Takeshi Yamakawa

Takeshi Yamakawa (F’09) received the B.Eng. degree in electronics engineering from the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Tobata, Japan, in 1969, and the M.Eng. degree in electronics engineering and the Ph.D. degree for his studies on electrochemical devices from Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan, in 1971 and 1974, respectively. He was an Associate Professor with Kumamoto University. He joined the Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT), Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu, Japan, as a full Professor in April 1989. He established a national foundation, Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI), Fukuoka, Japan, in 1990. He is currently the Director of FLSI and also a Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Life Science and Systems Engineering, KIT. His main research interests include hardware implementation of fuzzy systems, fuzzy neural networks, chaotic systems, and self-organizing systems, as well as microdevices for biochemical analysis. He holds 11 patents in U.S.A., four in Europe, one in Australia, and one in Taiwan, and has also applied for more than 90 patents in Japan. He is a Member of the Editorial Board and a regional Editor of ten international professional journals. He contributed to more than 80 international conferences as an Organizer or a Member of organizing/programming committee. Dr. Yamakawa received fifteen awards, such as International MOISIL Prize and the Gold Medal in 1994. He is a Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association and the Japan Society of Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics.

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The Palm-Sized Cryoprobe System Based on Refrigerant Expansion and Boiling and its Application to an Animal Model of Epilepsy
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