Prof Hiroaki Kitano
President & CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
Prof Hiroaki Kitano is a President & CEO at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Tokyo, a Corporate Executive at Sony Corporation, Tokyo, a President at The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, and a Professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa. He received a B.A. in physics from the International Christian University, Tokyo, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Kyoto University. Since 1988, he has been a visiting researcher at the Center for Machine Translation at Carnegie Mellon University. His research career includes a Project Director at Kitano Symbiotic Systems Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Corporation followed by a Project Director at Kitano Symbiotic Systems Project, ERATO-SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, a Group Director of Laboratory for Disease Systems Modeling at RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, and so on.
He is also an Editor-in-Chief of npj Systems Biology and Applications, and a Founding President of The RoboCup Federation. Kitano received The Computers and Thought Award from the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence in 1993, Prix Ars Electronica 2000, Japan Design Culture Award 2001, Good Design Award 2001, and Nature’s 2009 Japan Mid-career Award for Creative Mentoring in Science, as well as being an invited artist for Biennale di Venezia 2000 and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York in 2001.