All posts by Masato R. Nakamura, Eng.Sc.D.

Friday, 4/26/2019 from 6:00 PM Columbia University panel discussion on academic careers

Are you interested in becoming a professor? I will serve as a panel for discussing academic careers. at Columbia University Medical Campus on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 PM.

Columbia University Events
IDP Career Panel: Academic Careers Friday, April 26, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30 PMRoy And Diana Vagelos Education Center, 104 Haven Ave., New York, NY 10032 Room/Area: 401 Add to CalendarShareEvent URLA panel focused on careers in academia will take place the evening of April 26th at Columbia University, Medical Campus. The panelists will respond to moderated questions in the first portion of the event, after which questions from audience members will be addressed. A networking session will follow the panel session and will provide an opportunity for attendees to interact in more depth with the panelists. The panelists have a variety of training backgrounds such as Biomedicine, Molecular Biology, Engineering, Psychology, and Neurology. The panelists include: Daniel Herranz Benito, PhD*: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Farnaz Kaighobadi, PhD*: Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Bronx Community College Estela Area Gomez, PhD*: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Masato R. Nakamura, PhD*: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, CUNY New York City College of Technology Jacky Austermann, PhD: Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies *indicates a Columbia postdoc or graduate student alumni This event is part of the monthly career panel series portion of the IDP program for postdocs and doctoral level graduate students at Columbia University. This is the last panel in this series. The goal of this career panel series is to expose postdocs and doctoral graduate students to a broad range of career options and provide a forum to learn about the experiences of individuals who have transitioned into these careers following their graduate or postdoctoral training.Event Contact Information: Amanda Kelly 212 305 4073 More detail:

An article I contributed to US Gaikyo news (industrial newspaper) has been published in Japanese.

最前線 2019年米国機械工学事情

ニューヨーク市立大学工科校 機械工学・工業デザイン学科

アシスタントプロフェッサー 中村正人

ボストンダイナミクス社(Boston Dynamics)が開発した二足歩行の人型ロボット、アトラス(Atlas)をご存じだろうか?米国国防総省の国防高等研究計画局(通称ダーパ、DARPA)監修のもと捜索救助用に作られたヒューマノイド・ロボットで、2013年にアトラスが公開された当時は、ニューヨークタイムズからホモサピエンスならぬロボサピエンスが出現したとまで言われた[1]。その後、二足歩行の能力を進化させ段差に飛び乗ったりバク宙(Backflip)をする動作や[2]、野外で雪や草木のあるでこぼこな場所で歩いたりする動作が動画で話題となっていたが、2018年の秋には、走りながら丸太を飛び越えたり段差のあるボックスを片足で跳ね上がるパルクールのような動作が公開され、アトラスの身体能力がどんどん進化しているのが注目の的となっている[3,4]。。。。(続きはUS概況ニュースで。)