Teaching

I have a strong passion for education. I believe that teaching at any level requires proper training and development of effective pedagogical methodologies, which led me to also obtain a formal degree in education (BEd). This has been an invaluable asset for my teaching and mentoring. I can teach a wide range of courses in applied mathematics, as well as interdisciplinary courses in areas such as mathematical biology, biophysics and bioinformatics. I have worked with and mentored students and researchers with various academic backgrounds and skills – engineers, biologists, math majors, computer scientists etc. I am also interested in visual reasoning and representation and in my presentations I regularly use well designed visuals, animations and physical models.

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Visiting Professor (2018-present)
University of Toronto
Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Toronto, Canada

Assistant Professor (2016-present)
Kwansei Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan
Department of Informatics, School of Science and Technology
CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015 – 2016)
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Kwansei Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan
CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
http://www.alg.cei.uec.ac.jp/itohiro/crest/eng/algorithm.html

Postdoctoral Fellow (2012 – 2014)
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience , University of Colorado Boulder (Denver, Colorado) and Department of Physics, Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)

Teaching and Research Assistant (2004 – 2012)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University: (Toronto)
-Instructed, held tutorial sessions and tutored students in Calculus of single and multi-variables, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematical Education, Financial Mathematics, Technical and Business Mathematics.

VISITING RESEARCHER:
• Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Sheffield University, UK, Prof. Mike Williamson (December 2017)

• Robotics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, Prof. Andreas Mueller (December 2017)

• Departments of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Professor Giuseppe Melacini.
(November 2016, May-June 2017)

• Molecular Structure & Function The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto.
(November 2016)

• The Center for Molecular Life Sciences, University of Basel, Prof. Stefan Grzesiek, NMR Laboratory, (July-August, 2016)

• Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto, Prof. Scott Prosser and Prof. Andrew Wooley
(August, 2015, November 2016, May-June 2017)

• Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, Prof. Offer Shai (January, 2015)

• Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (July 2013, April 2014)

• Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
(September 2012)