Dr. Shu Namiki is currently a deputy research director at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He began his professional career at Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., where he developed award-winning high-power pump lasers, and patented multi-wavelength-pumped-fiber Raman amplifiers, during which he has visited for three years the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, where he studied the generation and dynamics of ultra-short pulses in fiber. In 2005, he moved to the current position, and has also been Executive Committee Chair of a national project called “Vertically Integrated Center for Technologies of Optical Routing toward Ideal Energy Savings (VICTORIES)” in collaboration with ten telecom-related companies. He has coauthored more than 500 conference presentations, papers, book chapters, articles, and patents. His current research interests include software defined dynamic optical path networking and their enabling devices such as nonlinear fiber-optics and silicon photonics. Dr. Namiki is a Fellow of OSA and IEEE, and a member of IEICE and JSAP.