Prof. Sato received his B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 1976, 1978, and 1982, respectively. He has been with Kyoto University since 1983 and is currently Vice Director and Professor in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences. His major research interests have been system design and signal processing aspects of atmospheric radars, radar remote sensing of the atmosphere, observations of precipitation using radar and satellite signals, radar observation of space debris, and imaging with UWB pulse radars. He was awarded Tanakadate Prize in 1986. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers of Japan, and a member of the Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.