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New Year Issue (Jan.)


High recognition for many years of research

Two professors selected as honorary fellows

W-CDMA research
Professor Takuro Sato (Faculty of Science and Engineering) selected as IEEE fellow

Professor Takuro Sato (Faculty of Science and Engineering) was selected as a fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world's largest association of researchers and engineers. IEEE, pronounced as "I triple E," is a non-profit organization with over 400,000 members in more than 160 countries throughout the world. The IEEE plays a leading role in technological fields such as computers, bio-science, communication, power, aviation and electronics. Professor Sato was selected as a fellow due to high recognition for his contribution to standardization of W-CDMA (3G mobile communication technology). "I received this award in recognition of my success in leading the world in advancement and demonstration for the standardization of W-CDMA in America," said a happy Professor Sato. "This success was made possible due to the many research chances which I received from universities and corporations for many years, as well as the provision of an environment where I could continue my research. I am sincerely grateful to the numerous people who supported my research activities and worked together with me."

Research on viscosity theory for differential equations, etc.
Professor Hitoshi Ishii (Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences) selected for first generation of fellows at American Mathematical Society

Professor Hitoshi Ishii (Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences) was selected for the first generation of fellows at the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS fellow program was established in 2012 in order to award members who have made outstanding contributions to the utilization, transmission, advancement, growth, or creation of new areas for the field of mathematics. Furthermore, the program encourages the cultivation of outstanding mathematicians and offers support for mathematicians to exercise leadership in society. In addition to cultivating new fellows, each selected fellow is expected to offer advice to the AMS Chairperson and to perform official activities as a representative of outstanding mathematicians. "When considering the objectives of the fellow program, there are expectations for increasing the role of mathematicians both inside and outside of the university," said Professor Ishii when discussing his aspirations. "It is no easy task, but I will work even harder to realize such goals."