Dr. Akira Arutaki

Akira Arutaki received his B.E. degree in electrical engineering and M.E. in electronics and communications engineering from Tohoku University in 1978 and 1980, respectively. He also received Ph.D. in computer science and systems engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology in 2008. Joining NEC Corporation in 1980, he was engaged in research and development of PCM, ISDN and ATM systems. From 1987 to 1990, he stayed at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, as a scholarship recipient, and was transferred to NEC America, Inc. in 1990. After coming back to Japan in 1994, he managed research and development teams of IP based communication systems such as routers, Mobile/Ethernet switches and VoIP/QoS servers. From 2003 to 2006, he was the General Manager of System Platforms Research Laboratories covering R&D activities in computer and communication platform arenas. He was assigned to the Associate Senior Vice President of NEC Communication Systems, Ltd. in 2006, and was in charge of R&D and human resource/education administration. He joined Kyushu Institute of Technology in 2009. Currently he is Professor in Network Design Research Center of the University.

He received the Network Systems Research Award of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) in 1999. He is a co-author of “Multimedia ATM-LAN (in Japanese)” published from Triceps in 1994 and “Wide Area Ethernet Technology Overview (in Japanese)" published from the IEICE in 2005. He holds more than 27 patents. Dr. Arutaki is a member of IEEE and IEICE of Japan.