Ken Umeno

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Ceo and President of ChaosWare, Inc., and Principal Investigator
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology


Ken Umeno received his BSc degree in electronic communication from Waseda University,Japan in 1990. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1992 and 1995, respectively. 


From 1995 to 1998, he was a special post doctoral research fellow of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan. He joined the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Communications Research Laboratory (currently National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, NICT) as a research official. In 2003 he funded ChaosWare, Inc, a first spin-off company of NICT.

Currently, he is a principal investigator of NICT as well as a CEO and president of ChaosWare, Inc. He is an inventor of 39 registered patents in the fields of telecommunications, security, and financial engineering. He is interested in chaos theory and inventing chaos applications to catch up and to be caught up in the current ICT revolution towards a ubiquitous network society.