Masahiro Kashiwagi has been with Fujikura Ltd., Sakura, Japan, since 2005, working on the research and development of optical fibers and optical fiber lasers for material processing. In recent years, he is also engaged in developing deep learning systems for production processes. Masahiro received a B.E. in electrical engineering (2000) and M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2005) from the department of frontier informatics, from the University of Tokyo.