Organization

Rakuten Institute of Technology is located in Tokyo, New York, Paris, Singapore and Boston to support globalization of the Rakuten group. These five locations communicate with each other frequently and there are many ongoing cross-location projects.


Hidehiko Masuhara, Tokyo Institute of Technology serves as advisors. Yukihiro Matsumoto, Chief designer of Ruby programing language serves as fellow.


Rakuten Institute of Technology
Global head: Masaya Mori
Vice Global Head: Will Archer Arentz

Advisors

Hidehiko Masuhara Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Fellow

Yukihiro Matsumoto Chief designer of the Ruby programing language
Rakuten Institute of Technology Tokyo
Rakuten Institute of Technology Tokyo, located at HQ of Rakuten, was established in 2006. Rakuten Institute of Technology Tokyo covers various research areas including HPC, Data Mining, NLP, UI/UX and Multimedia Processing.
Manager: Masaya Mori
Rakuten Institute of Technology NY
Rakuten Institute of Technology NY, located in Manhattan, was established in 2010. Rakuten Institute of Technology NY is focusing on NLP research that support Rakuten’s globalization. Rakuten Institute of Technology NY is also communicating with Rakuten’s American subsidiaries.
Manager: Masaya Mori
Rakuten Institute of Technology Paris
Rakuten Institute of Technology Paris, established in 2014, is focusing on research on UI/UX. Rakuten Institute of Technology Paris is also responsible for communicating with Rakuten’s European subsidiaries.
Manager: Laurent Ach
Rakuten Institute of Technology Singapore
Rakuten Institute of Technology Singapore, established in 2015, is focusing on research on psychology, behavioral science and mobile social. Research will be carried out into internet services that increase user satisfaction based on these insights.
Manager: Ewa Szymanska
Rakuten Institute of Technology Boston
Rakuten Institute of Technology Boston, established in 2015, is focusing on research on machine learning, deep learning and AI, specifically promoting research in the area of AI, which is currently developing at a remarkable pace, and collaborating with big data teams.
Manager: Ankur Datta

Office Locations

Zip Code:
158-0094
Address:
Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo [map]
Directions:
5-minute walk from FUTAKO-TAMAGAWA Station, Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line and Tokyu Oimachi Line.
Zip Code:
10003
Address:
215 Park Avenue South, 14th Floor, New York, NY. U.S.A. [map]
Directions:
The building is located just north of Union Square, between 17th and 18th St. Our office is on the 14th floor.
Nearest subway stations are 14th street and Union Square (N, Q, 4, 5, 6, L, and R lines.)
Zip Code:
75002
Address:
PriceMinister, 92 rue Réaumur, Paris. France. [map]
Directions:
The building entrance is 40 rue Dussoubs, the office entrance is on the 2nd floor.
Nearest subway stations are Réaumur-Sébastopol and Sentier.
Zip Code:
048946
Address:
138 Market Street, #32-01, CapitaGreen, Singapore. [map]
Zip Code:
02110
Address:
2 South Station, Suit 400, Boston MA, U.S.A. [map]