Chief Fellow, Corporate Research & Development Center, Toshiba Corporation

Dr. Miwako Doi is chief fellow at the Corporate Research & Development Center and an Industry-Academic Collaboration senior fellow at the Technology Planning Division, Toshiba Corporation, Japan.   

She received her B.E. M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in 1977, 1979 and 2002 from the University of Tokyo. She joined Toshiba in 1979 and has been a researcher of human interface technology and involved in developing a portable Japanese word processor, a machine translation system, a CG chip for video games, and a pedestrian navigation system for mobile phones, among other products.   

Miwako is a council member of The Science Council of Japan, a member of the Steering Committee of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a member of the Steering Committee of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, and an invited professor at  Osaka University.

She is also director of The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, and an auditor of the Human Interface Society.

She has received 18 prizes including the IEEE Fellow Award, the Award of the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Achievement Award, the Society Activity Contribution Award, the Best Author award from the Information Processing Society of Japan, and the National Commendation for Invention. She has authored and co-authored 12 books, received over 300 patents, and published over 300 technical papers on subjects including multimedia information systems and human interface design.


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