Dr. Murata is one of the active young researchers in Japan. He is actively engaged in various fields of glaucoma research.
He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 2002. His academic research started in 2003. He was involved in basic research on glaucoma, investigating a method for in vivo imaging of retinal ganglion cells in mice, and he received WGA-Science-Award in World Glaucoma Congress 2008.
His current research interest is in applying machine learning method to clinical data, including visual field and OCT data. His specialty in machine learning method is Bayes modeling, and he proposed a variational Bayes linear regression model for predicting future visual field decay in 2014, which outperformed simple linear regression. He is now working on extending the model to develop a new visual field testing algorithm.