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長尾 真

academic administrator , Engineering educator

Makoto Nagao, Japanese Academic administrator, engineering educator. Recipient Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Emanuel R. Piore award, 1993.

Background

Nagao, Makoto was born on October 4, 1936 in Ise City, Japan. Son of Kaoru and Yukie Nagao.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, 1959. Master of Science in Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, 1966.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Nottingham University, England, 1999.

Career

He contributed to various fields: machine translation, natural language processing, pattern recognition, image processing and library science. He was the 23rd President of Kyoto University (1997–2003) and the 14th Director of National Diet Library in Japan (2007–2012). In Kyoto University, He became an assistant professor in 1967, an associate professor in 1968, and a professor in 1973.

He served as the 23rd President of Kyoto University (1997–2003). After retirement from the university, he was appointed to the Director of National Diet Library in 2007 and held the position until 2012. He was the 20th Director of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) (1999–2000).

He is the first President of the Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (AAMT), and in each year from 2006, AAMT Nagao Award is awarded to individuals or groups who made contribution to machine translation. 1993: IEEE Emanuel R.

Achievements

  • 1993: IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award\r\n1997: Medal of Honour with Purple Ribbon\r\n1999: C&C Prize\r\n2003: ACL Lifetime Achievement Award\r\n2004: Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University\r\n2005: Japan Prize\r\n2005: Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur\r\n2008: Person of Cultural Merit.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Knowledge and Inference, 1988, English translation, 1990, Machine Translation, How Far Can It Go?, 1986, English translation, 1989, (Japanese Books) Engineering for Pattern Recognition and Language Understanding, 1989, Artificial Intelligence and Human, 1992, Digital Library, 1994, (co-author) Natural Language Processing, 1996, What is Understanding, 2001. Editor Encyclopedia Computer Science, 1990, Multimedia Digital Library., 1994, Natural Language Processing, 1996, Basis of Multimedia Information Processing, 1999.

Membership

Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Emanuel R. Piore award 1993). Member: Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation (president 1992-1996), Japan Library. Association 2002-2007, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Japan Council (chair 2005-2007), Japan Association National Universities (president 2001-2003), Association Natural Language Processing 1994-1996, Information Processing Society Japan 1999—2001, (Contributions award 1997), International Association Pattern Recognition (vice president 1986-1988), Cognitive Science Society Japan (president 1988-1990), International Association Machine Translation 1991-1993, (Medal of Honor 1997), Institute Electronics Information Communications Engineering Japan (vice president 1993-1998, president 1998-1999, Distinguished Achievement and Contributions award 1997), Japan Science Council of Japan.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, golf, swimming, classical music, walking.

Connections

Married Mikiko Nagao, December 5, 1964. Children: Noriko, Fumiko, Takashi.

father:
Kaoru Nagao

mother:
Yukie Nagao

spouse:
Mikiko Nagao

child:
Fumiko Nagao

child:
Takashi Nagao

child:
Noriko Nagao