About the Editors

Dr. Takashi Yamaguchi graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology with an M.S. in 1981. He joined the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory (MERL), Hitachi Ltd., in 1981, and worked 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 was Study of Head Positioning Servo Control for Hard Disk Drives.

Over the past thirty years, Dr. Yamaguchi’s main research interests and areas have focused on motion control design, especially fast and precise positioning servo control design for HDDs. He has published 42 full papers, 26 articles and survey papers, 4 books as co-author, 71 presentations, and holds 28 US patents. Most ...

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