Editors’ Biographies

Dr. Takashi Yamaguchi graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology with an M.S. in 1981. He joined the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory (MERL), Hitachi Ltd., in 1981, and has been working on research and development of servo control of Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) from 1987 to 2008. He received his Dr. Eng. in 1998, and the title of his dissertation is “Study of Head Positioning Servo Control for Hard Disk Drives.”

Over the past thirty years, Dr. Yamaguchi’s main research interests and areas are motion control design, especially fast and precise positioning servo control design for HDDs. He has authored more than 150 publications including 42 journal papers, 4 books, and 28 US Patents. Most of the publications are ...

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