Hiroyasu Inoue is an associate professor in the Department of Business Administration, Osaka Sangyo University. His research expertise is in complex systems, artificial intelligence, and data science. He earned his Ph.D. in Informatics from Kyoto University in 2006. From 2011 to 2012, he was a visitor at the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University. He has published widely in many international journals. His recent works mainly focus on network sciences, which are based on big data, such as patents, papers, human mobility, and company data.