Research interests: My group's research interests are in feedback control theory, optimization and their application to synthetic biology.
The goal of our research is to establish engineering-oriented mathematical and experimental platforms that synergistically work together to enhance design process of large-scale biomolecular systems, or biocircuits, that perform complex dynamical tasks in microbes.
We are developing model identification, analysis and biocircuit design tools using mathematical techniques in feedback control and optimization. We are also building experimental platforms such as microfluidic devices that supplement mathematical models with theoretically meaningful data. More details can be found in Research.
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Sep. 2018: Our paper "Bounding Transient Moments of Stochastic Chemical Reactions" by Y. Sakurai and Y. Hori was accepted for publication in IEEE Control Systems Letters. Early access version is available (early access, arXiv)
Sep. 2018: Ayaka Wakamei presented a conference paper "A microfluidic actuator for dynamic control of chemical reactions" by A. Wakamei and Y. Hori at SICE 2018.
Sep. 2018: Our collaborator presented a conference paper "Mathematical modeling identifies the conditions required for RNA-based oscillator" by T. Yamada, Y. Hori, S. Suzuki, S. Kawasaki, N. Hiroi, H. Saito, A. Funahashi at SICE 2018.
Aug. 2018: Our paper "Analyzing Diffusion and Flow-driven Instability using Semidefinite Programming" by H. Miyazako and Y. Hori was published on arxiv.org (arxiv)
Our paper "Bounding Transient Moments of Stochastic Chemical Reactions" by Y. Sakurai and Y. Hori was published in arXiv.org (arXiv)
Our paper "Analysing disturbance response of cell-to-cell communication systems: a case study for activator-repressor diffuser motif" by T. Kotsuka and Y. Hori was published in bioRxiv. (bioRxiv)
Jan. 2018: Our paper "Optimization-based synthesis of stochastic biocircuits with statistical specifications" by Y. Sakurai and Y. Hori was published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface (paper, bioRxiv version).
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Applied Physics and Physico-informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 223-8522 Japan