Two Illustrious ISR Alumni Inducted into Second ICS Alumni Hall of Fame

Dr. Arthur Hitomi and Dr. Jason Robbins. Photo by Paul Kennedy.

Congratulations to ISR alumni Arthur Hitomi (Ph.D. 2010, advisor Richard N. Taylor) and Jason Robbins (Ph.D. 1999, advisor David Redmiles) for being inducted into the second UCI School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) Hall of Fame! Six ICS alumni were honored at the induction ceremony, held jointly with the School of Engineering, on February 24 at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.

Dr. Arthur Hitomi is President, Chief Executive Officer, and co-founder of Numecent. He is a recognized figure in the areas of application virtualization and streaming, has contributed to the development of Internet standards, and has authored 19 issued patents. He heads the company’s overall goals and the technology strategy, including its patent portfolio. He has led the acquisitions of other technologies and has invented and led the development of the company’s products including Cloudpaging. In the past, he co-founded Endeavors Technologies and has held both industry and academic positions. Hitomi holds a B.S. with honors, M.S., and Ph.D. in Information & Computer Science from UC Irvine.

Prof. Alfred Kobsa, Prof. Gloria Mark, Alumnus Dr. Mark Bergman, Dr. Arthur Hitomi, Dr. Jason Robbins, Prof. David Redmiles, Prof. André van der Hoek, Programmer Analyst Kari Nies, and Assistant Director Debra Brodbeck at ICS Alumni Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. Photo by Paul Kennedy.

Dr. Jason Robbins has been a professional software developer since 1988, and founded the ArgoUML open source project in 1999. He played a central role in the early development of CollabNet’s project hosting toolset, and was a founding member of the team behind Google Project Hosting on His current focus is on building collaboration tools for Google’s Chrome development team. Robbins earned his Ph.D. in 1999 & M.S. in 1995 in ICS at UC Irvine.

“Since I was at ICS,” Robbins reflected, “it has really shined as a top tier research and academic institution. It’s humbling to think that my work played a small part in that. And I am thankful to have been part of a such a supportive community.”

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This article appeared in ISR Connector issue: Spring/Summer 2017