Kenji Iino's Profile

Name: Kenji Iino
Born in Osaka, Japan (1959-12-09)
1982   BEngME, Univ. of Tokyo, in Mechanical Engineering for Production
1984   MEngME, Univ. of Tokyo, in Mechanical Engineering for Production
1984   General Electric, Nuclear Energy
1992   Ph.D., ME/CS, Stanford University
1992   Ricoh Corp. Software Research Center, Division Manager
2000   General Partner, SYDROSE LP
2002   Vice chairman, NPO Association for the Study of Failure
2009   VC, Executive Director, NPO Association for the Study of Failure
2009   Temporary, Environmental Health and Safety Office, The University of Tokyo
2019   Project Researcher, Environmental Science Center, The University of Tokyo
Environmental Science Research Center, The University of Tokyo, Project Researcher, email:
       Main Office: 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
       TEL: +81-3-5841-2972

SYDROSE LP, General Partner, email:
       Headquarters: 475 North 1st St. ,San Jose , CA 95112 USA
       Tel: +1-408-218-2123
       Tokyo Sales Office: TEL: +81-3-3818-3951

NPO Association for the Study of Failure, Vice Chairman, Executive Director, email:
       Main Office: 5-29-12, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
       TEL: +81-90-7809-0079

Societies     NPO Association for the Study of Failure
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    2018-2021 Kansai University, School of Societal Sciences, Academic Writing and Presentation
    2011-2021 The Univ. of Tokyo, Practice of Machine Design [in English]
    2011-2021 Sophia Univ. Advanced Machine Design
    2010-2021 Kyushu Institute of Technology, ProST Development Project
    2015 TPA(Thailand-Japan), Lecture on Study of Failure and Design for Creation, March 10, 11 (Bangkok, Thailand)
    2012-2013 The Univ. of Tokyo, ME Seminar
    2012 The Univ. of Tokyo, Creative Design Lab Work
    2010-2011 Tokyo Denki Univ. The Study of Failure
    2010 Kogakuin Univ. Engineering Creation
    2018-2021 Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan, Accident Information Evaluation Committee Member
    2017-2021 Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan, Consumer Safety Investigation Commision, Temporary Committee Member
    2013-2016 Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan, Consumer Safety Investigation Commision, Expert Member
    2013-2015 Chubu Regional Industry Academia Collaboration Committee, Advisory Board Member

Publications and Presentations
  1. [Co-author] Encyclopedia of Error Avoidance, K. Iino, M. Utsude, Nikkei BP, 2021.3
  2. [Author] What are those with high scores, despite all their errors, doing?, K. Iino, Nikkei BP, 2019.14
  3. [Author] Workplaces that cause brain death, K. Iino, Daiwa Shobo, 2018.04
  4. [Japanese to English translation] The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster, A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts, 2018, Elsevier, UK, US
  5. [Author] What are those quick with their work but without mistakes doing? K. Iino, Bunkyosha, 2016.02
  6. [Author] Science of Design "Creative Design Thinking" (in Japanese), K. Iino, Yokendo, 2016.06
  7. [Japanese to English translation]The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident, How and Why it Happened, 2015, Elsevier, UK, US
  8. [Author] Science of Design "Mathematics in Team Building" (in Japanese), K.Iino, Supervised by D.J. Wilde, Yokendo, 2012.11
  9. [Co-author] Science of Design "Design for Manufacturing" (in Japanese), K.Ishii & K.Iino, Yokendo, 2008.4
  10. [Author] The Lie about "Exterminating Failures" (in Japanese), Kenji Iino, Softbank Publishing 2006.7
  11. [Japanese to English translation] Decision-Making in Engineering Design, Y.Hatamura ed., Translated by K.Iino, 2005 Springer-Verlag, London
  12. [English to Japanese translation] Axiomatic Design, Nam.P. Suh, Translated by M.Nakao, K.Iino, Y.Hatamura, Morikita Publishing, 2004
  13. [Japanese to English translation] Learning from Failure, Yotaro Hatamura, Translated by Kenji Iino, 2002, SYDROSE LP.

    [Academic Papers, Presentations, and Session Chairs]
  14. [presented paper]Identifying Poor Designs with Conflicts in Design Parameters, Proceedings ICAD2021, Lisbon, Protugal, K.Iino, M.Nakao
  15. [presented paper]curcurPlate for real time whereabouts information, Proceedings of ACSEL2018, Kenji Iino, Toshio Mogi, Hiromi Takiguchi, Masayuki Nakao,2019 Volume 10 Issue 2 Pages 13-16
  16. [Journal paper]Precautions at Fukushima That Would Have Suppressed the Accident Severity,Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 2017, ASME K.Iino, R.Yoshioka, M.Fuchigami, M.Nakao
  17. [presented paper]Overtime management system for safety, Proceedings of ACSEL2017, Kenji Iino, Toshio Mogi, Masayuki Nakao, 2018 Volume 9 Issue 2 Pages 15-18
  18. [presented paper]Effect of Providing an Opportunity for Competition in Design Education, Proceedings ASME2017 IMECE2017-70698, Tampa, Florida, USA, K.Iino, M.Nakao
  19. [presented paper]Axiomatic Design aspect of a braking system redesign, Proceedings ICAD2017, Iasi, Romania, K.Iino, M.Nakao
  20. [paper]Applying Axiomatic Design to Engineer's Job Search Defining DP of abduction skills for FR of new product development, Proceedings ICAD2017, Iasi, Romania, M.Nakao, K.Iino
  21. [presented paper]What Could Have Saved Fukushima From Its Severe Accident, Proceedings ASME2016 IMECE2016-65069, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, K.Iino, R.Yoshioka, M.Fuchigami, M.Nakao
  22. [presented paper]Design Record Graph and Axiomatic Design for creative design education, ICAD 2016, PROCIR-D-16-00377, Elsevier, Xi'an China, K.Iino, M.Nakao
  23. [presented paper]Abstracting Failure Case Database Information for Detecting Failure Mode, Proceedings ASME2016 IDETC2016-59317, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, K.Iino, M.Nakao
  24. [Lecture]Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident. Our lessons for higher quality service, 59th EOQ Congress, Athens, Greece, June 2015
  25. [presented paper]Reconstructing the Designers Intention for Reusing Failure Information, Proceedings ASME2014 DETC2013-34577, Buffalo, New York, USA, K.Iino, M.Nakao, M.L.Ota
  26. [presented paper]A Fatal Accident Case and Lessons for Entertainment Engineering, Proceedings ASME2013 DETC2013-12133, Portland, Oregon, USA, K.Iino, M.Nakao
  27. [presented paper]Design Creativity Education in an International Engineering Class, Proceedings ASME2012 IMECE-86014, Houston, Texas, USA, K.Iino, M.Nakao
  28. [presented paper]Service Information Database for Consumer Acceptance, Proceedings ASME2011 IDETC/CIE, Washington D.C., USA, K.Iino, M.Nakao, Y.Hayashi
  29. [presented paper]Preventing Misuse of Consumer Products, Proceedings 2011 ASME IDETC/CIE, Washington D.C., USA, M.Nakao, T.Miyamura, K. Tsuchiya, K.Iino
  30. [presented paper]Service Information for Product Quality, Proceedings, 2010 ASME IDETC/CIE, Montréal, Canada, K.Iino, M.Nakao
  31. [article] Activities of the Association for the Study of Failure and Its Contribution to Safety, K. Iino, Journal of Japan Society for Safety Engineering, Vol.49, No.6, pp.353-357, 2010
  32. [paper] Axiomatic Design Aspect of the Fukushima-1 Accident: Electrical Control Interferes with all Mechanical Functions, M.Nakao, K.Kusaka, K.Tsuchiya, K.Iino, Proceedings of ICAM 2013, Worcester, June 27-28, 2013
  33. [paper] Two Design Problems Identified in Consumer Product Recalls: Degradation over Extended Use and Scarce FR-Coupling, M. Nakao, T. Miyamura, K. Tsuchiya and K. Iino, CIRP 2010
  34. [Session Chair] 2008 International Conference of the Association for the Study of Failure. "Accidents and Safety of Large-Scale Man-Made Structures", Nov. 2 , Tokyo, Nov. 3, Osaka. Invited Prof. Henry Petroski of Duke Univ. Chaired the conference and moderated panel.
  35. [presented paper] Change in Corporate Awareness towards Failure, K. Iino, 2009.12.5, The 3rd Transdiciplinary Federation Conference, Transdiciplinary Federation of Science and Technology
  36. [paper]Three Typical Failure Scenarios of the Mind Process of Design from the Axiomatic Design Perspective, M. Nakao, K.Tsuchiya, K.Iino, 59th CIRP General Assembly, Aug. 23-29, 2009, CIRP.
  37. [paper]Design Knowledge Extraction from Scenario-based Databases using Associative Search Engine for FR-induced Decisions, M. Nakao, K.Tsuchiya, K.Iino, 58th CIRP General Assembly Aug. 24-30, 2008, CIRP.
  38. [paper] Biosensors for Life-log, Kenji Iino, Yumi Scotzniovsky, Man and Machine Life-log Contents Research Committee, Japan Robotics Society, 2007.4, pp.23-27
  39. [paper] Forming Teams with Jung's Theory of Personality, Kenji Iino, Douglass J. Wilde, Science of Machine, Vol.59-1, pp.155-162, Yokendo, 2007
  40. [paper] Developing Software for Enhancing Organizational Member's Skills in Foreseeing Failure, Masayuki Nakao, Kenji Iino, Science and Technology for Society Vol.4, RISTEX
  41. [paper]Axiomatic Design Based Analysis of Articles on Unmarketable Commdities, M.Nakao, T.Ooi, K.Tsuchiya, K.Iino, T.Ohhashi, M.Terabe, N.Yabuta, Proceedings of ICAD2006, June 2006
  42. [presented paper, session chair]A Conceptual Design Tool with Error Warning, K.Iino, Y.Hatamura, Proceedings of the 2005 IDETC, Session Chair "Design error and its prevention", ASME Long Beach, CA, USA
  43. [presented paper, session chair]A survey of the study of failure, K.Iino, Y.Hatamura, Proceedings of the 2004 IDETC, ASME Salt Lake City UT, USA, Session Chair for "Design Error and Its Applications"
  44. [article] Making Use of Past Failure Knowledge with Virtual Failure Experience Software, K. Iino, Journal of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol.107, No.1031, pp.829-832, 2004.10
  45. [presented paper] Making Use of Failure Knowledge, K. Iino, Annual Meeting of Japan Institute of Eventology 2004, Japan Institute of Eventology, 2004.7.2, pp.5-20
  46. [presentation] Characteristics Expression of Failure Cases with Scenario, K. Iino, The 34th Symposium of Safety Engineering, 2004.7.1, Science Counsel of Japan
  47. [paper] Text and illustration based scenario expressions for conveying failure knowledge, Y.Hatamura, K.Iino, K.Tsuchiya, ICAD2004, Seoul, Korea.
  48. [paper] Building a Failure Knowledge Database, Y.Hatamura, M.Nakao, K.Iino, IPSJ Journal, Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol.44 No.7, 2003
  49. [presented paper] Scenario Expression for Characterizing Failure Cases, K.Iino, Y.Hatamura, Y.Shimomura, Proceedings of the 2003 IDETC, ASME Chicago IL, USA
  50. [paper]Structure of Failure Knowledge Database and Case Expression, Y.Hatamura, K.Iino, K.Tsuchiya, T.Hamaguchi, 2003, Annals of the CIRP.
  51. [article] Managing Failure Knowledge with the Computer, K. iino, Journal of JSME, Vol.106, No.1016, pp.537-540, July 2003
  52. [paper]Design Fault Prevention through Active Use of Database, Yotaro Hatamura, Masayuki Nakao, Kenji Iino, ICAD2002, Cambridge MA, USA
  53. [paper] Application of Knowledge Assisting 3D-CAD in Creative Design,, M.Nakao, H.Morii, Y.Hatamura, S.Minami, M.Inagi, K.Iino, Science of Machine, Vol.53-11, pp.155-162, Yokendo, 2001
  54. [presented paper]Interpolation point regeneration method for surface design, K.Iino, D.J.Wilde, 1991, SIAM, Tempe, AZ
  55. [presented paper]Subdivision of Bezier triangles into Bezier rectangles, K.Iino, D.J.Wilde, 1991, SIAM, Tempe, AZ
  56. [presented paper]Subdivision of triangular Bezier patches into rational rectangular Bezier patches, 1991, ASME DE-32-2
  57. [paper] Prototype of a 6-Axis Force Sensor for Robotics, Y.Hatamura, K.Iino, K. Ono, R.Takada, Journal of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol.54-497-C, #86-1125B
  58. [paper] Automatic Polishing System with a 6-Axis Force Sensor,T.Nagao, Y.Hatamura, K.Iino, 1988, Journal of The Japan Society for Precision Engineering, Vol.54-4

  59. Creativity is the solution. Keep failing for success, but avoid the unnecessary ones. Failure Forum, Seoul 2018.9
  60. Current situation of FUKUSHIMA and lessons learned from the quality point of view, International Conference on Quality ICQ’14 Tokyo, Japan Global Summit for World Quality Organization, Tokyo, Japan 2014.10
  61. Study of Failure for Preparing the Mind for IT System Management. Stratus Uptime Summit Nov., 2011 Stratus Technologies, Tokyo, Japan, 2011.11
  62. Systematic Elimination of Failures, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 2011.10
  63. Quality in Software Development, the Perspective from the Study of Failure, 48th Prowise Business Forum in Tokyo, Hitachi Solutions 2011.3
  64. Systematic Thinking, Keynote Seminar, Software Quality Enhancement, Nikkei BP, 2007.2.20
  65. Making Use of Failure Knowledge, The 7th Forum of National Conference on Improving Medical Services, Society for TQM in Medical Procedures, 2005.10.29
  66. Building the Infrastructure for Making Use of Failure Knowledge, ITC Conference 2003, Tokyo International Forum, 2003.8.30
  67. Stanford Univ., Manufacturing Modeling Lab, NPI Invited Speaker, 2000, CA
  68. Lucent Technology, Thermal Management Forum, 1999, NJ
  69. Supply Chain Management Forum, Invited Speaker, Sept. 1998, Stanford University, CA
  70. DARATECH '97 CAD/CAM and CAE Workshop, Vendor Panelist, 1997, Boston, MA
  71. AUTOFACT '95 CAD Vendor Panel, Object Oriented Technology, 1995, Chicago, IL
  72. AUTOFACT WEST '94 Vendor Panel, Solid Modeling Component Technology, '94, Los Angeles, CA