Kazuo Yano

Member of AIWS Standards and Practice Committee, Michael Dukakis Institute

Chief Engineering of Hitachi, Ltd.

Kazuo Yano received the B. S., M. S., and Ph. D degrees from Waseda University, Japan, in 1982, 1984, 1993, respectively. From 1991 to 1992 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Arizona State University.

He is now a Fellow, Corporate Officer, Hitachi Ltd.

He is Known for the pioneering works in semiconductor field, such as the world-first room- temperature single-electron memories in 1993. In 2003, he has pioneered the measurement and analysis of social big data.

The wearable sensor for this purpose has been introduced in a Harvard Business Review. He has succeeded quantifying the happiness, which has been used in more than 30 companies.

His recent work is on the multi-purpose artificial intelligence, which has been applied to over 60 cases.

He has applied over 350 patents and his papers are cited by over 2500 papers. His book, “The New Invisible Hand,” is cited as one of top-10 business books in Japan in 2014.

He received 1994 IEEE Paul Rappaport Award, 1996 IEEE Lewis Winner Award, 1998 IEEE Jack Raper Award, Kujin Award from Hitachi Henjinkai in 1995, 2007 MBE Erice Prize, the Best Paper Award of International Conference on ASE/IEEE Social Informatics 2012. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.