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The
Accomplishments
of Mo Jamshidi

by Yutaka Hata

P

rof. Mo Jamshidi is a globally renowned leader
not only in the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS) but also the engineering
world. He conceptualized and developed the
system of systems engineering (SoSE). This
scheme is now widely acknowledged and extends to the
fields of engineering, economics, science, social issues, and
medicine. I have known him since 2000, and it is my great
honor and privilege to describe the impact he has had, as
well as the accomplishments he has achieved, in his role in
the IEEE and the international engineering field.
My Impressions of Prof. Jamshidi
Prof. Jamshidi, the Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair and
professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is a
very well-known scholar, researcher, and educator. I met
him at the World Automation Congress (WAC) 2000 in
Maui, Hawaii, when he was the general chair of WAC. It did
not take me long to realize he was a distinguished and
great international leader in the field of engineering. His

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gentle, kind, and warm demeanor toward the attendees
was easily discernible. In WAC 2000, all Japanese participants belonged to my group, and we received his cordial
welcome and wonderful suggestions on our research.
Since then, I have retained great respect and admiration
for his work. I strongly believe that he inspired my role at
subsequent WAC symposia. As a result, I served as general
chair of the International Forum on Multimedia and Image
Processing of the WAC in 2002 (Florida), 2004 (Spain),
2006 (Hungary), 2008 (Hawaii), 2010 (Japan), and 2012
(Mexico). After WAC 2012, I served as the general cochair
of WAC 2014 (Hawaii) and WAC 2016 (Puerto Rico). WAC
2020 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan.
WAC consists of the following five tracks or symposia:
◆ International Symposium on Robotics and Applications
◆ International Symposium on Intelligent Automation
and Control
◆ International Symposium on Manufacturing and
Systems Engineering
◆ International Symposium on Soft Computing for
Industry
◆ International Forum on Multimedia and Image
Processing.
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