Hironori Kasahara, Dr.Eng.
Hironori Kasahara is a senior executive vice president at Waseda University with responsibility for research innovation, including entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and industry collaboration. He was the 2018 IEEE Computer Society president and is also an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Eta Kappa Nu professional member, an Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) Fellow, a member of the Science Council of Japan, a board member of the Council on Competitiveness-Nippon, and a board member of the Engineering Academy of Japan. He has led several Japanese national projects on low-power, high-performance multicores and parallelizing compilers, supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1980, an M.S. in electrical engineering in 1982, and a Ph.D. in 1985 from Waseda University, and subsequently joined its faculty in 1986. He has been a professor of computer science since 1997 and a director of the Advanced Multicore Processor Research Institute since 2004. He was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (1985) and at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign’s Center for Supercomputing Research and Development (1989–1990). Dr. Kasahara’s numerous honors include the Commendation for Science and Technology from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Spirit of IEEE Computer Society Award, the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member Award, the IFAC World Congress Young Author Prize, and the IPSJ Contribution Award. He has published 222 reviewed papers and has 58 international patents in the fields of multicore processing, automatic parallelization, and green computing.