(HPCWire) NTT Research, Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, announced it has commenced operations as a global effort that will be directed by world-class scientists in Palo Alto, California. The three areas of initial focus will be quantum computing; cryptography and information security; and medical and health informatics.
“Our new research center, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, will draw upon the strength and heritage of applied research and innovation from NTT R&D in Japan and will be an ongoing opportunity for sharing groundbreaking research in important technology fields with global partners, clients and academics,” said Mr. Sawada.
NTT appoints world-renowned academics and researchers as directors of its three laboratories:
Professor Yoshihisa Yamamoto to be appointed director of NTT PHI Laboratories, Quantum Science & Computing. Professor Emeritus at NII (Tokyo) and program manager of the Government of Japan’s ImPACT program, Dr. Yamamoto is an expert in quantum optics and information processing. He has also been affiliated with the University of Tokyo, NTT Basic Research Labs, MIT, the Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), AT&T Bell Labs, Stanford, the Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST), and RIKEN.