Hisashi Kobayashi (Japanese: 小林久志 Kobayashi Hisashi; born on June 13, 1938) is the Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emeritus  at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. His fields of expertise include applied probability; queueing theory; system modeling and performance analysis; digital communication and networks; and network architecture. He was a Senior Distinguished Researcher at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan from September 2008 to March 2016.
|Alma mater||University of Tokyo|
|Awards||Honorary doctorate degree awarded by Ghent University, Belgium (March 22, 2019) |
C&C Prize (2012) Eduard Rhein Technology Award (2005) with Dolivo and Eleftheriou
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Senior US Scientist Award (1979)
IFIP's Silver Core Medal (1980)
|Institutions||Princeton University, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Free University of Brussels|
|Thesis||Representations of Complex-Valued Vector Processes and Their Application to Estimation and Detection (1967)|
|Doctoral advisor||John B. Thomas|
|Doctoral students||See the list in the Mathematical Genealogy|
He was President of Friends of UTokyo, Inc. (FUTI), New York from April 2011 till September 2015, and is currently Chair of its Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors, Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, Inc. .
Early life in JapanEdit
Hisashi studied at the University of Tokyo, and completed a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering in electrical engineering in 1961 and 1963, respectively. He was a recipient of Sugiyama Schloarship (1958–61) and RCA David Sarnoff Scholarship (1960). He worked as a radar system designer at Toshiba, Kawasaki in 1963–65.
Life and career in the United StatesEdit
Kobayashi came to the United States as a recipient of the Orson Desaix Munn Fellowship of Princeton University and completed a PhD degree in electrical engineering in 1967.
He worked for the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center at Yorktown Heights, New York, for fifteen years (1967–1982). He was a research staff member in its Applied Research Department from 1967–1970. He worked on seismic signal processing, data transmission theory, digital magnetic recording, and image compression algorithms, and then became Manager, Senior Manager, and Department Manager in its Computer Science Department from 1971–1982.
He was a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (1969–1970), University of Hawaii (1975), Stanford University (1976), Technische Universität Darmstadt (1979–1980), and Free University of Brussels (1980).
He was appointed the founding director of the IBM Japan Science Institute (later named as IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory) in 1982, and served in that position until 1986, when he joined Princeton University's faculty as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and the Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
He was Dean from 1986–1991, and was responsible for establishing multiple interdisciplinary and/or inter-institutional centers and programs in academic disciplines as material science, opto-electronics, earthquake engineering, surface engineered materials, discrete mathematics for computer science, and plasma etching.
After finishing his tenure as Dean, he was an NEC C&C visiting professor at the RCAST (Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology), the University of Tokyo (1991–1992). Since the fall of 1992 until June 2008, he assumed a full-time research and teaching position at Princeton University's Department of Electrical Engineering.
He retired from Princeton University in June 2008.
He was a distinguished researcher at the National Institute of Information and communications technology (NICT) of Japan in 2008–2016.
Major Awards and HonorsEdit
- 1977: Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- 1979: Silver Core Award of IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing)
- 1979: Humboldt Prize (Senior U.S. Scientist Award) from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, West Germany
- 1984: Member of Engineering Academy of Japan
- 1992: Fellow of IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers) of Japan
- Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University
- 2005: Life Fellow of IEEE
- 2005: Technology Award from Eduard Rhein Foundation of Germany, with Dolivo and Eleftheriou, for their contributions for their pioneering contributions to PRML (Partial-Response, Maximum-Likelihood), which allowed dramatic increases in the storage capacity of computer hard disks.
- 2006: Guest speech at the Entrance Ceremony of the University of Tokyo, Graduate School
- 2012: C&C Prize from NEC Foundation, Japan for his "pioneering and leading contributions both to the invention of high-density and highly reliable digital recording technology and to the creation and development of a performance-evaluation methodology for computer and communication systems."
- 2019: Honorary Doctorate Degree from Ghent University, Belgium for his "research contributions in queuing theory, systems performance modeling and evaluation, the Riemann hypothesis." University of Ghent article and photos from ceremony.
List of booksEdit
- Probability, Random Processes and Statistical Analysis (2012), coauthored by Brian L. Mark and William Turin, Cambridge University Press.
- System Modeling and Analysis: Foundations of System Performance Evaluation(2009), coauthored with Brian L. Mark, Pearson/Prentice Hall.
- Modeling and Analysis: An Introduction to System Performance Evaluation Methodology(1978)，Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
- "Hisashi Kobayashi – Dean of the Faculty – Princeton University". Princeton University. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
- "10 Faculty members transfer to emeritus status". Princeton University. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
- "Friends of UTokyo, Inc". The University of Tokyo. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
- "Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, Inc". Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
- "Hisashi Kobayashi (Biography)".
- Douligeris, Christos; Dimitrios N. Serpanos (2007). Network security: current status and future directions. John Wiley and Sons. p. 566. ISBN 978-0-471-70355-6.
- Kobayashi, Hisashi; Brian L. Mark (2008). System Modeling and Analysis: Foundations of System Performance Evaluation. Prentice Hall. p. 781. ISBN 978-0-13-034835-7.
- "IBM TRL 25th Anniversary". IBM. Archived from the original on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
- "Princeton professor wins IT award". The Japan Times.
- "THE KEYBOARD STYMIES JAPAN". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
- "Princeton appoints a Dean". New York Times. 20 January 1986. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
- "10 faculty members transfer to emeritus status".
- "Partial-response coding, maximum-likelihood decoding: capitalizing on the analogy between communication and recording". IEEE Communication Magazine. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
- "Technologiepreis – Technology Award 2005". Eduard Rhein Foundation. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
- "Kobayashi to receive leading tech award". Princeton University. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
- "IBM researchers receive technology award of Eduard Rhein Foundation". IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
- "NEC C&C Foundation Awards 2012 C&C Prize to Dr. Osamu Yamada, Dr. Toru Kuroda, Mr. Masayuki Takada and Prof. Hisashi Kobayashi".
- "LONG-TIME IEEE COMSOC MEMBER HISASHI KOBAYASHI RECEIVES THE C AND C PRIZE".
- "HISASHI KOBAYASHI HONORED FOR SEMINAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO DIGITAL STORAGE".
- "Probability, Random Processes and Statistical Analysis".
- "System Modeling and Analysis". Pearson/Prentice Hall. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
- "Modeling and Analysis (Book Review)" (PDF). Information Processing Society of Japan. Retrieved 11 November 2009.[permanent dead link]