About: Dan Sawada

I was born in the beautiful city of Hamamatsu, Japan. At the age of 5, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Spending 6 years in the heart of silicon valley, I was really inspired by the technologies of computers. After moving back to Hamamatsu at the age of 11, I attended and graduated from Hamamatsu Kita High School in 2007.

Currently, I am a M.S. Candidate in Media Arts and Sciences and a Research Assistant at the MIT Media Lab. Prior to joining the lab, I received a B.A. in Environment and Information Studies (Computer Science) from Keio University in Japan.

With a background in computer science. I have a strong passion in designing and building new concepts in the intersection of mobile networks, proximal communication, and spatial interaction. I am also interested in digital fabrication, as well as hardware gadgets.

Apart from research, I also enjoy running tech related workshops, primarily for kids and teens. In my spare time, I enjoying traveling, driving, and all kinds of sports.

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