I am Canadian and an alumni of the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I also participated in a one-year exchange program during my undergraduate studies to the University of Waterloo.
I then spent a brief time in television broadcasting with Astel Corporation in Ibaraki-ken, Japan at DirecTV Japan.
In 2003, I completed my PhD at the University of Melbourne, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) (As of January 2012, the Department of Computing and Information Systems CIS), under the supervision of Professor Alistair Moffat.
From April 2004 to March 2009, I was a post-doctoral fellow of the Pathway Engineering Laboratory (formerly, Proteome Informatics Donation Laboratory (SGI Japan)) of Kyoto University. My supervisor was Professor Hiroshi Mamitsuka.
From April 2009 to May 2010, I was an AIST research staff member (post-doctoral fellow) of the Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC) of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. From June 2010 to September 2011, I was a post-doctoral fellow of the Department of Computational Biology, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo under the supervision of Professor Kiyoshi Asai. However, I work at CBRC, AIST as a visiting researcher.
From October 2011, I have been a research fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Science, School of Life Sciences as a member of Prof. Ting Fung Chan's laboratory. I was also a visiting staff at Clustertech Hong Kong, a company at Science Park. I spent half a week in each place.
From February 2013 to July 2014, I was at the Asia Diabetes Foundation (ADF), located in the Prince of Wales Hospital as their Senior Information Technology Manager.