IEEE Life Fellow Toshio Fukuda has been chosen as 2019 IEEE president-elect. He will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2020. Fukuda, who was nominated by petition as a candidate, received 20,865 votes in the election. Life Fellow Jacek M. Zurada received 15,378 and Fellow Vincenzo Piuri garnered 12,993 votes.
The results are unofficial until the IEEE Tellers Committee report is accepted by the IEEE Board of Directors in November.
Fukuda is a professor of mechatronics engineering at Meijo University, in Nagoya, Japan. He is also a professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology and professor emeritus at Nagoya University. His research focuses on intelligent robotic systems and micro-nano robotics. He has published more than 2,000 articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings, and reports.
He was elevated to Fellow in 1995 “for the development of distributed intelligent robotics and system control with neuron-fuzzy-genetic-algorithms-based computational intelligence.”
Fukuda was director of IEEE Region 10 in 2013 and 2014 and IEEE Division X director/delegate in 2001 and 2002, and 2017 and 2018. He was president of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in 1988 and 1989 and general chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Micro-Nano Mechatronics from 1990 to 2012. He has served on several IEEE boards and committees.
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