PhD Studentships

Tokyo & Kyoto


We’re hiring talented people in a variety of roles to join our teams in Tokyo and Kyoto. Our mission is to bridge the divide between intelligence science and AI technology at the service of human society. To achieve this, we're building a team of individuals whose interests cover a diverse range of intelligence science topics including artificial life, cognitive neuroscience, collective intelligence, deep learning, robotics, and computational linguistics.

We select a number of PhD students to do their research at, or in collaboration with, Cross Labs. PhD degrees are available in collaboration with neighboring universities (TokyoTech, UTokyo, etc.), with which Cross Labs has established an agreement. As a competitive way to fund their PhDs, candidates may choose to go through the selection process to get a PhD scholarship from Cross Compass. This process should ideally be started a year or so in advance. In the absence of such a grant, it is up to Japanese PhD students to self-fund their doctoral research.

There are several competitive programs for the most talented graduate students to pick from:


Please email us via the button below, or send an email to, attaching a recent CV detailing your academic record and programming experience, a research statement (1 or 2 pages), and up to two references (name and emails only at this stage).

We sincerely thank you for your interest in Cross Labs.
We're committed to diversity of experience, expertise, background and perspective as equality of opportunity is at the heart of the what we're creating together.