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Vice President for Information Infrastructure

Tomohiko UYEMATSU, Vice President for Information Infrastructure

Tomohiko Uyematsu has been vice president for information infrastructure at Tokyo Tech since April 2016. He previously served as vice president for safety and compliance from April 2012 to March 2016.

Uyematsu received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering from Tokyo Tech in 1982, 1984, and 1988 respectively. From 1984 to 1992, he was employed by the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, first as research associate, next as lecturer, and then as associate professor. From 1992 to 1997, he served as associate professor in the School of Information Science at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. In 1997, he returned to Tokyo Tech as associate professor. He is currently professor at the School of Engineering.

In 1992 and 1996 respectively, Uyematsu was visiting researcher at École supérieure d'électricité (Supélec) in France and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He served as associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory from 2010 to 2013. Since 2015, he has been President-Elect of the Engineering Science Society, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE).

IEICE presented Uyematsu with the Achievement Award in 2008, and the Best Paper Award in 1993, 1996, 2002, 2007, 2011, and 2014. His current research interests are in the area of information theory, especially Shannon theory and multi-terminal information theory.

Uyematsu is a senior member of the IEEE and a fellow member of the IEICE.