Education

University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Master of Science

Intelligent and Adaptive Systems
School of Engineering and Informatics

Sep 2018 – present

Self-study

AI / Machine Learning

Earned certificates in more than 10 MOOCs, including:

  • Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (MIT)
  • Machine Learning Foundations (University of Washington)
  • Machine Learning (Stanford University)
  • Deep Learning Specialization (deeplearning.ai)
Jan 2017 – Aug 2018

The Open University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Non-Degree Student

Department of Liberal Arts
Faculty of Liberal Arts

  • Studied psychology and neuroscience.
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018

University of Michigan, MI, USA

Doctor of Philosophy

Macromolecular Science and Engineering
College of Engineering

  • Left school to move into a new career.
Sep – Dec 2016

Gunma University, Gunma, Japan

Master of Science

Materials and Bioscience
Graduate School of Science and Technology

Apr 2014 – Mar 2016

Gunma University, Gunma, Japan

Bachelor of Engineering

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Faculty of Engineering

Early graduation, summa cum laude

Apr 2011 – Mar 2014

Experience

Macihne Learning Researcher (Internship)

XCompass Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
  • Developed the machine learning models for real-time car parking systems with deep neural networks, wrote programs with Python.
  • Communicated with other engineers on projects to conduct research projects and interpret their results.
  • Wrote technical articles on the website, summarizing the previous scientific work done by other scientists.
Jul 2017 – Jan 2018

Researcher

University of Michigan, MI, USA
  • Synthesized silicon/phosphorous compounds in order to investigate the chemistry of materials for electronic and photonics applications.
May – Dec 2016

Graduate Research Assistant

Gunma University, Gunma, Japan
  • Synthesized cyclic fluorosiloxane as building block for diverse silicon compounds.
  • Prepared the cage octasilsesquioxane with two kinds of substituents and elucidated the structure.
Apr 2014 – Mar 2016

Researcher

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • Synthetically approached to stable silicon benzene analogues.
Sep 2014 – Jan 2015

Teaching Assistant

Gunma University, Gunma, Japan
  • Taught Experimental Organic Chemistry to junior-level undergraduate students.
Apr – Jul 2014

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Gunma University, Gunma, Japan
  • Explored highly efficient modification reactions of monolayer polysilane.
  • Developed new Si–Si bond formation reactions for making silicon compounds with 3D complex skeletons.
Apr 2013 – Mar 2014

Publications

  • N. Oguri, Y. Egawa, Y. Kawakami, C. Kobuna, N. Takeda, M. Unno, “Unusual Reactions of Cyclic Fluorosiloxanes,” ChemistrySelect, 2017, 2, 2300–2304.
  • N. Oguri, Y. Egawa, N. Takeda, M. Unno, “Janus-Cube Octasilsesquioxane: Facile Synthesis and Structure Elucidation,” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 9336–9339.
  • N. Oguri, N. Takeda, M. Unno, “Facile Synthesis of Cyclic Fluorosiloxanes,” Chem. Lett. 2015, 44, 1506–1508.

Google Scholar Citations

Presentations

  • Y. Egawa, N. Oguri, N. Takeda, M. Unno, Oral prezentation, "Synthesis and Structure of New Janus Cube Silsesquioxanes", O-43, The 43rd Symposium on Main Group Element Chemistry, Sendai, Japan, Dec 10, 2016.
  • R. M. Laine, J. Furgal, A. Nakao, T. Odykirk, S. Kakehi, A. Podner, M. Moghandam, N. Oguri, Short lecture, “Cage Compounds Synthesized from ClCH2Si(OEt)3,” 8th European Silicon Days, Poznań, Poland, Aug 31, 2016.
  • N. Oguri, Y. Egawa, Y. Kawakami, N. Takeda, M. Unno, Invited lecture, “Fluorosiloxanes: Unusual Properties and Application,” 47th Silicon Symposium, Portland, USA, Jun 21, 2016.
  • N. Oguri, Y. Egawa, N. Takeda, M. Unno, Oral presentation, “Synthesis and Structure of Janus Octasilsesquioxane,” 96th Annual Meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan, Kyoto, Japan, Mar 24, 2016.
  • N. Oguri, Y. Egawa, N. Takeda, M. Unno, Poster presentation, “Synthesis and Structure of ‘Janus Cube’: Cage Octasilsesquioxane with Two Different Substituents,” 5th Asian Silicon Symposium, Jeju, Korea, Oct 19, 2015.
  • N. Oguri, N. Takeda, M. Unno, Short oral and poster presentation, “Facile Synthesis of Fluorinated Cyclic Siloxanes as Precursor to Structurally-Controlled Siloxanes,” 46th Silicon Symposium, Davis, USA, Jun 23, 2015.
  • M. Unno, N. Oguri, N. Kumazawa, K. Hayashi, N. Terashita, R. Nakajima, and N. Takeda, Invited lecture, “Some Useful Synthetic Reactions for Siloxanes,” The 17th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry, Berlin, Germany, Aug 8, 2014.
  • N. Oguri, N. Takeda, M. Unno, Short oral and poster presentation, “Investigation on Reactivity of Fluorosilanes and Approach to Janus Cube via Fluorination of Cyclic Silanol,” The 17th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry, Berlin, Germany, Aug 6, 2014.
  • N. Oguri, N. Takeda, M. Ohashi, H. Nakano, M. Unno, Poster presentation, “Highly Efficient Modification Reaction of Monolayer Polysilane,” The 17th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry, Berlin, Germany, Aug 5, 2014.

Awards

  • Pegge Scholarship in Intelligent and Adaptive Systems MSc, University of Sussex, Aug 2018.
  • Funai Overseas Scholarship, Funai Foundation for Information Technology, Sep 2016.
  • Travel Grant to attend the 5th Asian Silicon Symposium, The Society of Silicon Chemistry JAPAN, Oct 2015.
  • Best Poster Award, N. Oguri, N. Takeda, M. Unno, “Facile Synthesis of Fluorinated Cyclic Siloxanes as Precursor to Structurally-Controlled Siloxanes,” 46th Silicon Symposium, Davis, USA, Jun 2015.
  • TOBE MAKI Scholarship, TOBE MAKI Scholarship Foundation, Apr 2015.
  • Scholarship to study at the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, Japan Student Services Organisation, Sep 2014.
  • Best Poster Award, N. Oguri, N. Takeda, M. Unno, “Highly Efficient Modification Reaction of Monolayer Polysilane” 17th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry, Berlin, Germany, Aug 2014.
  • Travel Grant to attend the 17th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry, The German Chemical Society, Aug 2014.
  • Prize for Remarkable Undergraduate Students, Early graduation & summa cum laude, Gunma University, Mar 2014.
  • Selected as a member of the Global Frontier Leader Course (government-supported programme for the top 5% talented and gifted students), Gunma University, Jul 2011.

Media Coverage

Funai Overseas Scholarship
  • Report [JP], Funai Foundation for Information Technology, Jun 2016.
Research on Janus Cube Octasilsesquioxane

Skills

Programming Languages

Python, MATLAB, Java, HTML, CSS

Software Packages

MS Office, Photoshop, LaTeX, machine learning tools (NumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Chainer), computer vision tools (OpenCV)

Languages

Japanese (native), English (fluent), French (beginner)