TOKYO TECHIES TEAM

We are a team of professional engineers and researchers who have years of experience at Japan’s leading companies like Softbank, LINE, Rakuten, SONY,… Since we see the BIG PICTURE, we can help our students to reach their maximum potential by identifying their skill level and expectations, then build personalized training plans for them.

Duc Doba

Co-founder and CEO


Expertise
● Full-stack mobile/web software development
● Cloud infrastructure design and management

Experience
● 10 years of software architecture and development at Japan’s leading companies (Rakuten, Line, Softbank)
● 8 years of Mentoring new graduates and engineers
● Certified Scrum Master, Certified AWS Cloud Solution Architect
● Software patent-holder
● Organizer of numerous hackathons in Japan and Vietnam

COO and Business Development Manager


Expertise
● Project Management
● Business Development
● Python
● Digital Marketing

Experience
● Graduated with distinction from Kazakhstan’s National Physics and Mathematics High School for gifted children.
● Studied Computer Science at University of Southern California in Los Angeles; and, subsequently graduated from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University with Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
● Had an internship in NEC’s UK subsidiary’s finance department in London in late 2008.
● Worked in Toshiba Corp. ‘s Thermal Power Plant’s International Sales and Marketing closing successfully deals in Kuwait, Turkey and India.
● Worked in SoftBank Group’s CEO Projects Team which directly planned and executed energy related projects in Son Masayoshi’s own making.
● Co-founded and launched a mobile app to provide matchmaking services for mothers in Japan

Head of Robotics Technologies


Expertise
● Robotics navigation, mapping, localization, sensor programming.
● Analogue and digital circuit design in particular for microcontroller based sensor interfaces.

Experience
● 6 years robotics hardware/software design and development at a Japanese robotics firm.
● PhD in medical robotics from Imperial College London.
● 2 years of postdoctoral research in medical and mobile robotics at Tokyo University and Chiba Institute of Technology.
● 5 years of work as a private tutor to high-school and college level students in math and science.

Phong Nguyen - Data scientist

Head of Data Science & AI


Expertise
● Data science
● Artificial intelligence

Experience
● Research analyst at a leading corporate lab in Japan by day
● Mentor of numerous research projects for young students and adults
● MS in Data Science at Carnegie Mellon

Cyber Security Specialist & Tech Mentor


Expertise
● Cyber security
● Project management
● Process improvement
● Robotics

Experience
● Self-employed cyber security consultant
● Worked at major international management consultancy
● Founded an IoT startup
● Worked as a software developer
● BSc in Accounting & Finance

Head of Software Development


Expertise
● Full-stack software development
● Cloud engineer
● NoSQL

Experience
● 8 years of experience at IT companies in Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Japan
● Formal cloud engineer / Solution architect at Swisscom
● Certified Scrum Master
● MS in Computer Science at Poznan University of Technology
● Researcher at Poznan University of Economics
● Volunteer worker at Orphanage

Sara Metwalli

Computer Science, Game Development Tutor


Expertise
● Mobile software development
● Embedded systems design and development

Experience
● Android mobile application development
● Teaching Assistant in science for undergraduate level.
● Master degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering.
● Working with Tokyo Institute of Technology Online Education Development Office (OEDO) on designing and analyzing content for edX.
● Currently Enrolled as a PhD researcher in the field of Information and Communications Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Programming, Robotics Tutor


Expertise
● Computer Vision
● Machine Learning

Experience
● University-level teaching experience in Electrical Engineering
● MS in Mechano-informatics in progress at the University of Tokyo
● BA/BS in Electrical and Computer Systems at Monash University
● Scored in the 99th percentile on the Victorian Certificate of Education

Victor Torres

Programming, Robotics Tutor


Expertise
● Full-stack mobile/web software development
● Cloud infrastructure design and management

Experience
● Full-stack software engineer in Tokyo
● Teaching science subjects to high-school students and as a teaching assistant in undergraduate level
● Engineering graduate of the Tokyo Institute of Technology

Robotics, Programming Tutor


Expertise
● Robotics technologies

Experience
● Extensive teaching experience across the college, high school, and primary school levels
● Research experience on emotional communication devices
● Volunteer with TEDx and Slush
● Currently enrolled in an MS in Design Engineering
● BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology

Suzanne DBel

Programming Tutor


Expertise
● Mobile app and game development

Experience
● Android mobile application development
● Game development
● Master in Media Design at Keio University
● BEng in Mechatronics Engineering at Nottingham University

Programming, Robotics Tutor


Expertise
● Software and Hardware design
● Threat analysis and security configuration
● Internet Security and Obfuscation
● Windows Automation

Experience
● Technical mentor in Japan
● Cyber Security technician at General Dynamics
● Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria
● IT technician at the University of Calgary