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Yoky Matsuoka, Technology Innovator, Joins Fracta As A Strategic Advisor


Yoky Matsuoka, Technology Innovator, Joins Fracta As A Strategic Advisor

Fracta Attracts Top Talent On its Mission to Revolutionize Infrastructure Asset Management

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fracta Inc., a technology visionary Bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Infrastructure, is pleased to announce that Yoky Matsuoka, PhD has joined Fracta as a strategic advisor. Ms. Matsuoka is the Chief Technology Officer of Nest. She was a founder of Google[x] and previously held roles as CEO of Quanttus and the vice president of technology of Nest.

Yoky Matsuoka, PhD

"Yoky Matsuoka is a brilliant technologist and business person." said Takashi Kato, Co-founder, President and CEO of Fracta.  "Her knowledge and experience will help guide Fracta on its journey to being a leader in the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to infrastructure asset management."

Yoky Matsuoka grew up assuming she would become a professional tennis player, but instead earned a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Berkeley and a PhD from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Computational Neuroscience. Subsequently, she became a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, then the University of Washington, developing robotic devices for rehabilitating and assisting the human body and brain. This work led her to the MacArthur award and being named one of the Brilliant Ten by Popular Science magazine and one of the Top 10 Women to Watch in 2010 by Barbie. In late 2009, Ms. Matsuoka joined Google[x] as one of the three founding members before taking her position as vice president of technology at Nest.

About Fracta Inc.

Fracta is Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Infrastructure.  Fracta's flagship offering is a Software as a Service application that uses artificial intelligence to assess the condition of drinking water distribution mains. Utilizing artificial intelligence in condition assessments as part of a proper infrastructure asset management program will contribute to the reduction of the economic impacts incurred from water main breaks and help water utilities more efficiently allocate and spend their capital investments.  Founded in 2015 by Takashi Kato and Lars Stenstedt, Fracta is based in Redwood City, Calif.  Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. strategically invested in Fracta, acquiring the majority of the shares of Fracta, Inc. but leaving the Fracta name and management intact.  For more information on Fracta visit


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