Prof Takahashi received the B.E., M.E. in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1973 and 1975 respectively,
and Dr. of Engineering in Information Science from Kyoto University in 1975 to 2000, making R&D on high speed networks and switching systems for circuit switching, packet switching, frame relaying, and ATM. Since July 1, 2000, he is a Professor, Communications and Computer Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. His current research interests include high-speed networking, photonic networks and mobile networks.
Prof. Takahashi received the Achievement Award from IEICE in 1996, and the Minister of Science and Technology Award in 1998, and the Distinguished Achievement and Contribution Award from IEICE in 2011. He was a Vice President of the ATM Forum from 1996 to 1997, and the Chairman of the Network Systems(NS)Technical Group in the Communications Society of IEICE from 2001 to 2002. Prof. Takahashi is an IEEE Fellow.