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systems engineering researcher

Masatoshi Ishikawa, Japanese systems engineering researcher. Achievements include invention of a tactile sensor for robots and an optical neurocomputing system.


Ishikawa, Masatoshi was born on August 22, 1954 in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan. Son of Saburo and Toshiko I. (Ueki).


Bachelor in Engineering, University Tokyo, 1977. Master in Engineering, University Tokyo, 1979. Doctor of Engineering Tokyo, 1988.


Researcher Industrial Products Research Institute, Agency Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, 1979-1989. Associate professor department mathematics engineering and information physics University Tokyo Faculty of Engineering, 1989—1995, University Tokyo Graduate School Engineering, 1995—1999, professor, 1999—2001. Professor department information physics University Tokyo Graduate School Information Science and Technology, since 2001, professor department creative informatics, since 2005.

Chair Japanese National Project on Sensor Fusion, 1991—1995. Guest professor Harbin Institute of Technology, 1999. Executive advisory to president, director university corporation relations University Tokyo, 2002—2004, vice president, director university corporation relations, 2004—2005, executive vice president, director university corporation relations, 2005—2006.


  • Achievements include invention of a tactile sensor for robots and an optical neurocomputing system.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals, chapters to books.


Fellow: Society Instrumentation and Control Engineers (director 1995-1996, Best Paper award 1984, 1989, 1992, Best Paper award from Systems Integration Technology Division 2003, Best Technique award 2004, Tomoda award 2004). Member: Institute Image Information and television Engineers (Best Development award 2004), Japanese Society Mechanical Engineering (Major Contribution award for Robotics and Mechatronics Division 1999, ROBOMEC award from Robotics and Mechatronics Division 2003, 2005), Virtual Reality Society Japan, Institute Electrical Engineers Japan, Information Processing Society Japan, Institute Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Robotics Society Japan (Best Paper award 1998, 2001), Optical Society Japan, Japanese Society Applied Physics.


Married Keiko Takano, April 17, 1985. 2 children.

Saburo Ishikawa

Toshiko I. (Ueki) Ishikawa

Keiko Takano