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Short Bio

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 Master 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 under the supervision of Prof. Kazuyuki Moriya 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, under a post-doctoral fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), I engaged 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.

Since November 2014, I have been Assistant Professor (Tenured) with the Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, where I undertake research on the foregoing topics and lead the Island Bat Research Group (島コウモリ調査グループ, IBRG). I am also acting CEO of Ariana Tech, a company specialized in data science and crisis management.

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