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Aiichiro Nakano

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

Education

  • 1989, Doctoral Degree, Computer Science, University of Tokyo



Biography


Aiichiro Nakano is a Professor of Computer Science with joint appointments in Physics & Astronomy, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Quantitative & Computational Biology, and Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations at University of Southern California. He received a Ph.D. in physics from University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1989. He has authored 460+ refereed articles in the areas of scalable scientific algorithms, massive data visualization and machine learning, and computational materials science. He is a recipient of 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), Best Paper Award at IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2001 Conference, Best Paper at IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (2002), Okawa Foundation Faculty Research Award (2003), USC Viterbi School of Engineering Senior Research Award (2012), Best Paper Award at IEEE International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing (2013), US-DOE Aurora Early Science Program award (2017), and Best Paper Award at ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing in Asia-Pacific Region (2020). 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 high-end parallel supercomputers and virtual environments, with applications at the interface of information technology, nanotechnology, and biology.

Awards


  • 2020 ACM International Conference on High Performance Computing in Asia-Pacific Region, HPCAsia2020 Best Paper Award
  • 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Aurora Supercomputer Early Science Program (ESP) Award
  • 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing Best Paper Award
  • 2010 American Physical Society Fellow
  • 2008 Materials Research Society Best Poster Award
  • 2003 Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications Faculty Research Award
  • 2002 IEEE Best Paper, IEEE Virtual Reality 2002 Conference
  • 2001 IEEE/ACM Supercomputing 2001 Conference Best Technical Paper Award
  • 2000 LSU College Basic Sciences Award of Excellence in Graduate Teaching
  • 1999 LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award
  • 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
  • 1991 Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Associateship Award in Computer Science and Engineering
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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