Toma, Tetsuya

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Toma, Tetsuya
Keio University
Graduate School of System Design and Management
Job title
博士(システムデザイン・マネジメント学)(Keio University), Master of Science, Engineering(Keio University)
Other affiliation
Faculty of Science and TechnologyMIT System Design and Management
Research funding number


After obtaining a master’s degree of science in Applied Chemistry from Keio University in 1988, Tetsuya Toma joined Sumitomo 3M as an product development engineer. He then moved to 3M Company Headquarter in the USA in 2001 and worked as an advanced product development specialist of Optical Systems Division until 2007. He developed various new products for electronics and LC display markets and successfully introduced them to the global markets. After serving for 3M for 20 years, he joined Keio University as an associate professor in 2008 and was promoted to full professorship in 2016. Ph.D. in System Design and Management, PMP (Project Management Professional). Deputy Director, Keio Photonics Research Institute. Director, PMI Japan Chapter (2010-2017). Research field: Program/project management and communication design for communities such as medical/health care, education or local resource utilization

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1988
Mar 2001
Sumitomo 3M, Ltd.
Mar 2001
Sep 2007
3M Company, USA
Oct 2007
Mar 2008


Mar 1986
Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Keio University
Mar 1988
Applied Chemistry, Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineering, Keio University
Mar 2014
システムデザイン・マネジメント専攻, システムデザイン・マネジメント研究科, Keio University

Committee Memberships

Apr 2010
慶應義塾大学理工学部附属フォトニクス・リサーチ・インスティテュート  副所長
Apr 2009
POFコンソーシアム  幹事(副会長)
Jan 2010
Dec 2017
ICPOF (International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fiber)  International Committee Member
Jan 2020
Dec 2022
Japan Creativity Society  Director
Jan 2019
Dec 2019
POF2019  Chair of Program Committee

Published Papers

Suzuki H., Sato T., Toma T.
Emotional Engineering, Vol.7: The Age of Communication   185-199   Jan 2019
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. Nowadays, the globalization is rapidly increasing and many Japanese employees are going overseas. The first author has experienced assignment in the Philippines for globalization, but the first author had a s...
Kataoka M., Maida I., Toma T.
Emotional Engineering, Vol.7: The Age of Communication   167-184   Jan 2019
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. Many people today have trouble socializing and feel uncomfortable and unsatisfied with human relations. Additionally, people must accomplish their life goals within a limited time frame. Based on seminars hel...
Masuda Y., Shepard D., Yamamoto S., Toma T.
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies   145 47-57   2019
© 2019, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. Clinical Decision-Support (CDS) systems are architected to resolve knowledge-intensive tasks for supporting decision-making processes in the medical fields and the healthcare industry. Furthermore, CDS sy...
Toma T., Masuda Y., Yamamoto S.
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies   98 186-197   2019
© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019. Internets of Things (IoT) and Big Data applications and services have spread and are rapidly being deployed in the information services of the healthcare and financial industrie...
Kawamura T., Toma T., Takano K.
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management   2017-December 1733-1737   Feb 2018
© 2017 IEEE. Several studies indicate that roughly 70% of the projects based on the software development have resulted in failure, thereby researchers and practitioners have been tried to develop solutions that will improve project success rates. ...


Innovation in Cluster of Companies that Developed Traditional Craft Technology into Advanced Technology:The Case of Kyoto Nanotechnology Cluster
Yuichi Oshima, and Tetsuya Toma
Planning and Public Management   40(3) 54-61   2017   [Refereed]
Introduction on Project Management Program in English Initiated by Graduate School of System Design and Management in Keio University
Hiroko Nagaya, and Tetsuya Toma
Journal of Japanese Society for Engineering Education   61(5) 51-54   2013   [Refereed]
Status of Project Management Education in the World and Accreditation of Project Management Degree Programs
TOMA Tetsuya
Journal of Japanese Society for Engineering Education   61(5) 16-21   2013   [Invited]

Books etc

慶應義塾大学大学院システムデザイン・マネジメント研究科 (Part:Contributor, 共著)
Keio University Press   Nov 2016   ISBN:978-4-7664-2378-5
Leading Global Project Teams: THE NEW LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
TOMA Tetsuya,Nagamine Nanami (Part:Joint Translation, 監訳)
Keio University Press   Jul 2015   

Conference Activities & Talks

A Business Game for “Eigyou” Practitioners to Understand the Importance of “Integrative Bargaining”
Motoki Asai, Tetsuya Toma, and Masaru Nakano
49th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference   10 Jul 2018   ISAGA2018
Vision paper for enabling Digital Healthcare applications in OHP2030
Tetsuya Toma, Yoshimasa Masuda, and Shuichiro Yamamoto
6th KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare   21 Jun 2018   KES-InMed-18
Proposal of a Methodology for Redesigning Concept for Lost Traditional Craft Industries
Masahiro Yoritama, and Tetsuya Toma
Council of Engineering Systems Universities Global Conference Tokyo   21 Jun 2018   CESUN2018
Outcome Prediction of Software Projects for Information Technology Vendors
Tomoyuki Kawamura, Tetsuya Toma, and Kenichi Takano
2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management   12 Dec 2017   IEEM
Effective Training Method for Reducing the Risk of Visual Delay Assuming Telesurgery Application
Iwane Maida, and Tetsuya Toma
The 4th International Conference on Serviceology   7 Sep 2016   ICServ2016

Teaching Experience



TOMA Tetsuya   The Others   Dec 2013
TOMA Tetsuya   The Others   Oct 2013
TOMA Tetsuya   The Others   Jun 2013
Latest Research Findings at KPRI for Face-to-Face Communication
TOMA Tetsuya   The Others   Mar 2013
高精細画像システム ハード面からみた医学教育における3Dの可能性
TOMA Tetsuya   The Others   Jul 2012
Possibility of Integration of Medical Data Using Mobile Van Clinic and Virtual Conference
Jitsuzo KatsumataTOMA TetsuyaTetsuro Ogi   The Others   Mar 2012 - Today

Research Grants & Projects

Research on System Design for Local Revitalization and Problem Solving of Hanno City
Hanno City: 
Project Year: Oct 2015 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Tetsuya Toma
情報通信研究機構(NICT): ソーシャル・ビッグデータ利活用・基盤技術の研究開発
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Tetsuro Ogi
「世界最速プラスチック光ファイバーと高精細・大画面ディスプレイのためのフォトニクスポリマーが築くFace-to-Faceコミュニケーション産業の創出」(中心研究者 小池康博)
内閣府: 平成21年度内閣府最先端研究開発支援プログラム事業(略称FIRST)
Project Year: 2010 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): Koike Yasuhiro
研究推進センター: 研究推進センター研究助成金「ウェルネス・コミュニティ・プロジェクト」課題A
Project Year: Oct 2009 - Sep 2010    Investigator(s): Yasuhiro Koike
総務省: 総務省PREDICT
Project Year: 2009 - Today


WO 2007/143341, US7950838 : WO 2007/143341, US7950838, Light Directing Film, 2007

Social Contribution

ICPOF (International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fiber)
PMI (Project Management Institute)