Dr. Ueyama was appointed to the role of full-time executive member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) at the Cabinet Office in 2016.
Prior to joining the CSTI, Dr. Ueyama served as the Vice President for the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies for a year and for two years as Dean of the Faculty of Economics at Sophia University in Japan.
For almost 20 years, he has been a professor at various universities such as Tohoku University – School of Engineering (Japan), Stanford University – History Department (USA), and Keio University－ Faculty of Policy Management (Japan).
Born and raised in Osaka, Dr. Ueyama started his academic life by joining the Graduate School of Economics at Osaka University. Thanks to a Fulbright Grant, he started to pursue the second degree in the field of the History of Science and Technology at Stanford University and received his doctorate in 1999.