Koji Ishibashi, Ph.D

 Koji Ishibashi (石橋 功至) received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in engineering from The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2007.

From 2007 to 2012, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan. Since April 2012, he has been with the Advanced Wireless and Communication Research Center (AWCC), The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan where he is currently a Professor.  From 2010 to 2012, he was a Visiting Scholar at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He is a senior member of IEICE and IEEE.

Prof. Ishibashi has contributed more than 100 articles to international journals and conference proceedings. His recent published journal papers on spatial modulation and robust relay selection in IoT networks were nominated as the 50 most frequently accessed documents (namely popular articles) in IEEE Xplore almost for one year. He received the Distinguished Contributions Awards from IEICE in 2011, 2013, 2017, and 2020. He is also a co-recipient of more than 30 academic awards from IEICE and IEEE. He was certified as an Exemplary Reviewer of IEEE Communications Wireless Letters in 2015 and awarded by the Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) for his devotion to standardization activities in 2020. He is currently a Guest Editor for IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society – Special Issues on Wireless Powered Communications for Future Wireless Networks and an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Communications and Networks. He in the past served as an Associate Editor for IEICE Transactions on Communications and an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC).

He has led several national research projects financially supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKEN) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme (SCOPE) from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), and so on. He currently leads the national project funded by the MIC for 5G beyond and 6G and contributes to the EU-Japan project named ORACLE as a leader of the Japan-side.

His current research interests are robust beamforming, grant-free access, energy-harvesting, compressed sensing, coding, cell-free network, and MIMO technologies.

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