Professor Yasuhide Hobara joined the Department of Communication Engineering and Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering in The University of Electro-Communications (UEC) in 2009.
Following his graduation from the UEC in 1997, he worked at various different educational and research institutes such as Institute of Applied Physics Russian Academy of Sciences in Nizhny Novgorod, Earth observation research center, JAXA, Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie de l'Environnement et de l’Eespace Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), Swedish institute of space physics (Sweden), The university of Sheffield (United Kingdom), and Tsuyama National College of Technology (Japan). Terrestrial and space electromagnetic environment is his main field of research such as space plasma physics, seismo-electromagnetics, atmospheric electricity from ground-based and satellite measurements.
He is interested in monitoring and predicting terrestrial and space environments using radio sensing technique.
Currently he engages in various experimental and theoretical research projects such as lightning discharges and hazardous meteorological events, electromagnetic phenomena associated with seismic activities, and space weather to mitigate natural disasters.
He is currently secretary of Japan National Committee (JNC) of International Union of Radio Science (URSI), head of the Centre for Space Science and Radio Engineering, Earth Environment Research Station of UEC.