about ME

current viewers:

Minoru Etoh, Ph.D.



Managing Director of Service & Solution Development Department and

Vice President of NTT docomo,

Visiting Professor of Osaka University, Graduate School of Information Science

Co-Editor-in-Cheif of Special Section on Multi-dimensional Mobile Information Networks

Member of IEICE, Japan

Member of IPSJ, Japan

Senior Member of IEEE,

Vice Chairman of SIG Pattern Recognition and Media Understanding, IEICE




Mobile Multimedia and Content Delivery

Media Delivery Over Mobile Networks
    see one of my key note presentations

Image Processing and Video CODEC
    see my papers and lecture notes at Osaka University

Data Mining and Context Aware Applications

    This is my ongoing projects.As Tim Reilly said, "The race is on to own certain classes of core data: location, identity, calendaring of public events, product identifiers and namespaces. In many cases, where there is significant cost to create the data, there may be an opportunity for an Intel Inside style play, with a single source for the data. In others, the winner will be the company that first reaches critical mass via user aggregation, and turns that aggregated data into a system service." That's why I am doing it now, where  Tera-Byte data per day is becoming our vital asset. Barriers to sub-transactional data capture and use include the sheer volume of data, its rate of production (data velocity), and variety of data types and schemas in real-time. The issues are 1. data-mining and 2 THE platform that is doable to provide context-aware services with high data velocity and asynchronized events! My publications are coming soon!


Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Minoru (Mick) Etoh received the B.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Hiroshima University, and the Ph.D. degree from Osaka University, in 1983 1985, and 1993 respectively. In 1985 he joined the Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.  From 1988 to 1990 he worked for the ATR Communication Systems Research Laboratories, the Advanced Telecommunication Research International (ATR), Kyoto. From 1991 to 1993, he was a Visiting Researcher at Osaka University.  In the period of the ATR and Osaka University, he was involved in Computer Vision research.

 From 1994 to 1998, he was at the Central Research Laboratories of Matsushita Electric, and while there, participated in MPEG-4 standardization as the representative of Matsushita Electric, and served as one of major architects of MPEG-4 Visual coding algorithm. Dr. Etoh moved to Matsushita Research Institute of Tokyo in 1999, and in May 2000 joined the Multimedia Laboratories of NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Yokosuka. He was Director of Signal Processing at NTT DoCoMo Laboratory, simultaneously serving as Adjunct Lecturer of Osaka University. In 2002, In the period of NTT DoCoMo Yokosuka, he conducted a 3G TV phone development and multimedia content format designs. Dr. Etoh was promoted to President & CEO of DoCoMo Communications Laboratories USA, Inc., where he was conducting several research groups (of 40 researchers) in charge of mobile network architecture design, cryptography, terminal software, audio, speech and video coding technologies, and media delivery over mobile networks. In 2005, he is back to DoCoMo, Yokosuka and assigned as Managing Director of the Multimedia Laboratories. He is also Professor of Nara Institute of Science and Technology. In 2007, DoCoMo’s three research laboratories are unified into one research institute, Research Laboratories of NTT DoCoMo, for which he was working as Deputy Managing Director. From 2009, he has been appointend VP and working as Managing Director of Service and Solution Deparment .

  His field of expertise includes mobile network architecture & protocols, computer vision, user data mining, distributed software, multimedia signal processing, video / audio / speech coding technologies, media delivery over mobile networks , and MPEG / ITU-T / 3GPP / W3C/ IETF standardization activities. Dr. Etoh received the 51st Best Paper Award of IEICE Japan (1994), the 14th Telecom System Technology Prize of the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (1998), the 7th Sakai Commemorative Prize of IPSJ(1998),  and the 39th  Achievement Award of IEICE (2002). He is a senior member of IEEE, and members of IEICE, and IPSJ.


Date of Birth
November 22, 1960

Dr. Minoru (Mick) Etoh received the B.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Hiroshima University, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Controled Machinery from Osaka University, in 1983 1985, and 1993 respectively


Professional Positions


1995 The 1995 Best Paper Award of IEICE Japan

1998  The 14th  Telecom System Technology Prize of the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation,

1998   The 7th Sakai Commemorative Prize of IPSJ.

2002   The Achievement Award of IEICE Japan



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