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August 27, 2010

Hidenori Kimura wins Giorgio Quazza Medal

Hidenori Kimura

Dr. Hidenori Kimura will receive the Giorgio Quazza Medal from International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

The Giorgio Quazza Medal is an IFAC award presented to a distinguished control engineer every three years. Dr. Kimura will be the 11th winner and the first winner from Asia since the award was established in 1981.

The award ceremony will take place during the IFAC International World Congress which will be held in Milan, Italy in August 2011.

For more details on the Giorgio Quazza Medal, please see this page.

About the IFAC

IFAC founded in 1957, is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations (NMOs), each one representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country. At this time, fifty NMOs are members of IFAC. Science Council of Japan represents some academic societies in Japan.

Brief Resume of Dr. Hidenori Kimura

1965-1967 Master Course at the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Instrumentation Physics, the University of Tokyo
1967-1970 Doctor Course at the same department
1970 Doctor of Engineering
1970-1971 Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Osaka University
1971-1973 Senior Assistant Professor at the same faculty
1973-1987 Associate Professor at the same faculty
1987-1994 Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University
1994-1995 Professor at the Department of Systems Engineering, Osaka University
1995-1999 Professor at the Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, the University of Tokyo
1999-2004 Professor at the Department of Complex Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Frontier Science, Univ. of Tokyo
2001-2008 Leader of the Biological Control Systems Laboratory, the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
2007- Director of the RIKEN BSI-Toyota Collaboration Center
2009- Principal Fellow of the Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency