President's Profile

President Nakatani Profile

President Yoshida

Yoshio Nakatani

Date of Birth: July 24, 1958

College of Information Science and Engineering (Professor)

Academic Background
  • March 1981: Bachelor of Human Sciences, School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
  • August 1989: Doctor of Philosophy, Kobe University
Fields of Specialism

disaster mitigation information system, artificial intelligence, human interface, cognitive engineering, OMOIDE (personal memory) engineering, and affective engineering

Ritsumeikan University Employment History
  • April 2004: Director, The Institute of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University - until August 2005
  • April 2006: Associate Dean (in charge of Planning, Research and International Project), College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University - until March 2008
  • April 2008: Associate Dean (in charge of Planning and International Project), College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University - until March 2010
  • July 2009: Deputy Secretary General at Ritsumeikan University, Promotion Headquarter of Project for Establishing University Network for Internationalization (Global 30) by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan - until March 2011
  • April 2010: Associate Dean (in charge of International Project), College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University - until March 2011
  • April 2010: Specialist Manager for Program Development at Ritsumeikan University, The Advanced Specialized Foreign Student Development Project in Concept of “Asian Human Resources Fund” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan - until March 2011
  • April 2012: Director General, Research Organization of Science and Technology, and Chief Director, Research Institute of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University - until March 2014
  • April 2014: Dean, College of Information Science and Engineering; Dean, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University; and Trustee and Councilor, The Ritsumeikan Trust - until March 2018
  • April 2018: Vice Chancellor (in charge of Research, Information Technology, International Collaboration and Gender Equality) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), The Ritsumeikan Trust - until December 2018
Academic Society Memberships

Human Interface Society; Information Processing Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence; The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers; The Japanese Psychological Association; Japanese Cognitive Science Society; Japan Society for Disaster Information Studies; the Japanese Group Dynamics Association; The Society of Project Management; The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers; Research Society of Traffic Science

Motto

“Free and Easy Wandering” (Quote from ancient Chinese Philosopher: Zhuangzi)

Hobby

Visiting art galleries

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