SUEMATSU-Yasuharu Award

[ Contribution to academia ]

Advanced signal processing and coding technologies for next-generation wireless communication networks


Shinya SUGIURA  Shinya Sugiura received B.S. and M.S. degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in electronics and electrical engineering from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 2010. From 2004 to 2012, he was a Research Scientist with Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories, Inc., Nagakute, Aichi, Japan. From 2013 to 2018, he was an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. Since 2018, he has been an Associate Professor with the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, where he heads the Wireless Communications Research Group.
  His research has covered a range of areas in wireless communications, networking, signal processing, and antenna technology. More specifically, he has engaged in the development of advanced modulation and coding techniques for future wireless communication systems, such as spatial modulation, index modulation, and faster-than-Nyquist signaling. For example, he proposed several key techniques, which are essential for broadband and reliable spatial modulation. He developed an efficient equalization algorithm, which makes it realistic to constitute a high-rate single-carrier spatial modulation architecture. Another contribution was extending the dimensions used for spatial modulation to those of the space, time, and frequency, in order to achieve even higher performance. Moreover, he authored and co-authored well-cited tutorial papers on spatial modulation, which classified the diverse spatial (index) modulation family, while clarifying their benefits and fundamental limitations.
  We hence believe that his outstanding contributions should be worth receiving this prestigious award. We also expect him to continue contributing to scientific and technological progress.