Dr. Takeshi Utsumi, P.E. is the Founder and Vice President for Technology & Coordination of Global University System (GUS) and the Chairman of the Global Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A. (GLOSAS/USA). He is the 1994 Laureate of the Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education. He played a major pioneering role in extending U.S. data communication networks to other countries and deregulating Japanese telecommunication policies to allow the use of Internet for e-mail, triggering the de-monopolization and privatization of the Japanese telecommunications industry and beginning a movement emulated in many other countries, so that today there are over 1.7 billion email users around the world. He conducted innovative distance teaching trials with “Global Lecture Hall (GLH)” videoconferences using hybrid delivery technologies which spanned the globe; he continues to lecture, consult, and do research in process control, management science, systems science and engineering at the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, M.I.T. and many other universities, government agencies, and large firms in Japan and other countries.

Tak, as he is fondly called, also initiated the Global Knowledge Center Network (GKCN), a technically sophisticated, computer-based network that combines data from individual disciplines into practical strategies of intervention and progress. The GKCN is a unique research and education initiative with broad applications. GKCN/GUS advances media literacy in different parts of the world, creating plausible tools to understand the future consequences of today’s decisions, and promoting problem solving, and critical thinking.

EDUCATION

Post-Doctoral Studies

Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Michigan; Louisiana State University

Ph.D.   Polytechnic Institute of the New York University in Brooklyn, New York (1959-1964)

M.S.    Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana (1955-1958)

University of Nebraska with Fulbright Scholarship, Lincoln, Nebraska (1954-1955)

B.S.     Tokyo Institute of Technology (1949-1954