Kunio Uchiyama
Vice President, Professional and Educational Activities
2019-2021 Board of Governors


Kunio Uchiyama, chief scientist of Hitachi, Ltd., received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has worked for the Central Research Laboratory of Hitachi since 1978 on design automation, mainframe computers, microprocessors, multicore processors, and their applications. He led R&D for the commercial SuperH microprocessors from the early 1990s, and he was awarded Japan’s national Medal of Honor with the Purple Ribbon in 2004 for his contribution to the development of commercial high-performance, low-power microprocessors. He also led the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization project in Japan on heterogeneous multicore technologies from 2007 to 2010. He was a guest editor of IEEE Micro in 2005 and served as a general chair of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference sponsored by IEEE CAS/CEDA in 2015. He has also been a vice chair of the IEEE Symposium on Low-Power and High-Speed Chips, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society since 2008. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, Solid-State Circuits Society, and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE). He is a Fellow of IEEE and IEICE.

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