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Obituary: Dr. Toshio Ueno

Dr. Sueo Ueno, an astrophysicist and former director of the KCG Research Institute for Information Science and Technology and a world authority on radiation transport theory, passed away on October 19.It was 100 years old.In addition to his significant contributions to the scientific demonstration of global environmental issues, he has made a significant contribution to the development of education at the University.We extend our deepest condolences.

The wake and funeral service will be held only with the family members.

Dr. Ueno graduated from the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, with a Ph.In 1988, he became the first director of the KCG Research Institute for Information Science.During his tenure as Director, he not only led the KCG Group's research in information science, but also contributed greatly to the internationalization of the KCG Group by holding frequent international workshops within the KCG Group and making efforts to establish the Boston School.

Radiation transfer theory, also known as "radiative transfer theory," is an important research field that is attracting attention as an important scientific demonstration of global environmental problems.Dr. Ueno is also known for his early detection of global environmental problems and his energetic efforts in scientific demonstrations using satellite data.From the group that Dr. Ueno founded to address global environmental issues with satellites, the "Atmospheric Correction of Satellite Data" science team, which is now active at the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), was born.During this long period of time, he has continued his research activities at the forefront and has left a significant mark on international collaborative research and academic activities.

Many researchers have studied under Dr. Ueno, including Dr. Yasuko Hasegawa, President of Kyoto Computer Gakuin, and Dr. James Hansen, Director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Visiting Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.

The researchers around him respected him for his ability to read the times ahead, and he was well-liked for his earnest and warm-hearted personality.We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and pray for his peaceful repose.