About me

I received my PhD from Tohoku University in Japan, with a thesis focused on aggregation behaviors in Drosophila melanogaster:

“Quantification of aggregation behaviors in Drosophila melanogaster ― their underlying neuropeptides and brain areas”

Now I am a researcher at the Connectome Analysis Unit, RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan with Dr. Alexander Woodward, focusing functional connectome analysis of fMRI BOLD signals for Japan’s Brain/MINDS project.

Some of my work:

VARDNN toolbox (MATLAB script) :

VARDNN is a powerful tool of data-driven analysis technique to estimate directed FC (Functional Connectivity). Based on VARDNN framework, two types of directed FC are defined, such as VARDNN-DI and VARDNN-GC to measure causal relation among multiple time-series data.

Github repository

NWB format convert tool (MATLAB script) :

Github repository

Quade’s test (MATLAB script) :

Quade’s test is nonparametric or rank analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). This implementation is based on Quade, D. (1967). Rank analysis of covariance. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 62(320), 1187-1200

Github repository

TPro (MATLAB script) :

TPro is detection and tracking software for small animals (Drosophila melanogaster, mouse, etc.). This software have useful and user friendly GUI, and is able to analyze animal behaviors.

Github repository