Hiroyuki Morikawa

Professor of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology and Department of Information and Communication Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Address: RCAST, The University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Komaba Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904 JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-5452-5307
Fax: +81-3-5452-5308
E-mail: mori at mlab.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp


  • Wireless and Mobile Communication
  • Network Security
  • Coding Theory
  • Network Programming
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering


Our laboratory envisions a future of networked society. Our purpose is to identify the infrastructure fundamentals and lead research and development towards its realization. We conduct researches with emphasis both in designing network systems from application viewpoints and implementing "proof of concepts" prototypes. Our projects cover a large spectrum: context-aware computing, sensor network, mobile network, green network, photonic network, and new generation network architecture. We also try to understand how trends in technological development give us new approaches for overcoming limits of the existing system architectures.

Although it is difficult to predict our future, we can "create" our future by ourselves. Technologies have a power to change our societies. We should learn from the fact that nobody dreamed of Internet and cellular phones to become this popular. We need flexible thinking in networking research. Let's develop innovative networking technologies and applications with bold and flexible thinking together. Making the Vision a Reality!

Personal Information

Hiroyuki Morikawa received the B.E., M.E, and Dr. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1992, respectively. His Ph.D's thesis work is "Structural Description of Moving Pictures" (advisor, Prof. Hiroshi Harashima). Since 1992, he had been in the University of Tokyo and currently a full professor of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Techonology at the University of Tokyo. From 1997 to 1998, he stayed in Columbia University as a visiting research associate. From 2002 to 2006, he was a group leader of NICT Mobile Networking Group. His research interests are in the areas of computer networks, ubiquitous networks, green networks, mobile computing, wireless networks, photonic Internet, and network services. He served as a technical program committee chair of many IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops, Director of IEICE, Editor-in-Chief of IEICE Transactions of Communications, and sits on numerous telecommunications advisory committees and frequently serves as a consultant to government and companies. He received more than 30 awards including IEICE best paper award in 2002, 2004, and 2010, IPSJ best paper award in 2006, Info-Communications Promotion Month Council President Prize in 2008, NTT DoCoMo Mobile Science Award in 2009, and Rinzaburo Shida Award in 2010. He is a fellow of IEICE, and a member of IEEE, ACM, ISOC, IPSJ, and ITE. His personal interests include sailing, skiing, tennis, art, literature, food, and travel.

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