Kengo Sato is a professor at Tokyo Denki University School of System Design and Technology, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Keio University, Japan, in 2003. He was awarded the Oxford Journals JSBi Prize in 2008 and the IPSJ Yamashita SIG Research Award in 2012. His research interests include bioinformatics, machine learning and life sciences. He develops innovative algorithms for sequence analysis and RNA informatics.