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Tadao Saito: Biography
CTO, Toyota-InfoTechnology Center
Professor Emeritus the University of Tokyo
Prof. Tadao Saito received a Ph.D. degree in electronics from the University of Tokyo in 1968. Since then he was a professor at the University of Tokyo. In April 2001, he became the Chief Scientist and CTO of Toyota InfoTechnology Center, where he studies future ubiquitous information services around automobile.
He worked on a variety of subjects related to digital communication and computer networks. His research includes a variety of communication networks and its social applications such as ITS. Currently, he is the chairman of Ubiquitous Networking Forum of Japan working on the future vision of information society. He is also the chairman of New Generation IP Network Forum of Japan. He is the author of eight books, two on electronic circuitry, four on computer and two on digital communication and multimedia.
Related to telecommunication regulation, he contributed to the rule making on privatization of the traditional carrier in Japan. From 1985 to 2002, he was a member of the Telecommunication Council of the Japanese government. Especially from 1998 to 2002 he was the chairman of the Telecommunication Business Committee of the Telecommunication Council and contributed to establish the basic policy for promotion and competition of broadband network. He is also the Japanese representative in the International Federation of Information Processing General Assembly and Technical Committee 6 (Communication System). He is a life fellow of IEEE and a honorary member and fellow of IEICEJ.
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