Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emeritus
Room: B323B Engineering Quadrangle
Personal Webpage: http://hp.hisashikobayashi.com/
Research Areas and Interests
Since I turned to the emeritus status in June 2008, I have not taking any students or postdoc fellows, although I still teach periodically. In the fall of 2013-2014, I will be teaching again “ELE525: Random Processes in Information Systems” using my latest book, Probability, Random Processes and Statistical Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2012, 812 pages) coauthored by Prof. Brian L. Mark and Dr. William Turin. This course and textbook are for graduate-level students who major in electrical engineering, computer science, operations research or mathematical finance.
I have been Executive Advisor to the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan for their New Generation Network (NwGN) Architecture project. The NICT’s network architecture group has been pursuing the so-called “clean-slate” approach, meaning that architectural design of a future Internet should not be dictated or constrained by the design philosophy of today’s Internet. See, e.g., my keynote speeches at Euroview 2009, Euroview 2012, the 24th ITC (International Teletraffic Congress) 2012, and my recent talk on Big Data and Future Networks. I also serve on the Advisory Board of the “MobilityFirst” project, an NSF sponsored “Future Internet Architecture” project headed by Prof. D. Rychaudhuri of Rutgers University.
The research fields of my interest include data transmission theory, highly dense and reliable data storage, system modeling and analysis, and queueing and teletraffic theory. Please click here for my publications on these topics. I received the 2005 Technology Award of Eduard Rhein Foundation and the 2012 NEC C&C Prize for my invention on digital recording scheme, now widely known as Partial-Response, Maximum-Likelihood (PRML) , for my theoretical contribution to performance modeling methodology.
In addition to the above textbook on probability and random processes, I published System Modeling and Analysis: Foundations of System Performance Evaluation, (Pearson/Prentice Hall, Inc. 2009, 782 pages) coauthored by Prof. Brian L. Mark. A favorable review appeared in the IEEE Communications Magazine, in the October 2009 issue, p. 14. My other planned books in the pipeline are Digital Communications and Networks and Communication Network Architectures: Protocols, Performance and Security.
I am currently President of Friends of Todai, Inc. (FOTI), a non-profit foundation intended to foster scholarly exchanges between Todai (The University of Tokyo, my undergraduate alma mater) and U.S. universities. I also serve on the Board of Directors of Edwin Howard Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation, Inc, and as an advisor for the President of Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan.