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Taichi Takayama, Ph.D.

Dr. Takayama is a Visiting Practitioner at the US-Asia Technology Management Center for 2017-18. He serves as a consultant with Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. He is also a Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo.

Dr. Takayama has been consulting the Japanese government on making and revising internal policy/rules in the field of wireless telecommunication, aerospace, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV/Drone/UAS), etc. Specifically, he has worked on international standardization activities as a Japanese delegate on international standardization committees, such as International Telecommunication Union-Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).  Most recently, he counseled private companies about business/R&D strategy in the field of UAV.

As a researcher, he has studied computer vision with space satellite, airborne, UAV-acquired images for monitoring forest, agriculture, etc.  He has primarily focused on Hyperspectral data analysis and has published many papers. <https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Taichi_Takayama>

His current interest is to create “disruptive innovation” in aerospace, IoT, and mobility fields with fusion between Artificial Intelligence and hardware sensors.

Dr. Takayama received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics engineering from the University of Tokyo.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in Engineering in the field of computer vision for satellite/airborne imagery.