Careers - Francis Bond

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Maths and Japanese (Yes it is possible to do maths as part of an Arts degree) in 1988 and then a Bachelor of Engineering in 1990.

Since graduating I have been working for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Company at their communication science laboratories south of Tokyo. I am part of a team developing a machine which will translate, over the phone, Japanese speech into English. Analysing language requires the sort of very precise logical approach which you learn when studying mathematics. Living in Japan is great.

Have you heard of kendo, fencing with bamboo swords? I now play kendo for the company team.

Updated: 18 Sep 2007