Kenichi Higuchi received the B.E. degree from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1994, and received the Dr.Eng. degree from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 2002. In 1994, he joined NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc. (now, NTT DOCOMO, INC.). While with NTT DOCOMO, INC., he was engaged in the research and standardization of wireless access technologies for wideband DS-CDMA mobile radio, HSPA, LTE, and LTE-Advanced. In 2007, he joined the faculty of the Tokyo University of Science and currently holds the position of Associate Professor. His current research interests are in the areas of wireless technologies and mobile communication systems, including advanced multiple access, radio resource allocation, inter-cell interference coordination, multiple-antenna transmission techniques, signal processing such as interference cancellation and turbo equalization, and issues related to heterogeneous networks using small cells. He was a recipient of the Prime Minister Invention Prize in 2010 and the Invention Prize of Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office in 2015.