Global Student Collaborations (photos)
Since: July 24, 2009
Last updated: August 2011

snap photos from our
Global, real-world, direct-personal Collaborations
university students,
engineers, scientists,
across daily-life cultures

from our Ultrafast Optical Logic Laboratory,
National Univ. Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan.

Year 2002

Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2002.
the 28th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2002).

Year 2003

Tucson, Arizona, USA, Oct. 2003.
the IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting.

Year 2004

Los Angeles, USA, February 2004.
the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), sponsored by Optical Society of America (OSA).

our laboratory, Tokyo, Japan, July 2004.
Ueno officially invited Dr. Mads Nielsen from the Research Center COM, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark,
to our research laboratory for 6 weeks in the summertime, for developing experimental research collaborations between DTU Denmark and UEC Japan.
After its success in 2004, we invited Dr. Nielsen once again for 4 weeks next year 2005.
Post-graduate students Suzuki and Sakaguchi in our laboratory co-authored the two good academic journal papers after the 2004-2005 collborations.
(Later, he joined the System Device Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, Ohtsu city, Japan,
and contributed a lot with Dr. Kouji Kudo and his co-workers for two and half years,
to their R&D of advanced semiconductor opto-electronics devices for use in leading-edge optical communication systems.)

Year 2005

Anaheim, California, USA, March 2005.
The Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) of this year was held in the Anaheim Convention Center,
sponsored by Optical Society of America (OSA).
In this year's OFC, the workshop 'All-optical wavelength conversion and signal processing for next generation network'
was organized and chaired by Dr. Bernd Sartorius (Heinrich Herz Institute, Berlin, Germany) and Prof. Juerg Leuthold (Karlsruhe Univ., Germany).
The very last topic in this workshop 'Outlook in 10-20 years' was panelled by Y. Ueno (Univ. Electro-Comm., Tokyo, Japan),
Dr. S.A. Hamilton (MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA), and Dr. G. Theophilopoulos (Technical Univ. Athenes, Greece).

Anaheim, California, USA, March 2005.
Conventional-style, reception party (or, say, get-together party) of this year's OFC conference,
was held in the ball room of Hyatt Hotel next to the Anaheim Convention Center.

Anaheim, California, USA, March 2005.
Some separately from the official conference's workshops,
Ueno found Dr. Leuthold in the same hotel by accident, amongst very many hotels in the Disney area,
invited him to either of the two's guest rooms,
then we two enjoyed informal, relaxed, productive talks exchanging on-going research ideas
for a little while. This was a good talk. (Did he remember it?)

Boston, Massachusettes, USA, March 2005.
The strong contrast between the beatifully frozen river in Boston downtown
and the above-shown, no-sleeve sunchine, Disney-land Anaheim near Los Angeles, almost same week in 2005.
This Sunday in Boston, Ueno had a meeting with one of his private 20-year-old fiends,
Dr. Thomas Schneider presently in Boston University, long since more than 15 years ago,
and the two gentlemen enjoyed downtown walking.

Boston, Massachusettes, USA, March 2005.
One day on his way back from California to Tokyo,
Ueno stopped by Dr. Scott A. Hamilton in his MIT Lincoln Laboratory,
and Prof. Erich P. Ippen in his Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE),
Massachusettes Institute of Technology(MIT), Boston, Massachusettes.

Budapest, Hungary, August 2005.

Budapest, Hungary, August 2005.

Budapest, Hungary, August 2005.
the Optical Amplifiers and their Applications Conference (OAA), sponsored by Optical Society of America (OSA).

Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 2006.
One of the post-graduate students Rei Suzuki (right) in our laboratory was receiving
several questions from, and frankly discussing with, one of Ueno's oldest colleague researchers,
Dr. Reinhold Ludwig (left) from Heinrigh-Herz Institute, Berlin, Germany.
Dr. Ludwig was invited to the international symposium ISPAN,
organized by Prof. Tetsuya Miki and held in UEC campus in Tokyo, this January.

Year 2006

Long Beach, California, USA, May 2006.
the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/ Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
(CLEO/QELS 2006), sponsored by Optical Society of America (OSA).

Santa Barbara, California, USA, May 2006.
the research building of Profs. John Bowers and Daniel Blumenthal,
in the campus of the University of California Santa Barbara.

Year 2007

Quebec, Canada, Sept. 2007.
the Nonlinear Photonics topical meeting (NP 2007),
sponsored by Optical Society of America (OSA).

Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Sept. 2007.
the central admin. building in the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
The COBRA research center, TU/e, is located just behind this admin. building,
where Ueno stayed one week in 2007 and directly communicated with young researchers and students,
being hostetd by Prof. Harm Dorren, new scientific director of COBRA, TU/e.

Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Sept. 2007.
Dr. Ad Valster in Philips R&D center, Eindhoven, was one of the best competitor researchers
in the 1990's for Ueno and his colleague researchers in NEC R&D center when many of global research institutes,
both industry and university institutes including ETH, IBM, Titech, Sanyo, Toshiba, were developing the leading-edge red AlGaInP laser diodes
for use in the mankind-first DVD-video-memory systems.
One afternoon after 15-year-long time flied since the last meeting between Dr. Valster and Ueno in 1992,
Ueno "privately" caught him in his Eindhoven R&D office by phone via the Philips headquarter's call center in Amsterdam,
he showed up for Ueno with his dutch bicycle in the middle of his urgent tasks,
and we recovered our old friendship in the 30-minute coffee break in a public cafe in front of the railway station.

Beijing, P.R. China, September 2007.
one of the student sessions in the Second Triangle Forum,
between Beijing university of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT, Beijing, P.R. China),
International Communications University (ICU, Daejeon, Korea),
and University of Electro-Communications (UEC, Tokyo, Japan).

Dr. Salleras in our laboratory, Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 2005 through March 2008.
Ueno interviewed two applicants and decided to hire one of the two, Dr. Ferran Salleras Villa (the third gentleman from the left)
as a post-doctral researcher one year after his receiving his PhD degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH),
Laussanne, Switzerland, supervised by Prof. Benoit Deveaud.
Dr. Salleras arrived at our lab Sept. 2005 and worked mostly with Mr. Masanori Honma (second from left) through March 2008.
This memorial photo was taken on June 13, 2007, when his family travelled from their hometown Villa Nova near Barcellona, Spain to Tokyo.
Right after leaving our lab. in 2008, Dr. Salleras found a good job position in Zurich, Switzerland.

Year 2008

Daejeon city, South Korea, October 2008.
four graduate student attendees in the Third Triangle Forum,
between International Communications University (ICU, Daejeon, Korea),
Beijing university of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT, Beijing, P.R. China),
and University of Electro-Communications (UEC, Tokyo, Japan).
In each of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd forum held in UEC, BUPT, and ICU respectively,
total about 60 post-graduate students presented their on-going research works and interacted with each other,
supported by their supervisor professors from the three-coordinate universities both mentally and financially.

Year 2009

Tokyo, Japan, March 2009.
The West #2 building behind the seasonal cherry trees,
in the campus of National University of Electro-Communications (UEC).

Beijing, P.R. China, April 2009.
One of the education buildings,
whose top floors are occupied by Key Research Laboratories,
in the campus of Beijing university of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT)

Ryoun Inn, Mt. Mitake, Tokyo, Japan, July 4-5, 2009.
One of the two-day camps under the exchange-student program (JUSST),
between us (UEC, Tokyo) and more than twenty international partner universities of ours
in Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe.

Antalya-Belek, Turkey, October 2009.
One of our master-course students, Takehiro Nishida, gave his research-achievement talk
in the IEEE Photonics Society (priviously IEEE LEOS)'s Annual Meeting, October 4-8, Turkey.
This talk was the second-time talk in English, for himself.

Antalya-Belek, Turkey, October 2009.
Ela Quality Resort, one of the most luxurious hotels in one of the best resort areas in Turkey,
was the location where the IEEE Photonics Society decided to hold its annual meeting of this year.

In a manner similar to previous years, more than seven meeting rooms in the "convention area"
of the hotel were fully reserved throughout the conference week for us, attendees.
Total number of this academic conference's attendees turned out to be 600-700, this year,
with respect to about 7,000 members who currently hold memberships of this Photonics Society.
Among these 7,000 members, 50% are from US, 23% are from Europe, and 26% are from Asia,
according to the latest accouncement done on Oct. 5, 2009
by Prof. John Marsh, president of this society.

Antalya-Belek, Turkey, October 2009.
One of frank, inter-national talks in a swimming terrace zone of the resort, one afternoon,
between Japan (professor from Univ. Electro-Comm., ie., Ueno) and China (students from Tsinghua Univ.),
about their respective research topics and furthermore their respective daily lives.
We talked long, because we had travelled much longer from Asia to Turkey.
"oooh, what a strong sun shine they have in turkish october...!"

Mediterranean sea coarst, Turkey, October 2009.
The above-mentioned IEEE Photonics Society's Annual Meeting was held on the Mediterranean sea coarst,
where we received beautiful sunshine every day even though it was held in autumn.

UEC, Tokyo, October 28, 2009.
Prof. Jian Wu and his PhD students Miss Minxue Wang and Miss Lanlan Li (from BUPT, Beijing, China)
visited our research laboratory, one afternoon in the 4th Triangle Symposium on Advanced Information
and Communication Technology (TriSAI 2009) held in our university this year.

Year 2010

Shenzhen, P.R. China, March 29, 2010.
from left to right: Ueno, UEC's board members Mr. Masayuki Tsuji,
and Prof. Tetsuya Miki (in place of its president Prof. Makoto Kajitani).

Shenzhen, P.R. China, March 29, 2010.
First introductory conference from partner university UEC to the representatives of the other partner universities
(most of which are presently China-domestic universities while some of which are foreign universities including us UEC)
in the Shenzhen Virtual University Park (SHiP), Shenzhen city, P.R. China,
organized by SHiP's Admin. Section Chief Mr. Xie Zhao Jie and Deputy Director Mr. Wang Jian Hua.
Because of the industrial developments of this area (next to Hong Kong city),
the population of Shenzhen city is presently estimated to be 15 millions, very surprisingly
while those of Beijing and Tokyo for example are 16 millions and 13 millions, respectively.

Tokyo, Japan, July 10, 2010.
Another more-than-ten-year-long friend visited Tokyo from Finland, who came with her two companies this time.
I, my wife, and one of my colleague professors welcame them, enjoyed city walks in Koishikawa Korakuen (built in 1629),
Iwasaki Yataro House (in 1896), Shinobazu Pond, and then dinner time in a night-view restaurant near JR Yurakucho Station.
We talked throughout this beautiful day from 1:00pm through 9:00pm indeed, and each of us learnt many... I believe.

Beijing, China, October 25, 2010.
One of the keynote speakers, Prof. Takashi Shibata Fukuda,
5th Triangle Symposium on Advanced Information and Communication Technology (TriSAI 2010)
held in Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing.


Beijing, China, October 25, 2010.
Technical talk by master-course student, Nguyen Tuan Anh, from our research group.

Beijing, China, October 26, 2010.
One of the best paper awards was given, this year,
to the many alumni and present research members, in our research group.

Beijing, China, October 27, 2010.
"All Internet-Packet Broadband Architecture/Backbone Solution" in Huawei's exhibition room, Beijing.

Samsung Electronics, Digital-Media Communication Research Center,
Suwon city, Korea, August 24, 2011.
A research-oriented meeting and lunchtime between experts was hosted by director mr. Heewan Lee (right)
and deputy director mr. Jinseok Hong (left).
Escouted to Samsung's history museum by mr. Heewan Lee, as well.

Cities where we are travelling, on world atlas and on japan map

University of Electro-Communications, Graduate School of Electronic Engineering / Dept. of Electron. Eng.
Ultrafast Optical Logic Laboratory
Yoshiyasu Ueno, Dr., Professor