Dr Shu Namiki is the Research Team Leader of Optical Signal Processing Systems Team, Network Photonics Research Center, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. His research topics include low-energy-consumption optical networking, fiber optical parametric node devices. Previously, he worked for Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. from 1988 to 2005, where he developed award-winning high-power pump laser packaging technologies, patented multi-wavelength-pumped fiber Raman amplifiers. He also was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1994 to 1997, where he studied mode-locked fiber lasers. He is an OSA Fellow, and member of IEICE, Japan Society of Applied Physics, and IEEE Photonics Society and Communications Society.