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
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!
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.