Megumi Kaneko


About me

I am an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) and at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), in Tokyo, Japan (photo left corner: NII’s mascot).

I am a Senior Member of IEEE and serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters and IEICE Transactions on Communications. I received the IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Editor distinction in December 2020. On September 1st 2020, I was nominated as a Member of the Advisory Board for Promoting Science and Technology Diplomacy, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).

Currently, my main research interests are:


Dec. 2023
Our large-scale international project JST ASPIRE for future communications, for which I am serving as one of the main collaborators, has been accepted: “Open Digital Infrastructure through the Convergence of Telecommunications and AI” (PIs: Prof. H. Esaki at the University of Tokyo, Prof. T. Taleb at Oulu University in Finland, main members from UTokyo, NII, UEC, TUS, Aalto Univ., VTT Finland, Univ. Murcia, Politec. Valencia,IMT Atlantique, Paris-Saclay Univ., Univ. Clermont Auvergne, Univ. Roma, Nova Univ. Lisbon, 2024-2028).
Nov. 2023
Our Japan-France bilateral project JST/ANR SICORP Edge AI project for which I am serving as co-PI, has been accepted: LIGHT-SWIFT project (LIGHTweight edge artificial intelligence for Sensing and WIreless communications in connected FacTories), 2023-2027, JP members: NII and NTT, FR members: CNRS/IRISA (co-PI: Prof. Olivier Berder), Wavely.
July 2023
Our paper “User Grouping and Switch Network Optimization for Energy-Efficient Multi-User Terahertz Communications”, authored by Jiali Wang and M. Kaneko, has been accepted in IEEE Globecom 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
10 July 2023
I gave an invited talk at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (Colloquium on Mathematical Informatics), “Spectrum and Energy Efficiency Optimization for Next Generation Wireless Communications Systems”.
17 June 2023
I gave an invited seminar at Kyoyukai Association (diffusion of scientific knowledge to broad public), “5G and Beyond 5G for Future Society”.
3 Feb. 2023
I gave an invited talk at Keio University, Faculty of Science and Technology, “Spectrum- and Energy Efficiency Optimization for Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems”.
Jan. 2023
Our paper “An Auction-based Assignment Method for LoRa Multi-Gateway Networks”, authored by J.T. Chen, M. Kaneko, A. Guitton (Clermont-Auvergne University, France), has been accepted in IEEE ICC 2023, Rome, Italy.
Jan. 2023
Our paper “Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Uplink Power Control in Cell-Free Massive MIMO”, authored by X. Zhang, M. Kaneko, V.A. Le, Y. Ji (NII), has been awarded The Best Paper Runner-Up Award at IEEE CCNC 2023 (2nd among 271).
Oct. 2022
Our Kakenhi Project for International Collaboration Kokusai B, funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), has been accepted (科研費 国際共同研究強化(B), 2022-2027, PI: M. Kaneko)
Sept. 2022
Thi Ha Ly Dinh successfully defended her Ph.D. at Sokendai, congratulations! She started as a lecturer at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) in October 2022.