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Professor John M. Cioffi, the new Hitachi Professor at Stanford University was given the honor by Dr. Michiharu Nakamura, SVP and President of the R&D Group, Hitachi, Ltd. and Dean James D. Plummer, School of Engineering at Stanford University during the inauguration night on May 13, 2003.
Professor Emeritus Thomas Kailath was the first holder of the Hitachi America Professorship from 1988 to 2001.
Dr. Michiharu Nakamura proudly congratulated Professor Cioffi for taking the next honor and expressed his high regards for his research, which aligns with Hitachi’s interests.
President Shigeharu Mano, President and CEO of Hitachi America, Ltd. with School of Engineering Dean James Plummer of Stanford University.