With over twenty years of experience improving our sense of hearing, Dr. Masaki has seen the field from every angle. She has created and managed intellectual properties for a number of global hearing companies, led R&D efforts at Advanced Bionics and EarLens, and helped pioneer a procedure using embryonic stem cells to replace lost auditory hair cells. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s in EECS from MIT, she received a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Harvard/MIT and a Post-PhD from Stanford Medical School in stem cell engineering.
Feeling that bionic aids had the potential to reshape the way we experienced the world, Dr. Masaki cofounded SmartEar, which develops an artificial intelligence ear device platform to make communication and connection easier than ever. As CEO, Dr. Masaki is able to blend her experience in engineering, biology, and medicine to help revolutionize the way we hear the world.