Akihiro Nakao

Akihiro NAKAO received B.S. (1991) in Physics, M.E. (1994) in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He was at IBM Yamato Laboratory, Tokyo ResearchLaboratory, and IBM Texas Austin from 1994 till 2005.He received M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) in Computer Science from Princeton University. He has been teaching as an associate professor (2005-2014)and as a professor (2014-present) in Applied Computer Science,at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University. From 2019 to present, he has served as Vice Dean of the University of Tokyo’s Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (2019-present). He was appointed as an adviser to the President of the University of Tokyo in 2019 and as a special adviser to the President of the University of Tokyo in 2020. He was appointed as Chairman of 5G/Beyond 5G committee, Space ICT Promotion Initiative Forum and as Chairman of International Committee, Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium (2020-present).In April 2021, he has moved to School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo(2021-present).He is serving as Director, Collaborative Research Institute for NGCI,Next-Generation Cyber Infrastructure, at the University of Tokyo (2021-present).