Richard Hoshino teaches computer science at the Vancouver campus of Northeastern University. He began his Northeastern career in June 2020.

Prior to his arrival at Northeastern in 2020, Richard was a professor of mathematics at Quest University Canada in Squamish, British Columbia (2013-2020), a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo (2010-2012), and a mathematician with the Government of Canada, leading the mathematics and data exploration section at the Canada Border Services Agency (2006-2010).

He has published 36 research papers across numerous fields and is the owner of Hoshino Math Services, a boutique math consulting firm.

Richard is heavily involved in high school outreach, and continues to visit dozens of schools each year to share his passion and love for mathematics and computer science. He is also the author of "The Math Olympian", a novel that is currently ranked #1 by GoodReads in Best Young Adult Books that Empower.

Richard was the 2017 recipient of the Adrien Pouliot Award, awarded by the Canadian Mathematical Society as a lifetime achievement award to celebrate "significant and sustained contributions to mathematics education".

He holds a B.Math. from the University of Waterloo, a B.Ed. from Queen's University, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Dalhousie University.

Richard in the Media

Quest Prof wins prestigious national math award, feature story by Jennifer Thuncher, Squamish Chief, November 2017.

What it truly means to be gifted, op-ed published in the Toronto Star, June 2017.

Quest professor writes novel to inspire youth to embrace numbers, article by Jennifer Thuncher, Squamish Chief, March 2015.

Canadian scientist uses math to green Japanese baseball, feature story by Stephen Hesse, Japan Times, November 2012.