Hideyuki Takagi received the degrees of Bachelor and Master from Kyushu Institute of Design in 1979 and 1981, and the degree of Doctor of Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology in 1991.He was a researcher at Panasonic Central Research labs in 1981 - 1995 and a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley in 1991-1993 hosted by Prof. L. A. Zadeh. He moved to Kyushu Institute of Design as an Associate Professor in 1995 and is now a Professor of Kyushu University.
He had worked on neuro-fuzzy systems in 1987 - early 1990's and extended his interests to fusing neuro-fuzzy-genetic algorithms and human factors. Now, he aims humanized computational intelligence and is focusing on interactive evolutionary computation (IEC) as a tool for this research direction. Well cited his IEC papers and others can be found at Google Scholar Citations.He has been a volunteer for IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society. Some of his contributions are: Vice President in 2006 - 2009: a member of Administrative Committee/Board of Governors in 2001 - 2010: Chair of SMC Japan Chapter: Technical Committee (TC) Coordinator in 2004-2005: Chair of TC on Soft Computing in 1998-2004 and since 2008: SMC Distinguished Lecturer in 2006 - 2011: Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on SMC, Part B and now Cybernetics since 2001. He is/was an organizer of the special sessions at SMC2006 -SMC2014. Other his voluntary jobs are an Executive Committee member of Japan Society for Evolutionary Computation in 2010-2012, that of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics (SOFT) in 1999-2001 and 2001-2003, and others. See his detail at http://www.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~takagi/