My Biography

Early Development

I was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1968 but I grew up in Phuket. I went to my first school, Dhammasupapakdee School, when I was 3 and a half years old but I stayed there for just a couple of months and cried so much so that my parents moved me to Anuban Phuket School where I stayed from Kindergarten I to II. My primary school was Plukpanya School. My secondary school was Satree Phuket School. I lived in Phuket for 16 and a half years until I enrolled as a student in Prince of Songkla University in 1985.

Higher Education and Employment

In 1989, I graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. Since 1 May 1990, I have been working as a lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering, Prince of Songkla University.

In 1995, I got a scholarship to further my study in the United Kingdom. I got my master and doctorate degrees in Computer Science from The University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom, in May 1997 and January 2001 consecutively.

My project in my bachelor degree was entitled 'Development of a computer communication system for Computer Aided Instruction.' My project supervisor was Asst. Prof. Chatchawan Yonhong. My Master thesis was entitled 'Application of Distributed Interactive Simulation Communication Protocols in Spacecraft Simulation Systems.' My Ph.D. thesis was entitled 'Further Developments in Civil Distributed Interactive Simulation Systems.' My thesis supervisor for my master and doctorate degrees was Dr. Richard N. Zobel.

Research Interests

My research works concern Distributed Interactive Simulation (1997-2000), High Level Architecture (2000-2006), Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (2006-Now), Bioinformatics (2007-Now), and Braille Computer Systems and Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired (2000-Now).

Administrative Works

During 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2008, I was Head of Department of Computer Engineering at Prince of Songkla University (PSU) for 4 years. I was Head of PSU Grid Center for 5 years from August 2007 to September 2012. In 2005, I was Head of Braille Computer System Research Group for one year. I was Head of iSys (Intelligent System) Research Group for 3 years from 2008 to 2010.

Family

I have a daughter named Sonja. She was born in 2001.

Spiritual Interests

I am interested in the Buddha's Dhamma. If you are interested in knowing how body and mind relate to each other, please visit Masaru Emoto 's web site and see experiments about Water Crystals. Do you believe in reincarnation? If you are reluctant about it, books of this doctor, Brian Weiss, may convince you. However, the most awakening spiritual books of these days are elaborated by Choegyam Trungpa . They are really cutting through my heart and probably yours.