Prof. Kevin K.W. Ho joined the MBA Program in International Business, Graduate School of Business Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of Tsukuba in April 2022. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2008. Over the past twelve years, he has been teaching at the University of Guam. Kevin’s research focuses on electronic service, information systems and social media commerce strategy, fake news and misinformation, and sustainability management. His research has been published in Behaviour & Information Technology, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Computers in Human Behavior, Decision Support Systems, Government Information Quarterly, Health Policy, IEEE IT Professional, Information Systems Frontier, Information & Management, Internet Research, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Sciences, etc. He is currently the Co-Editor(-in-chief) of Library Hi Tech and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce. Before his academic career, he worked as a manager in various government departments in Hong Kong and has experience in financial management and human resources management.
Prof. Matthieu J. Guitton is Secretary (Vice-Dean) of the Faculty of Medicine, Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and at the Graduate School of International Studies of Université Laval (Quebec City, QC, Canada), Senior Researcher at the CERVO Brain Research Center (Quebec City, QC, Canada), and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Computers in Human Behavior family of journals (including Computers of Human Behavior, the world-leading journal in the field of cyberpsychology, and Computers in Human Behavior Reports), and serves on several other editorial boards, such as Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. A graduate from the University of Rouen and Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI, he obtained a PhD from the University of Montpellier (France) and was a Koshland Scholar / Postdoctoral Fellow of Excellence at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel). His research deals with cyberbehavior, ranging from the study of virtual communities to eHealth, and from digital inequalities to cybersecurity.
Mario Köppen was born in 1964. He studied physics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and received his master degree in solid state physics in 1991. Afterwards, he worked as scientific assistant at the Central Institute for Cybernetics and Information Processing in Berlin and changed his main research interests to image processing and neural networks. From 1992 to 2006, he was working with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology. He continued his works on the industrial applications of image processing, pattern recognition, and soft computing, esp. evolutionary computation. During this period, he achieved the doctoral degree at the Technical University Berlin with his thesis works: "Development of an intelligent image processing system by using soft computing" with honors. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in conference proceedings, journals and books and was active in the organization of various conferences as chair or member of the program committee, incl. the WSC on-line conference series on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications, and the HIS conference series on Hybrid Intelligent Systems. He is founding member of the World Federation of Soft Computing, and also Editor of the Applied Soft Computing journal. In 2006, he became JSPS fellow at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, and in 2008 Professor at the Network Design and Reserach Center (NDRC) and 2013 Professor at the Graduate School of Creative Informatics of the Kyushu Institute of Technology, where he is conducting now research in the fields of multi-objective and relational optimization, digital convergence and multimodal content management.