MASUDA Hiroaki (増田裕昭), Ph.D.


  • Ten years of experience as a physicist in experimental high energy particle physics with extensive involvement in R&D of detector hardware with electronics systems, Online/Offline software development, Monte Carlo simulation studies, physics data analysis, publication to peer-reviewed journals, and presentation at conferences/meetings internally and internationally.
  • Twenty-one years of experience, as a Japanese native scientist in the United States, in supporting people-to-people and cultural exchanges between the United States and Japan in the fields of science, technology, and education.
  • Four and a half years of experience in developing computer aided detection algorithm for breast cancer by processing mammogram and testing, and evaluating its performance on a large size of breast cancer database, including statistical analysis and database management.
  • Thirteen years of experience in scientific and technical translation between English and Japanese, including supervising proofreaders/editors of English native speakers.
  • Interdisciplinary expertise and knowledge gained through a twenty-one years of professional career focused on physics, technology, biomedicine, intellectual property, education, and cultural activities.


  • Ph.D. in Experimental High Energy Particle Physics 1988
    Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • Master of Science degree in Engineering 1985
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physics 1983
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Publications:
    Seven peer reviewed journal articles and contributed to more than fifty articles in physics.


Founder and President 2008 to present
Science and Humanity Innovation Center, Napa, CA

  • Evangelizing the importance and potential power of science.
  • Formulating a new concept of personalized medicine, scientific evidence based medicine, and preventive medicine with new comprehensive monitoring system, life simulation, and genetic/physiologic database of people, based on a strict scientific way of thinking.

Associate Professor 2006 to 2008
Tohoku University, Global Strategic Development, Los Altos, CA and Sendai, Japan

  • Instructed undergraduate and graduate students who visited Silicon Valley from Tohoku University as an on-site representative of the university.
  • Successfully organized the opening ceremony of Tohoku University US Office and the 1st Tohoku University International Innovation Forum. Invited and secured internationally prominent experts and professionals in diverse fields – including a Nobel laureate – as guest speakers.
  • Integrated interdisciplinary efforts of the university’s basic research in the areas of physics, material science, biomedical science, and engineering with those of other institutions and organizations in the U.S. and Europe.
  • Developed and presented a series of seminars: “Intellectual property and patents in the United States” to the university’s officers.

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer 2004 to present
Menlo Biomedix, Inc., Menlo Park, CA

  • Organized publication of reports based upon personal attendance at conferences, exhibitions, forums, and seminars, as well as visits to government offices, hospitals, and universities.
  • Responsible for publishing the company’s online newsletter to provide the latest information about biosciences and human health.

Executive Director 2004 to 2008
Center for the Advancement of Health and Biosciences (NPO), Menlo Park, CA

  • Organized scientific seminars for the health and biosciences community, including international students, scientists, engineers, medical doctors, business developers, and venture capitalists.
  • Provided consultation to scientists, engineers, and medical doctors.
  • Provided scientific and technical evaluation on new technologies, including magnetic freezing technology and medical imaging, such as MRI and CT for engineers and technologists.
  • Provided a professional service to manage intellectual property and patents for research institutions.
  • Responsible for publishing monthly newsletter in English and Japanese to provide the latest information about biosciences and human health.

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer 2004 to 2008
CLEA International, Inc., Menlo Park, CA

  • Provided professional and cultural bridging and translation services between US, Japanese, and European research institutions, universities, and companies in science and technology,
  • Organized booth exhibitions and published conference reports for the multiple international conferences.

Staff Scientist 1998 to 2003
R2 Technology, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA

  • Developed a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) algorithm for breast cancer to identify malignant lesions on mammograms as a sign of cancer in as early stage as possible. The developed algorithm was the core of the company’s main products, which produced annual revenue of more than $100,000,000.
  • Developed process automation tools to effectively test the CAD algorithm on a large size test database of breast cancer with minimum human intervention.
  • Evaluated the performance of the CAD algorithm on more than 5,000 mammograms, and for providing statistically manipulated data for documents submitted to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for product approval.
  • Reviewed more than 5,000 cancer cases on mammograms.

Freelance Translator 1997 to present

  • Abstract and translate scientific, professional, technical articles, and speech manuscripts from English into Japanese and Japanese into English in the fields of physics, engineering, high technology, industrial technology, medicine, medical devices, life sciences, and materials science.
  • Translate and create patent filings for multinational companies for Japanese, U.S., EU, China and Patent Cooperation Treaty patent applications.
  • Clients include law firms, multinational corporations and academic/non-profit organizations.

Assistant Research Scientist 1996 to 1998
BaBar Experiment, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Led a team and supervised graduate students and technicians to perform R&D projects for a sub-atomic particle detector, front-end electronics system, and data acquisition system, as an on-site representative of the university for the BaBar Experiment.
  • Performed comprehensive tests of the system, including detailed studies of signal shape from radiative photon sources and cosmic muons, and those of electronics calibration and energy calibration.
  • Tested and evaluated the performance of a sophisticated analog electronics system of a sub-atomic particle detector.
  • Supervised graduate students and technicians.

Visiting Scientist 1988 to 1996
SLD Experiment, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Stanford, CA

  • Supervised and instructed graduate students of Nagoya University and Tohoku University, Japan, who performed research for their Ph.D. theses at SLAC, as an on-site representative of Cooperation in High Energy Physics Research between the United States and Japan.
  • Supervised a team to construct a wire chamber for charged particle detection. The chamber has been operating for more than seven years meeting and exceeding all design goals.
  • Developed an online event monitor for the wire chamber, used to check chamber performance and data quality. This monitor program has been used for more than seven years after its implementation.
  • Tested a silicon detector utilizing charge-coupled devices (CCDs). This test included controlling humidity and liquid nitrogen cooling system at ultra stable conditions.
  • Responsible for overseeing offline data processing for a high energy physics experiment. This effort included close contact with offsite collaborators of approximately 300 physicists located in more than 15 countries worldwide).
  • Coordinated a physics analysis group for a measurement of as, one of the most fundamental parameters in elementary particle physics. Supervised graduate students and staff members performing comprehensive physics analyses. Worked also on a new procedure to reduce dominant theoretical errors in determination of the parameter.
  • Performed simulation studies to check feasibility for exploring another fundamental parameter in elementary particle physics. Extensive use of Monte Carlo technique was involved.

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