Dr. Yasunori Mochizuki
Dr. Yasunori Mochizuki is Vice President of Central Research Laboratories (CRL), NEC Corporation since June, 2011 and is responsible for the management and/or coordination of research activities covering computing architecture, networking, applications and services. Before being appointed as VP, he was General Manager of Information and Media Processing Laboratories in CRL from 2010, where he led the research groups on video object recognition, audio/video signal processing, speech recognition, natural language processing, data mining/data analytics, and security technologies. Since April, 2013, he is also a General Manager of Corporate Technology which is responsible for corporate-wide strategy on technologies for NEC. Yasunori Mochizuki received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1982, 1984 and 1987, respectively. In 1987, he joined NEC Corporation (Fundamental Research Laboratories) as a research staff on semiconductor solid state physics. He was also a Visiting Associate Professor of University of Tsukuba (Physics Department) from 1997 to 2001. From 2000 through 2009, he was a manager in the research department for Silicon LSI technologies, for which he was appointed to be General Manager in 2007. Dr. Mochizuki is a fellow of Japan Society of Applied Physics.