Dr. Prof. Ryuji Kohno, (YNU, UoO, Chair of IEEE802.15 IG-DEP)
Ryuji Kohno received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo in 1984. Since 1998 he has been a Professor of the Division of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Director of Center on Medical Information and Communication Technology, in Yokohama National University in Japan. In his currier he was a director of Advanced Telecommunications Laboratory of SONY CSL during 1998-2002, a director of UWB Technology institute of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) during 2002-2006, and that of Medical ICT institute of NICT during 2006-2012. Since 2012 he is CEO of University of Oulu Research Institute Japan – CWC-Nippon Co. In his academic activities, he was elected as a member of the Board of Governors of IEEE Information Theory (IT) Society in 2000, 2003 and 2006. He has played a role of an editor of the IEEE Transactions on IT, Communications, and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). He is fellows of IEEE and IEICE, and was vice-president of Engineering Sciences Society of IEICE, the Chairmen of the IEICE Technical Committee on Spread Spectrum Technology, ITS, and Software Defined Radio (SDR), Medical ICT, Reliable Robust Controlling Communications, and regulatory science. Prof. Kohno has contributed for organizing many international conferences, such as a chair-in honor of International Conferences SDR02 & 03, a general co-chair of International Symposia such as ISIT03, UWBST&IWUWB04, IWUWBST05, ISMICT2006, 2014 & 2015, ISITA2010/ISSSTA2010 and more. He was awarded IEICE Greatest Contribution Award and NTT DoCoMo Mobile Science Award in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He became a Finnish Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) during 2007-2011 and is Oulu University Distinguished Professor (OuDiPro) since 2011. He was a principal leader of MEXT Global COE (Center of Excellence) program on “Innovative Integration between Medicine and Engineering Based on ICT,” during 2008-2013 and JSPS/AMED-TEKES joint program on Life Science during 2013-2015 to promote joint research and education between Finland and Japan. Since 2014, he is a director of Kanagawa Medical Device Regulatory Science Center sponsored by Kanagwa Prefecture.