Keynote Speakers

Prof. Haruhiko OKUMURA
Toshiba Corporation, Japan
IEEE Fellow

He joined Toshiba R&D Center, Kawasaki, Japan, in 1983. He has been engaged in developing image-pickup equipment and video coding technologies for TV telephone and convention equipment.
He is now working on research and development of image processing and driving technologies for flat panel displays, especially LCDs and new display applications such as AR and VR.

Work experience

  • 1983 – 2002: Toshiba Corporation, Central Research Laboratories, researcher.
  • 2002 – 2004: Toshiba Corporation, Senior Manager (Laboratory Leader).
  • 2004 – 2014: Toshiba Corporation, Chief research Scientist.
  • 2014 – 2018: Toshiba Research and Consulting Corp. Senior Fellow.
  • 2018 – : Toshiba Corporation, Senior Fellow.
  • 2012 – : Chiba University, Guest Professor; Kanagawa Institute of Technologies, Part-time lecturer
  • 2019 – : Waseda University, Part time lecturer
  • 2020 – : Tottori University, Part-time lecturer; Tokushima University, Part-time lecturer
  • 2021 – : KyunHee University (Korea), Part time lecturer

Prof. Takana Kaho
Shonan Institute of Technology, Japan

Speech title: Research on Phased Array Antenna for Beyond 5G Mobile Communications and NTN

Takana Kaho received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, in 1994 and 1996 respectively. She received the Dr. Eng. degree in communication engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2007. From 1996 to 2019, she was engaged in research on satellite equipment and RFICs for wireless systems at NTT Laboratories. From 2010 to 2012, she was a Visiting Associate Professor at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. From 2014 to 2017, she was a Visiting Associate Professor at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. From 2016 to 2019, she was a Visiting Professor at Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. She received the Japan Microwave Prize at the 1998 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference and the Young Researchers’ Award in 2004 presented by IEICE. She received a Best Paper Award from IEICE in 2015, and 2017.

Invited Speaker

Prof. Hideya So
Shonan Institute of Technology, Japan

Speech title: Adaptive C-RAN Architecture using Crowdsourced Radio Units Responding to Variable Traffic Demands

Hideya So received the B.E. degree from the Tokyo University of Science, Japan, in 2009, and the M.E. and Dr.Eng. degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 2011 and 2021, respectively. From 2011 to 2021, he was with NTT Access Network Service Systems Laboratories, NTT Corporation. He engaged in has researched on high-reliability radio access, base station antennas, and adaptive arrays for the future wireless access systems. He currently works with the Shonan Institute of Technology. He is a member of the IEICE. He received the IEICE Radio Communication Systems (RCS) Active Researcher Award in 2011, the IEICE Young Researcher’s Award in 2016, and the IEICE Best Paper Award in 2016.