Etsuji Tomita received his B.Eng. and Dr.Eng. degrees in electronics engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1966 and 1971, respectively. Then, he was with the faculties of Tokyo Institute of Technology and was appointed as an Associate Professor and subsequently Professor at the University of Electrocommunications (UEC Tokyo) and also as a Professor at the Research and Development Initiative, Chuo University. He is presently working as a Professor Emeritus at UEC Tokyo and at the Advanced Algorithms Research Laboratory, UEC, Tokyo. He serves as a Research Advisor of JST ERATO Minato Discrete Structure Manipulation System Project. He is mainly interested in design and analysis of computer algorithms, combinatorial optimization and its application to practical problems, algorithmic learning theory, and theory of automata and formal languages. He served as Editor of IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers), as an Editor-in-Chief of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan), as the Chair of SIG MPS (Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving) of IPSJ, as a Program Committee Chair of ALT (Algorithmic Learning Theory) 2005, as a Guest Editor of Theoretical Computer Science, as a Conference Chair of ICGI (International Colloquium on Grammatical Inference) 2006, as the Director of IPSJ, as the Chair of Computer Science Domain of IPSJ, and as a Councilor of JSAI (The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence). He is presently a Member of Steering Committee of ICGI and as an Editor of American Journal of Operations Research. He was given the Yonezawa Award of IECE, the Funai Information Technology Prize, the Contribution Award of SIG MPS of IPSJ, and the Award of Theoretical Computer Science Top Cited Article 2005-2010. He is a Fellow of IEICE and IPSJ and an IEEE Senior Member.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011