Atsushi Shionozaki

Atsushi Shionozaki
CTO, Koozyt, Inc.


Atsushi Shionozaki received his PhD in Computer Science from
Keio University in 1995. He joined Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL) in Tokyo focusing on Internet protocol research. In 2000, he joined Stanford Networking Research Center as a reseacher in residence representing Sony. After returning to Sony CSL in Tokyo in 2004, he started working on the wireless LAN locationware platform PlaceEngine with other lab members. Since then, he has left Sony CSL to start Koozyt, Inc. to market PlaceEngine business world and spawn off other location based technologies. He is a founding member and CTO of Koozyt, Inc.


PlaceEngine enabled demos that provoke user interactions based on location are presented. PlaceEngine is locationware that estimates users' location via wireless LAN signals and is especially effective indoors. Users can use PlaceEngine enabled Skype and SNS systems at Where2.0 to automatically exchange presense information with location to locate and communicate with friends who are nearyby.
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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