Professor Kunifuji graduated from the Masters Course of Tokyo Institute of Technology and entered the International Institute for Advanced Study of Social Information Science, Fujitsu Ltd. He had been the chief researcher of the Institute of New Generation Computer Technology. After being a manager of Fujitsu Laboratory Ltd., he changed his job to Professor of the School of Information Science, JAIST. He served as the Director of Center for Information Science, the Director of Center for Knowledge Science, and the Dean of School of Knowledge Science of JAIST. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Professor Kunifuji’s research currently focuses on divergent thinking support systems, convergent thinking support systems, knowledge management support systems, and knowledge-based groupware. As he holds the Chair of Creativity Support Systems in JAIST, his lab’s motto is ‘Imagine and Create!’