Affiliation: Nagoaka University of Technology
Koichi Yamada received B.Eng. in Control Engineering in 1978, and M.Eng. and PhD in Systems Science in 1980 and 1996 respectively, all from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He worked as a research engineer for Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. from 1980 to 1987, Digital Equipment Corporation Japan, Inc. from 1987 to 1989, and Yamatake-Honeywell Co., Ltd from 1989 to 1996. He also worked as a project leader in Laboratory for International Fuzzy Engineering Research developed by MITI, Japan between 1991 and 1993. In 1996 he joined Nagaoka University of Technology as an associate professor and is currently a full professor in Department of Information and Management Systems Engineering. He was a board member of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics in 7th, 8th and 11th terms. His main research interests are automated reasoning, machine learning, knowledge discovery, decision making under uncertainty and affective Engineering.