Toru Yamaguch


Toru Yamaguch

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Curriculum Vitae

Toru Yamaguchi received his B.S. and M.E. in electrical engineering from Chiba University, Japan, in 1979 and 1981. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Chiba University in 1992. He was with the System Software Laboratory of Toshiba Corp. in Tokyo, Japan, from 1981 to 1993 and worked in the field of intelligent systems using fuzzy and neural network systems. He was also with the Laboratory for International Fuzzy Engineering (LIFE) Research as a chief researcher of the Fuzzy Associative Memory (FAM) project. Further, he was an Associate Professor at Utsunomiya University in Japan, from 1993 to 2000. He has been a full Professor at the Faculty of System Design of Tokyo Metropolitan University since 2000. He has also been participating in Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) of the Japan Science and Technology (JST) Corporation. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions in Industrial Electronics from 2000 to 2004, a Researcher of Ubiquitous Robot Technology Research center from 2004 to 2008, a Researcher of Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo from 2005 to 2009.  He is Director of Community-centric System Research Center, Tokyo Metropolitan University, since 2015. His current interests are in soft computing, neural computing, fuzzy computing, and chaotic computing. Moreover, Dr. Yamaguchi was a recipient of the Technological Contribution Award of Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. in 2011. He is the fellow in the Robotics Society of Japan. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ), the Japan Neural Network Society (JNNS), SOFT, Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), and the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ).



  • Mar. 1979: Bachelor of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan
  • Mar. 1987: Master of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan
  • Nov. 1992: Doctor of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan

Awards and Honors

  • Best paper, The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (1992)
  • Award of Excellence, Fuzzy robot competition (1992)
  • Best paper, Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics (1992)
  • Best paper, The 27th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society(IECON’01) (2001)
  • Best paper, f Euro Symposium on CI (2001)
  • Excellent Presentation Award, SCIS & ISIS 2002 (2002)
  • Excellent Paper Award, ISCIIA2006 (2006)
  • Presentation Award, IWACIII2009 (2009)
  • The best paper award, HSI2011 (2011)
  • Award for Contributions to the Field of Engineering, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc.(2011)
  • Best paper award, The 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (2013)
  • Fellow, The Robotics Society of Japan (2016)