Ken-ichi Kitayama

Ken-ichi Kitayama (LF’16) is a professor emeritus of Osaka University, a project professor at Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries (GPI), Hamamatsu, Japan, and the R&D advisor of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan since 2016. He also serves as the research supervisor of 40million USD CREST program, entitled “Next-Gen Optics and Photonics” funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

In 1976, he joined the NTT Electrical Communication Laboratory. In 1982-1983, he spent a year as a visiting research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1995, he joined the Communications Research Laboratory (currently NICT), Tokyo. He became a full professor of Osaka University in 1999.

He has authored and co-authored more than 300 journal papers and published a book, “Optical Code Division Multiple Access -A Practical Perspective-,” Cambridge University Press (ISBN:97811070261620). He holds more than 30 patents. He received the Ph.D degree from Osaka University in 1981. URL of his personal HP is http://www.kitayama.tech.

For JLT he is handling submissions on the following topics:

  • Optical technology for datacenter network
  • 5G and beyond optical metro/access networks
  • Radio-over-fiber system and its applications
  • Optical/photonic data processing
  • Optical code division multiple access (OCDMA)