Masayuki Sugawara received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electric communication engineering and a Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He joined NHK in 1983. He researched solid-state image sensors, HDTV cameras, and the UHDTV system at NHK STRL from 1987 to 2015. He was an associate professor at the University of Electro- Communications, Tokyo, Japan, from 2000 to 2004. Since 2004, he has been involved in the standardization activity at ITU-R Study Group 6 including the UHDTV standard known as Recommendation BT.2020. At present, he is the chairman of digital broadcasting experts group (DiBEG), Vice president of the institute of image information and television engineers (ITE) and an executive engineer at NEC Corporation. Dr. Sugawara is a member of IEEE, SMPTE, IEICE, and ITE.