Hiroharu Kawanaka, Dr. Eng. and D.M.Sc
 
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Eng., Mie Univ.
&
Founder and Director,
Medical Engineering Institute, Inc.

Short Bio.:

Dr. Hiroharu Kawanaka was graduated from Faculty of Engineering at Mie University in 1999 and received Dr. of Eng. from Mie University in 2004. After graduation, he again entered Mie University Graduate School of Medicine to study Medical Informatics and Medical Information Systems. 

  In 2004, he established a company for medical information systems "Medical Engineering Institute, Inc." The company develops "CLISTA!," which is a DataWareHouse for clinical use. Currently, around 100 hospitals use our system to analyze clinical data archived in the EHR for clinical studies or business analyses. He is one of the founders of this company and also a director of the company from 2004. 

  In 2005, he received a grant "NEDO*1 Industry Fellowship Program" and worked for Mie Technical License Organization (Mie TLO) to support research collaborations, venture companies. 

  From 2006, he joined in Mie University Graduate School of Engineering as an assistant professor from 2007. He received Ph. D in Medical Science (D.M.Sc) from Mie University Graduate School of Medicine in 2009. Japan Association for Medical Informatics (JAMI) certificated him as a Healthcare Information Technologist in 2009. In 2012, he visited Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation) for international research collaborations and stayed at CCHMC as a visiting researcher. From 2017, he is an associate professor at Mie University Graduate School of Engineering. Also, he as invited as a visiting associate professor at Suzuka University of Medical Science, Japan.

  His current research topics are Medical Informatics, Medical Document Image Analysis, Graphics Recognition, Welfare Information Systems, Ergonomics, Evolutionary Computations and its application. He is a member of IEEE (and SMC Society), HIMSS and some Japanese academic societies. 

*1: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization