Mitsuo Takeda is Professor of Center for Optical Research and Education at Utsunomiya University, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan.
He received the BE degree in Electrical Engineering from UEC in 1969, and the ME and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo, respectively, in 1971 and 1974.
After working for Canon Inc., he joined the faculty of UEC in 1977. During 1985 he was a visiting scholar of Prof. Joseph W. Goodman’s Group at Stanford University. He retired from UEC and joined Utsunomiya University in 2012. In 2013-2014 he was a Humboldt Guest Professor at University of Stuttgart, Germany.
His technical activities and interest include:
1) Optical metrology, especially basic principles and industrial applications of optical interferometry and profilometry; Fringe analysis and image processing
2) Holography and its application to optical metrology and optical information processing
3) Statistical optics and imaging theory
His service to technical community includes:
1) President of the Optical Society of Japan, JSAP, 2010.4-2012.3
2) Board of Directors of Japan Society of Applied Physics, 1993-1995
3) Board of Directors of Optical Society of Japan, 1996-1997
4) Board of Directors of SPIE 2003, 2007-2009.
5) Associate Editor of Optical Review, 1994-2003
6) Asian Editor of Journal of Holography and Speckle, 2004-present.
7) Member of the Editorial Board of Industrial Metrology 1990-1993, Optics and Lasers in Engineering 1999-present, Chinese Optics 2010-present, Journal of the European Optical Society RP 2013-present.
Honors and recognitions:
Dennis Gabor Award (SPIE), Humboldt Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Optics and Quantum Electronics Achievement Award (JSAP), Distinguished Alumni Award (UEC), SPIE Fellow, OSA Fellow, JSAP Fellow, a Member of International Order of Knights of Holography