Hideki Nagatsuka

Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chuo University

Mailing address: 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan
Email adress: hideki followed by at sign and then indsys.chuo-u.ac.jp




Reserch interests

Ordered data analysis, likelihood based statistical inference, Bayesian analysis, robust statistics, reliability theory and statistical quality control



Educational Background

B.E., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, in 1998
M.E., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, in 2000
Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, in 2004



Work and Experience

Positions held:
Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, April 2015 - Present
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, April 2013 - March 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Management Systems Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, April 2005 - March 2013
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, April 2004 - March 2005

Visiting positions held:
Visiting Researcher, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Canada, August 2011 - September 2011
Visiting Researcher, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Canada, September 2010
Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, April 2010 - March 2011

Others:
Lecturer (Part-time), Design Review Course, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), Japan, April 2014 - Present
Lecturer (Part-time), Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, June 2009 - March 2013
Lecturer (Part-time), Quality Control Basic Course, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), Japan, April 2011 - Present
Lecturer (Part-time), Reliability Engineering Basic Course, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), Japan, April 2010 - Present
Lecturer (Part-time), Department of Management (now reorganized), Kokushikan University, Japan, April 2006 - March 2008
Lecturer (Part-time), Department of Environmental Information, Tokyo University of Information Sciences, Japan, April 2004 - March 2005
Lecturer (Part-time), School of Nursing, Sumida Medical association, Japan, April 1999 - March 2005
External researcher, Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers, Japan, June 2005 - March 2006
Research Assistant, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, April 2003 - March 2004
Research Assistant, Global COE Program, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, April 2001 - March 2003



Editorial Positions
- Associate Editor for Lifetime Data Analysis, 2015 - Present



Professional Services 
- Group Leader, Invited Discussant and Secretary of Quality Control Symposium (QCS), Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), 2014-Present
- Guest Associate Editor for IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics Communications and Computer Sciences, 2014-2015
- Member of Executive Committee of The Ninth International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability, 2012-2015
- Member of Organization Committee of the Symposium on Reliability and Maintainability, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), 2014 - Present
- Chair of Executive Committee of Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 2014 - Present
- Secretary-general of the 28th Conference of Japanese Society of Computational Statistics, 2014
- Member of Management Committee of Design Review Course, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), 2014 - Present
- Member of Technical Committee of JUSE Certified Reliability Engineer (JCRE), 2014 - Present
- Member of Program Committee of Japanese Joint Statistical Meeting, 2013 - Present
- Member of Conference Committee of Japan Statistical Society, 2013 - Present
- Secretary of IEEE Reliability Society Japan Chapter, 2013 - 2014
- Core Member of Editorial Board of "New Handbook of Reliability " edited by Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 2012 - Present
- Vice Chair of Executive Committee of Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 2012 - 2014
- Director of Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 2012 - Present
- Member of Management Committee of Reliability Engineering Basic Course, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), 2012 - Present
- Treasurer of IEEE Reliability Society Japan Chapter, 2011 - 2012
- Member of Working Group on Bibliography in Editorial Committee of The Japanese Society for Quality Control, 2010 - Present
- Member of Committee of FMES and JABEE in Japan Federation of Managerial Engineering Societies, 2010 - Present
- Member of Technical Committee on Reliability and Safety Planning, The Japanese Society for Quality Control, 2009 - Present
- Writing Member of Editorial Board of "Knowledge base" edited by The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, 2009 - Present
- Member of Editorial Board of Japan Industrial Management Association, 2009 - 2011
- Member of Editorial Committee of Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 2006 - Present
- Member of Editorial Board of Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 2005 - Present



Memberships of Academic Societies
- The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE),
- American Society for Quality (ASQ), 
- Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS),  
- The American Statistical Association (ASA),   
- Reliability Engineering Association of Japan (REAJ),
- The Japanese Society for Quality Control (JSQC),
- The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), 
- Japan Statistical Society (JSS),
- Japanese Society of Applied Statistics (JSAS), 
- Japanese Society of Computational Statistics (JSCS), 
- Japan Industrial Management Association (JIMA)


Honored Memberships
- Elected member of the International Statistical Institute,




Publications

Refereed papers:

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
A consistent method of estimation for the three-parameter lognormal distribution based on Type-II right censored data,
Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 45, Issue 19, pp. 5693-5708 (2016).


• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
Existence, uniqueness and consistency of estimation of life characteristics of three-parameter Weibull distribution based on Type-II right censored data, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 86, Issue 6,
pp. 1248-1279 (2016).

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
Consistent estimation of parameters and quantiles of the three-parameter gamma distribution based on Type-II right censored data, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 85, Issue 12, pp. 2406-2424 (2015).

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
An efficient method of parameter and quantile estimation for the three-parameter Weibull distribution based on statistics invariant to unknown location parameter,
Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 44, Issue 2, pp.295-318 (2015).

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
A method for estimating parameters and quantiles of the three-parameter inverse Gaussian distribution based on statistics invariant to unknown location, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Taylor & Francis, Vol.84, Issue 11, pp.2361-2377 (2014).



• Hideki Nagatsuka*,
Comments: EM-based likelihood inference for some lifetime distributions based on left truncated and right censored data and associated model discrimination by N. Balakrishnan and Debanjan Mitra,
South African Statistical Journal, Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp.173-175 (2014).

• Hideki Nagatsuka*, N. Balakrishnan and Toshinari Kamakura,
A consistent method of estimation for the three-parameter gamma distribution,
Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Taylor & Francis, Vol.43, Issue 18, pp.3905-3926 (2014).

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
A consistent method of estimation for the parameters of the three-parameter inverse Gaussian distribution,
Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Taylor & Francis, Vol.83, Issue 10, pp.1915-1931 (2013).



• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
Parameter and quantile estimation for the three-parameter lognormal distribution based on statistics invariant to unknown location,
Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, Taylor & Francis, Vol.83, Issue 9, pp.1629-1647 (2013).

• Hideki Nagatsuka*, Hiroshi Kawakami, Toshinari Kamakura and Hisashi Yamamoto,
The exact finite-sample distribution of the median absolute deviation about the median of continuous random variables,
Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, Vol.83, Issue 4, pp.999-1005 (2013).

• Hideki Nagatsuka*, Toshinari Kamakura and N. Balakrishnan,
A consistent method of estimation for the three-parameter Weibull distribution,
Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Elsevier, Vol. 58, pp.210-226 (2013).

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
A consistent parameter estimation in the three-parameter lognormal distribution,
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Elsevier, Vol.142, Issue 7, pp.2071-2086 (2012).

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and N. Balakrishnan,
Parameter and quantile estimation for the three-parameter gamma distribution based on statistics invariant to unknown location,
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Elsevier, Vol.142, Issue 7, pp.2087-2102 (2012).


• Hideki Nagatsuka*, Megumi Uchino and Hisashi Yamamoto, 
Parameter estimation of multivariate distributions under order restrictions of the parameters: An extension of isotonic regression, 
Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, Vol.9, No.3, pp.283-293 (2012). 

• Tomoaki Akiba*, Hisashi Yamamoto, Dan-quin Riu and Hideki Nagatsuka, 
A fast calculation method for the partial group of all pareto solutions at a three-objective network, 
Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, Vol.9, No.3, pp.305-316 (2012). 

• Hisashi Yamamoto, Tomoaki Akiba*, Takahiro Yamaguchi and Hideki Nagatsuka, 
Fast algorithm for optimal arrangement problems of multi-state consecutive-k-out-of-n:F system,  
Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, Vol. 62, No. 6, pp. 247-255 (2012) (In Japanese).

• Hisashi Yamamoto, Tomoaki Akiba*, Takahiro Yamaguchi and Hideki Nagatsuka, 
An Evaluating Algorithm for System State Distributions of Generalized Multi-State k-out-of-N:F Systems, 
Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, Vol. 61, No. 6E, pp. 347-354 (2011).

• Hideki Nagatsuka*, Toshinari Kamakura and Tsunenori Ishioka, 
An efficient Bayesian estimation of ordered parameters of two exponential distributions, 
The IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, Vol. E92-A, No.7, pp.1608-1614 (2009). 

• Hisashi Yamamoto, Tomoaki Akiba* and Hideki Nagatsuka, 
Calculating method for the system state distributions of generalized multi-state k-out-of-n:F Systems, 
The IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, Vol. E92-A, No.7, pp.1593-1599 (2009).

• Hisashi Yamamoto, Kohei Hamada and Hideki Nagatsuka*, 
An efficient algorithm for the distribution of numbers of non-overlapping runs in a sequence of s-kind outcomes, 
Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, Vol.60, No. 4, pp. 218-225 (2009) (In Japanese).

• Hideki Nagatsuka*, Hisashi Yamamoto and Toshinari Kamakura, 
A method to estimate the shape parameter of the gamma distribution free from the location parameter based on the W-transformation statistics, 
Journal of Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, Vol. 80, No. 8, pp.713-726 (2008) (In Japanese).

• Hisashi Yamamoto, Tomoaki Akiba*, Hideki Nagatsuka and Yurie Moriyama,
Recursive Algorithm for the Reliability of a Connected-(1,2)-or- (2,1)-out-of-(m,n):F Lattice System, European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, Vol.188 Issue 3 pp. 854-864 (2008). 

• Hideki Nagatsuka*, Hisashi Yamamoto and Toshinari Kamakura, 
A Study of Parameter Estimation of the Shape Parameter of the Gamma Distribution, 
Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, Vol.58, No. 5, pp. 342-352 (2007) (In Japanese).

• Hisashi Yamamoto, Tomoaki Akiba* and Hideki Nagatsuka, 
Efficient method associated with the system state distribution of multi-state k-out-of-n:G systems,
Journal of Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp.395-403 (2006) (In Japanese). 

• Hisashi Yamamoto, Tomoaki Akiba*, Hideki Nagatsuka and Aya Takahashi,
Algorithms for distribution of maximum flow capacity and minimum distance in series-parallel systems with multistate edges, 
Journal of The Society of Plant Engineers Japan, Vol.18, No. 1, pp. 34-41 (2006) (In Japanese).

• Tomoaki Akiba, Hideki Nagatsuka* and Hisashi Yamamoto,
Recursive formulas for the reliability of multi-state consecutive-k-out-of-n:F system,
Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association, Vol.56, No. 6, pp. 439-446 (2006).

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and Toshinari Kamakura,
Parameter estimation of the shape parameter of the Castillo-Hadi model, 
Communications in Statistics Theory and Methods, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp.15-27 (2004). 

• Hideki Nagatsuka* and Toshinari Kamakura, 
A new method of inference for Weibull shape parameter,
Journal of Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp.583-598 (2003) (In Japanese). 

(* corresponding author)


Books (co-authored):

• Hideki Nagatsuka, New Handbook of Reliability, edited by Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) publisher (2014):
- Writing of Part IV Mathematical Principle and Theory, Chapter 2 Reliability and Statistical Method, Section 2.2 Mathematical Theory of Statistical Inference for Lifetime Distribution 1, pp.438-443.
- Writing of Appendix 6-1, Periodical Publications, pp.846-865.
- Editing of Part IV Mathematical Principle and Theory, Chapter 2 Reliability and Statistical Method (pp.428-467)
(In Japanese).

• Hideki Nagatsuka, Chapter 8: Quality Control, Introduction to Production Management -Strategy Edition- (M. Oba and H. Fujikawa, eds.), pp.167-191, Bunshindo Publishing Corporation (2010) (In Japanese). 

 Hideki Nagatsuka, Group 1, Part 12, Chapter 1: Basic Probability and Statistics, and Reliability Data Analysis, Knowledge base, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (2010) (In Japanese). 
http://www.ieice-hbkb.org/portal/


Conference papers:

More than 100 papers. 



Awards

- Outstanding Young Scientist Award presented by the IEEE Reliability Society Japan Chapter, 2009. 
- Takagi Literature Prize (Best paper) presented by the Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 2007. 
- Takagi Literature Prize (Best paper) presented by the Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 2004. 
- Encouraging Award presented by Chuo University, 2004.
- Encouraging Literature Prize presented by the Reliability Engineering Association of Japan, 1998. 





Other interests

Eating and Karate









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