Artificial Intelligence. Blockchain. Digital Entrepreneurship. Open Source.
He has extensive experiences in both academe and industries in USA and Japan, such as Motorola Inc. (USA), Hitachi Ltd. (Japan), Carnegie Mellon CyLab Japan (Japan), and Eastern Washington University (USA). He is closely familiar with many programming langues and open source technologies (esp. Raspberry Pi & LINUX).
As a full professor, he teaches and advises students in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Data Sciences at all levels from fundamental undergraduate to advanced graduate by taking research driven and hands-on, skill-based approaches. He has advised numerous students and many of them are successful in their career development, e.g. college faculty, nationally recognized consulting firms, and global enterprises — Battelle Memorial Institute, Raytheon, Caterpillar, Lockheed-Martin, Emaars (UAE), Microsoft, Facebook, Adobe, to name a few. He has held several fellowships and visiting professorships at reputable research institutes in France (LIP6), USA (UC Berkeley & CMU), Kazakhstan (KBTU & KazNU) and Japan (Lab. for Intn'l Fuzzy Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University & Chuo University). He is active and well-recognized in relevant international academic societies in the world for his technical contributions and executive leaderships.
Currently, he is focusing on his digital entrepreneurship in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of a Pan Pacific blockchain technology startup, while leading Intelligent Informatics Initiative (I3) and holding his professorship. He is especially promoting Raspberry Pi as a digital PoC platform by launching the PiLab@EWU.
He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati (USA). He also received training and was successfully certified in Information Security at Carnegie Mellon University (USA), and in Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida (USA).