Career History & Awards

Professional Experience

 

2003-Present Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
2003-Present Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
2001-Present Honorary Professor, Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
1999-Present NTT R&D Fellow
1997-1999 Executive Research Scientist, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
1994-1997 Distinguished Technical Member, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
1992-Present Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, USA
1992-1994 Senior Research Scientist, Supervisor, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
1992 Guest Professor, Tianjin and Fudan Universities, China
1991 Acting Professor, Stanford University, USA
1989 Visiting Scientist, AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA
1987-1992 Leader, Yamamoto Research Group, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
1985 Visiting Scientist, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
1982-1983 Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
1978-1987 Scientist, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan

 

Education

 

1978 Ph.D. University of Tokyo, Japan
1975 M.E. University of Tokyo, Japan
1973 B.E. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

 

Professional Activities

 

2011-present Principal Investigator for Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (First Program)
2003-2011 Supervising Director for JST, CREST program on Quantum Information Science
2006-2011 Principal Investigator for MEXT project on Qubus Quantum Computer, Japan
2006-2011 Principal Investigator for NICT project on Quantum Repeaters, Japan
2004-2009 Director of Quantum Information Systems Project, SORST, JST
1999-2004 Director of Quantum Entanglement Project, ICORP, JST
1993-1998 Director of Quantum Fluctuation Project, ERATO, JST

 

Awards

 

2011 The Okawa Prize, The Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications
2010 Hermann Anton Haus Lecturer, MIT
2007 Fellowship of American Physical Society
2007 Fellowship of The Japan Society of Applied Physics
2006 Shida Rinzaburo Prize
2005 Medal with Purple Ribbon (Japanese Cabinet)
2005 Commentary Paper Award (Japan Society of Applied Physics)
2001 The Fourth Electronics Society Award (Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Engineers of Japan)
2000 Matsuo Science Prize
2000 IEEE/LEOS Quantum Electronics Award
1995 Fellowship of Optical Society of America
1995 Research Commendation by Minister of Science and Technology Agency of Japan
1992 Nishina Memorial Prize (Physical Society of Japan)
1992 NTT Research and Development Award
1992 Carl Zeiss Research Award
1992 NTT Basic Research Laboratories Director Award
1991 NTT Basic Research Laboratories Director Award
1987 NTT Research and Development Award
1985 The Achievement Award of the IECE of Japan
1982 The Young Engineer Award of the IECE of Japan