Hiroaki Fukushima received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering and PhD degree in informatics from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1995, 1998 and 2001 respectively. He continued working in academia, working as a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2001-2004. During this time, he also spent time as a visiting scholar with the University of California at San Diego. From 2004 to 2009, he worked as a Research Associate and Assistant Professor with the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. Following this stint, he moved to Kyoto University from 2009 to 2019, first as an Assistant Professor and then as a Junior Associate Professor.
Hiroaki’s research interest include control system design of mobile robots such as snake-like robots, mobile inverted pendulums, and robotic swarms.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and son.