I believe that the main roles of IEICE Communications Society are to fulfill various needs for members in both industry and academia by providing access to high-quality technical information, opportunity to discuss state-of-the-art communication technologies from various aspects as well as establishing and keeping human networks of professionals thought the world. For the continuing growth and globalization of ICT world, I would like to provide more opportunities for active participation, and devise new value incentives, especially for students and industrial members. Another objective is to improve cooperation with sister societies around the world to have more opportunities for disseminating novel ideas from various communications research communities.
Iwao Sasase received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1979, 1981 and 1984, respectively. He is now a Professor of the Department of Information and Computer Science at Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. His research interests include broadband mobile and wireless communications and photonic networks. He has co-authored more than 260 journal papers and 385 international conference papers. He has been very active in IEICE Communications Society as well as IEEE ComSoc. He served as Vice President of the IEICE Communications Society during 2004-2006, Chair of the ICICE Network System Technical Group during 2004-2006, and Chair of IEICE Communication System Technical Group during 2002-2004. He serves now as the IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors Member-at-Large 2010-2012, and Japan Chapter Chair 2011-2012. He served as IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Regional Director during 2004-2005, Chair of IEEE ComSoc Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee during 2000-2002, Chair of Satellite Communication Symposium in ICC2002. He is a Fellow of IEICE and a Senior Member of the IEEE.