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Tokyo Tech Inspiring Lecture Series, No. 2 Communication and Information Technologies - Innovating Optical Communications for the Internet Society

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As the leading university for science and technology in Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology has been organizing the "Tokyo Tech Inspiring Lecture Series" since 2014. The purpose of this lecture series is to provide inspiration to future generations by showcasing the achievements of Tokyo Tech researchers and other internationally renowned scholars.

This year's lectures focus on communication and information technologies, particularly regarding recent developments in optical communications. Guest lecturers include Dr. Yoshiharu Suematsu, honorary professor and former Tokyo Tech president, Dr. Kristian Elmholdt Stubkjaer, professor at the Technical University of Denmark and Dr. Björn Broberg, program chair of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

The lectures are open to all members of Tokyo Tech as well as to the general public.

We look forward to your attendance!

(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Registration is required.)

Registration site (Japanese)outer

Date
Friday, June 12, 2015
Time
13:30 - 17:00 (Doors open at 12:30.)
Venue

Program Schedule

13:30-13:40
Opening Remarks: Yoshinao Mishima, President, Tokyo Tech
13:40-14:25
Lecture: Yasuharu Suematsu, Honorary Professor and Former President, Tokyo Tech
14:25-14:40
Break
14:40-15:20
Lecture: Kristian Elmholdt Stubkjaer, Head of the Electrical Engineering Department, Technical University of Denmark
15:20-16:00
Lecture: Björn Mikael Broberg, Program Chair, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research
16:00-16:40
Lecture: Yukio Kawano, Associate Professor, Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Center, Tokyo Tech
16:40-16:55
Q&A
16:55-17:00
Closing Remarks: Makoto Ando, Executive Vice President for Research, Tokyo Tech

Speakers

Yasuharu Suematsu

Yasuharu Suematsu

Honorary professor and former president of Tokyo Tech. Pioneer in semiconductor lasers for high capacity long-distance optical fiber communication. Developed the dynamic single-mode laser, and recognized for significant contributions to high-capacity long-distance optical fiber communication. Recipient of the 2014 Japan Prize.

Kristian Elmholdt Stubkjaer

Kristian Elmholdt Stubkjaer

Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Technical University of Denmark. Spent 18 months at Suematsu Laboratory to pursue research on semiconductor lasers. Specializes in active components for optical systems and networks.

Björn Mikael Broberg

Björn Mikael Broberg

Program chair of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and advisor in the venture capital industry and for governmental research funding agencies. Extensive experience in business management. Expert in development and production of photonic components, in particular, monolithically integrated tunable semiconductor lasers. Spent a year at Suematsu Laboratory in 1984.

Yukio Kawano

Yukio Kawano

Associate Professor of the Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Center, Tokyo Tech. Research focus on terahertz (THz) waves, which lie between microwaves and infrared. Currently working to establish basic components to detect THz waves. Specializes in nanoscale detection methods and applications.

Tokyo Tech Inspiring Lecture Series Communication Information Technologies

Contact
Research Planning Division, Research Promotion Department
Tel:  03-5734-2327
Email: ru.lecture@jim.titech.ac.jp

Update : May 16, 2021

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