photo of Hiroshi Inaba

Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Denki University

B.S. Mathematics, 1966, Tokyo Denki University
Ph.D. ASE 1972, The University of Texas at Austin

Hiroshi Inaba graduated from Tokyo Denki University (TDU) in 1966 and then he went to the U.S. to pursue a further study where he received his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1972. After returning to Japan, he was appointed as an assistant professor of Tokyo Denki University (TDU), and then two years later he was invited to UT Austin as an assistant professor of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (1974-1976).

After his service in Texas, Inaba was appointed as a professor of the School of Science and Engineering at TDU and served there for more than thirty years. During this period, he served as chair of both the Department of Mathematical Sciences (1981-1985) and the Department of Information Sciences (1986-1990), respectively. Further, he served as the dean of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering (1993-1997), the director of Research Institute for Science and Technology (2000-2004) and leader of the Control Group of the 21st Century Centre of Excellence (COE) Project on Human Adaptive Mechatronics (2004–2007). Inaba retired from TDU in 2007 and is now a professor emeritus of the university.

Inaba also served as the president of IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics Tokyo Section (1990-1992), as a member of organizing committees for various international conferences, and as an editor and guest editor of international journals.

He was awarded an International Short Visit Fellowship from the Royal Society of United Kingdom and visited the University of the West of England as a guest professor for three months from February to April 2009. He received “The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Neck Ribbon” award for his enormous contribution to education and research from the Emperor of Japan in 2015.