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      Dr. Shigaku Tei, Professor

Computer Networks Lab

Division of Computer Engineering

School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu

Tsuruga, Ikki-machi

Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima 965-8580, Japan

Phone: +81-242-37-2702 Fax: +81-242-37-2732

E-mail: z-cheng*u-aizu.ac.jp (Replace * with @)

Web: http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/~z-cheng/index-E.html


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(Zixue Cheng, originally)



Brief Biography

Dr. Zixue Cheng got his Master and Doctor Degrees in Engineering from the Tohoku University Japan in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He joined the University of Aizu in Apr. 1993 as an assistant professor, became associate professor in 1999, and has been a full professor since 2002. His interests are design and implementation of protocols, distributed algorithms, distance education, ubiquitous computing, ubiquitous learning, embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoT), wearable computing, and transparent computing. He served as the director of University-business innovation center during Apr. 2006- Mar. 2010, the head of the Division of Computer Engineering, University of Aizu, during Apr. 2010-Mar.2014, and .the vice president and the dean of graduate school of computer science and engineering, University of Aizu, since Apr. 2014. 


@Employment and Education


· @Employment

·   University of Aizu,   Aizu-Wakamatus City, Fukushima, JAPAN     Apr. 1993- present

 The head of the Division of Computer Engineering, Apr. 2010-Mar. 2014@

 The director of University-business Innovation Center, University of Aizu, Japan (Apr. 2006.4Mar. 2010)

 Full Professor@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Feb. 2002 present

 Associate Professor                        Apr. 1999 - Feb. 2001             

 Assistant Professor                         Apr. 1993 Mar. 1999             

·   Northeast Heavy Machinery Institute,  Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang,  CHINA    1982- 1987
(currently Yanshan University in Qinhuangdao, Hebei, CHINA)

@Assistant Lecturer

·  Education


·   Tohoku University.                      Sendai, JAPAN.                                Apr. 1990- Mar. 1993

Ph.D in Engineering

·   Tohoku University.                      Sendai, JAPAN.                                Apr. 1988- Mar. 1990

Master of Engineering

·   Tohoku University.                      Sendai, JAPAN.                                Oct. 1987- Mar. 1988

Research Student

·   Northeast Institute of Heavy Machinery (Now changed to Yanshan University)   Feb. 1978-Jan.1982

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering





 Teaching Activities

Lectures @

·   Experienced the teaching in undergraduate courses

Taught Computer Literacy I and Computer Literacy II

Taught Discrete Systems (Discrete Math)

 Computer Languages

 Communication Networks I

·   Experienced the teaching in graduate courses

Distributed Algorithms

Programming Languages

Computer Communication and Networking

Ubiquitous Network Systems and Applications

Fundamentals and Practice of Safety Critical Embedded Systems

Fundamentals and Practice of Functional Safety

Creative Factory (Internship)  

@@ Supervision of students

·   Supervised/advised students for their Ph.D theses

 11 students  got their Ph. D degree under my advisory 

·   Supervised/advised students for their Master theses 

More than  35 students completed their master thesis under the sup


·   Supervised/advised students for their graduation research

 More than 75  students completed their thesis under my advisory

·   Instructed SCCP and Venture Experiencing Factory

@@ In charge of the Dual Degree Program in Graduate School

·   In change of the  Dual Degree Program designed and realized by University of Aizu and Harbin Institute of Technology China

 Research Activities

· @Research Field

1. Ubiquitous Computing and Ubiquitous e-Learning

2. Communication protocols and distributed algorithms

3. Internet of Things

4. Wearable Computing

5. Transparent Computing


·  Outline of the researches

1. Ubiquitous computing: Context-aware platforms and services

   Ubiquitous Tiles: a position-aware platform   

   Context-aware models and algorithms, context-composition based awareness

   Danger-aware services 

   Finger-control ubiquitous interface for senior citizens 

2. Ubiquitous e-Learning: Learning support systems based on behavior analyses

 Education methods employing ubiquitous technologies 

 Dual experiencing learning by an integrated  miniaturized  physical world and computerized virtual worlds

 U-Pet based ubiquitous learning for physical and skill training

 Ubiquitous learning context-aware services

3. Communication Networks: Distributed algorithms

 Cooperation/Coordination of computers

 Distributed algorithms on multi-rendezvous, synchronization, and coordination of groups of processes

 Education methods for studying distributed algorithms, including simulation environment.

 Ubiquitous networks, sensor networks



·  Journal papers @



·         Patent 

Patent: Learning Support Systems and Learning Support Methods
Patent Id. 4579634

Date of the registration: 2010/09/03



·         Activities in Academic Societies

·         Member of IEEE, ACM, IEICE, IPSJ,

·         Editor of Journal of IPSJ @.1998`2002,



·          Inviting and Hosting the Visiting Scholars

·         Associate Professor Hui-huang Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan, Jan. 2006-Mar. 2006.

·         Professor Feilong Tang, Shanghai Jiaotong Univeristy, 

·         Advanced Technician, Yanyan Liu, from YanShan University, China, supported by Yen Loan Projects Apr. 2010-Jun. 2010

Society and regional activities


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·         Open lectures and delivery lectures etc.

Many since 2005