Researchers

Kenichi Murata

Department:

Chief Technical Officer

Research Domains:

Real-time OS, distributed systems, networks, programming languages, information security

Biography:

2018– Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. CTO (concurrent post)
2008– My roles included Global Chief Engineer of onboard multimedia/telematics systems
at Toyota Motor Corporation. I have since been responsible for formulating and
driving Toyota's connectivity strategy.

2000–2008 Engaged in development on embedded RTOS and software platforms for
various products at Sony Corporation. Subsequently, I was posted to Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc., where I was an Architect for gaming machine
OSes and system software, as well as a member of the Cell processor
architecture board.
1996– Conducted research on distributed systems, meta-level programming
languages and compilers at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
1993–1996 Visiting researcher at University of Victoria.
Launched a research project on distributed/object-oriented operating systems.

In terms of information technology as well as communications, networking and information security technologies, I worked for a long time on systems that were associated with real things, such as embedded systems. Cars and their peripheral systems will serve as the culmination of all these technologies. ICT is coming to the car industry as a big wave that will bring about changes. There is now a demand for people who can actively conduct research and develop important technologies themselves, who can boldly collaborate with external parties with regard to technologies that require speed, and who thoroughly understand the current directions of where technology and business are going in order to achieve this kind of work.

Biography

2018– Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. CTO (concurrent post)
2008– My roles included Global Chief Engineer of onboard multimedia/telematics systems
at Toyota Motor Corporation. I have since been responsible for formulating and
driving Toyota's connectivity strategy.

2000–2008 Engaged in development on embedded RTOS and software platforms for
various products at Sony Corporation. Subsequently, I was posted to Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc., where I was an Architect for gaming machine
OSes and system software, as well as a member of the Cell processor
architecture board.
1996– Conducted research on distributed systems, meta-level programming
languages and compilers at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.
1993–1996 Visiting researcher at University of Victoria.
Launched a research project on distributed/object-oriented operating systems.

Publication List/Conference presentation

Paper
・"Toyota's Connected Strategy", Journal of Society of Automotive Engineering of Japan, Vol.72, No.5, 2018

Commendation/Memberships

・Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) : President & Chairperson of the Board of Directors
・Smart Device Link Consortium (SDLC) : Vise Chairman
・Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) : Advisory Board