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Work Experience

Apr. 2021
~Present
Distinguished Researcher, NTT Communication Science Laboratories.
Oct. 2020
~Present
Science Council of Japan, Member.
Oct. 2016
~Mar. 2021
Group leader, NTT Communication Science Laboratories.
Feb. 2010
~Feb. 2011
Visiting researcher, Institute for Quantum Computing, Univ. Waterloo, Canada.
Oct. 2005
~Sep. 2009
(Concurrent) Researcher, Quantum Computation and Information project,
Solution-Oriented Research for Science and Technology (SORST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
Apr. 2004
~Sep. 2005
(Concurrent) Researcher, Quantum Computation and Information project.,
Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
Apr. 2003 Scientist, NTT Communication Science Laboratories.
Jul. 1998 Research Engineer, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories.
Apr. 1995 Research Engineer, NTT LSI Laboratories.

Academic Activities

2018 Programme Committee member of AQIS 2018
Research Area Advisor, [Computational Foundation] Technology for Computing Revolution for Society 5.0, CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (~present).
2016 Research Area Advisor, Quantum state control and functionalization, PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (~present).
Programme Committee member of AQIS 2016
2015 Steering Committee member of SIG COMP, IEICE (~present)
2012 Reviewer of AMS Mathematical Reviews (~present)
Refereeing Committee member of Journal of Information Processing, (~present)
Co-Investigator of "Exploring the Limits of Computation (ELC)"
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan.
2010 Programme Committee member of TQC
2009 Editor-in-Chief of Special Section “Frontier of Quantum Computing”,
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, Vol. E92-A, No.5, 2009.
2008 Editor and Award Committee member of Journal of Information Processing, IPSJ (~2012).
2006 Organizing Committee member of TQC (~2008)
Organizing Committee member of 15th Quantum Information Technology Symposium
2005 Guest Editor-in-Chief of Special Issue "Quantum Computation and Information",
Journal of Information Processing, vol.46, No.10, IPSJ, 2005.
IPSJ SIGAL Steering Committee Member (~2009)
2002 Editorial Committee Member (WG A) of the Journal of IEICE (~2004)
1998 PC Member of IEICE Karuizawa Workshop (~1999)

TQC = International Workshop on Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication, and Cryptography.
IPSJ = Information Processing Society of Japan.
IEICE = The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.

Awards

2019 IEICE Achievment Award
Seiichiro Tani and Yasuhiro Takahashi:
"Pioneering Study on Quantum Algorithms"
2001 IEICE Information and Systems Society Best Paper Award
Seiichiro Tani, Kiyoharu Hamaguchi and Shuzo Yajima:
”The Complexity of the Optimal Variable Ordering Problems of a Shared Binary Decision Diagram”,
IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, E79-D, No. 4, pp. 271–281,(1996).

Grants

2007 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B): No.19700019(~2009)
2012 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, MEXT, Japan.
Co-Investigator of "Exploring the Limits of Computation (ELC)"

Education

Apr. 2006 Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Tokyo, Japan.
(Supervisor: Prof. Hiroshi Imai) (Referee-in-Chief: Prof. Reiji Suda)
Mar. 1995 M.S. in computer science from the University of Tokyo, Japan.
(Supervisor: Prof. Hiroshi Imai)
Mar. 1993 B.E. in information science from Kyoto University, Japan.
(Supervisor: Prof. Shuzo Yajima)

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