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Dr. Tadashi Nakano

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Molecular Communication and Nanonetworks

My research is concerned with design, implementation and evaluation of molecular communication systems, synthetic biological systems and biologically inspired systems.

Tadashi Nakano is an Associate Adjunct Professor of the Institute for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University, and a Visiting Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems Engineering from Osaka University, 2002. He later worked in the Department of Computer Science, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine, where he was a postdoctoral research scholar from 2002 to 2007 and an Assistant Adjunct Professor from 2007 to 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he was an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, and since 2013, he has been with the Institute of Academic Initiatives and the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University.

Dr. Nakano’s research interests include network applications and distributed computing systems with strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches. His recent research interests are at the intersection of computer science and biology, including design, implementation, and evaluation of molecular communication systems, synthetic biological systems, and biologically inspired systems. As a pioneer in the area of molecular communication, he has authored and co-authored a number of papers, including the very first paper that initiated the area of molecular communication (2005) and a comprehensive textbook Molecular Communication (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has also organized/co-organized technical sessions, workshops and conferences in the areas of molecular communication and bio-inspired networking, such as the NSF Workshop on Molecular Communication/Biological Communications Technology (2008), molecular communication and networking session in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (2014), and the International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2014-2015). In addition to the editorship in the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, he has been serving as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanobiosciences and an editor of the Elsevier journal of Nano Communication Networks.

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