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Masayuki Ohzeki Of The Graduate School Of Informatics, Kyoto University Appointed As Chief Science Advisor At Hacarus

Hacarus Inc. (Headquarters: Kyoto Japan, CEO: Kenshin Fujiwara) today announced that the company appointed Masayuki Ohzeki of the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University as the company’s Chief Science Advisor.

1. Overview

As of May 25, 2016 Masayuki Ohzeki of the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University was appointed as the company’s Chief Science Advisor. Mr. Ohzeki is a researcher and award winner of the 2016 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. With his expertise in machine learning algorithms using sparse modeling, the company develops the differentiated mobile healthcare service under his supervision.

Sparse modeling is a new methodology to extract the most relevant piece of information from a large amount of data. By applying this methodology to the large vital data Hacarus owns, a doctor and nutritionist are able to reduce the number of items in vital data they need to reference, which makes it possible for the company to provide a health management service to its customers more efficiently. In addition, sparse modeling has a competitive advantage over deep learning that heavily relies on the massive computing resources, and hence it is suitable for affordable and consumer-oriented services.

By incorporating this sparse modeling based machine learning system as technical seed, the company develops the system jointly with Kyoto University under Mr. Ohzeki’s supervision, which can extract the most relevant information to the user’s health condition from the large vital data.

2. Advisor Profile

Masayuki Ohzeki:

March 2004, Bachelor of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

March 2006, Master of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

September 2008, Doctor of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

October 2008, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

May 2010, Assistant Professor, Adaptive Systems Theory, Department of Systems Science, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University.

3. About Hacarus

Hacarus is a healthcare startup based in Kyoto Japan providing weight loss and low carb diet programs via mobile app. The company is founded in 2014 by the former Sony PlayStation engineer. CEO has co-founded several tech startups with 2 exits in the past 15 years, bringing lots of technical knowledge and an entrepreneurial mindset to the company.

Company Name: Hacarus Inc.
Address: Kyoto Research Park Bldg. #6 Room 406 93 Chudoji Awata-cho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8815 Japan
CEO: Kenshin Fujiwara
Founded: January 2014


Contact info

Tel: +81-75-925-9111 Attn: Kawakami