Kent Katsumata Portfolio

Kent Katsumata Portfolio

Kent Katsumata

Kenty Profile

About Me

5 years of solid working experience as an instructor, curriculum director, and in-house software engineer at Japan's leading EdTech startup. Native speaker of English and Japanese. Expertise lies in ubiquitous computing, HCI, networking, and machine learning.
A tech savvy, I fully utilize an array of leading-edge softwares and hardwares, and through various approaches shape my inspiration into design, user experience, prototyping, and development.





Team Lead


2020/09 ~ 2022/09
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Cyber Informatics Program
Member of Nakazawa and Okoshi Lab.

2016/09 ~ 2020/09
Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Member of Jin Nakazawa/Jun Murai Joint Lab.
Leader of Computing for Human Well-being Research Group

2003 ~ 2016
St. Mary’s International School
High School Diploma
Honor Roll Awards: Design Technology, Japanese, Music


2019/04 ~ Present
Life is Tech USA, Inc.
Senior Instructor / Launching Team Member / Service Design
Launching member of Life is Tech USA. Involved in product development especially the storytelling and narrative strategies of “Disney Codeillusion”, an online coding tutorial coproduced with Disney.

2017/05 ~ Present
Life is Tech, Inc.
Curriculum Director (Web Service, Life is Tech ! Lesson) / Mentor (Instructor)
Oversee and motivate a team who are in charge of curriculum development and operations for Web Service Programming Course. / Curriculum development of Life is Tech ! Lesson, Japan's No.1 programming curriculum for schools.

2020/09 ~ 2020/09
Yahoo Japan Corporation
Summer Internship / iOS Development
Worked on implementing a new feature for the Yahoo! JAPAN iOS app.

2020/08 ~ 2020/08
Cookpad Inc.
Summer Internship / Engineer Course
Created "DishUp," an iOS app that allows users to peer review each other's plating skills.



iOS Development

Django, Data Science, ML

Unity C#
AR/MR Development

Bootstrap, p5.js

Flutter Development

Ps, Ai, Xd, Pr, Ae


Award of Excellence, SPAJAM Hackathon 2020 Qualification Round 3
First Place, Smart Hackathon by ZENRIN 2019
First place, High School Business Idea Competition 2015
Finalist and awarded Hikari TV Award, Teens Apps Award 2015

K.Katsumata, Y.Noda, N.Isokawa, S.Katayama, T.Okoshi and J.Nakazawa, “SleepThermo: The affect of in-cloth monitored body temperature change during sleep on human well-being.” in Proceedings of The 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication – UbiComp ’19 United Kingdom, London Adjunct, 2019, pp. 1602–1607

K.Katsumata, Y.Eigen, Y.Noda, M.Tsuruoka, S.Hashiba, S.Numoto, S.Katayama, T.Okoshi, and J.Nakazawa, “Motivating Long-term Dietary Habit Modification through Mobile MR Gamification" In Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys ’19 South Korea, Seoul). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 671-672.