Akihiko Yamada received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1959 and the Doctor of Engineering degree in 1980 both from Osaka University, Japan. He joined NEC Corporation in 1959 and was a Chief Engineer from 1985 to 1993. He was a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University from 1993 to 2000.
Dr. Yamada was a Senior Researcher in the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, from 2000 to 2003 and was involved in the research project on the history of Japanese industrial technology. He was a Professor in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Tokyo Denki University from 2003 to 2007.
Dr. Yamada is currently a principal of Computer Systems and Media Laboratory, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Denki University and a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology and Business, Cyber University, Japan.
Dr. Yamada served on the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors from 1985 to 1989, from 1991 to 1993, and from 2000 to 2001 and was involved in establishing the society's Asia/Pacific Office in Tokyo in 1988. He received IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000. He currently serves as a member of both the IEEE Computer Society History Committee and the History Committee of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ). Dr. Yamada is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IPSJ.
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