Masanao Obayashi was born in Saga city, Japan, in 1951. He received the Electrical Engineering degree from Kyushu Institute of Technology and the M.A. and the Ph.D. degrees from Kyushu University, in 1975, 1977, and 1996, respectively. In 1977, he started to work at Omika works, Hitachi, Ltd. for development and designing of communication software between computers. He served as a Research Associate and as an Associate Professor at Kyushu University, in 1989 and 1997, respectively. Since 2001, he works as a Professor at Yamaguchi University, Japan. He is mainly interested in complex systems: modeling of limbic system, especially memory and amygdala, and their application to construction of artificial intelligent systems. He is also interested in intelligent system construction and control: chaotic system, learning system, and multiagent system. In 1995, he was corecipient of the Outstanding Paper Award at IEEE SMC 1995. In 2003, he was a Member of Editorial Committee of the Transactions of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE). He is a Member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, SICE, The Institute of electrical Engineers of Japan, and Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011