Kiichi Niitsu was born in Japan, in 1983. He received the B.S. degree summa cum laude, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2006, 2008 and 2010, respectively. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Assistant Professor at Gunma University, Kiryu, Japan.He is currently a Lecturer at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. His current research interest lies in the low-power and high-speed  VLSI design for biomedical application.
From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Niitsu was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a Research Assistant of the Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) Program at Keio University and a Collaboration Researcher of the Keio Advanced Research Center (KARC).
He received the 2007 INOSE Science Promotion Award from the Foundation of Electrical, Electronics, and Information Science Promotion, the 2008 IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter Young Researcher Award and the 2009 IEEE SSCS Japan Chapter Academic Research Award both from IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Japan Chapter. In 2011, he was awarded YASUJIRO NIWA OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, FUNAI Research Promotion Award, Ando Incentive Prize for the Study of Electronics, and Ericsson Young Scientist Award.