Yoshinori Hara, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Management

Dr. Yoshinori Hara serves as professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University, since April 2006, when the graduate school was established. His current research focus includes innovation management, service and design management, and open innovation with IT frameworks.
Prior to joining Kyoto University, he held various research and key management positions at R&D organizations in NEC Corporation, for 13 years in Japan, and for 10 years in the Silicon Valley, California, USA. He was responsible for conducting research and development on advanced ubiquitous computing including Web/Hypermedia systems, mobile & embedded systems, adaptive user interfaces, advanced information retrieval technologies, system security & reliable systems, etc.
From 1990 to 1991, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Computer Science, Stanford University. He received his B.E. and M.E. from University of Tokyo, and his Ph.D. from Kyoto University.