Hiroshi Ito was born in Japan, 1968, and grew up mainly in Yokohama. He received the B.E degree in Electrical Eng. from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan in 1990, the M.E degree in Electrical Eng. from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan in 1992, Ph.D degree in Electrical Eng. from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan in 1995. From April 1994 to March 1995, he was a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He has been with the Department of Control Engineering and Science, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan since 1995. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Systems Design and Informatics. From 1998 to 1999, he held visiting positions in Northwestern University and University of California, San Diego. He has published over 100 technical articles in major international journals and major international conferences. In 1991, he received the SICE Young Authors Award from The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE). He is a recipient of the SICE-ICCAS 2006 Best Paper Award and the winner of the SICE International Award in 2008 and 2013. He also received the Pioneer Award of Control Devision of SICE in 2008, and H. Kimura Award of Control Devision of SICE in 2015. His paper coauthored with Randy A. Freeman and Antoine Chaillet received the Best Paper Award of Years 2013-2014 from Asian Journal of Control. His main research interests include stability of nonlinear systems, theory of robustness, systems with time-delays, stochastic systems, multi-rate sampled-data control, asynchronous systems and large-scale systems with emphasis on applications to biological and communication networks. He has served in program committees of many major international conferences in the area of control system theory and engineering. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of Automatica, and European Journal of Control. He has been on the IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board and the Editorial Board of SICE Journal of Control, Measurement and System Integration. He is also an Associate Editor of Journal of Control and Decision. Currently, he is the Chair of the Technical Committee on Nonlinear Systems and Control in IEEE, and the Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee of Non-Linear Control Systems in The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.