Women in Engineering(WIE) Sessions

The Women in Engineering Committee of the ISAP2020 is delighted to announce Women in Engineering Events as the new departure of the whole history of ISAP. We organize two sessions named "Women in Engineering(WIE) organaized Sesson" and "WIE Get-Together Session"" on January 27th, 2021. We heartily invite all attendees of the ISAP2020 to join these sessions.

Detailed information about ISAP2020WIE and our activities can be got at the ISAP2020WIE Blog. Please visit our Blog and join us!

ISAP2020WIE Blog: https://mmayumi.lekumo.biz/wie/


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Women in Engineering(WIE) Organized Session

When: Wednesday January 27th, 2021, 11:00 - 13:00

Session: 3E2

How: This session can be accessed by the same way of the other technical sessions.

Registration is necessary for attending this session. All registered attendees are welcome.

This is one of the technical sessions. This session is constituted with four talks and a panel discussion. After this session, "WIE Get-Together Session" is programed for people who would like to chat with speakers, WIE committees and the other attendees.

The ISAP2020WIE Chair has named this session "Leading Technologies over Diversity" with the hope that understanding each other over diversity is the most important thing not only for leading technologies but also world peace. 

In this session, the man speaker will talk about the partnership with his spouse as a research collaborator. Three women speakers will talk about how they make balance between their private and professional life for encouraging young people.

After these talks, the panel discussion will be opened. All speakers will be panels. You can ask anything about technical things and your questions to panels freely. DO NOT hesitate and feel free to join the panel discussion! You may get good opinions and advice for enhancing and making worth your professional and personal life.

Please see below the background information of the speakers and panelists.


  • WIE: Women in Engineering
  • WISE: Women in Science and Engineering
  • STEM: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

WIE Get-Together Session

When: Wednesday January 27th, 2021, 13:10 - 14:00

Session: 3E2(This session will be held after 3E2. Please stay on the Session 3E2.)

How: This session can be accessed by the same way of the other technical sessions.

Registration is necessary for attending this session. All registered attendees are welcome. 

This is a lunch time WIE event. You can join this session with grabbing your lunches, sweets and drinks. Let us chat with other attendees over diversity!

This session is scheduled after the Session 3E2-WIE Organized Session. You can join the session just stay on the session 3E2.

Please read the topics that ISAP2020WIE comittees usually discussing at our Blog https://mmayumi.lekumo.biz/wie/. You will recognize what you can chat at this session,



Mayumi Matsunaga, who hails from Fukuoka, Japan, bears B.E., M.E. and D.E. degrees in computer science and communication engineering from Kyushu University, which is located in her native city, and is a member of IEEE. While she was a Ph.D. student at Kyushu University, she studied in 1998 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to extend the traditional coupled mode theory to that which includes an analysis of coupled microstrip lines on anisotropic substrates. In 2000, she joined the Faculty of Engineering at Ehime University. She served a visiting scholar of University of Washington and a visiting Associated Professor at Kyoto University. In 2017, she joined the Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University of Technology. Her research interests are antennas, propagations, millimeter and submillimeter waves, microwave circuits and imaging technologies.


Hanako Noda is the CTO of Anritsu Corporation. She received a B.E. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, in 1990, and a M.E. in 1992. She joined Anritsu Corporation in 1992 and had been engaged in the R&D of digital signal processing and high frequency circuit design. After experiencing of product planning as a marketer, engaged in R&D of spectrum analysis system over 100 GHz in the research department. Currently she is the director of the Advanced Technology Research Laboratory and leading the technological development required for the future. She is a member of the IEEE.


Tomoko Adachi received her B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University in 1995, 1997, and 2000, respectively. She received several honorable awards by her student studies, including Student Best Paper Award at PIMRC'98 and PIMRC2000, and Ericsson Young Scientist Award. In 2000, she joined Toshiba Corporation. Since then, she belongs to the Corporate Research and Development Center and has been engaged in research and development of wireless access protocols. Her main interest is in wireless LAN and is an active member in IEEE 802.11 standardization, where she received awards for distinguished contributions to 802.11j and 802.11n. For the contribution to the research and development of high-speed and secure wireless LAN, she also received the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) Technical Development Award, the Ichimura Prize in Industry for Distinguished Achievement, and IEICE Achievement Award. She is also contributing to the wireless regulatory issues in Information and Communications Council in Japan. From 2004 to 2008, she was an associate editor of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Transactions on Communications and received IEICE Communication Society Award for her distinguished activity. And now she is the finance director of IEICE.


Toru Sato received B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 1976, 1978, and 1982, respectively. He has been with Kyoto University since 1983 and is Vice Director and Professor at the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences. His major research interests include the system design and signal processing aspects of UWB radars, atmospheric radars, radar remote sensing of the atmosphere, and biomedical imaging. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan and a member of the Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.



ISAP2020WIE Comittees

Chair: Mayumi Matsunaga (Tokyo University of Technology)

Vice Chair: Yukiko Kishiki (Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc.)

Vice Chair: Mayumi Yoshino (Nihon Dengyo Kosaku Co., Ltd.)

Secretary: Yukako Tsutsumi (Toshiba Corporation)

Secretary: Yuki Kawakami (National Institute of Technology, Fukui College)