About Us

About Us

  Sony CSL was founded in February 1988. Each Sony CSL researcher sets an ambitious goal and approaches it systematically using Open Systems Science, publishing his or her findings along the way. We believe that the best results are produced by individuals acting independently, or as members of an ad hoc team, and that a laboratory should offer the best possible conditions to support such activities. At Sony CSL, value is assessed by the degree to which achievements are perceived to contribute to humanity and society, to new science and technology, to industrial progress, and to product development.
  This is the environment in which our researchers work for the global good, seeking to use their findings to change the world in which we live. The benefits of this research are returned to society through the activities of the Sony Group or commercialized through in-house business proposals. Studying extremely diverse realms of knowledge, and motivated to make a meaningful contribution, Sony CSL researchers inspire each other to keep exploring new domains, new concepts, new business areas and new technologies.

Hiroaki Kitano

President & Chief Executive Officer,
Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

A work of research is often a reflection of the researcher’s values, philosophy, and worldview. Like individual researchers, I believe laboratories, too, have distinct personalities.

In that case, what is the defining personality of Sony Computer Science Laboratories? My view is that its hallmark characteristic is its relentless drive to probe hitherto uncharted territories, forever striving to provide tangible benefits to humanity and society, intent on becoming not simply a top player in established fields, but the one-and-only pioneer that bravely sets foot in unexplored terrain.

Because of this unique personality, our research interests are never static but shift freely over time, dynamically adapting to societal changes and advances in scientific knowledge. For us, to commit to research is to invent the future – a future that embodies humanity’s hopes and dreams. It is an endeavor demanding a propensity to relish new challenges, and the willingness to overcome any of the inevitable difficulties that aspiring trailblazers face.

Our aim is to become a laboratory whose reputation and myriad achievements long stand the test of time.

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