Program Officer/Research Supervisor, Department of R&D for Future Creation
Japan Science and Technology Agency
Dr Akira Maeda received his BSc and MSc degrees in Physics, as well as his PhD in Engineering at Tokyo University, Japan. He joined the Systems Development Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. in 1981, where his work was chiefly related to satellite and medical image processing systems and intelligent information processing systems. He joined the Information and Control Systems Company as a Chief Technology Officer in 2010. Since then, he has led many projects of distributed and intelligent information and control system technologies, especially in the field of smart grid/city/community. He has been working as a JST program officer since February 2017.