ORG Japan Telecom Co., Ltd. Title BIO Dr. Shiro Ryu joined KDD R&D Labs in 1985. In KDD R&D Labs, he engaged in the research on coherent lightwave communication systems, optical submarine systems, and optical measurement technology. In 2000 he joined Information and Communication Labs of Japan Telecom (JTICL). He is now a General Manager, Photonic Network Research in JTICL. He is currently leading a research group that is responsible for the R&D on next generation optical network based on GMPLS technology and value-added telecommunication services in the future network. Dr. Ryu is a Senior Member of IEEE.