Professor Yoichi Hayashi Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief for "Artificial Intelligence" in Electronics

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Yoichi Hayashi has been appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of "Artificial Intelligence" in Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). His term starts in June 2019.

Yoichi Hayashi received the Dr. Eng. degree in systems engineering from Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, in 1984. In 1986, he joined the Computer Science Department of Ibaraki University, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. Since 1996, he has been a Full Professor at the Computer Science Department, Meiji University, Tokyo. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA, and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and has authored over 230 published computer science papers.

Professor Hayashi's research interests include deep learning (DBN, CNN), especially the black box nature of deep neural networks and shallow neural networks, transparency, interpretability and explainability of deep neural networks, rule extraction, high-performance classifiers, advanced data mining, big data analytics, and medical informatics. He has been the Action Editor of Neural Networks and the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Fuzzy Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. Overall, he has served as an associate editor, guest editor, or reviewer for 50 academic journals. He has been a senior member of the IEEE since 2000.

We would like to warmly welcome Professor Dr. Yoichi Hayashi as Section Editor-in-Chief and look forward to research forthcoming to be highlighted in the "Artificial Intelligence" section under his leadership.