Hirohisa A. Tanaka earned his PhD at Stanford University on the BaBar experiment at SLAC where he studied radiative decays of the B meson. He worked on sterile neutrino searches with MiniBooNE at Princeton University contributing to its initial results on short-baseline electron neutrino appearance, before joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia and the Institute of Particle Physics as a Research Scientist in 2007. Since then, he has become a member of the T2K and Super-Kamiokande collaborations, participating in the construction, commissioning and analysis of the near detectors, and the development of a new reconstruction algorithm for Super-Kamiokande.
Hiro has served on various scientific advisor committees for Fermilab, SNOlab and TRIUMF. He is currently serving on the Scientific Council for the Institute of Particle Physics in Canada. His current research is focused on the next steps in neutrino oscillation studies, including relevant developments in neutrino-nucleus interactions measurements and modeling.