OHKAMI Yoshiaki, Keio University
Executive Advisor for Institute of System Design and Management
In 1968, Yoshiaki Ohkami obtained Ph. D (Dr. Engineering) from Tokyo Institute of Technology in Control Systems Engineering, and joined National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan as research engineer on spacecraft attitude control and large space systems (1968-1992).
During the period of 1972-1974, he worked at UCLA as visiting researcher and NASA International Fellow for Marshal Space Flight Center, in 1985-1986 Deputy Director for Space Station Program Office at Science and Technology Agency for Phase-B study of the International Space Station Program. He was invited to Tokyo Institute of Technology to establish a new graduate school of Space Mechanical Systems and served as a professor in 1992-1999, and was invited by National Space Development Agency (now JAXA) to manage the overall R& D activities of the Tsukuba Research Center from 1999 to 2006.
In 2000, he was invited as a full professor of graduate school of Keio University to augment the higher education programs in system design engineering, and now he is the Dean of Graduate School of Systems Design and Management, Keio University. He took the initiatives in establishing this new graduate school that started in April, 2008.
Major fields of research includes but not limited to are the Strategic Systems Engineering, Dynamics and Control of Large Mechanical Systems, Field and Space Robotics, and Distributed Control with Computer Networking. He is a member of the IEEE, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences and The Robotics Society of Japan. He is awarded Academic Prizes from JSME SICE, and John Breakwell Memorial Lecture from IAF Astrodynamics Committee.
Since 2002, he is a member of the INCOSE, and has contributed to establishment of the INCOSE Japan Chapter (IJC) to be the first President of the IJC. He served as Chair of the APCOSE 2008 and 2013 held in Yokohama.