Megumi Kaneko

Megumi Kaneko
Associate Professor
Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division,
National Institute of Informatics

2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku
101-8430 Tokyo, Japan

Tel: 03-4212-2235
Email: megkaneko{at}nii.ac.jp
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Memberships

Committees

Education

June 2004
Diplôme d’ingénieur, Télécom SudParis, Institut Polytechnique de Paris (French Grande Ecole)
June 2004
Master of Science, Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems, Denmark
Jan. – June 2007
Research assistant, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Informatics, Japan (Study abroad)
Dec. 2007
Ph.D. in Wireless Communications Engineering, Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems, Denmark
Title: Wireless Multi-Carrier Systems: Resource Allocation, Scheduling and Relaying
May 2017
HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in Informatics, Université Paris-Saclay/Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
Title: Optimizing Radio Resource Utilization and Exploiting Interference in Future Wireless Access Networks
Assessment Committee:
  • Prof. Mérouane Debbah (President of Jury & Examinator), Centrale Supélec and Director of Mathematical and Algorithmic Sciences Lab France Research Center, Huawei, France -Prof. David Gesbert (Reviewer), Eurecom, France
  • Prof. Catherine Rosenberg (Reviewer), University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Prof. Yutaka Takahashi (Reviewer), Kyoto University, Japan
  • Dr. Mythri Hunukumbure (Examinator), Samsung R&D Institute, UK
  • Prof. Khaldoun Al Agha (Examinator), CEO Green Communications, France 
  • Prof. Steven Martin (Examinator), University Paris-Sud, France

Employment

Nov. 2007
Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems, Denmark (~March 2008)
April 2008
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto, Japan
September 2010
Assistant Professor, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Informatics
May 27 – July 6 2012
Invited Professor of the Digiteo Guest Program, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
April 2016
Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan
May – June 2016
Invited Professor at ROCS group, Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

Awards

Sept. 2002 – June 2004
Awarded outstanding student scholarship from Georges Besse Foundation, France
Sept. 2009
11th Ericsson Young Scientist Award 2009
Dec. 2009
IEEE Globecom Best Paper Award
March 2011
10th Funai Young Researcher’s Award
Oct. 2011
WPMC 2011 Best Paper Award
March 2012
27th Telecom System Technology Award from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, Japan, for the paper “Uplink Contention-based CSI Feedback with Prioritized Layers for a Multi-Carrier System”, IEEE Trans. on Wirel. Comm., vol.10, no.12, Dec. 2011
Sept. 2018
IEICE Communications Society, Distinguished Contributions Award
April 2019
The Young Scientists’ Prize, from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
Dec. 2020
IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Editor Award
Sept. 2021
KDDI Foundation Contributions Award

Grants and Projects

Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2007
Ph.D. grant no. 562/06-8-24690 from Aalborg University
April 2011 – March 2015
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research no. 23760334 from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan
April 2013 – March 2015
JSPS/MAE Japan-France Bilateral Joint Research Project, Eco-HetNet: Cross-Layer Protocol Design for Eco-Friendly Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (with Dr. Lila Boukhatem from LRI, Paris-Sud University)
April 2014 – March 2018
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research no. 26820143 from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan
Jan. 2017 – Dec. 2019
CNRS PICS (Projet International de Coopération Scientifique) Grant
April 2017 – March 2018
NII Collaboration Research Grant, “Optimized radio access protocols for energy harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks using Graph Signal Processing”
April 2017 – March 2020
JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research no. 17K06453 from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan
April 2018 – March 2019
NII Collaboration Research Grant, “Nonlinear Conic Optimization for Energy/Spectrum-Efficient Radio Resource Allocation and Signal Processing in 5G Cloud Radio Access Networks” (with Dr. Ellen Hidemi Fukuda, Kyoto University)
June 2018 – March 2021
NTT Collaboration Research Project “Machine learning-based methods for distributed wireless environment prediction”, NTT Corporation
April 2019 – March 2020
NII Collaboration Research Grant, “Robust Nonlinear Optimization for Efficient Resource Utilization in Future Radio Access Networks with Channel Uncertainties” (with Dr. Ellen Hidemi Fukuda, Kyoto University)

Student’s Awards

2011
Mr. Hirofumi Yamaura (M1): IEEE VTS Japan Chapter VTC2011-Fall Young Researcher’s Encouragement Award for the paper: H. Yamaura, M. Kaneko, K. Hayashi and S. Sakai, “Superposition Coding Scheme with Discrete Adaptive Modulation for Wireless Relay Systems”, in IEEE VTC-Fall 2011, San Francisco, CA, September 2011
2015
Mr. Takuya Kamenosono (M2): IEEE VTS Japan Chapter VTC2015-Spring Young Researcher’s Encouragement Award for the paper: T. Kamenosono, M. Kaneko, K. Hayashi and M. Sakai, “Compressed Sensing-based Channel Estimation Methods for LTE-Advanced Multi-User Downlink MIMO System”, in IEEE VTC-Spring 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, May 2015
2016
Mr. Qisheng Dong (M2): IEICE Communication Quality Conference, CQ Workshop, Best Research Contributions Award for the paper: Q. Dong, K. Hayashi, M. Kaneko, “An Adaptive Modulation and Coding scheme for Communication-Based Train control systems using WLAN”
2016
Mr. Ryota Katsuki (M1): IEICE Communication Quality Conference, CQ Students’ Workshop, Best Research Contributions Award for the paper: R. Katsuki, M. Kaneko, K. Hayashi, “A Study on beamforming methods in Cloud Radio Access Networks with fronthaul link constraints ”
2020
Miss Thi Ha Ly Dinh (D2): IEICE Network Systems Conference, English Session Best Paper Award for: “Deep Reinforcement Learning-based User-to-Multiple Access Points Association Method for Heterogeneous Quality of Service Provision”