Brian Kemper
Software Architect with over 25 years of B2B and B2C software development experience.


Encompass K.K. | Tokyo, Japan | 2009-Present
Senior Programmer

• Creator and lead developer of a web-based sales management platform for small businesses.

• Project Manager for client website development, social media presence, book publishing, smartphone app development and marketing campaigns.

• Responsible for communicating project requirements from management to technical staff and third party vendors.

Tsujii Laboratory, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2007-2009
Cooperative Researcher
• Project manager and lead developer of PathText: a text mining integrator for biological pathway visualizations developed in collaboration with the University of Tokyo, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, National Centre for Text Mining (University of Manchester) and Systems Biology Institute.

Department of Frontier Sciences & Science Integration, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2002-2007
Cooperative Researcher
• Lead developer for the EKOSS system, a semantic search engine developed for the sharing, discovery, and integration of expert scientific knowledge using semantic web and AI technologies.
• Lead developer for the Tokyo Half Project: A web-based exchange for countermeasure technology and computational model development. Managed integration with the MIT CADLab DOME project.

eigoTown.com, Tokyo, Japan, IT Manager, 2002-2003
IT Manager

Freelance Developer

Muncie, Indiana, 2001-2002

Communications&Programming Director

Rutter Communications Network LLC, Muncie, Indiana, 1992-2001

• Creator and lead developer of a business management system for tracking advertising sales, accounting and communication with satellite offices.
• Developed web-based weekly video news program for internal sales team communication, managed purchasing and maintenance of computers, communications, and networking equipment.
• Video production, editing and creative for local television commercials and lead developer for a regional telephone directory portal.

Lab Manager
Ball State University Computer Labs, Muncie, Indiana, USA, 1990-1992


Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana

• Master of Science: Information and Communication Sciences, 1995
• Bachelor of Arts: Telecommunications
, Applications of Computer Science Minor, 1993

Monrovia High school
Monrovia, Indiana


■ Over 25 years of B2B and B2C software development experience.
■ Adept at communicating ideas between management, marketing and technical teams.
■ Experienced in dealing with language and cultural issues in business.
■ Front end development using HTML/CSS/JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, DataTables, Highcharts.
■ Experienced in PHP server-side scripting.
■ Knowledgeable in SQL with relational databases such as MySQL & PostgreSQL.
■ Experience with Java, Apache Tomcat, Eclipse IDE, Zend framework, Photo and Video editing.


PathText: a text mining integrator for biological pathway visualizations
Brian Kemper, Takuya Matsuzaki, Yukiko Matsuoka, Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, Hiroaki Kitano, Sophia Ananiadou, Jun-ichi Tsujii
Bioinformatics [ISMB]. 01/2010; 26:374-381.

Community Platform for Pathway Model Building
Y Matsuoka, S Ghosh, N Kikuchi, R Sætre, B Kemper, N Okazaki, S Ananiadou, J Tsujii, H Kitano 10th International Conference on Systems Biology; 09/2009

Internet-Based Integrated Environmental Assessment, Part II: Semantic Searching Based on Ontologies and Agent Systems for Knowledge Discovery
Steven Kraines, Rafael Batres, Brian Kemper, Michihisa Koyama, Vincent Wolowski
Journal of Industrial Ecology 02/2008; 10(4):37 – 60. · 2.28 Impact

Connecting Text Mining and Pathways using the PathText Resource.
Rune Sætre, Brian Kemper, Kanae Oda, Naoaki Okazaki, Yukiko Matsuoka, Norihiro Kikuchi, Hiroaki Kitano, Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, Sophia Ananiadou, Jun-ichi Tsujii
Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008, 26 May – 1 June 2008, Marrakech, Morocco; 01/2008

PathText: Text Mining Tools Integrated with Biological Pathway
R Sætre, B Kemper, K Oda, N Okazaki, Y Matsuoka, N Kikuchi, H Kitano, Y Tsuruoka, S Ananiadou, J Tsujii
Genomes to Systems Conference 2008 Handbook; 01/2008

EKOSS: A Knowledge-User Centered Approach to Knowledge Sharing, Discovery, and Integration on the Semantic Web
Steven B. Kraines, Weisen Guo, Brian Kemper, Yutaka Nakamura
The Semantic Web – ISWC 2006, 5th International Semantic Web Conference
Athens, GA, USA, November 5-9, 2006, Proceedings; 01/2006