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NTT Senior Distinguished Researcher

Senior Distinguished Reseracher

“Distinguished Researcher” is a title given to innovative researchers who have been recognized as outstanding both within and outside NTT. “Senior Distinguished Researcher” is a title given to highly outstanding “distinguished researchers.” They are responsible for leading innovative research or cutting-edge technical development in research areas considered to be important for the NTT Group in the long term.

Yutaka Miyamoto

Yutaka Miyamoto
Network Innovation Laboratories
Research on ultra-high capacity optical transmission for future optical transport network
We aim to dramatically enhance optical transmission performance based on coherent signal processing to realize future highly-reliable and high-capacity optical transport network

Masaya Notomi

Masaya Notomi
Basic Research Laboratories
Quest for novel optical phenomena and development of next-generation optical integration technology using photonic nanostructure
We will explore novel optical phenomena, such as negative refraction and slow light, and dramatically reduce the size and power consumption of a variety of optical devices.

Makio Kashino

Makio Kashino
Communication Science Laboratories
Research on the brain mechanisms underlying flexible listening and deep communication
We aim to elucidate a mechanism that enables people to listen to the desired sound from among many sounds, a mechanism by which people perceive a sound as pleasant/unpleasant or attractive, and a mechanism that enables people to convey their feelings through an unconscious bodily motion or response.

Hiroshi Saito

Hiroshi Saito
Network Technology Laboratories
Research on network science using an interdisciplinary approach
This research focuses on new network models, network design/control, network services, and their applications using an interdisciplinary approach, in particular, a mathematical approach related to spatial information.

Hiroaki Gomi

Hiroaki Gomi
Communication Science Laboratories
Educidation of interactive information processing for motor control, sensation, and perception
We will explore latent sensorimotor information processing and develop those computational models which contribute a fundamental theory for human-friendly interfaces.

Masaaki Nagata

Masaaki Nagata
Communication Science Laboratories
Research on statistical machine translation based on deep syntax analysis
We aim to dramatically enhance the accuracy of translation between languages having completely different word orders, as is the case between English and Japanese, by analyzing the correspondence of the semantic structure of a sentence

Hiroshi Yamaguchi

Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Basic Research Laboratories
Semiconductor nanomechanical devices
We aim to develop devices that operate on new concepts by integrating the optical, electrical, and mechanical properties of minute 3-dimensional semiconductor structures.

Shinya Nishida

Shinya Nishida
Communication Science Laboratories
Psychophysical research on the principles of information processing by the human brain, which can produce rich visual experiences.
We aim to elucidate, by closely analyzing human characteristics, the mechanisms for perception of motion and material from visual images, and the principles for integration of sensory signals that are processed in parallel.

Koji Muraki

Koji Muraki
Basic Research Laboratories
Research on quantum emergent physics via electron interaction engineering in semiconductors
We study and engineer electron interaction with the aim to realize innovative functionalities based on new quantum effects not achievable with independent electrons.

Masayuki Abe

Masayuki Abe
Secure Platform Laboratories
Research on cryptography, in particular on secure cryptographic protocols
We are developing efficient cryptographic primitives such as public-key encryption and digital signatures, and studying theories for constructing secure cryptographic protocols.

Shingo Tsukada

Shingo Tsukada
Basic Research Laboratories
Persistent acquisition of bio-signals for prevention and early finding of diseases using Advanced materials
Persistent acquisition of biomedical signals using novel wearable-type and implant-type bioelectrodes based on the composites of conductive polymers with various fibers and textiles The study of prevention & early finding of diseases and activity control & signal transduction of Nervous system.

Shinji Matsuo

Shinji Matsuo
Device Technology Laboratories and Basic Research Laboratories
Research on photonics-electronics convergence devices based on heterogeneously integrated III-V compound semiconductor with silicon platform
We aim to develop photonics-electronics convergence devices by using heterogeneous integration technologies for III-V compound semiconductor and silicon, which constitute new and exciting applications for photonic devices.

Akira Fujiwara

Akira Fujiwara
Basic Research Laboratories
Research on ultimate electronics based on the control of single or a few electrons in semiconductor nanostructures
The aim of the research is to realize “ultimate electronics” based on the high-accuracy and high-speed control of single or a few electrons in silicon based nanostructures towards the application to electrical current standards, highly sensitive sensors, and ultralow power information processing.

Kunio Kashino

Kunio Kashino
Communication Science Laboratories
Research on fast recognition and search technology for real-world media information
We aim to fully utilize a vast amount of information and support heart-to-heart communication by developing fast, accurate and robust technology that can search, recognize and analyze real-world media information such as sounds, images and moving pictures.

Seishi Takamura

Seishi Takamura
Media Intelligence Laboratories
Research on Super High Efficiency Video Coding
We aim to make visual communication much richer via a quantum breakthrough in video coding technology, which is indispensable for handling big visual data.

William John Munro

William John Munro
Basic Research Laboratories
Theoretical Quantum Information Science and Technology
We pursue innovative cutting-edge theoretical research in quantum physics and quantum information science with the aim to apply it to the real-world development of quantum-enabled technologies.
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Tomohiro Nakatani

Tomohiro Nakatani
Communication Science Laboratories
Audio and speech signal processing for capturing and recognition of human conversations
The aim of the research is to realize a computer that can understand natural human-to-human conversations in our daily lives. It requires us to develop technologies to recognize speech with a casual speaking style even in the presence of various types of interfering sounds.

Kazuhide Nakajima

Kazuhide Nakajima
Access Network Service Systems Laboratories
Research on optical fiber technology for realizing continuous advances in optical communication infrastructure
We continuously propose valuable and reliable optical communication infrastructure by promoting both advanced research and standardization of optical fiber technology

Hiroshi Sawada

Hiroshi Sawada
Communication Science Laboratories
Research on mathematical model and data analysis for understanding real-world phenomena
We aim to find new values through human-interpretable analysis methods for vast and variety data that are collected and accumulated according to real-world phenomena.

Seiichiro Tani

Seiichiro Tani
Communication Science Laboratories
Unified computing theory for quantum and classical computations.
We aim to elucidate the capabilities of unified computing over quantum and classical computations, via theoretical computer science and quantum information theory, and provide foundational algorithmic techniques for such computing.

Hiroki Takesue

Hiroki Takesue
Basic Research Laboratories
Information processing technologies based on quantum optics
My goal is to realize new information processing technologies based on quantum optics, including "quantum cryptography" to realize ultimately secure communication using photons and a "quantum neural network" that solves complex optimization problems using networked quantum optical oscillators.

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