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educator , Information scientist , Science writer

Toru Nishigaki, Japanese Information scientist, educator, science writer. Recipient Best Paper prize Information Processing Society Japan, 1979. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Japan Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

Background

Nishigaki, Toru was born on December 12, 1948 in Tokyo. Son of Osamu and Shigeko (Aoki) Nishigaki.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Tokyo, 1972; Doctor of Philosophy in Information Engineering, University Tokyo, 1982.

Career

Researcher Hitachi, Ltd., Japan, 1972-1980. Visiting scholar Stanford (California) University, 1980-1981. Senior researcher Hitachi Ltd., Japan, 1981-1986.

Associate professor information engineering Meiji University, Tokyo, 1986-1991, professor information engineering, 1991-1996. Visiting professor information engineering University Reims, France, 1994-1995. Professor information engineering University Tokyo, since 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Digital Narcissus, 1991 (Suntory prize for social science and humanities 1991), Multi-media, 1994 (Telecom Social Science prize 1995), Pessimistic Cyborg, 1994, Sacred Virtual Reality, 1995.

Membership

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery, Japan Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.

Connections

Married Sachiko Koizumi, May 19, 1974. Children: Taro, Junta.

father:
Osamu Nishigaki

mother:
Shigeko (Aoki) Nishigaki

spouse:
Sachiko Koizumi

child:
Junta Nishigaki

child:
Taro Nishigaki