Jianhua MA received his B.S. and M.S. degrees of Communication Systems from National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and the PhD degree of Information Engineering from Xidian University, China, in 1990. He has joined Hosei University since 2000, and is currently a professor at Digital Media Department in the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences. Prior to joining Hosei University, he had 15 years' teaching and/or research experiences at NUDT, Xidian University, and The University of Aizu, Japan. He is teaching the courses of Java Programming, Computer Networks, Multimedia Technologies and Applications, Uniquitous Computing, Advanced Networking and Computing, Project A/B, and Research Seminars of Advanced Web/Cyber and Ubiquitous Computing. He is a supervisor of doctor and master students.
From 1983 to 1990, his research fields were error-control coding applied to mobile wireless communications, and encryption systems of secure computer data, audio and video transmissions. During 1991-1993, he was leading a project of an intelligent speech computing system including speech analysis, recognition, synthesis, encryption and codec. In 1994-1996, he was devoted to multimedia synchronization QoS, hyperworld modeling, one-to-many hyper-interface, and realtime bump-mapped shading and fuzzy-object generating graphics ASIC (fastest CG rendering chip in the world in that time). In 1997-1999, his research was focused on multimedia collaborative technologies and intelligent software agents as well as their applications in cyberworlds. During this period, he and his laboratory developed a variety of web-based systems including University21 (an integrated e-educational system), VCR (Virtual Collaborative Room) with context awareness support, Internet-based audio/video teleconferencing, and an open agent architecture for managing heterogeneous distributed multi/massive agents. From 2000 his research has been extended to mobile systems, peer-to-peer (P2P) communications, and ubiquitous/pervasive computing. Representative systems or prototypes developed by his laboratory between 2000-2003 were a mobile phone based construction management system, a mobile multi-agent environment, a P2P shared web browser, a P2P proactive group revision system, TOMSCOP - a groupware platform atop JXTA for supporting P2P shared service/application development, and a ubiquitous network program testing system.
Since 2003 his main
researches have been devoted to what he called Smart Worlds (SW) (IBM proposed similar one called Smart Planet in 2008) pervaded with smart/intelligent
ubiquitous things or u-things including three kinds of essential
elements: smart object, smart space/hyperspace and smart system, which are
based on his vision of the future Ubiquitous Intelligence (UI,
Pervasive Intelligence (
He is an Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Intelligence (JUCI), Journal of Mobile Multimedia (JMM), Journal of Autonomic and Trusted Computing (JoATC), and International Journal of u- and e- Service, Science and Technology (IJUNESST), and an Assistant Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (JPCC). He is an Area Editor of the Int'l Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (JCPOL), an Associated Editor of of the Int'l Journal of Distance Education Technologies (JDET) and Springer's Journal of Human-centric Computing (HCIS), on the Advisory Board of the Int'l Journal of Smart Home (IJSH), and on the Editorial Board of the Int'l Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (IJWMC), International Journal of Security and Its Applications (IJSIA), Int'l Journal of Database Theory and Application (IJDTA), Int'l Journal of Computing & Information Technology (IJCIT), and Int'l Journal On Advances in Software. He has edited more than 20 international journal special issues as a guest editor. He organized the 6th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'99) as PC Co-Chair, the 1st International Conference on Cyber Worlds (CW'02) as one of founders and PC Co-Chair, and the 18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networks and Applications (AINA'04) as a General Co-Chair. Based on the UI and SW vision, he organized the 1st Int'l Workshop on Ubiquitous Smart Worlds (USW-05) at Taiwan in March 2005, and the 2nd Int'l Symposium on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Smart Worlds (UISW-05) at Japan in December 2005. Since 2006 it has become an annual conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC) - Building Smart Worlds on Real and Cyber Spaces. Further, he founded Int'l Conf. on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) in 2009, and IEEE Conf. on Internet of Things (iThings) in 2010. He has severed many other international conferences/workshops as various chairs and committee members.
Dr. Ma is a member of IEEE and ACM. He has edited over 15 books/proceedings, and published more than 200 academic papers in journals, books and conference proceedings. He has delivered about 20 keynote speeches in international conferences, and given invited talks in over 40 universities/institutes. He was awarded as the Excellent Graduated Student by NUDT in 1982. He received the Annual Excellent Paper Awards from China Information Theory Society, Electronics Society, and Association of Hunan Science and Technology in 1985, 1986 and 1991, respectively. He received the Best Paper Award from the 2000 International Conference on Information Society in the 21st Century: Emerging Technologies and New Challenges, and the Highly Commended Paper Award from the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications. He is the Chair of IEEE Task Force on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, a co-founder of IEEE CIS Task Force on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, and received the Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE Computer Society in 2004-2007.