Toshihisa Tanaka received the B.E., the M.E., and the Ph.D. degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1997, 2000, and 2002, respectively. From 2000 to 2002, he was a JSPS Research Fellow. From October 2002 to March 2004, he was a Research Scientist at RIKEN Brain Science Institute. In April 2004, he joined Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, where he is currently a Professor. In 2005, he was a Royal Society visiting fellow at the Communications and Signal Processing Group, Imperial College London, U.K. From June 2011 to October 2011, he was a visiting faculty member in Department of Electrical Engineering, the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

His research interests include a broad area of signal processing and machine learning including brain and biomedical signal processing, brain-machine interfaces and adaptive systems. He is a co-editor of Signal Processing Techniques for Knowledge Extraction and Information Fusion (with Mandic, Springer), 2008.

He served as an associate editor and a guest editor of special issues in journals including Neurocomputing and IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals. Currently he serves as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience (Hindawi), and Advances in Data Science and Adaptive Analysis (World Scientific). Furthermore, he serves as a member-at-large, board of governors (BoG) of Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA). He was a chair of the Technical Committee on Biomedical Signal Processing, APSIPA. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of IEICE, APSIPA, and Society for Neuroscience.