The Laboratory of Biometrics deals with a wide range of fields of biometrics and bioinformatics. Because of the wide range of data and methods we deal with, the research topics in our laboratory are different from one another.

Here, we briefly introduce the research topics of our laboratory members. If you are interested in professors' work, please visit their own website.


Hiroyoshi Iwata


To support future global population growth, productivity must increase at an accelerated rate through genetic improvements in crops and improved cultivation techniques. In order to tackle these problems, we are conducting methodological and empirical research to extract "knowledge" from a large amount of information on crops, such as genomes, gene expression, cultivation environment data, and image data, in order to improve agricultural productivity.


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Research Staff

Project researchers

Hiroshi Omori

What are everyone's sensibilities and preferences? I am doing research to summarize individual sensitivities and preferences with collective knowledge. Advances in information technology have made it easier to conduct statistical research, which was previously costly or impossible. I want to reveal the commonality and individuality of human sensibilities and preferences.


Minoru Inamori

I like to think about algorithms, and I'm working on an OSS field notebook app.

Julien Diot

I work on a statistical model for phenotypic prediction and on decision support tool for breeders using AI.

Shufen CHEN

My research focus is on genomic-assisted breeding. Specifically, I am interested in exploring the genetic architecture of complex traits. My research topics mainly revolve around genome-wide association studies and genomic selection. 

Visiting researchers

Jessica Tressou

Statistician, visiting researcher from the MIA Paris lab of INRA/AgroParisTech/University Paris Saclay.  Research topics include spatial statistics, bayesian modelling, extreme value statistics, machine learning. Application fields include digital soil mapping, plant endemicity, food risk analysis and smart agriculture.

Bo Zhang

Dr. Bo Zhang is an associate professor, soybean breeding lead, in School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The mission of her research program is to develop elite soybean varieties adapted to Mid-Atlantic region using both classical and molecular breeding methodologies. Dr. Zhang has released 17 varieties and one germplasm including GMO, conventional, food-grade and value-added soybeans since 2016. She has established collaboration with multiple industries in seed business, seed production and exportation, meal processing, etc. to learn and fulfill seed market needs, consumer preference, and the demand trend of soybean cultivars.

Administrative assistant

Mieko Sasaki


Ph.D course students

Taisei Hatta

What relationship can be found between the response in the above-ground stromal area of the plant and the response in the underground roots? I am doing research using soybean omics data.

Dang Thanh Tung 

I have endeavored to study and apply mathematical statistics, machine learning and deep learning to biological computation. 

My website

Haruka Sano

My research aims to elucidate the relationship between plant growth, genome, and environment by analyzing the genome information of larch. 

Yuto Imachi

The goal of my research is to develop a multifaceted plant measurement method using sensor fusion. Also, I love baseball. 

Mashiro Okada

The aim is to predict plant growth using field data acquired by drones and deep learning.

Kengo Sakurai

I am studying the relationship between wavelength information obtained by a multi-spectral camera and other traits of soybean.

My website 

Hayato Yoshioka

I am attempting to model plant physiology and rhizospheric microorganisms by trans-omics analysis. I would like to elucidate plant systems using statistical methods. I am a music lover, and recently I have been listening to The Cure. 

My website

Hideto Mochizuki

I am studying about the analysis of plants using genealogical information. 

Master course students

Tomoya Murata 

I am studying the countermeasure for "Japanese oak wilt" using deep learning method, remote-sensing data acquired by drones and satellites, and also field data.

Wang Enhe

I would like to learn the knowledge that uncover the principles of plant growth. Hope I can do a little favor  for those who have more ability to improve agricultural productivity. 

Jiaming YAN

I am conducting research on comparative study of Japanese larch in Yamanashi and Hokkaido using remote-sensing methods. 

Keisuke Okubo

My research project is to predict the yield of tomatoes using image analysis. Tomato color, number and size are used to predict yield. If we can predict the yield in a week, it will be easier to decide where and how much tomatoes to sell; if we can predict the yield in a month, it will possiale to take measures to prevent food loss. 

Sei Kinoshita

I am conducting QTL analysis and further research using data collected from Shiso for breeding. 

Soh Kimura

Tree vigor plays an important role in fruits tree. I’m interested in its quantitative evaluation and its application to breeding program.

Yusuke Matsui

Undergraduate students

Yuito Nakamura 

Yuta Fukumoto

Research students

Tonsin Chen

Former member

Information on our alumni can be found in the "Former member" section.