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Nei Kato

Director of Research Organization of Electrical Communication(ROEC), Tohoku University, Japan

Bio:

Nei Kato is a full professor and the Director of Research Organization of Electrical Communication(ROEC), Tohoku University, Japan. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, satellite communications, ad hoc & sensor & mesh networks, smart grid, IoT, Big Data, and pattern recognition. He has published more than 350 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is the Vice-President-Elect(Member & Global Activities) of IEEE Communications Society(2018-2019), the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology(2017-), the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network Magazine(2015-2017), the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal(2013-), and the Chair of IEEE Communications Society Sendai Chapter. He served as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, IEEE Communications Society(2014-2016), a Vice Chair of Fellow Committee of IEEE Computer Society(2016),  a member of IEEE Computer Society Award Committee(2015-2016) and IEEE Communications Society Award Committee(2015-2017). He has also served as the Chair of Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2010-2012) and Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee(2014-2015) of IEEE Communications Society. His awards include Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize(2003), Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee(2005), the FUNAI information Science Award(2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion(2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award(2009), the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award(2011), the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award(2012), IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award(2012), IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award(2012), Distinguished Contributions to Disaster-resilient Networks R&D Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan(2014), Outstanding Service and Leadership Recognition Award 2016 from IEEE Communications Society Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks Technical Committee, Radio Achievements Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (2016) and Best Paper Awards from IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM/WCNC/VTC. Nei Kato is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society. He is a fellow of IEEE and IEICE

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