I received a BSc and an MSc degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and University of Arizona (USA) in 1986 and 1988, respectively.

I was awarded the PhD degree in Advanced Engineering Systems in 2003 from University of Tsukuba, Japan. My current research interests include Multimedia Information Processing and Analysis, Hand-based Biometrics, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning, Agent-based Modeling and Decision Support Systems, Bioinformatics and Biomedical Data Mining.

I am a Senior member of IEEE and a Senior member of ACM. I also serve as an Associate Editor for the Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (SpringerOpen) journal and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information Processing (World Scientific).