Introduction

VA2A2234_ccWelcome to Roger U. Fujii’s website 

This website contains information about my IEEE volunteer activities and my professional career.  I provided a short summary of my IEEE activities and background in this introductory page.  More details can be found in the attached website pages.  I hope that the website will give you an insight into my accomplishments and background.

Best regards,
Roger.

IEEE Volunteer Activities

 I have been an IEEE Computer Society volunteer for over 35 years.  My first activities were in standards development and conference program committees.  Since my early grass-roots involvement, I have served in leadership roles in a wide range of Computer Society activities including publications, conferences, standards, awards, governance and strategic planning.  Highlights of my activities and accomplishments are listed below.  A detailed list of my IEEE Computer Society activities are provided in the Computer Society Activities tab.

      • Publications – Book Program Publishing:  Working with CS staff, I helped to reinvigorate the CS book publishing by establishing an alliance with John Wiley Publishing.  This created a new outlet for CS book authors giving them access and distribution channels in the Wiley book network.

 

      • Publications - Magazine Publishing Model:  As chair of the 2014 Pubs Ad Hoc Committee, I helped to promote recommendations to prepare magazines for the future of magazine publishing including ideas on “community publishing”, total digital content with interactive access, and new cross-disciplinary articles.

 

      • Standards – Unifying United States Standards:  As the United States ISO/IEC JTC1/SC7 head of delegation, I worked with standards development organizations (e.g., Department of Defense, Nuclear Regulatory Agency) to agree to adopt IEEE and ISO/IEC standards as the common baseline standards rather than continuing the practice of each industry having its own unique standards.

 

      • Standards – Cloud Computing:  As Vice President of the Standards Activity Board, I worked with the board members to obtain approval for Cloud Computing to be a standards development committee with the charter to generate the future standards in the Cloud Computing field.

 

      • Standards – IEEE Std 1012 Wide Use:  DSCF6032As chair of IEEE Std 1012 (System and Software Verification and Validation), I promoted the standard to be the most widely used standard to certify critical software systems such as nuclear power controls, NASA manned space flight, medical life-sustaining devices, aviation control and airspace management, and large-scale software systems for state/local governments (e.g., welfare, motor vehicle registration).  The picture is the IEEE Std 1012 working group meeting held in Dallas, TX (Doosan Industries – host), May 2014.

 

      • Strategic Planning – Computer Society Strategic Plan:  As chair of the 2010 Strategic Plan (SP7), I led the development of the Computer Society’s Strategic Plan and worked with CS staff to modify our new  initiative funding process to link our funding requests to the strategic plan objectives.

Academic Teaching

Because of my background in developing large-scale, critical software systems, I have been asked to lecture on software engineering principles for the development of large, trusted and reliable systems.  While my primary job was working in industry, I enjoyed my teaching experience, especially in the interaction with the students – our future computing technologists.

        • Xiamen University (Guest Professor): Announcement 4 I currently lecture in the field of nuclear engineering with a specific focus on how to build safe and reliable nuclear power instrumentation and control systems.

 

        • UCLA and California State University, Sacramento (Lecturer):  In the past, I lectured in the continuing professional education program and computer science graduate program on software engineering principles and software standards.

Fields of Research

In my graduate studies and in my professional career, I conducted research into the following fields of interest.

        • Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence:  Based on Prof K. S. Fu’s work in “Sequential Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence,” I completed my graduate research thesis on “Suboptimal Sequential Pattern Recognition of Handprinted English Letters”.

 

        • Program Proof of Correctness:  Based on the work of Prof W.E. Howden, I investigated the use of Formal Proof of Correctness techniques to certify critical software systems.  I evolved working model of formal proof of correctness that could be applied to missile software programs.

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        • Interoperability Communication Model:  Taking the standard communication protocols
          for different and disparate military and commercial devices including satellite communication protocols, I and my industry team experimented with different solutions and finally settled on a communication translation and gateway control system approach.  This system allowed different communication systems to automatically and seamlessly link together as a communication network.  Our systems engineering research and resulting hardware/software system was recognized for the 2010 Daedalian Award for Systems Excellence from the Fraternity of Military Pilots and also was selected as a finalist for Aviation Week magazine’s 2011 Laureate Award.

 

Professional Experience

I retired as a senior executive in the aerospace industry.  I was involved in designing and developing large-scale, critical software systems for military and industrial applications.  To build these systems, my team and I conducted research into communication and networking theories.  By combining different communication and network theories and adding our own theories, we were able to design new communication devices and battlefield networks for our military and industrial users.  For more details on my background, see my Curriculum Vitae page in this website.

        • Fujii Systems, Inc:  Currently, I am President of Fujii Systems, Inc in which I provide executive services to major corporations on developing trusted systems.

 

        • Northrop Grumman:  Previously, I was Vice President (retired) of Northrop Grumman’s Network Communication Division.  I was responsible for 2,200 employees, over 60 major projects generating over $1.086B annual revenue, and management of a $12-24M research and development budget.  My division was responsible for the design and manufacturing of the F22/F35 communication and navigation device.  We used Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing processes to control our quality and improve our production yields.  We also developed military communication network systems – one that I mentioned in the research project in the paragraph above.  These military communication network systems allowed users in difficult terrains to be in constant communication contact with each other.  Using IEEE Std 1012, I certified the critical software systems for the United States Air Force and Navy nuclear weapon systems.

 

Honors and Awards

I received the following key awards.  For a full list of my honors and awards, see Awards and Publications page on this website.

        • IEEE Fellow
        • IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award
        • IEEE Meritorious Service and Outstanding Contribution Award
        • Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) 2010 Executive of the Year Award

 

Academic Education

I received my BS/MS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.  I also received several management of business administration program certificates from Harvard, UCLA John Anderson School of Business, and Darden (University of Virginia).