Professor Masayuki Ida is a professor at the Graduate School of International Management (GSIM), Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU). He received his Ph.D. in 1981. He served GSIM as the associate Dean for 2004 – 2007 until March 2008.
His research is on Global Information Systems, the technological design of them and the relation with organizational activities and individual creativity. He had worked for introducing the Internet
to the University and to Japan since 1988.
He has also worked for IT introduction to various Asian countries as the chairman of Asia Open Source Roundtable (2003-2005) and was a member of the IT international policy discussion table inside
the japanese cabinet secretariat in 2004. He is a trustee of Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization Japan (CICC).
He has ample knowledge of usage of IT to empower Asian countries. At the same time, he worked for the cutting edges of programming languages, and had been a principal member of the ANSI standard
Committee to make the American National Standard of Common Lisp for 1986- 1995. He was a visiting scientist at Artificial Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 1993 and 2002. He organized the FSF Tokyo seminars in the late 80s and was once titled as a VP for Japan at the Free Software Foundation, and founded FSIJ in 2002 as the founding president.
Masayuki is regarded as one of the leading experts in Japan and in Asia, on the Internet and IT, and on the impact of IT introduction to Asian countries. He frequently visits several Asian countries, South America, and Europe, for IT human resource development governmental policies using Open Source Software, and technology needed to set up internet connections. He teaches intensive courses in Vietnam and other countries.
At his school, he teaches Internet Business, Information Security, and Web Strategy.
Before joining GSIM, he was in charge of the research section of the Information Science Research Center of AGU, where he pioneered (designed and implemented) the three-campus network system, and its
Internet connection, starting in 1988 until 1993. He has been an UNIX/Linux expert since 1978.
Dr. Ida has been serving as chairs, program committee members or speakers at various international academic and industrial conferences and activities.
He is an elder and a choir member for long years at his church. He is a member of board of the directors of IAMSCU.