Kenichi Okada received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Communications and Computer Engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1998, 2000, and 2003, respectively. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in Kyoto University. In 2003, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor. He is now a Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 journal and conference papers. His current research interests include millimeter-wave CMOS wireless transceivers for 20/28/39/60/77/79/100/300GHz for 5G, WiGig, satellite and future wireless system, digital PLL, synthesizable PLL, atomic clock, and ultra-low-power wireless transceivers for Bluetooth Low-Energy, and Sub-GHz applications.
Prof. Okada is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), and the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP). He was a recipient or co-recipient of the Ericsson Young Scientist Award in 2004, the A-SSCC Outstanding Design Award in 2006 and 2011, the ASP-DAC Special Feature Award in 2011 and Best Design Award in 2014 and 2015, the MEXT Young Scientists’ Prize in 2011, the JSPS Prize in 2014, the Suematsu Yasuharu Award in 2015, the MEXT Prizes for Science and Technology in 2017, the RFIT Best Paper Award in 2017, the IEICE Best Paper Award in 2018, the RFIC Symposium Best Student Paper Award in 2019, the IEICE Achievement Award in 2019, the DOCOMO Mobile Science Award in 2019, the IEEE/ACM ASP-DAC, Prolific Author Award in 2020, the Kenjiro Takayanagi Achivement Award in 2020, the KDDI Foundation Award in 2020, the IEEE CICC, Best Paper Award in 2020, and more than 40 other international and domestic awards. He is/was a member of the technical program committees of IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), VLSI Circuits Symposium, European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), and he also is/was Guest Editors and an Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (T-MTT), a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS).