Takeshi Hatanaka

Associate Professor

Department of Systems and Control Engineering, School of Engineering

Department of Computer Science, School of Computing

Tokyo Institute of Technology


email: hatanaka_at_sc.e.titech.ac.jp
tel:  +81-3-5734-3316
mailing address: 2-12-1 S5-16, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
office: S5-Bldg. Room 204A

Our group is working on cyber-physical & human systems, interconnected systems of mutually interacting cyber, physical and human components, for a variety of large-scale systems including networked robotics/mobility and aggregated building energy management systems. In particular, we study in an effort to work out fundamental principles to coordinate human/society and highly-networked control systems to ensure optimality and robustness via distributed decision-makings. Besides theory-oriented work, we are also addressing social implementation of networked robotics through interdisciplinary collaborative research projects, and developing cyber-physical campus/traffic simulators capable of implementing real-time feedback.


Cyber-Physical & Social Systems


Cyber-Physical & Human Systems


Campus Energy Management

Research Interest

Complete CV is found here.

Awards and Honors

2021 SICE Outstanding Paper Award
2020 IFAC CPHS Best Research Paper Award

2020 SICE Outstanding Paper Award and Takeda Prize 
2020 IEEE Senior Member
2018 SICE Control Division Conference Award
2018 Plenary Speaker, SICE International Symposium on Control Systems
2017 SICE Control Division Outstanding Research Award (Kimura Award)
2016 SICE Outstanding Book Author Award
2015 Asian Control Conference Best Paper Prize Award
2015 Plenary Speaker, SICE Multi-Symposium on Control Systems
2015 SICE Outstanding Paper Award
2014 SICE Control Division Outstanding Research Award (Pioneer Award)
2009 SICE Outstanding Paper Award


Ph.D. Informatics, Applied Mathematics and Physics, Kyoto University, Mar. 2007
M. Informatics, Applied Mathematics and Physics, Kyoto University, Mar. 2004
B. Eng., Informatics and Mathematical Science, Kyoto University, Mar. 2002

Academic Employment

Apr. 2020-present, Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Tech

Apr. 2018-Mar. 2020, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Apr. 2018-Mar. 2020, Visiting Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Tech
Jun. 2016-Jan. 2017, Faculty Sabbatical, Harvard University (Host: Prof. Na Li), USA
Jan. 2015-Mar. 2018, Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Tech
Apr. 2007-Dec. 2014, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Control Engineering, Tokyo Tech
Apr. 2006-Mar. 2007, A Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Professional Activities 

Associate Editor of Advanced Robotics(2022-)
Member of Conference Editorial Board of IEEE CSS(2013-)

Secretary, IFAC World Congress 2023(2020-2023)
Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology(2017-2022)

Registration Co-chair, IFAC Workshop on Cyber-Physical and Human Systems (2020)
Secretary, IEEE Control Systems Society Japan Chapter(2018-2020)
Associate Editor of SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration(2017-2019)

Associate Editor of Transactions on SICE (2015-2017)
IPC Member of IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical and Human Systems(2018-)
TPC Member of IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems(2012-)


Takeshi Hatanaka received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics and physics from Kyoto University in 2007. He then held faculty positions at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Osaka University. Since April 2020, he is an associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is the coauthor of “Passivity-Based Control and Estimation in Networked Robotics” (Springer, 2015), coauthor of "Control of Multi-agent Systems" (Corona Publishing Co., 2015) and the editor of "Economically-enabled Energy Management: Interplay between Control Engineering and Economics" (Springer Nature, 2020). His research interests include cyber-physical & human systems and networked robotics. He received the Kimura Award (2017), Pioneer Award (2014), Outstanding Book Award (2016), Control Division Conference Award (2018), Takeda Prize (2020), and Outstanding Paper Awards (2009, 2015, 2020, 2021) all from The Society of Instrumental and Control Engineers (SICE). He also received 3rd IFAC CPHS Best Research Paper Award (2020) and 10th Asian Control Conference Best Paper Prize Award (2015). He is serving/served as an AE for IEEE TSCT, Advanced Robotics, and SICE JCMSI, and is a member of the Conference Editorial Board of IEEE CSS. He is a senior member of IEEE.