Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/The Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Professor Marie Oshima is currently a joint professor at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo.

She has a BA in Engineering, Tsukuba University; MA and PhD in Engineering, University of Tokyo. Dr. Oshima studied at MIT where she received an Engineer’s degree and was also a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

Professor Oshima has been working at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), the University of Tokyo since she obtained her Ph.D. She started her career as a research associate at IIS and then became an assistant professor in 1998. She was promoted to be a professor in 2005 after she served as an associate professor at IIS and as a joint associate professor at Tsukuba University and IIS from April 1999 to March 2000.

Her main research field is computational hemodynamics, particularly medical-image based modeling and blood flow simulation of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis for clinical applications. She has been also engaged in flow visualization and measurements using micro PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) technique for microflow devices.

She has been the director of the Office for the Next Generation (ONG) at IIS since 2011, working on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education for the young generation.

She became the first female president of the JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) which is one of the largest academic society in Japan and cerebrated the 120th anniversary in 2017 during her term.