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Obituary〉Hiroshi Hagiwara, the first president

Dr. Hiroshi Hagiwara

Dr. Hiroshi Hagiwara, the first president of Kyoto Institute of Information Science and a world authority in computer development, electronic circuits, information theory, and communication methods research, passed away on January 8.He was 87 years old.As a pioneer in the Japanese computer world, he made great contributions to the development of the high-speed computer "TOSBAC-3400" (owned by Kyoto Computer Gakuin and recognized as a Heritage of Information Processing Technology) and to the development of the Kyoto Institute of Information Science.We extend our deepest condolences.

The wake will be held at 6:00 p.m. on January 10, and the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on January 11, both at his home at 24 Yobuken-cho, Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City.The pallbearer was his eldest son, Shigeru.

Dr. Hiroshi Hagiwara graduated from Kyoto University with a bachelor's degree in engineering and a doctorate in engineering from the same university.He has served as President of the Information Processing Society of Japan and as a member of the Science Council of Japan.After serving as a professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, a professor at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ryukoku University, and the Director of the Information Engineering Research Institute, Kyoto Computer Gakuin University, he was appointed President of the Kyoto Institute of Information Science in April 2004 upon its opening, and served until March 2008.In April 2009, he was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

He was a serious and mild-mannered man who was well-liked, and the researchers around him admired him for his foresight in reading the times ahead.We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and pray for his peaceful repose.