I am currently Assistant Professor with the Biosphere Informatics Laboratory, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University. My main research interest lies in the development of a conceptual framework of fusion between System Dynamics (SD) and Individual-Based Modeling (IBM), and in its application to tackle ecological issues. Beside this theoretical work, I am leading a research project aiming at better understanding the population dynamics of threatened fruit bats (esp. the Ryukyu Flying Fox Pteropus dasymallus in the Ryukyu archipelago).
I started working with computers and Unix systems in the middle of the 1990s, and since then, I have studied various fields of computer science (esp. Networking & Security, Operating Systems Design). I have been 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. After a Bachelor and "Maitrise" in Fundamental Informatics, 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 studied 6 months as research student at Kyoto University, before entering doctoral course under the supervision of Prof. Kazuyuki Moriya at the Biosphere Informatics Laboratory in October 2008 in a will to research field-related applications of informatics, more particularly in the science of Ecology. From August 2012 to July 2014, while continuing to actively work on hybrid modelling, I engaged into a research project on the conservation of the Ryukyu Flying Fox Pteropus dasymallus on southern Japanese islands under a post-doctoral fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Since November 2014, I have been Assistant Professor with the Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, where I lead research on the foregoing topics.
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