Akihiko Murai received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanoinformatics, in 2003, 2005, and 2009 respectively from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is currently a senior researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Prior to joining AIST, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, and a project assistant professor at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Murai is a recipient of Young Investigation Excellence Award of RSJ (2016), Robotics-Mechatronics Division Annual Prize (2010), SICE Research Award (2009), and JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (2009). His research interests include anatomical human modeling, the human neuro-musculoskeletal system, human motion measurement and analysis, and character animation.