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Distinguished Lecture Series 2019/20 – Prof. Toru Ishida

Prof. Toru Ishida from Waseda University, Japan visited the Department and delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “Can we educate people to be innovative?” on 12 November 2019. In the lecture, Prof. Ishida presented experiences on interdisciplinary design education for both graduate and undergraduate students in Japan. The lecture was full of constructive interaction and well received.

Prof. Toru Ishida is a professor of Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. His academic background includes a professor of Kyoto University from 1993 to 2019, visiting scientist/professor positions at Columbia University, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, University of Maryland, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Xinjiang University and Hong Kong Baptist University. He experienced a vice president of IEICE, and a member of the Science Council of Japan. He was a co-founder of the Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, and the Kyoto University Design School. His research interest lies with multi-agent systems and modeling collaboration within human societies. He contributed to create AAMAS/ICMAS/PRIMA conferences on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. His projects include Community Computing, Digital City, Intercultural Collaboration and the Language Grid. He is a fellow of IEEE, IEICE and IPSJ. In 2014, He was awarded Distinguished Professor of Science by Hong Kong Baptist University.


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