COMPSAC 2013 Speaker Bios

Kazuhiko Kushima, NTT, Japan (Tuesday July 23)


Dr. Kazuhiko Kushima is currently an Executive director of Service Innovation Laboratory Group at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), located in Yokosuka, Japan. Dr. Kushima received a B.S. degree in electronic engineering and a Ph.D degree in informatics from Kyoto University in Japan in 1980 and 2001, respectively. He joined NTT in 1980. He has engaged in research on artificial intelligence and multi-media database. From 2003 to 2009, he was with NTT DoCoMo. At NTT DoCoMo, he led the development and implementation of mobile services.

Activities of Service Innovation Laboratory Group:
·Creation of advanced broadband and ubiquitous services with new added value, and service platform technology that supports these services
·Media processing technology for extremely natural and highly value-added communication services
·Cloud infrastructure technology, Open Source Software (OSS) technology and software development technology to achieve innovation in service development
·Cryptographic and security technology with advanced protection to enable provision of safe and secure services


Raj Rajkumar, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (Wednesday July 24)

Dr. Raj Rajkumar is George Westinghouse Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He serves as a Co-Director for the General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Vehicular IT Collaborative Research Lab (VIT-CRL), and a Co-Director for the General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Autonomous Driving Collaborative Research Lab (AD-CRL). He also serves as the Director of the University Transportation Center (UTC) on Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation (T-SET) funded by the US Department of Transportation, and a director of the Real-Time and Multimedia Systems Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. He has served as General Chair and/or Program Chair of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), the IEEE Real-Time Technologies and Applications Symposium (RTAS), the ACM/SPIE Symposium on Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN) and the IEEE International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS). He is currently serving as the Program Chair for the 2013 ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), SPOTS track. His work on priority inheritance protocols is known and used widely. His current research projects include autonomous vehicles, vehicular networks, FireFly wireless sensor networks, resource kernels for guaranteed enforcement of throughput and timeliness in distributed real-time operating systems, and model-based design. Six of his papers have received Best Paper Awards. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE. Raj also has a courtesy appointment in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon. His research interests include all aspects of cyber-physical systems. More information is available at http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~raj.