Hiro Yasuura


Hiroto Yasuura, Ph.D. , Professor Hiroto Yasuura is an Executive Vice President of Kyushu University and in charge of Finance (CFO), Academia-Industry relationship and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Kyushu University. He is also a professor of Department of Advanced Information Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, and a member of System LSI Research Center in Kyushu University. Dr. Yasuura serves as the president of AXIES (Academic eXchange for Information Environment and Strategy: Japanese society for IT utilization of Higher Education Institutes) from 2011. Prof. Yasuura received the B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1976, 1978, and 1983 respectively. He was an associate professor in Kyoto University and moved to Kyushu University in 1991. Prof. Yasuura developed several EDA systems for VLSI and hardware algorithms in Kyoto University. In Kyushu University, Prof. Yasuura have conducted research projects on the system LSI design methodology, which includes data-path width optimization, low-energy system design, SoC architecture and a core base LSI test method. He also developed an educational microprocessor, KUE-CHIP2, and promoted education of VLSI design in computer science area in Japan with VDEC in University of Tokyo. Prof. Yasuura is the research director of Silicon-Sea-Belt Fukuoka from 2001, to build up a research-industry cluster on LSI design. More than 250 LSI design related companies are moved or established in Fukuoka area in the last 15 years. He is also one of founders of ISIT (Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies, established in 1995), which is founded by Fukuoka city for promoting ICT industry. From 2011, he is the director of Experimental Center for Social System Technologies in Fukuoka and also the director general of Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center. Prof. Yasuura served as Technical Program Chair and General Chair of ICCAD in 1997 and 1998, respectively. He served as a Vice President of IEEE CAS Society, an ACM SIGDA advisory board member, and General Chair of ASP-DAC 2003. He is also the Steering Committee Chair of ASP-DAC and a fellow of IEICE and IPSJ.