Our team at NEC Labs America strives to uncover essential knowledge and create innovative solutions for society in collaboration with industry, academia, and governments. Our research areas include Data Science & System Security, Integrated Systems, Machine Learning, Media Analytics, and Optical Networking & Sensing. We are always looking for individuals looking for challenging problems to solve and creating and deploying solutions for our customers.
Christopher White has served as the President at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. since March 2020. Prior to his role at NEC Laboratories America, Inc., he worked as a Lab Leader at Nokia Bell Labs from January 2019 to March 2020. He also held various positions within Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs for a total of nine years.
Chris has extensive expertise in scientific computing, hierarchical simulation techniques, quantum chemistry, optical networks, optical devices, and acoustic scattering. He has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, with a concentration in Computer Science.
Assistant Vice President
Inoue Hiroaki is an Assistant Vice President at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Inoue has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Keio University in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
Moto Sato is the Vice President at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Moto has a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering from Tokyo Denki University in Tokyo, Japan.
Strategic Pursuits & Partnerships
Kay Seo is the head of Global Pursuits and Global Partnerships at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. Kay has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.
US Ecosystem Development
Kenji Yoshihira is the Director of US Ecosystem Development at NEC Labs America, Inc. Kenji has a Master of Science in Computer Science from New York University and a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokyo.
Vice President of Operations
Ellen Ferguson is the Vice President of Operations at NEC Laboratories America, Inc. and has been in this position since January 2022. Ellen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.