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information engineering educator

Yoshiaki Shirai, Japanese information engineering educator.

Background

Shirai, Yoshiaki was born on August 3, 1941 in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. Son of Takeaki and Yoshiko (Sasaki) Shirai.

Education

Bachelor in Engineering, Nagoya University, 1964. Master in Engineering, Tokyo University, 1966. Doctor of Engineering, Tokyo University, 1969.

Career

Researcher Electrotech. Laboratory, Tokyo, 1969—1972, senior researcher, 1972—1979, chief of section, 1979—1985, division director Tsukuba, 1985—1988. Professor mechanical engineering Osaka (Japan) University, 1988—2005.

Professor department human and computer intelligence School Information Science and Engineering Ritsummeitean University, since 2005. Visiting researcher Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971-1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

Membership

Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Robotics Society Japan (board directors 1986-1988, vice president 1998-2000, Japan Society Artificial Intelligence (board directors 1985-1989, vice president 1998-2000, president 2000-2002), Information Processing Society Japan (board directors 1987-1989), Institute Electronics Information and Communication Engineers (board directors 2000-2002).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Go, tennis, swimming, classical music.

Connections

Married Kuniko Hikida, October 24, 1969. Children: Hideaki, Tomoko, Toshiaki.

father:
Takeaki Shirai

mother:
Yoshiko (Sasaki) Shirai

spouse:
Kuniko Hikida

child:
Hideaki Shirai

child:
Tomoko Shirai

child:
Toshiaki Shirai