Nei Kato

Professor and the Director of Research Organization of Electrical Communication (ROEC) - Tohoku University, Japan

Nei Kato is a professor and the Director of Research Organization of Electrical Communication, or ROEC, in Tohoku University, Japan. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, satellite communications, Ad Hoc & Sensor, and mesh networks, smart grid, IoT, Big Data, and pattern recognition and has published more than 350 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

He became the Editor-in- Chief of IEEE Network Magazine, and was Associate Editor-in- Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, and Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 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.

He was awarded numerous awards which include the Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize which was given last 2003, the Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award, Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee, the FUNAI information Science Award, the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion, the IEICE Network System Research Award, the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award, the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award, IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award, IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award, Distinguished Contributions to Disaster-resilient Networks R&D Award given last 2014 by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan, 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.

Nei Kato is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society. He is a fellow of IEEE and IEICE.