Hirotaka Hiraki

Hirotaka Hiraki

First-year Doctor Course Student

The University of Tokyo

Rekimoto Laboratory

About Me

I’m a Researcher, Software Engineer, Juggler, and Doctor Course Student at The University of Tokyo, Rekimoto Laboratory. My research topic is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and focuses on extending humans’ ability through wearable devices. I’m particularly interested in vocal communication and want to create new interactions by extending the range of devices that computers can be handled daily.

Download CV (last update: Oct 2022)

  • Human-Computer Interaction(HCI)
  • Wearable Devices
  • Silent Speech Interface
  • PhD course in Applied Computer Science, 2022 - current

    The University of Tokyo

  • MEng in Applied Computer Science, 2022

    The University of Tokyo

  • BSc in Engineering, 2020

    The University of Tokyo


Mask-type microphone available in noisy environments
Spatial work that creates transition through the movement of light
E-MASK: A Mask-Shaped Interface for Silent Speech Interaction with Flexible Strain Sensors
Headphone-type device capable of full-body pose estimation
Mask-type Silent Speech Interface with Measurement of Mouth Movement


National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Research Assistant
Apr 2021 – Present Chiba, Japan
Research Assistant at Organization of Human Augmentation Research Center
IPA Exploratory IT Human Resources Project 2021
Jul 2021 – Mar 2022 Tokyo, Japan
Software Engineer, Hardware Engineer, and Designer
Yoshidumi. Inc
Software Engineer
Aug 2017 – Sep 2021 Tokyo, Japan
Backend Engineer and Web Writer

Awards and Hounors

  1. The Univerisity of Tokyo, GSII, Major Award, Best Master’s Thesis, 2022
  2. Good Design New Hope Award, Honorable mention2022
  3. Japan Industry Designer’s Association Next Age Award, 2022
  4. Demo Award at Workshop on Interactive Systems and Software (Domestic Conference), 2022
  5. Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) MITOU Program, 2021
  6. The Univerisity of Tokyo PhD Fellowship, 2021
  7. Best Presentation Award at Silent Speech Recogniiton Workshop (Domestic Workshop), 2021
  8. Best Presentation Award at Institute of Environmental Art and Design (Domestic Conference), 2021
  9. The University of Tokyo Hongo Tech Garage Spring Founder Program, 2021