Toshihisa Tanaka received the B.E., the M.E., and the Ph.D. degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1997, 2000, and 2002, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was a JSPS Research Fellow. From October 2002 to March 2004, he was a Research Scientist at RIKEN Brain Science Institute. In April 2004, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, where he is currently a Professor. In 2005, he was a Royal Society visiting fellow at the Communications and Signal Processing Group, Imperial College London, U.K. From June 2011 to October 2011, he was a visiting faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

His research interests include a broad area of signal processing and machine learning, including brain and biomedical signal processing, brain-machine interfaces, and adaptive systems. He is a co-editor of Signal Processing Techniques for Knowledge Extraction and Information Fusion (with Mandic, Springer), 2008, and a leading co-editor of Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Brain-Machine Interfaces (with Arvaneh, IET, U.K.), 2018.

He served as an associate editor and a guest editor of special issues in journals, including IEEE Access, Neurocomputing, IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience (Hindawi), IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Applied Sciences (MDPI), and Advances in Data Science and Adaptive Analysis (World Scientific). He served as editor-in-chief of Signals (MDPI). Currently, he serves as an associate editor of Neural Networks (Elsevier). Furthermore, he served as a Member-at-Large, on the Board of Governors (BoG) of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA). He was a Distinguished Lecturer of APSIPA. He serves as a Vice-President of APSIPA. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of IEICE, APSIPA, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Japan Epilepsy Society. He is the co-founder and CTO of Sigron, Inc.


  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2002.

Committee: Yukihiko Yamashita (chair), Akinori Nishihara, Isao Yamada, Toshiyuki Yoshida, Jun-ichi Takada

Thesis title: Lapped Transforms and Their Applications in Image Processing

  • M.S. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2000.

  • Exchange student in Electronic Engineering, Korea University, Republic of Korea, Sept. 19972 – Aug. 1998. (Host Adviser: Sung-Jea Ko)

  • B.S. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1997.

Work Experience

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor, October 2018-Present

Associate Professor, April 2006–September 2018

Senior Lecturer (Koushi), April 2004–March 2006

University of Hawaii, Manoa

Visiting Scholar, 2011

RIKEN Brain Science Institute

Visiting Research Scientist, April 2004–present

Research Scientist, October 2002–March 2004

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, April 2002–September 2002 JSPS Research Fellow, April 2000–March 2002