Yuki Sakai is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2018-19. Sakai works for the research and development department at Mitsubishi Electric Corp., as an electric and electronic manufacturer in Japan. He is a researcher in software engineering and user interface design for car navigation systems. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Osaka University in 2013. During his fellowship at Shorenstein APARC, his research will focus on joint research and development with startups.