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Takeo Kanade is U. A. Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1974. After holding a faculty position at Department of Information Science, Kyoto University, he joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1980, where he was the Director of the Robotics Institute from 1992 to 2001.

Dr. Kanade has worked in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision, multi-media, manipulators, autonomous mobile robots, and sensors. He has written more than 250 technical papers and reports in these areas, as well as more than 15 patents. He has been the principal investigator of more than a dozen major vision and robotics projects at Carnegie Mellon.

Dr. Kanade has been elected to both the National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the ACM, and a Founding Fellow of American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the former and founding editor of International Journal of Computer Vision. He has received several awards including the C&C Award, Joseph Engelberger Award, FIT Award, Allen Newell Research Excellence Award, JARA Award, Otto Franc Award, and Marr Prize Award. Dr. Kanade has served on government, industry, and university advisory or consultant committees, including Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) of National Research Council, NASA's Advanced Technology Advisory Committee, PITAC Panel for Transforming Healthcare Panel, Advisory Board of Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

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