Report:Oscar H. Ibarra, an eminent academic from UC Santa Barbara, visits UEC, Tokyo
July 12, 2016
Oscar H. Ibarra is Professor Emeritus and Research Professor at the Department of Computer, University of California-Santa Barbara, USA. Professor Ibarra met Professors Wataru Mitsuhashi (Member of the Board of Directors (Research Strategy)) and Kazushi Nakano (Member of the Board of Directors (Education Strategy)) to share his insights on establishing international collaborations programs with universities in the USA.
Later, Professor Ibarra gave a seminar entitled, “On the complexity of Parikh membership problems” hosted Shinnosuke Seki, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC.
Professor Ibarra has had an illustrious research career in areas including design and analysis of algorithms, molecular computing, and membrane computing. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of the Philippines, and master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley. His excellence in research is underscored by the numerous international honors and awards including Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; inclusion in the Thomson ISI database of 230 Highly Cited Researchers in Computer Science, 2003; and in July 2015, during the 40th anniversary of the Journal of Foundations of Computer Science, he was named the most prolific author in its 40-year history.
This visit was an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about Professor Ibarra’s research and for UEC to strengthen ties with distinguished researchers from UC Santa Barbara.
- Oscar H. Ibarra (center), Wataru Mitsuhashi (left) Shinnosuke Seki (2nd from left), Kazushi Nakano (2nd from right) and Adarsh Sandhu.
Related information on research by Shinnosuke Seki, Assistant Professor Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering.
- ● UEC media release
6 July 2016
- ● UEC NEWS
28 Jan 2016
- ● UEC e-Bulletin
December 2015 Issue, Topics