ICT technologies are the most important areas to solve problems of energy and environmental issues, and a declining birthrate and an aging population in recent years. The importance of researchers and engineers in these fields has been increasing more and more. However the number of the IEICE members is declining these days, especially in the Japanese electrical industry division. If I am elected as a director of Finance, I propose to let the IEICE becomes not only the useful, but also attractive organization for them with industry-university-government cooperation from the global view points. I will strengthen the important matters depending on the order of priority, talking with other executives of the IEICE. Finally as a director of Finance, I would like to contribute to prosperity and financial soundness of the IEICE using my experience.
I received B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 1979, 1981 and 1991, respectively. I joined NTT in 1981, where I was engaged in the research and development of TDMA equipment for satellite communications. From 1988 to 1989, I was with the communications Research Centre, Canada as a guest scientist. From 1997 to 2002, I was active in standardization of the IEEE802.11a based wireless LAN. I am now a professor of the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, and an IEICE fellow.