Sachi joined the Home and Community Team in January 2016 as a scientific associate. She is a Human Factors specialist, who has worked in research and development at several companies in the Information & Communication Technology, and Automotive industries. From 2010 to 2013, She led a research project on automotive HMI and driver’s cognitive workload, which was carried out while she was a visiting scientist at the University of Toronto. Her current research interest is on cognitive workload in multitasking (especially in driving), executive functions, and human-machine/computer interaction (HMI/HCI).
She received a Ph.D in media and governance (Keio University, Japan) for her research on input technologies for handheld devices, and received a B.A. and an M.A. in psychology (Waseda University, Japan) for her research on long-term memory retrieval.