Kiyoshi Ueda graduated Kyoto University in 1977 and completed a graduate course of Kyoto University in 1982 receiving his PhD.  Since 1982, he has been working at Tohoku University, as a research associate (1982-1990), as an associate professor (1990-2003), and as a full professor (2003-present).  He was also a visiting scientist at University of Maryland in the United States (1985-87), an invited senior scientist at Daresbury Laboratory in the United Kingdom (1992-1993), and an invited professor of Universite Paris Sud in France (1998).