Syoji Kobashi received his B.E. degree in electronics (1995), his M.E. degree (1997), and his D.E. degree (2000), all from the Himeji Institute of Technology at University of Hyogo, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. Kobashi is currently serving as an Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Hyogo in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, a Guest Associate Professor of WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center at Osaka University of Suita, Osaka, Japan, and a Visiting Scholar of the Department of Radiology at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa, USA. Kobashi also served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Yanagida Project, Communication Research Laboratory (CRL). His research interests include soft computing aided medical signal/image processing. He received the Joseph F. Engelberger Best Paper Award at the 2nd World Automation Congress in 2000, the IEEE EMBS Japan Young Investigators Competition from IEEE EMBS Japan Chapter in 2003, the Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award at 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics in 2009, and Outstanding Contribution Award at World Automation Congress in 2010. Kobashi holds a position of Associate Editor of International Journal on Intelligent Computing in Medical Sciences and Image Processing, and of Autosoft Journal, and is serving as the Chair of International Forum on Multimedia and Image Processing, World Automation Congress 2012. Kobashi is a Member of the Japan Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association, the Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems, the Organization of Human Brain Mapping, the Japan Society of Medical Imaging Technology, and the IEEE Transaction on Communications.
Biography Updated on 7 June 2012