Professor Nei Kato, Tohoku University, Japan
VANET and Relay-by-Smartphone
Nei Kato is a Professor with the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University. He has been engaged in research on computer networking, wireless mobile communications, satellite communications, ad hoc & sensor & mesh networks, smart grid, and pattern recognition. He currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, IEEE Communications Society, a Vice Chair of Fellow Committee of IEEE Computer Society, a member of IEEE ComSoc Award Committee, the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Network Magazine, the Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, an Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. His awards include the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion(2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award (2009), the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award(2011), the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award (2012), IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award (2012), Distinguished Contributions to Disaster-resilient Networks R&D Award from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan (2014), seven Best Paper Awards from IEEE GLOBECOM/WCNC/VTC, and IEICE Communications Society Best Paper Award (2012). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and Vehicular Technology Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE.
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