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Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015
Speaker Biography:
Shigeru Sasaki

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Corporate Senior Vice President and Member of the Board   
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.  

Shigeru Sasaki assumed his position as Corporate Senior Vice President of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in April 2010, and since 2008 has been a Member of the Board. Concurrently, he is Chairman of the Fujitsu Laboratories Group’s global subsidiaries as R&D sites in China, the U.S. and the U.K: Fujitsu Research and Development Center Co., Ltd. in China (Chairman since 2009), Fujitsu Laboratories  of America, Inc. and Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Limited (Chairman since 2013).

Mr. Sasaki has held prominent leadership roles in previous senior management positions throughout his extensive career at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. since 1981, including General Manager of the R&D Strategy and Planning Office, General Manager of the Broadband Research Center, and Director of the Media Processing Laboratory of the Multimedia Systems Laboratories.

As a technical R&D pioneer in the fields of image recognition and biometric authentication, Mr. Sasaki is recognized for his innovative revolutionary technical achievements, including video/image-processing, 3D computer graphics and software, biometric authentication and development of such milestone technologies into practical and useful commercial products and services.

His highlight technical achievements include the development of the world’s first real-time video-rate image processing system in 1984 and the world’s first color version of this system in 1985. In automotive applications, in 1987 he lead the development and realization of a revolutionary automated drive system employing real-time image processing technology as part of his work m Japan’s nationally funded project Autonomous Vehicle: PVS (Personal Vehicle System), which resulted in accolades from the global automotive industry. In video display technology, in 1991 he developed a new architecture platform that led to the release of SUBARU, a 3D computer graphics system that featured the world’s highest performance at the time. In 2003, Mr. Sasaki also lead the innovative development of Fujitsu’s award-winning leading-edge revolutionary technology for the world’s first palm vein biometric identity authentication known as PalmSecure’’, and drove technical contributions that lead to its commercialization in 2004 and global launch in 2005. He has lead milestone R&D that resulted in numerous industrial applications of such leading-edge technologies in these realms.

Mr. Sasaki received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Iwate University in Japan in 1981. In 1988, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S.  He is a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and Chair of IAPR TC-8.’Îvlachine Vision Applications, a Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy (ICT-WG) of Japan, a former association member of the Innovation Creation Subcommittee under the Information and Communications Policy Committee/Information and Communications Council of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, a member of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) and former Director of the Institute of Electronics Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan.