Prof. Takayusu Sakurai
University of Tokyo, Japan
Takayasu Sakurai received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Tokyo. He joined Toshiba Corporation, where he designed numerous VLSI products including memories and processors. From 1988 to 1990, he was a visiting researcher at Univ. of Calif., Berkeley. From 1996, he is a professor at the University of Tokyo working on many design projects including ultra-low power VLSI, flexible electronics and power electronics. He was an executive committee chair for IEEE VLSI symposia and for IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference. He received many awards including IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits. He is now a professor emeritus, a domain research supervisor for nano-electronics area for Japan Science and Technology Agency, and a representative of trillion-node study group. He is an IEEE Life Fellow.