Curriculum Vitae
Hideyuki TAKAGI


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



  1. The Shinohara Memorial Young Engineer Award of Institute of the Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers in 1989
    (Awarded paper: Hideyuki Takagi and Isao Hayashi, "NN-driven Fuzzy Reasoning." (in Japanese))
  2. 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.")
  3. 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,'')
  4. PC Best Paper Award at the 15th Int'l Conf. on Information Networking (ICOIN-15) Beppu, Japan (Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 2001)
    (Awarded paper: Hiroaki Nishino, Hideyuki Takagi, Sung-Bae Cho, and Kouichi Utsumiya, "A 3D Modeling System for Creative Design")
  5. Distinguished Service Award, Slovak Artificial Intelligence Society (June, 2002).
  6. Outstanding Contribution Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (October, 2003).
  7. 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 Japanese) )
  8. Best Associate Editor Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (October, 2005) .
  9. 2009 IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (Oct., 2010).
  10. 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").
  11. 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 genetic algorithms.

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 - March, 2023.

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.


IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS)
The Japanese Society for Evolutionary Computation
Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics (SOFT)
Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association (BFSM)