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Prof. Kyoichi Jim Kijima, Who?
Biosketch of Prof. Kyoichi Jim Kijima (as of April 2008)
Kyoichi Jim Kijima received the Master’s and Doctoral Degree of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1976 and 1980, respectively. Then he immediately joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, as assistant professor. Before he was appointed as associate professor of Management Systems in the same department in 1988, he spent a year in England to familiarize himself with soft systems engineering. When a new department, called Department of Value and Decision Science of the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, was established in 1996, he transferred to the new department as professor of Decision Systems Sciences.
He is also Visiting Professor of Hull University Business School (HUBS), UK and a Member of International Advisory Council of School of Business and Management, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia.
His research interests are in systems-science-based approach to decision making and information. In particular, recently, he proposed a new paradigm called poly-agent systems. It tries to deal with complexity involved in decision situations consisting of plural and autonomous decision makers. That is, it aims to describe mathematically emergence of interactions among the decision makers as a result of their learning behavior, who are independent at first. A book focusing on the theme was published in 1996. He published a book titled “Introduction to Negotiation Systems” in 2005.
He is also interested in what we call soft systems approach, which was elaborated by the members of UKSS (United Kingdom Systems Society). He familiarized himself with the disciplinary while he stayed in England for four months in 1997.
He has published around fifty refereed papers in high quality journals including European J. Operational Research, IEEE trans. SMC, Int. J. Computational Mathematical Organization Theory, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Int. J. Systems Science, Systems Practice and Action Research and others.
He is particularly active in research collaboration at international level. Indeed,
he has been a member of International Society of Systems Sciences (ISSS) since 1980.
The society was established by von Bertalanffy et al. in 1956 in the United States and currently hold about 2000 membership all over the world.
Then, in 2007, he served as President of the Society. He organized the 51st Annual Conference of the Society to be held at Tokyo Institute of Technology on August 5 till 10, 2007.
He is also Vice president of International Society for Knowledge and Systems Sciences.
He currently serves as a member of the international editorial board of Systems Research and Behavioral Science, the official journal of the International Federation of Systems Research.
As far as domestic academic societies are concerned, he is currently a member of the Japan Society for Management Information and Operations Research Society of Japan.
Since 2004 he has been very active as the subleader of the 21th century COE (Center of Excellence) Program “Creation of Agent-based Social Systems Sciences” approved by the Ministry of Education.
Since April, 2008 he has been responsible for executing a postgraduate educational program on service innovation supported by the Ministry of Education, Japan.