Prof. Tad Matsumoto has been appointed as an IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer.
Prof. Tad Matsumoto of School of Information Science has been appointed as Distinguished Lecturer by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for the period of July 2011-June 2013.
About IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society is the forum for engineers, students, and technicians who are in charge of or interested in theoretical and practical issues of techniques/technologies related to "mobility" such as mobile wireless communications, automotives, transportation, and wireless security. The society holds its official international conferences, Vehicular Technology Conference, twice a year, where participants share and exchange their technical and professional information and ideas through not only sessions but also a variety of events such as tutorials and panel discussions.
IEEE VTS also supports local chapters to enhance their activities through providing Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program. The role of the distinguished lecturers is to provide lectures on request basis, requested by the local chapters throughout the world. The distinguished lecturers are appointed by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee (DLC), participated by the board members of the society, from among the world-level experts in specific fields, based on their accomplished records and abilities.
It is my great honor to be appointed by the IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer Committee (DLC) as a new Distinguished Lecturer for the next two years, starting at July of this year. To be able to fully satisfy the roles and expectations of this position is a big challenge for me, but I feel even encouraged by this appointment because this appointment indeed indicates high societal recognition of our contributions, both in JAIST and in Center for Wireless Communications at University of Oulu, Finland, to the society. What I must state here is that this appointment is due largely to the academic activities, big efforts, harmonization, and diligence of all my laboratory members. I greatly appreciate my lab members, and would like to promote their world-level techniques through providing lectures in the world under the status of IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.