IEICE English Webinar

About IEICE English Webinar

 As a part of overseas activities, IEICE has been dispatching Distinguished Lecturers since 2010. The purpose of this program is to share knowledge, expertise, and insights on the future direction of electronics, information, and communication technologies at events held by IEICE international sections. In the current situation where overseas travel is restricted, IEICE offers livestream and on-demand webinars by Distinguished Lecturers.

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Distinguished Lecturer Program Series

  • 90minsIntermediate

    Technologies and Commercial Applications of Far Field Wireless Power Transfer

    Naoki Shinohara (Kyoto University)

    A far field Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) is one of innovative radio wave applications and is recently considered as one of game changing technologies based on radio wave. It had been studied historically with microwaves and its application has been narrow beam WPT in which the wireless power is transmitted from one transmitter to one receiver with high beam efficiency. Recently, the WPT is applied as wide beam WPT in which the wireless power is transmitted from one/multi transmitter(s) to one/multi receiver(s) with various radio waves like a wireless communication system. In this talk, I introduce basic theory and technology, recent innovative technologies, and commercial applications of the far field WPT in the world. It involves an antenna / beam forming technology and a circuit technology in a receiver. Additionally, I also introduce discussion status of new radio regulation for the far field WPT in Japan and in the world.


  • 90minsIntermediateArtificial intelligence (AI)Neural network hardwareEdge computingPhotonicsSpinPattern information representation and processing

    Physical Reservoir Computing: Its Advantages and Significance

    Prof.Akira Hirose (The University of Tokyo)

    This talk focuses on reservoir computing and its physical realization in the AI & sensor-network era. First, we have a glance of the hardware history in artificial intelligence (AI) including logic architecture and neural networks. The key point in modern AI is emphasized, namely, pattern information representation and pattern information processing. We also present the basic idea and dynamics of reservoir computing by referring to deep learning and time-serial information processing. Then we look through various physical reservoir-computing ideas briefly to catch the variety of physics used in this area and also the key properties. In particular, we go into the details of reservoirs based on photonics and spin waves. The former has been studied for long, resulting in an accumulation of experiences. The latter is new and rich in nonlinearity, hysteresis, anisotropy and dispersion, which enhance the processing ability. Lastly, we discuss the prospects of reservoir computing in the near future society in the context of edge-computing as well as server use in the sensor-network society.


  • 40minsAdvancedwireless communicationterahertzCMOS6Gbeyond 5Gtransceiver300 GHz

    Sub-Terahertz Transceivers in Silicon

    Prof.Minoru Fujishima (Hiroshima University)

    The 300GHz band is a frequency band recently identified for wireless communication and is attracting attention towards 6G.However, it is generally believed that as the frequency increases, the communication distance becomes shorter and the applications are limited. In this talk, the relationship between frequency and communication distance will be explained, and the possibility of a 299GHz transceiver using CMOS integrated circuits will be discussed.