Ken Sakamura

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Ken Sakamura ( Japanese 坂 村 健 , Sakamura Ken ; born July 25, 1951 in Tokyo , Japan ) is a Japanese computer science professor at the University of Tokyo . He is the founder of the real-time operating system architecture TRON .

He studied electrical engineering at Keio University, where he received his doctorate in 1979. He then worked as an assistant in the computer science department at Tokyo University and was shortly afterwards asked by the Japan Electronic Industrial Development Association (JEIDA) to head a committee of experts on the application of software for microcomputers. Sakamura used the committee to develop and propagate the TRON architecture that he introduced in 1984, from which ITRON in particular emerged as a quasi-industrial standard that is used in numerous marketable electronic products in Japan. He heads the T-Engine Forum for the further development of Tron and similar technologies and the Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory (UNL) in Gotanda near Tokyo, where he combines stripped-down TRON versions with RFID with the aim of promoting ubiquitous computing . In contrast to TRON, which is particularly widespread in Japan, he tries to establish international cooperation, especially with China and Korea.

In 2001 he shared the Takeda Social / Economic Prize with Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds . In 2006 he received the Japan Academy Award.

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  1. ^ T-Engine Forum