Shigeki Yamada is currently Project Professor, Research Strategy Office of National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan.
He received his BS, MSc, and PhD degrees all in electronic engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan in 1972, 1974 and 1991 respectively.
From 1972 to 1999, He worked at NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) laboratories where he was involved in the research and development of digital switching systems, massively parallel processing systems and distributed network architectures.
From 1981 to 1982, he was a visiting scientist in the Computer Science Department, University of California, Los Angeles.
In 2000, he joined NII. His current research interest includes future network architectures, and optical backbone networks and mobile/wireless networks.
He has been involved in development and deployment of Japanese Research and Education Network SINET as Director and Professor of Research and Development Center for Academic Networks, NII from 2006 to 2010, and as Direcor and Professor of Principles of Informatics Research Division, NII from 2011 to 2015.
Prof. Yamada is Trustee of JPNIC (Japan Network Information Center), a senior member of IEEE and a member of IEICE, and IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan).