Ryoichi Shinkuma received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Communications Engineering from Osaka University, Osaka,
Japan, in 2000, 2001, and 2003, respectively. In 2003, he joined Communications and Computer Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University as an Associate Professor. He was a Visiting Scholar at Wireless Information Network Laboratory(WINLAB), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA, from 2008 Fall to 2009 Fall. His research interests include network design and control criteria, particularly inspired by economic and social aspects. He received the Young Researchers' Award from IEICE in 2006 and the Young Scientist Award from Ericsson Japan in 2007, respectively. He is a member of IEEE.