Masafumi graduated from Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo and obtained PhD from Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, The University of Tokyo. After he obtained his PhD, he was awarded JSPS postdoctoral fellowship (SPD) and RIKEN special postdoctoral fellowship. He worked on the Integrated Information Theory of consciousness in RIKEN (Prof. Shun-ichi Amari’s Lab), University of Wisconsin (Prof. Giulio Tononi’s Lab), and Monash University (A/Prof. Naotsugu Tsuchiya’s Lab). He is currently working on applying the Integrated Information Theory to experimental data and empirically testing the theory.