Ken-ichi KITAYAMA, Professor

School of Engineering,

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering

Email: kitayama[at]

Phone: +81-6-6879-7692

Fax: +81-6-6879-7688


Ken-ichi Kitayama received the B.E., M.E., and Dr. Eng. degrees in communication engineering from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1974, 1976, and 1981, respectively. In 1976, he joined the NTT Electrical Communication Laboratory. In1982-1983, he spent a year as a Visiting Research Fellow in Prof. Shyh Wang's laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1995, he joined the Communications Research Laboratory, Tokyo. Since 1999, he has been the Professor of the Department of Electronic and Information Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University.

His research interests are in photonic networks and radio-on-fiber communications. He has published about 210 papers in refereed journals, written two book chapters, translated one book. He holds more than 30 patents.

He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and IEEE Transactions on Communications as the Associate Editors. He received the 1980 Young Engineer Award from the Institute of Electronic and Communication Engineers of Japan and the 1985 Paper Award of Optics from the Japan Society of Applied Physics. He is a member of the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Electronic, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, the Japan Society of Applied Physics, and the Optical Society of Japan. He is the Fellow of IEEE.


Professional Activities

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  • 1980 Young Engineer Award of The Institution of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (EICE), Japan
  • 1985 Best Paper Award of Optics of The Applied Physics Society, Japan
  • 2000 59th Invention Award
  • 2003 18th Telecom Award
  • 2003 IEEE Fellow
  • 2004 IEICE Fellow
  • 2004 Achievement Award of IEICE
  • 2007 Shida Rinzaburoh Award (Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications, Japan)

Last modified, 2007/2/20