Professor Junzo Watada

Dr. Junzo Watada is a Professor of Knowledge Engineering, Soft Computing and Management Engineering at the Graduate School of Information, Production & Systems, the Waseda University since 2003, after a professor of Human Informatics and Knowledge Engineering, at the School of Industrial Engineering, the Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan.

Also Dr. Watada gave a lecture on Management Information Systems for 8 years at Faculty of Business Administration, Ryukoku University at Kyoto. Before moving to Academia, he was with Fujitsu Co. Ltd. as a senior systems engineer for 7 years.

Research Interests:

His research interests includes business decision making and management of technology and engineering as well as fuzzy system methodologies, decision support systems and experts systems, DNA computer, data analysis, etc.. Recently he works actively on financial as engineering. He published two monogram books, 44 book chapters and 150 journal academic papers.


Dr. Junzo Watada was born at Osaka in 1945. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Osaka City University, Japan, and Dr. of Eng. degree through the research on fuzzy multivariate analysis from Osaka Prefecture University, Japan.

Academic Contribution :

Dr. Watada is now the President of International Society of Management Engineers and he was the President of Bio-Medical Fuzzy Systems Association (2001-2003). He was the Vice President of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems for two years (1993-1995) and was a board committee of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems, and also serve as an advisory board member for several international and domestic societies and also an editorial board member for international and domestic journals including the co-principal editor of ICIC express letters and IDT journal.


Dr. Watada received
1) The Contribution Award at ISIS2002 in Korea on August 25, 2001,
2) Henri Coanda Gold Medal in Romania on July 17, 2002,
3) Excellent Presentation Award of SCIS2002 at Tsukuba on October 21-25, 2002,
4) Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics as Certified Professional Ergonomist by Japan Ergonomics Society on August 3, 2003,
5) Contribution Award, Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association, November, 2004,
6) Fellow, Society of Japan Intelligent Informatics and Fuzzy Systems, January 10, 2005, and
7) The Contribution Award, International Anniversary Symposium “Grigore C. Moisil” SASM2005, May 1-3, 2005
8) The Contribution Award, Japan Society of Fuzzy Theory and Intellectual Informatics, September 10, 2005,
9) The Contribution Award to developing fuzzy systems, on behalf of Professor L.A. Zadeh, BISC, Special Event 40 years of Fuzzy Systems, November 3, 2005.
10) Best paper award, KAIS2011, November 5, 2011 on “Meta-heuristic-based Analysis of Imbalanced Two-classed Data”
11) Several best paper awards with his students

Contact Information:

2-7 Hibikino, Wakamatsu, Kitakyushushi, Fukuoka 808-135 JAPAN