Prof. Hiroyuki Morikawa (University of Tokyo, Japan), Director, Morikawa Laboratory
Hiroyuki Morikawa received the B.E., M.E, and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1992, respectively. His Ph.D's thesis work is "Structural Description of Moving Pictures" (advisor, Prof. Hiroshi Harashima). Since 1992, he had been in the University of Tokyo and currently a full professor of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Techonology at the University of Tokyo. From 1997 to 1998, he stayed in Columbia University as a visiting research associate. From 2002 to 2006, he was a group leader of NICT Mobile Networking Group. His research interests are in the areas of computer networks, ubiquitous networks, green networks, mobile computing, wireless networks, photonic Internet, and network services. He served as a technical program committee chair of many IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops, Director of IEICE, Editor-in-Chief of IEICE Transactions of Communications, and sits on numerous telecommunications advisory committees and frequently serves as a consultant to government and companies.
He received more than 20 awards including the IEICE best paper award in 2002 and 2004, IPSJ best paper award in 2006, Info-Communications Promotion Month Council President Prize in 2008. He is a fellow of IEICE, and a member of IEEE, ACM, ISOC, IPSJ, and ITE. His personal interests include sailing, skiing, tennis, art, literature, food, and travel.