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Biography of Professor Yasuhiko Dote



Yasuhiko Dote received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Japan's Muroran Institute of Technology and a master and doctoral degree from the  University of Missouri in 1963, 1972, and 1974, respectively, after which he was employed by the Yaskawa Electric Manufacturing Company in Japan. 

He served as Visiting Scholar in Engineering at the Masschusetts Institute of  Technology, Muroran Institute of Technology, Oxford University and Helsinki University of Technology. In 1983, he was Visiting Professor and Consultant at the United Nations Water and Power Research Station in Puna, India. He was in addition Chairman of the Modern Control Theory Application Survey Committee in Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan for three years and Chairman of the Soft Computing Application to Industry Survey Committee. An Associate Editor at Large of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, he was General Chairman of the IEEE International Workshop on Neuro Fuzzy Control in 1993, and was greatly involved in the International Workshop on Soft Computing in Industry in 1996 and 1999. He was International Co-Chair of the International Workshop on Soft Computing in Engineering Design and Manufacturing on the Internet for two editions, in 1998 and 1999. He worked to establish the World Internet Federation of Soft Computing with his research colleagues under the advice of Dr. L. A. Zadeh. 

He was a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications published by the Imperial College Press. Dr. Dote has published over 60 technical papers on drive systems and five books on motion control. His research interest included in the field of intelligent control methods (soft computing) applied to motor drive and motion control systems. He was a member of the IEE, Japan and IEEE. Professor Dote passed away on March 04, 2006