Dr. Mita received the B.S. degree, the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971, 1989 respectively. He studied at Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Kokubunji, Japan from 1971 to 1991 on signal processing and coding methods. He moved to Data Storage & Retrieval Systems Division, Hitachi, Ltd. in 1991. He developed channel coding methods and these LSI chips for magnetic disk drives. Now, he is a professor of Toyota Technological Institute (TTI) in Nagoya since 1999 and a director of Research Center for Smart Vehicles at TTI. Currently, he is greatly interested in the research area of autonomous vehicles and sensing systems. He is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers and the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers in Japan. He is also a member of IEEE. He received the best paper award of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society in 1986 and the best paper and the author awards of the Institute of Television Engineers in Japan in 1987 and 1992 respectively.