Yutaka Yamamoto received his B. S. and M. S. degrees in engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1972 and 1974, respectively, and the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Florida, in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He is currently a professor at the Department of Applied Analysis and Complex Dynamical Systems, Graduate School of Informatics of Kyoto University. His research and teaching interests are in realization and robust control of distributed parameter systems, learning control systems, and sampled-data systems, its application to digital signal processing, with emphasis on sound and image processing.
Dr. Yamamoto received the Sawaragi memorial paper award in 1985, outstanding paper award of SICE in 1987 and in 1997, the best author award of SICE in 1990 and in 2000, the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award in 1996, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prizes for Science and Technology in 2007. He received the IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award in 2009, and the Transition to Practice Award of the Control Systems Society in 2012, as well as the ISCIE Best Industrial Paper Award in 2009. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and SICE. He is currently President of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He has served as the Vice President for Technical Activities of the CSS for 2005-2006, and as Vice President for Publication Activities for 2007-2008. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, Systems and Control Letters, and is currently an associate editor of Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems. He has served as a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control for 2010-2011. He also served as an organizing committee member of the 35th CDC in 1996, MTNS '91 in Kobe, and as a member of program committees of several CDC's. He was the chair of the Steering Committee of MTNS, and served as General Chair of MTNS 2006. He is a past President of ISCIE of Japan.