Yoshiya Kasahara was born in 1966. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in the field if electrical engineering from Kyoto University in 1989 and 1991 respectively. He received the Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Kyoto University in 1996. He had been a Research Associate of Kyoto University in Department of Electrical Engineering II (1992.04-1995.03), Department of Electronics and Communication (1995.04-1998.03), and Department of Communications and Computer Engineering (1998.04-2002.03). He has been with Kanazawa University since 2002, and is currently a Professor in Information Media Center, and Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University.

His research interests are in radio engineering and radio science, intelligent signal processing particularly for measurements of plasma waves onboard spacecraft, theoretical studies on generation and propagation mechanism of waves in space plasma, and database system for space environment. He is a member of Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS), The Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) and American Geophysical Union (AGU).