I am honored to have been nominated as a candidate for Director, General Affairs. I have been an active IEICE volunteer for nearly 30 years, including Director, Treasury from 2011 to 2013. I will diligently work with volunteers and staff to improve the values we bring to members, industry, academia, and government, if elected. While prioritization along with globalization is vitally important to strengthen IEICE, I think it is also necessary to keep up with long-tailed services and activities that other organizations can never offer. I will work with the Board of Directors, committees, and outside organizations to promote mutual understanding and boost the significance of IEICE, which will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2017. Thank your for your support.
Takehiko Kobayashi received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1978, 1980, and 1983. In 1983, he joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (later NTT Docomo), where he was engaged in research on various wireless communication systems. He was a guest scientist at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, U. S. A. in 1986. Currently, he is a professor at the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Tokyo Denki University. He was a visiting professor with the Japan Space Exploration Agency from 2008 to 2010. He received the Best Paper Awards from IEICE in 2001 and 2002 and the IEICE Achievement Award in 2008. His current research interests include UWB wireless systems and mobile communication channel characterization.