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Computer science educator

Tohru Watanabe, Japanese computer science educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award to science community worldwide International Institute Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany, 1990. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japanese Society Mechanical Engineers, Robotics Society Japan, Association of Computer Education in Japan Private Universities (board directors since 1993).

Background

Watanabe, Tohru was born on June 11, 1942 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. Son of Sirou and Sumie (Yatsukawa) Watanabe.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) University, 1965. Master of Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy Engineering, Kyoto (Japan) University, 1981.

Career

Assistant professor Kyoto University, 1967-1986, associate professor, 1986-1988. Professor computer science Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, since 1988, head computer center, 1991-1994, vice director integrated information center, since 1994. Board directors Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers, Kyoto, since 1989, International Institute for advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, since 1990.

Member organizing committee Japan-United States Symposium on Flexible Automation, Osaka, 1986, Minneapolis, 1988, Kyoto, 1990, San Francisco, 1992, Kobe, 1994. Manager (Intelligent) Flexible Automation Committee, Kyoto, since 1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Concise Encyclopedia of Software Engineering, 1993, Handbook of Design, Manufacturing and Automation, 1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japanese Society Mechanical Engineers, Robotics Society Japan, Association of Computer Education in Japan Private Universities (board directors since 1993).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, walking.

Connections

Married Etsuko Matsuda, March 18, 1972. Children: Keiko, Takeshi, Satoko.

father:
Sirou Watanabe

mother:
Sumie (Yatsukawa) Watanabe

spouse:
Etsuko Matsuda

child:
Keiko Watanabe

child:
Takeshi Watanabe

child:
Satoko Watanabe