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[Academic Lecture] IoT: Towards a Connected Era--- Research Directions and Social Impacts
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IoT: Towards a Connected Era--- Research Directions and Social Impacts


     Who:      Nei KATO

                   Tohoku University

   When:     4:00 p.m., Dec. 25 (Friday),2015

  Where:     Undetermined

                   Shanghai Jiao Tong University



Nei Kato received his Bachelor Degree from Polytechnic University, Japan, in 1986, M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in information engineering from Tohoku University, in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He joined Computer Center of  Tohoku University as an assistant professor in 1991, and was promoted to full professor position with Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, in 2003. He became a Strategic Adviser to the President of Tohoku University in 2013 and the Director of Research Organization of Electrical Communication(ROEC), Tohoku University in 2015. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, satellite communications, ad hoc & sensor & mesh networks, smart grid, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, IEEE Communications Society, the Chair of IEEE Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee, the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Sendai Chapter, the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network Magazine(2015.7-2017.6), the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He has served as the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2010-2012), the Chair of IEICE Satellite Communications Technical Committee(2011-2012). His awards include Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize(2003), Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2005), the FUNAI information Science Award(2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion(2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award(2009), the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award(2011), the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award(2012), IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award(2012), Distinguished Contributions to Disaster-resilient Networks R&D Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan(2014), seven Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM/WCNC/VTC, and IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award(2012). Besides his academic activities, he also serves on the expert committee of Telecommunications Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, and as the chairperson of ITU-R SG4 and SG7, Japan. Nei Kato is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society. He is a fellow of IEEE and IEICE.






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