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RFIT2020 Advanced Program


Designing our future - A DLab perspective

Kazuya Masu, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Tokyo, Japan

Biography:Kazuya Masu has served as the president of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan since April 2018. His flexible, dialogue-based leadership has guided the Institute during a time of important transformation, uniting its diverse research centers, laboratories, and units into one integrated hub. Together with his profound understanding of Tokyo Tech, Masu's ability to inspire and manage change through collaborative teamwork continues to propel the Institute toward the achievement of a shared vision. Before his presidency, Masu served as the first director-general of the Institute of Innovative Research at Tokyo Tech from 2016 to 2018.
A specialist in electronic devices, integrated circuits, and wireless sensor networks, Masu graduated from Kobe City College of Technology in 1975. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in electronics engineering from Tokyo Tech in 1977, 1979, and 1982 respectively. In April 1982, he joined the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, where he focused on CMOS process and device technology. He returned to Tokyo Tech as a professor at the Precision and Intelligence Laboratory in 2000, where his interests included CMOS high-speed interconnect design and implementation, RF CMOS circuit design, CMOS-MEMS ultra-high sensitivity inertia sensors and their applications, and IoT wireless sensor networks.
Masu received the IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Electronics Society Award in 2004, the IEICE Achievement Award in 2013, and the IEEJ (Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan) Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. He served as President of the Electronics Society of IEICE in 2009, Executive Vice-President of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) in 2014/5, and President of the Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging (JIEP) in 2017/8. In 2014, he served as Organizing Committee Chair of the International Conference of Solid State Devices and Materials (SSDM2014). He became JSAP Fellow in 2009, IEEJ Fellow in 2012, and IEICE Fellow in 2015. Masu is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Japan MOT Society.

CMOS Platform for THz

Kenneth O, University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA

Biography:Kenneth O received his S.B, S.M, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA in 1984, 1984, and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1994, Dr. O worked at Analog Devices Inc. developing sub-micron CMOS processes for mixed signal applications, and high speed bipolar and BiCMOS processes. He has been a professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville from 1994 to 2009. He is currently the Director of Texas Analog Center of Excellence and TI Distinguished University Chair Professor of Analog Circuits and Systems at the University of Texas at Dallas. His research group is developing circuits and components required to implement analog and digital systems operating at frequencies up to 40THz using silicon IC technologies. Dr. O is the President of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society. He has authored and co-authored ~270 journal and conference publications, as well as holding 13 patents. Dr. O has received the 2014 Semiconductor Research Association University Researcher Award. Prof. O is also an IEEE Fellow.

Emerging Transceiver Architectures and Technologies for Future Wireless Systems


Biography:Dr. Ke Wu is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal (University of Montreal). He holds the Industrial Research Chair in Future Wireless Technologies. He has been Director of the Poly-Grames Research Center. He was the Canada Research Chair (2002-2016) in RF and millimeter-wave engineering and the Founding Director (2008-2014) of the Center for Radiofrequency Electronics Research of Quebec. He has authored/co-authored over 1300 referred papers, and a number of books/book chapters and more than 50 patents. Dr. Wu was the general chair of the 2012 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (the largest IEEE annual conference). He was the 2016 President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). He also serves as the inaugural North-American representative in the General Assembly of the European Microwave Association (EuMA). He was the recipient of many awards and prizes including the inaugural IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award, the 2004 Fessenden Medal of the IEEE Canada, the 2009 Thomas W. Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the 2013 Award of Merit of Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals, the 2014 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Application Award, the 2014 Marie-Victorin Prize (Prix du Québec – the highest distinction of Québec in the Natural Sciences and Engineering), the 2015 Prix d’Excellence en Recherche et Innovation of Polytechnique Montréal, the 2015 IEEE Montreal Section Gold Medal of Achievement and the 2019 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was an IEEE MTT-S Distinguished Microwave Lecturer from Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2011.