Mihoko OTAKE has been an Associate Professor with Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan since 2012. She is concurrently the Founding Director of the Fonobono Research Institute (FRI) since 2007. She has been a Principal Investigator of the PRESTO Program of JST from 2010 to present on "Individually Adapted Cognitive Activity Support based on Large Scale Conversation Data", and since 2004 to 2008 on "Development of Bilateral Multiscale Neural Simulator" respectively. She received her B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. in Mechano-Informatics in 1998, 2000, and 2003, respectively, all from the University of Tokyo. She was recognized as a JSPS Research Fellow from 2001 to 2003. She was appointed as a Specially Appointed Faculty, an Assistant Professor in 2005, and an Associate Professor in 2006 with The University of Tokyo. Her research topics include modeling and simulation of cognitive function of humans and electroactive polymers and thier applications to design and control of intelligent systems and services. She is a member of the IEEE, SfN, IPSJ, JSAI, and RSJ.