Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 316

World-Class Research Center Opens in Palo Alto

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 luglio 2019

NTT Research, Inc. (“NTT Research”), a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (TYO:9432, “NTT”), today announced it has commenced operations as a global effort that will be directed by world-class scientists in Palo Alto, CA. The three areas of initial focus will be quantum computing; cryptography and information security; and medical and health informatics. A grand opening ceremony, hosted by NTT President and CEO Jun Sawada, will take place today Monday, July 8, at Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park.
NTT Fellow Tatsuaki Okamoto to be appointed director of NTT CIS Laboratories, Cryptography & Information Security. Dr. Okamoto is an internationally acclaimed cryptography scientist, recognized for his work in third-generation cryptosystems and the promotion of a trustworthy digital society. He has also held positions at NTT Yokosuka Electrical Communication Labs, the University of Tokyo, the University of Waterloo (Canada), AT&T Bell Labs, Tsukuba University and Kyoto University.
Professor Hitonobu Tomoike to be appointed director of NTT MEI Laboratories, Medical Health Informatics. Professor Tomoike conducts research into precision medicine, based on bio-sensors and analytics. He is an Advisor to and former Director of the Sakakibara Heart Institute and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He has also held positions at UCSD, Kyushu University, Yamagata University, and the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (Osaka).
In addition to hiring outstanding researchers in each of these fields, NTT Research will foster collaborations with top research institutions, engage in joint research projects, and host visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows. Among its first Distinguished Scientists is cryptographer Brent Waters, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computer and Communications Security (CCS) Test-of-Time and Grace Hopper Awards. The center opens today with a team of 15 researchers, a number which is expected to grow to 50 over the next few years.
The formal launch of NTT Research will occur at a grand opening ceremony today, July 8, from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. PDT, at Rosewood Sand Hill, a hotel and retreat in Menlo Park. Mr. Sawada will host the event, which will include a media briefing, opening reception, keynotes by NTT Research scientists, exhibits, and a performance by the internationally renowned violinist Ryu Goto (Physics B.A., Harvard).
The longer-term plans for NTT Research include expansion. After launching and staffing up in Silicon Valley, home to the largest number of papers submitted in the fields of quantum computing, cryptography and medical informatics, NTT Research expects to open additional offices in Boston, Munich, Israel and London. Through these global laboratories, NTT will build a world-class network of scientists engaged in fundamental and high-impact research.


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