Akane Sano is an Assistant Professor at Rice University, Department of Electrical Computer Engineering and Computer Science. She directs Computational Wellbeing Group. She has worked on measuring, predicting and improving mental health and cognitive performance for students, employees, city residents and patients with mental disorders using mobile and wearable sensors. She obtained her PhD at MIT Media Lab, and her MEng and BEng at Keio University, Japan. Before she came to the US, she was a researcher/engineer at Sony Corporation and worked on wearable computing, intelligent systems and human-computer interaction.