I was born in Hikone, Japan in 1961.
I received the B.E., the M.E. and the Ph.D degree from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan in 1985, 1987 and 1991, respectively. Since 1989 I worked for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kanazawa University, Japan. Freom 1997 to 1998, I went abroad to study in Microsystems Technology Labratories (MTL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S.A. Since 1999 I transferred to the VLSI Design and Education Center (VDEC), The University of Tokyo, Japan. From 2001 to 2003, I was with the Department of Information and Systems Engineering, Kanazawa University, Japan. From 2004 to 2007, I had been with Division of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University. Since 2008 I am working with College of Science and Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Kanazawa University.
My research interests include a phase change nonvolatile RAM, VLSI design automation, Integrated Sensor Systems, RF circuit design and VLSI applications to mobile systems.
I am a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, Information Processing Society of Japan, and Japan Society for Software Science and Technology.