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Nei Kato

Nei KatoNei Kato, an IEEE Fellow, has been a full professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences at Tohoku University since 2003. His research has been in satellite communications, computer networking, wireless mobile communications, the smart grid, image processing and pattern recognition. His major awards include the Minoru Ishida Foundation Research Encouragement Prize (2003), Distinguished Contributions to Satellite Communications Award from the IEEE Communications Society’s Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee (2005), the FUNAI Information Science Award (2007), the TELCOM System Technology Award from Foundation for Electrical Communications Diffusion (2008), the IEICE Network System Research Award (2009), the IEICE Satellite Communications Research Award (2011), the KDDI Foundation Excellent Research Award (2012), the IEICE Communications Society Distinguished Service Award (2012), and several “best paper” awards. He is a fellow of the Japanese engineering and technology society IEICE and has been an IEEE Communications Society distinguished lecturer.

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A monthly publication, the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on smart grid developments and deployments around the world. Designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the newsletter brings together experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the evolution of the smart grid.