Dr. Michiaki Hamada graduated from the mathematical institute of Tohoku University in Mar 2002. In Apr 2002, he joined to Fuji Research Institute corporation (FRIC) as a researcher. While he was a researcher in FRIC, he joined “Functional RNA project” funded by NEDO. He received his Ph.D. from Tokyo Institute of technology in Mar 2009. Currently, he is a professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University and is the principal investigator of Bioinformatics Laboratory. He is also a unit leader of Sequence Analysis Algorithm Research unit, Computational Bio Big-Data Open Innovation Laboratory (CBBD-OIL) at AIST in Japan. Moreover, he is an invited professor at Nippon Medical University since 2017. He has been a board member of Japanese Society of Bioinformatics (JSBi). He received "The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology: The Young Scientists Prize" in 2017. His interests include RNA informatics, drug discovery, and artificial intelligence.