MARKON, Sandor PROFESSORBudapest Technical University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Doctor of Engineering (Kyoto University).
ICME Society councilor, IEEE full member.
SHIMA, Hisato PROFESSORMaster of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. Master of Science in Computer Science at Stanford University, USA. Engaged in the development of home network products and related industry standards at Sony Corporation.
Member of IEICE, IPSJ, IEEE.
ITO, Mamoru PROFESSORM.S. in Instrumentation Engineering, Kobe University, Japan.
Engaged in the development of information and communications devices, automotive software, CAD/CAE systems and so on at Panasonic Corporation. Member of IEEE, PMI®, PMAJ, and the Society of Project Management. Certiﬁed as PMS (PMAJ) and PMP® (PMI®).
OKUDA, Ryosuke PROFESSORBachelor’s degree and Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering, Kyoto University.
Joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1990.
Involved in R&D of semiconductor products, including design automation, SoC for mobile phone and digital TV, and embedded software for MCU and DSP.
Joined the Graduate School of Information Technology, Kobe Institute of Computing in 2015.
YAMANAKA, Toshiyuki PROFESSORPhD, International Public Policy, Osaka University, Japan.
Master of Esoteric Buddhism, Koyasan University.
Master of Business Administration, Business Breakthrough University, Japan. Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge, UK.
Bachelor of Law, University of Tokyo, Japan.
TSUCHIDA, Masayuki PROFESSORPh.D. in knowledge science
Japanʼs national certiﬁcation: Professional Engineer (IT),
Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant, Career Consultant
Bachelor and Master degrees in Applied mathematics and physics, Faculty of engineering, Kyoto university.
Joined Panasonic Corporation, and researched design automation CAD systems at R&D section. Moved to Human resources development section,
and in charge of MOT (Management of Technology) and engineers training in Panasonic Group. While working for Panasonic,
got a doctoral degree from JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).
LUKUMWENA, Nsenda ASSOCIATE PROFESSORBorn in the D R Congo. Received the degree of architect and Master in Architecture, Institut du Bâtiment et Travaux Publics, DR Congo.
Master and Ph.D. degrees in urban planning and design, city planning and regional development from Osaka University, Graduate School of Environmental Engineering.
After working with a few architectural firms, in Japan and abroad, established own architectural, design, planning and consulting firm-designatelier-da in 2010 in Ashiya.
Taught architecture design at Kwansei Gakuin University for 15 years before joining KIC.
HIRAISHI, Teruhiko ASSOCIATE PROFESSOROsaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Engineering(Master of Engineering). In Panasonic Corporation, Research and development of information systems, Development of image processing algorithm, Development of embedded systems Responsible for software-related training.
Member of Japan Information Technology Service Industry Association, Requirement Engineering Promotion Working group.
Member of Software Engineers Association Evangelist of practical management philosophy
WANNOUS, Muhammad LECTURERBA.Eng in Electronics Engineering from Damascus University, Syria in 1998.
M.Eng in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Kumamoto University, Japan in 2009.
PhD in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Kumamoto University, Japan in 2011.
Work experience with the telecom industry for 7+ years as a Research and Development Engineer and as a Value Added Services Engineer.
Full-time lecturer with the International University for Science and Technology, Syria from February 2012 until September 2013.
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow Researcher with Kumamoto University, Japan between November 2013 and Oct 2015.
Full-time lecturer with Kobe Institute of Computing since 2016 until present.
Member of the IEEE since 2007.
Sinior member of the IEEE since August 2018.
SUN, Yi ASSISTANT PROFESSORGraduated from Kobe University Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Ph.D. Member of Japan Society for Educational Technology, Information Processing Society of Japan and China Computer Federation.
TAKADA, Hiroyuki SPECIALLY APPOINTED PROFESSORAfter graduating university, worked as a sociologist for a rural development project in Zambia as JICA volunteer. During graduate school student, stopped school for two years and worked as project coordinator for JICA volunteersʼ rural development project in Indonesia.
Thesis topic was Rural Development Policy in Indonesia and gained an MA for International Development.
After graduating the school, joined JICA in 1997.
Since then, worked as Director of the training program in JICA Tsukuba, Deputy Chief Representative of JCA Turkey, Director of TICAD and Planning Division in Africa Department, Chief Representative of JICA Rwanda and others.
TAKAHARA, Toshiro SPECIALLY APPOINTED PROFESSORMaster of Science in Information System, Graduate School of Information Technology, Kobe Institute of Computing, (First badge of Innovator Course)
After obtained Bachelor of Visual Arts at Osaka University of Arts, I went to Senegal as JICA volunteer and worked in National Park Service. Since then, I worked with JICA in various African countries such as Niger, Benin and Djibouti. I obtained Master of KIC in 2015, and started working as Special Appointed Professor from December 2018.
YAMANAKA, Atsushi SPECIALLY APPOINTED PROFESSORMA, International Political Economy, The American University (Washington DC).
BS, Physics, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (Troy).
ICT for Development professional experiences include UNDP, WHO, CSO, Private Sector, and ICT.
Advisor at Government Institution of Rwanda - supported by JICA.
Currently holding position as Senior ICT Advisor at Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT) of Republic of Rwanda and Executive Advisor of Rwanda Private Sector Federation ICT Chamber (PSF ICT Chamber).
TAKEUCHI, Tomonari LECTURER OF PARTNERSHIP COURSEBA in Political Science, Keio University, Japan.
MSc in ICTs for Development, University of Manchester, UK.
After working for an IT company in Japan, participated
in JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer). and worked as an IT teacher in Ethiopia. Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia.
JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
ABeam Consulting Ltd.