Sumiko Anno is associate professor at the Shibaura Institute of Technology. She investigates public health issues using genetic engineering, remote sensing, and geographic information systems technologies. Dr. Anno established gene–environment (G × E) interaction analysis, which is used in a variety of scientific applications. In recent decades, there has been a great deal of scientific interest in her work on combining micro- and macro-information obtained from molecular, biological, and ecological studies. Her achievements have been rated highly, and she has received several awards from institutes in Japan and abroad.