Managing Director of Service & Solution Development Department and
Vice President of NTT docomo,
Visiting Professor of Osaka University, Graduate School of Information Science
Vice Chairman of SIG Pattern Recognition and Media Understanding, IEICE
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!
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
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
July 26, 1993 Ph.D., Department of Computer Controled Machinery, Graduate School of Engineering , Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, Thesis Title: "Scene Interpretation by Maintaining Multiple Contour Descriptions and Contour Extraction Using Region Segmentation”.
March 25, 1985 M.S.E.E. Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, Thesis Title: "Performance Evaluation of Many Processor System Using Parallel Flow Graph”
March 25, 1983, Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, Thesis Title: "Analysis of Attached Multiprocessor Architecture with CPU Bus Array”
July 1st 2009- current Managing Director of Service and Solution Development Department and VP, NTT DoCoMo, Yokosuka. Activity: in charge of Service Development, leading data mining projects and data-based marketing.
July 1st 2006- June 30st 2010 Deputy Managing Director of Research Laboratories, NTT DoCoMo, Yokosuka. Activity: in charge of R&D strategic planning, leading data mining projects.
July 1st 2005-June 30th 2006. Managing Director of Multimedia Laboratories, NTT DoCoMo, Yokosuka. Activity: Leading five research projects including cell phone software platform, media representation for mobile applications that includes Distributed Speech Recognition (DSR), which was recently commercialized with cellphones in late 2007.
November 11, 2002 –March 31, 2005. President & CEO of DoCoMo Communications Laboratories USA, Inc. (DoCoMo USA Labs)
May 1, 2000. Joined NTT DoCoMo, Inc. R&D Project Manager; assigned to Director of Multimedia Signal Processing Laboratory Activity: conducting the research groups in charge of audio, speech and video coding technologies, media delivery over mobile networks, MPEG, ITU-T, 3GPP, and W3C standardization activities. The successful commercialization is well-known as "i-motion" which enabled audio-visual clip download for general porpulation.
April 1, 1999 – April 30, 2000. R&D Manager, Tokyo Communication Systems Research Laboratory, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Activity: Leading a research project named “Universal Media Access and Universal Home Access” .
April 1, 1996 - 2001 Adjunct Professor of Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, consulting master course students
April 1, 1998 – 2001 Adjunct Lecturer of Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, lecturing “multimadia data processing”
October 1, 1997 – March 31, 1999 Project Manager, Central Research Laboratories, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, Kyoto, Activity: Leading a research project named “Networking and Coding of Multimedia Data” that has software development H.323, H.324, and MPEG-4 Server, ITU-T/ISO-related transcoders, and future research on new media representation.
April 1, 1993 – September 30, 1999, Central Research Laboratories, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, Osaka, Activity: serving as Project Manager of Matsushita’s MPEG standardization activity and Secretary of General of MPEG4 sub-committee of IPSJ/ITSCJ. He is the original proponent of MPEG-4 object based visual representation(then awarded two prizes).
April 1, 1991-March 31, 1993 Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Graduate School, Osaka University, Osaka, researching media representation as a basic research toward Ph.D. degree.
October 1, 1987- September 30, 1990 Researcher, ATR Communication Systems Research Laboratories, Advanced Telecommunication Research International, Kyoto (assigned by Matsushita Electric ) , researching man-machine interface and computer vision technology for telecommunication with virtual reality
April 2, 1985- 1987 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd, having developed image compression technique that has been used in Digital VCRs.
1998 The 14th Telecom System Technology Prize of the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation,