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Satoshi Kako: The Inspiration, Nature and Future of CIMs

Dr. Satoshi Kako is a Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director at the NTT Research Physics & Informatics (PHI) Laboratory. Previously, he worked as an Associate Program Manager in a national R&D initiative led by PHI Lab Director, Yoshihisa Yamamoto. Dr. Kako received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in electronic engineering from the University of …

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Blockchain’s Time-stamping – A Look at the Past and a Glimpse Into the Future

In Kazuhiro Gomi’s latest Forbes article, he reviews the time-stamping origins of blockchain and points to smart contracts as a barometer of blockchain’s viability outside of the cryptocurrency realm. He also notes that blockchain is a work in progress. Academics are identifying theoretical weaknesses and pointing out ways to increase its efficiency. And many of …

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Defining the Future of Security: Tatsuaki Okamoto on Cryptography Contributions, Favorite Articles and CIS Lab Goals

Dr. Tatsuaki Okamoto is the Director of the NTT Research Cryptography & Information Security (CIS) Laboratory. An NTT Fellow, Dr. Okamoto has made extensive contributions to the field of cryptography. He has previously served as President of the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM), Director of the International Association of Cryptology Research (IACR), …

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Exploring a New Frontier and 2021 Goals: A Conversation with Yoshihisa Yamamoto

Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto is the director of the NTT Research Physics & Informatics (PHI) Lab and a professor of Applied Physics & Electrical Engineering, emeritus, at Stanford University. He has led research laboratories focused on quantum optics and quantum information processing for more than 30 years. Dr. Yamamoto’s current research interests are in the areas …

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MEI Lab and NCVC: Building a Healthy Future on a Strong Foundation

NTT Research works on a lengthy time horizon. Not bounded by quarterly earnings, we can set long-range goals. We tend to broker multi-year agreements with universities that enjoy similar freedom; and in the case of our Medical & Health Informatics (MEI) Lab, we recently announced an agreement with a semi-independent national institution, Japan’s National Cerebral …

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Nanotechnology: Tiny Tech – Big Impact

Nano-scale bio-sensors, a niche domain in the field of materials science, are poised to play a leading role in advanced health informatics and related futuristic applications, such as bio digital twins. Requirements for these microscopic and (likely) implantable technologies include conductivity, flexibility, non-toxicity, connectivity, economy and precision. Medical device and health strategists are already thinking …

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Jon Peterson on Health Sciences, Engineering and Bio Digital Twins

Dr. Jon Nels Peterson joined the NTT Research Medical & Health Informatics (MEI) Lab in November 2020. A biomedical engineer with both academic and medical device industry experience, Dr. Peterson will provide technical expertise and leadership in advancing the bio digital twin development strategy. Most recently, he was principal clinical systems engineer at Micro Systems …

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Research Goes to Market: Kei Karasawa on Strategy and the Application of New Technologies

Dr. Kei Karasawa joined NTT Research at its inception and serves as its vice president of strategy. From 2015–2019, he worked with the R&D planning department at NTT, where he built cooperative relationships with NTT operating companies around the world to deploy NTT R&D technology to global markets. He led applied R&D at NTT EAST …

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Neural Mechanics and Symmetry: Hidenori Tanaka on NeurIPS 2020

Last month’s Neural Information Procession Systems conference (NeurIPS 2020), which took place (virtually) from December 6-12, 2020, was another occasion for Physics & Informatics (PHI) Lab Senior Research Scientist Hidenori Tanaka to advance work that he has undertaken with Stanford University colleagues on the dynamics of neural networks. In a previous blog post, we discussed …

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