June 2017 Issue
"I have been really lucky to have studied and worked with many people in many countries," says Bagus Santoso, tenure track assistant professor at the Department of Computer and Network Engineering, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo. "In Indonesia, my home country, I really enjoyed mathematics at high school. I was interested in applying math concepts, and decided to come to Japan to study computer science." After a year learning Japanese in Tokyo, Bagus was admitted to study at the famous Toyota National College of Technology, Toyota, Aichi, where he got his first opportunity to study computer science, electronic engineering, and artificial intelligence.
"My research on organic photovoltaic (OPVs) devices reflects my fascination with electronic gadgets and concerns about the environment," says Varun Vohra, tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of Engineering Science, UEC, Tokyo. "So I want to save the planet with flexible electronics!"