I started working with computers and Unix systems in the middle of the 1990s and studied various fields of computer science (esp. Networking & Security, Operating Systems Design). I was active in the Free Software community as developer in various open-source projects (e.g. Jitsi, by my good friend Emil Ivov) as well as occasional freelance writer.
I specialized in Embedded Systems during my Masters at Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg, France) under the supervision of Prof. Philippe Clauss. I was then awarded a scholarship from the Japanese government (Monbukagakusho/MEXT) on Embassy recommendation and entered doctoral course at Kyoto University in October 2008 in a will to research field-related applications of informatics, more particularly simulation models in ecology.
While continuing to actively work on hybrid mechanistic modelling, I I engaged under a post-doctoral fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from August 2012 to July 2014 into a research project on the conservation of paleotropical island fruit bats, so called flying foxes, especially in the Ryukyu islands.
From November 2014, I became Assistant Professor (Tenured) with the Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, where I undertook research on the foregoing topics. In 2014, I kicked off the Island Bat Research Group (島コウモリ調査グループ, IBRG), which has come under media attention on many occasions since its creation. During the COVID crisis, I also co-created Ariana Tech, a company specialized in data science and crisis management.
Since this year (2023), I joined as Associate Professor the University of Luxembourg (UNI.LU), where I lead the Complex Systems Laboratory.