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Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST): One of the key objectives at School of Information Science, JAIST, is to promote international-level cutting-edge research in Japan as well as in the world. The number of its staff and other factors make the School of Information Science at JAIST one of Japan's leading information science faculties and departments. The school, therefore, is well-positioned to cover a broad area of research. Moreover, one of the key features of the school since its establishment has been to focus on basic research in anticipation of developments in the field of information science.

The major mission of Information Theory and Signal Processing Laboratory is to reformulate the technological bases of wireless communications, and reconstruct it in a scientific way; obviously, wireless communication techniques/technologies are built on the basis of Information Theory, and therefore our research direction is to include as much the new results and findings of Information Theory, especially of Network Information Theory, into wireless communications research as possible. In fact, a lot of progress has been made recently in Information Theory, such as discovery of a new class of codes, including Turbo and LPPC codes that can be decoded using belief propagation techniques as well as new findings in network information theory. A major goal of the research work conducted by our research group in Europe has been to apply the new results in Information Theory to wireless communications research; our group has made a lot of accomplishments with this goal definition. A research target of our research group in JAIST shall be to further extend what our group in Europe has done in the last several years, and also to apply the results to a variety of applications. Such strong background knowledge of Information Theory and Signal Processing Laboratory has lead a lot of public and private projects so that we can create new wireless communication system concepts that are independent of technological inheritance from, but significantly outperform conventional systems in terms of efficiency, flexibility, and robustness.

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) plans to make significant contributions to the RESCUE project, mainly through the theoretical and algorithm development work as well as their performance verifications.  Information Theory and Signal Processing Laboratory has accumulated a lot of expertise in the areas related to the RESCUE project, especially through the research work on wireless cooperative communications based on lossless and lossy distributed source/channel coding techniques, iterative (turbo) decoding algorithm development, and their convergence property analysis. which are related mostly to Task 1.1, Task 1.2, Task 1.3, and Task 2.1, Task 2.2, and Task 2.3

Tad Matsumoto received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1978, 1980, and 1991. He joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in April 1980. When engaged in NTT, he was involved in a lot of research and development projects, all for mobile wireless communications systems. In March 1996, he returned to NTT DoCoMo, where he served as a Head of the Radio Signal Processing Laboratory. He worked on adaptive signal processing, multiple-input multiple-output turbo signal detection, interference cancellation, and space-time coding techniques for broadband mobile communications. In March 2002, he moved to University of Oulu, Finland. In 2006, he served as a Visiting Professor at Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany, funded by the German MERCATOR Visiting Professorship Program.  Since April 2007, he has been serving as a Professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan, while also keeping the position at University of Oulu. 

Tad Matsumoto has been appointed as a Finland Distinguished Professor for a period from January 2008 to December 2013, funded by the Finnish National Technology Agency (Tekes) and Finnish Academy. Prof. Matsumoto is a recipient of IEEE VTS Outstanding Service Award (2001), Nokia Foundation Visiting Fellow Scholarship Award (2002), IEEE Japan Council Award for Distinguished Service to the Society (2006), IEEE Vehicular Technology Society James R. Evans Avant Garde Award (2006), and Thuringen State Research Award for Advanced Applied Science (2006), 2007 Best Paper Award of Institute of Electrical, Communication, and Information Engineers of Japan (2008), IEEE Communication Letters Exemplifying Reviewer Award (2011), UK Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Fellow Award (2012), and Recognition of Contributions in Development of Signal Processing for Wireless Communication in Indonesia (2012).  He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Member of IEICE.  He is serving as an IEEE Vehicular Technology Distinguished Lecturer during the term July 2011-June 2013.

Khoirul Anwar graduated (cum laude) from the department of Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications), Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Bandung, Indonesia in 2000. He received Master and Doctor Degrees from Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Since then, he has been appointed as an assistant professor in NAIST. He received best student paper award from the IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium 2006 (RWS'06), California-USA, Best Paper of Conference held Indonesian Student Association (ISA 2007), Kyoto, Japan in 2007, Best Paper Presenter for the track of Advanced Technology in International conference on Sustainability for Human Security (SUSTAIN), Kyoto October 2011, and Indonesian Diaspora "Award for Innovation", Congress of Indonesian Diaspora, Los Angeles, USA, July 2012. Since September 2008, he is with the School of Information Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) as an assistant professor. His research interests are network information theory, error control coding, iterative decoding and signal processing for wireless communications. He has authored around 73 scientific publications in these areas. He serves as a reviewer for a number of main journals and conferences in the area of wireless communications and signal processing. Dr. Anwar is a member of IEEE (information theory society, communications society) and IEICE Japan.


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