He was born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan in July, 1956.
He 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 is interested in computational intelligence. Especially, he in interested
in cooperative technology of neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary
computation.. and human. Humanized Computational Intelligence is what he is focusing now.
- Main research topic is Interactive Evolutionary Computation (IEC). Most his publications in these two decades relate to the IEC.
- He worked in the areas of signal processing, speech recognition, and software engineering in 1980s.
AWARD & HONORS
- The Shinohara Memorial Young Engineer Award of Institute of the Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
(Awarded paper: Hideyuki Takagi and Isao Hayashi, "NN-driven
Fuzzy Reasoning." (in Japanese))
- Best Paper Award in vol.1 of the
Proceedings of the 1st Int'l Conf.on Conventional and
Knowledge-based Intelligent Electronic Systems(KES'97),
Adelaide, Australia (May 21-23, 1997)
(Awarded paper: Ken Aoki and Hideyuki Takagi, "3-D CG Lighting
with an Interactive GA.")
- Best Paper Award at the 5th Int'l Conf. on Soft
Computing and Information/Intelligent Systems (IIZUKA'98)
Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan (Oct. 16-20, 1998)
(Awarded paper: Miho Ohsaki and Hideyuki Takagi, "Application
of Interactive Evolutionary Computation to Optimal Tuning of
Digital Hearing Aids,'')
- PC Best Paper Award at the 15th Int'l Conf. on Information
Networking (ICOIN-15) Beppu, Japan (Jan. 31 - Feb. 2,
(Awarded paper: Hiroaki Nishino, Hideyuki Takagi, Sung-Bae Cho,
and Kouichi Utsumiya, "A 3D Modeling System for Creative
- Distinguished Service Award, Slovak Artificial Intelligence Society (June, 2002).
Contribution Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (October, 2003).
- Paper Award of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics in 2004
(Awarded paper: Hideyuki Takagi, Takeo Ingu, and Kei Ohnishi, "Accelerating a GA Convergence
by Fitting a Single-Peak Function," J. of Japan Society for Fuzzy
Theory and Intelligent Informatics, vol.15, no.2, pp.219-229 (2003） (in
- Best Associate Editor Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (October, 2005) .
- 2009 IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (Oct., 2010).
- Best Paper Award at the 6th Int. Conf. on Genetic and Evolutionary Computing (ICGEC2012),
Kitakyushu, Japan (Aug. 25-28, 2012).
(Awarded paper: Yan Pei and Hideyuki Takagi, "Comparative study on fitness landscape approximation with Fourier transform").
- 2016 IEEE Outstanding SMCS Chapter Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (Oct., 2017).
He had worked for the Central Research Laboratories of
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. from April, 1981 to March,
1995. During these 14 years, he has researched on software
engineering, speech recognition, neural networks, fuzzy systems, and
He was a Visiting Industrial Fellow of the University of
California at Berkeley from October, 1991 to September, 1993, hosted
by Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh of Computer Science Division. Besides his
visiting research, he played an educational role through research
projects and technical meeting with students, and BISC special
seminar on Soft Computing of Computer Science Division.
He had worked for Kyushu Institute of Design since April, 1995 as an Associate
Professor. He belonged to Department of Acoustic Design in 1995 - 1999
and Department of Art and Information Design in 1999 - 2003. Kyushu Institute
of Design and Kyushu University merged into one on October 1, 2003, and
his affiliation name changed to Faculty of Design, Kyushu University.
Since then, he had worked as an Associate Professor and then Professor. He
retired from Kyushu University on 31 March, 2022 and is now a Professor Emeritus.
However, he works for Kyushu University as a Research Professor in April, 2022 -
Prof. Takagi is interested in Computational Intelligence such as
neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computations, and other
so-called Soft Computing technologies, especially cooperation of
these technologies. Currently, his interest focuses on Interactive
Evolutionary Computation which aims the cooperation of human and
evolutionary computation. He is also interested in signal processing
and human-machine interface.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACADEMIC SOCIETIES
IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS)
- Vice President (2006-2007, 2008-2009)
- Board of Governors member (2001-2003, 2004-2006, 2010, 2016-2018)
- Technical Committee Coordinator (2004-2005)
- Chair of Technical Committee on Soft Computing (1998-2004, 2008-)
- Distinguished Lecturer of SMC Society's Distinguished Lecturer Program
(2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011)
- Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (previous Systems, Man
and Cybernetics, Part B) (2001 - )
- Chair of SMCS Japan Chapter (2014-2015, 2016-2017)
- Voice-Chair of SMCS Japan Chapter (2018-2019, 2020-2021)
The Japanese Society for Evolutionary Computation
- Executive Committee member in 2010, 2011-2012
Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics (SOFT)
- Councilor in 2003 - 2004, 2005 - 2006, and 2007 - 2008.
- Executive Committee member in 1999 - 2001 and 2001-2003
- Chair of Kyushu Chapter in 1997 - 1999
Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association (BFSM)
- Councilor for Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association in April, 2005 - March, 2007