Shohei Kato was born in Nagoya, Japan on May 31, 1970. He received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1993, 1995, and 1998, respectively. He joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Toyota National College of Technology as a Research Associate from 1998 to 1999 and as a Lecturer from 1999 to 2002. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Nagoya Institute of Technology from 2002 to 2003 and has been an Associate Professor there since 2003. His current research interests include computational intelligence in robotics, artificial life, reasoning under uncertainty, and Kansei engineering. He received the JSKE Prize in 2006. He is a member of the Information Processing Society of Japan, the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers, the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, the Robotics Society of Japan, the Japanese Society of Kansei Engineering, and the IEEE.