He received the B.Eng. degree from Nagoya Institute of Technology
and the Dr. Eng. degree from the University of Tsukuba
, in 1981 and in 1993, respectively. He joined the Electrotechnical Laboratory, AIST, MITI in 1981. From 1990 to 1991 he was a visiting research scientist at Institute for Information Technology, National Research Council Canada
. From 2001 to 2009, he was a deputy director of Nueroscience Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
. Also he was a Professor at Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba
from 2002 to 2009. He is currently a Professor at Hiroshima University
. His current research interests include statistical pattern recognition and its applications to image recognition. He is a member of the IEEE, the IPSJ, the IEICE of Japan, Japanese Neural Network Society, The Japanease Societey of Artificial Intelligence.