EDUCATION: B.S., M.S., Ph.D.:    The University of Tokyo.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Artificial intelligence, new computing paradigms, and analysis of algorithms

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Editor:

Guest Editor, Special Issue "Beyond Silicon: New Computing Paradigms," Communications of the ACM, Sept. 2007.

H. Okuno and T. Munakata (Eds.), Translated issue of "Beyond Silicon: New Computing Paradigms," Communications of the ACM, 50, 9, 2007; the Japanese version: 7, 3. pp. 1-44.

 

Guest Editor, Special Section "Knowledge Discovery," Communications of the ACM, Nov. 1999.

(Also appeared in CACM, the Japanese Version, Vol. 1, No. 1, Feb. 2000)

Guest Editor, Special Issue "New Horizons for Commercial and Industrial AI,"

Communications of the ACM, Nov. 1995.

Guest Editor, Special Issue "Commercial and Industrial AI," Communications of the ACM, March 1994.

            Associate Editor, IEEE Expert (Now IEEE Intelligent Systems) (1987 - 1991).

Visiting Professor:

            Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Summer 2009.

Honors and Awards:

 

University Merit Recognition Award for Excellence in Research 2001, 2005, 2008

 

College Legacy Award in Research, April 2007

 

Newsweek Japan, an international edition of Newsweek celebrating its 25th anniversary, published a Special Section entitled “25 Japanese people who changed the world” in May 18, 2011. I was selected as one of the 25. More >>

 

Japan’s Foreign Minister’s Award 外務大臣賞, July 2012  

 

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (名誉博士号), Cleveland State University May 2014