Brian Kemper
Seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience creating websites, multimedia marketing, and business management applications.


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

• Designed and implemented web-based business management systems for clients.

• Lead developer for websites and multimedia marketing campaigns.

• Project manager for mobile app development.

Cooperative Researcher
Tsujii Laboratory, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2007-2009

• Project manager and lead developer for PathText: a text mining integrator for biological pathway visualizations.

Cooperative Researcher
Department of Frontier Sciences & Science Integration, The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2002-2007

• Lead developer for the EKOSS project: A semantic search engine for sharing, discovery, and integration of expert knowledge.
• Developer for the Tokyo Half Project: A web-based exchange for countermeasure technology and computational model development.

• Managed project integration with the MIT CADLab DOME project.

IT Manager

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

• Website maintenance for eigoTown.com website.

• Project manager for English learning product sales. 

• Managed computer systems and networking equipment.
• Managed IT staff.

Freelance Developer

Muncie, Indiana, 2001-2002

• Designed websites, installed computer networks, and managed PC issues for local businesses.

Communications&Programming Director

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

• Developed web-based sales and accounting management systems. 

• Lead developer for a regional telephone directory portal.
• 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.

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

• Managed user support for computer lab of Apple, Windows and Vax terminals.
• Maintained computer terminals and printing equipment.


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

Technical Skills

HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, DataTables, HighCharts, Bootstrap, Java, Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office


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