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April 25, 2024

Takatoshi Kitano

Senior Research Fellow


Led the development and implementation of Aadhaar, the world's largest national ID system using biometric identification technology, serving India's 1.3 billion citizens. Expanded biometric identification platforms to 40 countries globally. Recently oversaw planning, design, development, and operation of NEC's largest-scale AI supercomputer (*1), providing this infrastructure to hundreds of NEC researchers. Leveraged the AI supercomputer to empower large language models like cotomi and enhance the competitive edge of NEC's leading-edge AI technologies including world-leading face and iris recognition.

* NEC's AI research supercomputer that creates social value

Research area

  • Distributed Systems
  • Distributed Deep Learning
  • AI Supercomputer



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Academic/professional career summary

March 2001
Department of Management Systems Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
March 2003
Completed Master's program in Management Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
April 2003
Joined NEC
As of April 2024
Senior Researcher/Director, Global Innovation Strategy Management Division, NEC