Yutaka Miyamoto received the B.E. and M.E. degree in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1986 and 1988, respectively. In 1988, he joined the NTT Transmission Systems Laboratories, Yokosuka, Japan, where he engaged in research and development on 10Gbit/s terrestrial optical communications systems with EDFA. He is now the senior distinguished researcher and the group leader of NTT Network Innovation Laboratories. His current research interest includes high-capacity optical transport network with advanced modulation formats and digital signal processing. He is a member of the IEEE and a Fellow of IEICE. He received the best paper award from the IEICE Communication Society in 2003, and the Achievement Award from IEICE in 2010.