Selected Press

  • Sleep regularity is important for the happiness and well-being of college students, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 05/2017

  • Japanese Researchers in New England: Dr. Akane Sano Research Scientist in MIT Media Lab, Consulate-General of Japan in Boston, 10/2016

  • The Personality Trait That Makes It Harder to Focus at Work, Jocelyn K. Glei, New York Magazine, 10/2016

  • Brain Drain: The False Lure of Multitasking, Catherine Maddux, Voice of America, 05/2016

  • Why I Wonder if Wearables May Harm Our Health More Than Help, Rita Redberg, The Wall Street Journal

  • Can your mobile phone make you healthier?. by Kelly Servick, Science Magazine, December 10, 2015

  • Eyeing College Stress, Sleep Patterns. by Karen Weintraub, Boston Globe, November 16, 2015

  • Teaching

    2017 Fall

    Ubiquitous Computing (Instructor)

    2014 Fall

    Affective Computing (Teaching Assistant)


  • Allen School Colloquia - 2017-04

  • MIT CSAIL HCI Seminar - 2017-03-07

  • Real-world Monitoring of Sleep, Akane Sano, MIT Media Lab with intro by Renata Bushko, Founder, Future of Health Technology Institute FHTI at Future of Health Technology Summit in 2012

  • Classes

    2013 Spring

    Physics123 (Harvard)

    2012 Spring

    MAS 581 Networks, Complexity, and Their Applications

    2011 Fall

    MAS.863 How to Make (Almost) Anything

    2011 Spring

    MAS836 Sensor Systems for Interactive Environments
    MAS 771: Autism Theory & Technology

    2010 Fall

    MAS 622J/1.126J: Pattern recognition and analysis
    MCB-186/HST.516: Circadian Biology: From Cellular Oscillators to Sleep Regulation (Harvard)


    Akane meets How to make (almost) anything
    Media symphony & Media Solo (Live Ustream programs [mostly in Japanese])
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