Dr. Yoshiki Ishikawa is recognized as an innovative public health researcher who is trying to advance the well-being of humanity through a mathematical and computational approach with big data. He is currently focusing on uncovering food structures from around the world. It is well known that the fundamental principle regarding recipe in western cultures differ from those in eastern cultures. In specific, food pairing theory can apply to recipes of the west, while this is not the case in east. As such, Dr. Ishikawa is now trying to bridge this gap to create a unified theory of food. Also, he has developed a variety of unique food algorithms. For example, he has created a Japanese food “translator” which can convert any recipe into a Japanese style cuisine. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of Tokyo, a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health, and a PhD in Medicine from Jichi Medical School.
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