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Aiichiro Nakano

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Professor of Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Biological Sciences

Education

  • 1989, PhD, Physics, University of Tokyo
  • 1989, PhD, Computer Science, Univ of Tokyo



Biography


Aiichiro Nakano is a Professor of Computer Science with joint appointments in Physics & Astronomy, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and the Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations at the University of Southern California. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1989. He has authored 280+ refereed articles, including 170+ journal papers, in the areas of scalable scientific algorithms, Grid computing on geographically distributed parallel computers, scientific visualization, and computational materials science. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award (1997), Louisiana State University (LSU) Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award (1999), LSU College of Basic Sciences Award of Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2000), the Best Paper Award at the IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2001 Conference, Best Paper at the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (2002), and Okawa Foundation Faculty Research Award (2003). He is a Fellow of American Physical Society and a member of IEEE, ACM, and MRS.

Research Summary


Algorithmic, parallel-computing and visualization techniques for high-end computational sciences on a Grid of distributed parallel supercomputers and virtual environments, as well as on future multiPetaflops computers, with applications at the interface of information technology, nanotechnology, and biology.

Awards


  • 1991 Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Associateship Award in Computer Science and Engineering
  • 1997 Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (1997-2001)
  • 1997 DARPA Sustained Excellence Award in Ultra Dense, Ultra Fast Computing Components
  • 1999 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award
  • 2000 LSU College Basic Sciences Award of Excellence in Graduate Teaching
  • 2001 IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2001 Conference Best Technical Paper Award
  • 2002 IEEE Best Paper, IEEE Virtual Reality 2002 Conference
  • 2003 Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications Faculty Research Award
  • 2005 Department of Defense Research Award
  • 2008 Materials Research Society Best Poster Award
  • 2010 National Science Foundation Keenland Computing Allocation Award
  • 2010 Department of Energy Featured in Government News
  • 2010 American Physical Society Fellow
  • 2010 ScienceNews Featured in Magazine Article
  • 2011 Department of Energy INCITE Award
  • 2011 US Department of Energy Highlighted in Budget Request to U.S. Congress
  • 2011 Applied Physics Letters Cover of Journal
Appointments
  • Computer Science
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Biological Sciences

Office
  • VHE 610
  • Vivian Hall of Engineering
  • 3651 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 242

Contact Information
  • (213) 821-2657
  • anakano@usc.edu

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