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Passing of Vice-President and Professor Kazuo Yoshida of the Faculty of Science and Technology

Update:Apr. 02, 2008

We express our deepest condolence on the passing of Prof. Kazuo Yoshida of the Faculty of Science and Technology, who served as Vice-President of Keio University. He passed away on 19 March, 2008 at the age of 58.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, 25 March at Aoyama Sougisho with President Yuichiro Anzai serving as funeral committee chairperson.

The following is Prof. Yoshida's career and accomplishments;

Title: Vice-President of Keio University, Professor of the Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, and Ph.D. in Engineering

Focus of Research: Engineering vibrations, control engineering and robotics

Academic and Professional Background:
March 1973 Bachelor's degree, Faculty of Engineering, Keio University
April 1976 Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Keio University
March 1978 Ph.D. in Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Keio University
April 1984 Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
April 1987 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
April 1994 Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering of Faculty of Science and Technology, and Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
April 1996 Professor, Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
May 2001 Vice-President, Keio University

Awards:
1994 JSME (The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) Medal for Outstanding Paper and JSME Dynamics, Measurement and Control Division Award for Pioneering Achievement
1997 JSME 100th Anniversary Distinguished Service Award
2007 The Robotics Society of Japan Fellow, The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence Award
Societies:
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Architectural Institute of Japan, The Robotics Society of Japan, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation

Main Publications:
" Introduction to Dynamics of Mechanical Systems", " Dynamics Handbook --- Motion, Vibration and Control ", " Mechano-Creature", " The Frontiers of Motion and Vibration Control " and " System Design: Paradigm Shift from Intelligence to Life - Design Methodology and Architecture Learning from Life as a System - "