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Prof. Toshio Fukuda from BIT Elected as 2019 IEEE-President-Elect

Date: 2018-12-07

Prof. Toshio Fukuda, full-time professor at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), doctoral supervisor, foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and IEEE Life Fellow, has been elected as the 2019 IEEE-President-Elect. Prof. Fukuda will succeed 2019 IEEE President José M. F. Moura and will begin serving as IEEE President on January 1, 2020.


Left to right: 2018 IEEE President & CEO James A. Jefferies, 2018 IEEE President-Elect José M. F. Moura, 2019 IEEE President-Elect Toshio Fukuda


According to the IEEE history, Prof. Fukuda is the first Asian candidate elected as the IEEE President. The other candidates for the 2019 IEEE President-Elect were IEEE Fellow Vincenzo Piuri, and IEEE Fellow Jacek M. Zurada.


Prof. Fukuda has served in IEEE for more than 40 years and made great contribution to IEEE. After assuming presidency, he is expected to increase IEEE membership and make IEEE a more comfortable “home” for everybody stay in IEEE.


【Personal Profile】


Toshio Fukuda, full-time professor and doctoral supervisor of BIT and foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2013 and 2014, he served as Director of IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific Region), and from 2017 to present as Director of IEEE Division 10 (System and Control), President of IEEE Nanotechnology Society (2002-2005), President of IEEE Robot and Automation Society (1998-1999), and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2000-2002). He has published 11 monographs and more than 200 papers in top journals in robotics and automation, with a citing rate of more than 4000 times. He has won more than 80 important international academic awards, including the highest "Lifelong Achievement Award" in robotics and automation field issued by IEEE headquarters in 2010 and the highest "Friendship Award" issued by the Chinese Government in 2014 for the recognition of foreign experts with outstanding contributions. He is currently the Director of the Academic Steering Committee of the Joint Laboratory of International Cooperation on Humanoid Robots and Systems of the Ministry of Education, and the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Intelligent Robots and Systems.