Dr. Seiji Kawamura is a senior researcher at Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan. He received his B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. in informatics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1998, 2000, and 2003, respectively. During his M.E. and Ph.D. programs, he studied at Radio Science Center for Space and Atmosphere (RASC, currently RISH), Kyoto University, and served as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) doctoral course student fellow from 2000 to 2003. After completing his doctorate, he served as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at Communications Research Laboratory (CRL, currently NICT) and then joined the NICT in 2006. He worked at NICT Okinawa Electromagnetic Technology Center, Onna, Okinawa from 2007 to 2011.
He started his research from ionospheric studies using the MU radar at the graduate school. Then his interest moved down to the mesosphere (using MF radars) and to the troposphere (using weather radars and wind profiler radars). His main focus is R&D of radar remote sensing technologies using software-defined radio.