Shinya Fushimi is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2007-2008. A 20-year IT industry veteran, Fushimi started his career as a researcher of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, and developed various innovative products. One of his products, a hardware sorting engine, made a new world record of data sorting performance in 2000. He then served various management positions in R&D, sales, marketing, and engineering. Most recently, he was Head of Data Centric Solution Business Unit of Mitsubishi Electric. The unit has developed more than 1,000 new customers.
He received BS, MS, and Ph.D in computer science from The University of Tokyo. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he was with the Sloan Master's Program of Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and received a master's degree in business management.
He received a Moto-oka Memorial Prize, a Best Paper Award for Young Researcher of Information Processing Society of Japan, Mitsubishi Electric's President Award, and Best Patent Award. He holds 52 patents in Japan, US, Germany, France, UK, China, Taiwan, and Korea, and lectured on database technologies and IT business at various universities such as The University of Tokyo in Tokyo and Ewha Women's University in Seoul. He is the recipient of an IBM Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in 1983.