About Me

Kaoru Ota

Kaoru Ota (太田 香)

MEXT Excellent Young Researcher(文部科学省 卓越研究員)

Clarivate Analytics 2019 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science)

Associate Professor(准教授)

Department of Sciences and Informatics

Muroran Institute of Technology


Ph.D. (The University of Aizu, Japan)University of Aizu

M.S.  (Oklahoma State University, USA)Oklahoma State University

B.S.  (The University of Aizu, Japan)University of Aizu


Please contact me if you are interested in Visiting/Studying at Muroran-IT. Research Assistantship is available for Ph.D. student as well as Visiting Scholar. Also we are recruiting Postdoc Fellow.

What's New:

NEW I received the 2019 Best Paper Award for IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing from IEEE Computer Society.

BPA2019TETC Award

NEW I am selected in the list of "2020 - N²Women: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications".


NEW I am named by Clarivate Analytics in the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2019 (Computer Science field)".


I am serving as the Reviewer of NSERC Discovery Grant.

NEW May. 10, 2019 An article about me was posted on Hokkaido News

APB Award

NEW I received the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board Outstanding Young Researcher Award.

APB Award

NEW I received the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) 2017 Award for Excellence (Early Career Researcher).

STCSC Outstanding Young Researcher

NEW Our paper "Game-theoretic approach to energy-efficient resource allocation in device-to-device underlay communications" received the 2017 IET Communications Premium Award.

Photo in IEEE TCSC

NEW Our paper "Rule Caching in SDN-Enabled Mobile Access Networks" received the Scanning the Literature column of IEEE Network.

NEW I received the Best Paper Award of 2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference

Photo in VTC2016-Fall Best Paper Award in VTC2016-Fall