Current and Upcoming Visitors
All current and upcoming visitors are listed below, while past visitors can be found here.
The visitors' profiles can be found further down. Profiles of Thematic Programs can be found on their respective websites linked below.
Name  Arrival  Departure  Field  Units of Interest  
Jonathan Brundan  2025/03/01  2025/05/30  Mathematics, Representation Theory  Speyer  VS 
Susumu Ariki  2024/11/04  2025/03/29 
Mathematics  Representation Theory 
Speyer  Toriumi 
DV 
James Berg  2024/10/28  2025/02/17  Neuroscience  Doya  Fukunaga  Kuhn  T. Takahashi  Yamada  Yoshida  VS 
Il Memming Park  2024/10/15  2025/02/28  Engineering and Applied Sciences  Neuroscience, Recurrent neural network, neural state space model, dynamical systems, statistical signal processing, machine learning, neuro AI  Doya  Fukai  Hikami  Pao  Pigolotti  Uusisaari  VS 
Amiram Moshaiov  2024/10/01  2024/12/30  Computer Science, Multiobjective Games, Computational Intelligence  Husnik  Yamada  Dieckmann  Sallan  Armitage  VS 
Mihnea Bostina  2024/10/01  2025/09/30  Biology, Structural Biology, Virology  Bandi  Chakraborty  Husnik  Kusumi  Wickens  Yamamoto  Wolf, Sitsel  VS 
Ana Belen Sainz  2024/09/15  2025/09/14  Physics, Quantum Foundations, Quantum Information Theory  Nic Chormaic  Ekert  Elkouss  Höhn  Nemoto  Speyer  H. Takahashi  VS 
Havva Yoldas  2024/08/15  2024/12/14  Mathematics, Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Kinetic Theory, Mathematical Biology  Abdulla  Kiyomitsu  Liu  Meitinger  Zhou  VS 
Raphael Winter  2024/08/15  2024/11/14  Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Kinetic theory  Abdulla  Liu  Zhou  VS 
Koji Fujiwara  2024/08/01  2024/09/30 
Mathematics, Geometry, Topology, Geometric group theory 
FeichtnerKozlov  Hikami  Zhou 
DV 
Erich Bornberg  2024/06/23  2024/09/20  Chemistry, Theoretical Biochemistry, Evolution, Origins of Life, Structural Biology, Genomics  Bourguignon  Kondrashov  Laudet  Laurino  N. Luscombe  Pääbo  Rokhsar  VS 
Lucy Lai  2024/06/01  2025/05/30  Computational Cognitive Neuroscience  Tripp  Doya  VS 
Pedro Lopes  2024/06/01  2024/10/30 
Computer Science  Neuroscience, HumanComputer Interaction 
Froese  Qi  Shen  Tani 
VS 
Hirokazu Shirado  2024/05/20  2024/08/09  Computer Science  Sociology, Computational Social Science, HumanComputer Interaction, Social Networks  Dieckmann  Froese  Reiter  Tani  Yamada  VS 
Louise Hespel  2024/05/19  2024/08/17  Chemistry  Material Science, polymer  C. Luscombe  Yamada  VS 
Sergii Strelchuk  2024/05/15  2024/08/13  Mathematics  Quantum computing  Busch  Ekert  Elkouss  Myers  Nemoto  Shannon  VS 
Joshua Goldberg  2024/05/01  2024/08/30  Neuroscience, Cellular and systems neurophysiology, Computational Neuroscience  Abdulla  Doya  Fukai  Pigolotti  Wickens  VS 
Han Zhao  2024/05/01  2024/07/31  Computer Science, Machine Learning  Yamada  VS 
Anthony Genot  2024/04/28  2024/11/10 
Chemistry  Engineering and Applied Sciences  DNA nanotechnology 
N. Luscombe  Shen 
DV 
Srikanth Ramaswamy  2024/04/25  2024/08/29  Neuroscience, Data Science, Neural Networks Modeling, Big Data  De Schutter, Doya, Kuhn, Reiter, Wickens, YazakiSugiyama  VS 
Aaron Chan  2024/04/15  2024/08/30 
Mathematics  Representation theory of finitedimensional algebra and related categorical structures 
Speyer  Toriumi 
DV 
Yuzhe Li  2024/04/15  2024/07/06 
Computer Science  Neuroscience  Computational Neuroscience

Doya, Kuhn 
DV 
Luiza Angheluta  2024/04/06  2024/04/21  Computer Science, Physics, Broken Symmetry, Topology  Bandi, Chakraborty, Gioia, Pigolotti,  A 
Keiko Aoki  2024/04/05  2024/06/27  Material Science, Mathematics, Physics, Molecular dynamics simulation  Bandi, Chakraborty, Hikami, Husnik, Liu  DV 
Nick Dorey  2024/02/29  2024/07/14  Theoretical High Energy Physics  Hikami, Neiman, Toriumi  VS23 
Izaak Neri  2024/01/31  2024/04/25 
Mathematics, Physics 
VS23  
Jana Björn  2024/01/08  2024/08/15  Mathematics  VS23  
Anders Björn  2024/01/08  2024/08/15  Mathematics  VS23  
Daniel Chourrout  2023/08/03  2024/07/30  Evolution, Marine Science  N. Luscombe (Host)  EVS23 
All visitors give presentations during their stay at OIST. You can find details about upcoming seminars and lectures on the Events page. You can also subscribe to this iCal calendar containing all talks.
Visitor Profiles
Here are the profiles of visitors currently on campus.
Keiko Aoki
Office at OIST: Lab 5 EF03p
Keiko Aoki is an independent researcher based in Tokyo. Her main research field is condensed matter physics, and her main tool for research is molecular/particle dynamics simulation.
Since anisotropically fluctuating systems, such as liquid crystals and soft matter could not be properly treated by conventional molecular dynamics (MD) methods, we have developed a set of simulation methods which are called stress control methods. Stress control MD methods guarantee the system to be under hydrostatic pressure (or other condition) even in nonequilibrium processes. Time evolution under constant surface tension can be investigated by one of the stress control methods as well. This is in contrast to conventional MD methods, where only ensemble average can be controlled. The method is effective to investigate selforganization of soft matter, as well as glassy metastable states. ORCID ID
Nick Dorey
Office at OIST: Lab 5 EF03q
Nick Dorey received his PhD from Edinburgh University in 1991 and then held postdoctoral and junior faculty positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Washington and Swansea University. He has been a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge since 2007. He is currently visiting OIST as a TSVP Visiting Scholar.
Izaak Neri
Office at OIST: Lab 5 EF03l
Izaak is a Senior Lecturer in Disordered Systems within the Mathematics Department at King’s College London. Izaak engages in two research domains. Firstly, he develops mathematical techniques for analysing complex systems, such as, neural networks, ecosystems, and complex fluids, with a specific focus on understanding the role of network structure and heterogeneity in their dynamics. In this context, he extends methods used for studying systems with alltoall interactions to those within networked systems. Secondly, Izaak uses stochastic processes to explore nonequilibrium fluctuations in small systems, such as molecular motors, or decisionmaking processes in noisy environments.
Anders Björn
Office at OIST: Lab 5 EF03r
Anders Björn is a Professor of Mathematics at Linköping University, Sweden, where he also received his PhD in 1995. He was a postdoc at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has later spent longer research periods at Charles University in Prague, University of Cincinnati and the MittagLeffler Institute in Stockholm. His research is in analysis on metric spaces, mainly in collaboration with Jana Björn. In particular, he is interested in pharmonic functions, partial differential equations and various minimization problems. He studies various solving methods and properties of the solutions, such as their interior and boundary regularity and growth estimates. This is research in pure mathematics and its aim is to provide rigorous fundamentals for and a better understanding of some problems, which could come from natural sciences and other fields. Analysis on metric spaces makes it possible to study such questions simultaneously in many different settings, for example on very rough sets and for highly nonhomogeneous media. It also brings new insight into which properties and assumptions are really essential for the theory and which are the main obstructions. A popularscientific description of Anders's research is at this website.
Jana Björn
Office at OIST: Lab 5 EF03g
Jana Björn is a Professor of Mathematics at Linköping University, Sweden, where she also received her PhD in 1996. She was a postdoc at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and then at Lund University. She has also spent longer research periods at Charles University in Prague, University of Cincinnati and the MittagLeffler Institute in Stockholm. Her research is in analysis on metric spaces, mainly in collaboration with Anders Björn. In particular, she is interested in pharmonic functions, partial differential equations and various minimization problems. She studies various solving methods and properties of the solutions, such as their interior and boundary regularity and growth estimates. This is research in pure mathematics and its aim is to provide rigorous fundamentals for and a better understanding of some problems, which could come from natural sciences and other fields. Analysis on metric spaces makes it possible to study such questions simultaneously in many different settings, for example on very rough sets and for highly nonhomogeneous media. It also brings new insight into which properties and assumptions are really essential for the theory and which are the main obstructions. A popularscientific description of Jana's research is at this website.
Daniel Chourrout
Office at OIST: Lab 5 EF03t
Daniel Chourrout has established the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology in 1997 and been its director until 2020. This institute is a Partner of EMBL, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory since 2023. His own research is focused on the evolution of chordate development, using tunicates as model systems. Before moving to Norway, Daniel Chourrout was heading the Laboratory of Fish Genetics at INRA (French Institute of Research for Agriculture). His training is in Genetics from the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris.