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Shun Watanabe

Associate Professor

Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Email: shunwata [at]

Phone: +81-42-388-7896


Shun Watanabe received B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology

in 2005, 2007, and 2009, respectively. During April 2009 to February 2015, he was an assistant professor of

the Department of Information Science and Intelligence Systems at the University of Tokushima. 

During April 2013 to March 2015, he was a visiting assistant professor of the Institute for Systems Research

at the University of Maryland, College Park. During March to April 2016, he was a visiting fellow 

at the Institute of Henri Poincare. Since February 2015, he has been an associate professor

of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.

He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of IEICE.  During 2016 to 2020, he served as an Associate Editor 

for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He served as a general co-chair of the 2021 IEEE Information Theory Workshop. 

He has been a Board of Governor of IEEE Information Theory Society. He has been elected for IEEE IT Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2023-2024.

Research Interests:

Information theory, Cryptography, Quantum information, Information geometry

Open positions:

I am looking for graduate students and postdoc fellows. 

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in working with me.

For students pursuing Ph. D degree, financial support is available from MEXT Japan.

For postdoc fellows, financial support is available from JSPS.


Our book (with Himanshu Tyagi) on "information-theoretic cryptography" has been published from Cambridge University Press (publisher site, Amazon).


Journal Papers:

Others (some of talk slides, videos, etc.):

Conference and Workshop Papers (partial list):

Ph.D. Thesis:

    A Study of Channel Estimation and Postprocessing in Quantum Key Distribution Protocols