Hi. My name is Hideo Joho, and this is my personal website. I do research on interactive aspects of search that you perform everyday with search engines. As Google says Focus on the user and all else will follow, studying interaction between users and search applications is highly complex but very interesting.

Professionally, I am an Associte Professor at the Faculty of Library, Information, and Media Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan. I am also a member of Research Center for Knowledge Communities, University of Tsukuba. In addition, I have been a visiting associate professor of National Institute of Informatics (2012-Present) in Japan, and of RMIT University (2016-2017) in Australia (as you might’ve noticed, all headers images were taken during my stay in Melbourne).

Before joining University of Tsukuba in 2009, I was a post-doc in the School of Computing Science of University of Glasgow. I obtained my MSc and PhD degrees from the Information School of University of Sheffield in 1999 and 2007, repsectively, and BA degree from University of Library and Information Science in 1998.

If you didn’t find anything interesting here, visit the website of our Information Seeking and Retrieval Laboratory, which is run by Haitao Yu and myself.