A Protocol Development Support System for Next-generation Distributed Application Platforms

Sugiyama Yuichi (24)

Affiliation: 2nd year of Master's Program, Department of Creative Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Project name: Development of a Hardware Security Inspection System

Kondo Kota (23)

Affiliation: Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Project name: Development of a Motion Estimation System for Space Debris and a Satellite to Demonstrate It

Hideshima Yuuki (21)

Affiliation: 3rd year, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Project name: Development of Algorithmic Robot Design

Sakai Shun (19)

Affiliation: Duke University, currently on a gap year
Project name: Application for Providing Information on Location and Estimated Arrival Time of Shuttle Busses

Sekine Fumito (22)

Affiliation: 3rd year, Department of Industrial Engineering and Economics, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Project name: Development of an Easy and Inexpensive Cutting Machine that Achieves High-speed Automatic Three-dimensional Fabrication

Details and evaluations of each creator’s project are available on the following website (in Japanese).

Reference: About the MITOU Program

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