Dr. Hiroki R. Ueda was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1975. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo in 2000, and obtained his Ph.D in 2004 from the same university. He was appointed as a team leader in RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) from 2003 and promoted to be a project leader at RIKEN CDB in 2009, and to be a group director at RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) in 2011. He became a professor of Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo in 2013. He is currently appointed as a team leader in RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR), an affiliate professor in Graduate School of Information Science and Technology and an principle investigator in IRCN (International Research Center for Neurointelligence) in the University of Tokyo, an invited professor in Osaka University, and a visiting professor in Tokushima University.