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Four Tokyo Tech researchers receive 2019 Suematsu Digital Technology Award

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September 9, 2019

Four Tokyo Tech young researchers were awarded the 2019 Suematsu Digital Technology Award and a ceremony was held on September 5.

Memorial photo of the ceremony

Memorial photo of the ceremony

The Suematsu Digital Technology Award was created last year to provide a broad range of support for young researchers and their work in areas such as computers, robotics, networks, and the application of digital technology.

Four researchers were selected as award recipients this year.

2019 Suematsu Award "Fundamentals and Developments of Digital Technology" Recipients

Affiliation
Title
Name
Research Topic
Assistant Professor
Development of flexible memory devices
Assistant Professor
AI-Robot-driven materials research in polyanion-compound thin films with high Li+-ion conductivity
Assistant Professor
Performance Improvement of Brillouin Optical Correlation-Domain Reflectometry Based on Arbitrary-Shaped Optical Frequency Modulation
Associate Professor
Decision Making in Security Incident Response using AI/ML

Assistant Professor Hiroyoshi OHTSU
Assistant Professor Hiroyoshi OHTSU

Assistant Professor Yosuke MIZUNO
Assistant Professor Yosuke MIZUNO

After receiving an award certificate from President Kazuya Masu at the ceremony, the researchers gave presentations on their respective research topics. This was followed by questions and answers, and words of encouragement from Former President and Honorary Professor Suematsu and other attendees.

President Masu gave the award to Associate prof. Satoshi MATSUURA
President Masu gave the award to
Associate prof. Satoshi MATSUURA

Assistant Prof. Ryota SHIMIZU giving presentation
Assistant Prof. Ryota SHIMIZU giving presentation

Background to the award

Former Tokyo Tech President and Honorary Professor Yasuharu Suematsu was awarded the Japan Prizeouter in 2014 for his contributions to the development of high-capacity, long-distance optical fiber communications through his research at the Institute, particularly his groundbreaking research related to dynamic single-mode lasers. He donated a portion of the prize money to Tokyo Tech in hopes of encouraging young scientists and engineers to pursue research in diverse fields, develop new technology systems, and delve into the unexplored domains of science.

Suematsu hopes to create a rising tide of activities that will reveal the now-hidden shape of the future. The Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund created the Suematsu Fund to promote research in line with Suematsu's wishes. President and Representative Director Hisao Taki of Gurunavi Inc., a Tokyo Tech alumnus and supporter of the Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund since its inception, also donated a significant additional sum, making the creation of this award possible.

Tokyo Tech Fund

This activity is supported by Tokyo Tech Fund

Tokyo Institute of Technology Fund

Contact

Research Planning Group 1, Research Planning Division

Email kenkik.kik1@jim.titech.ac.jp

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