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Computer science educator

Hironori Kasahara, Japanese computer science educator. IEEE Computer Society President 2018, Recipient Young Author prize International Federation Automatic Control, 1987; Japan Society for Promotion of Science fellow, 1985-1986.


Hironori Kasahara has served as a chair or member of 225 society and government committees, including a member of the CS Board of Governors; chair of CS Multicore STC and CS Japan chapter; associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Computers; vice PC chair of the 1996 ENIAC 50th Anniversary International Conference on Supercomputing; general chair of LCPC; PC member of SC, PACT, PPoPP, and ASPLOS; board member of IEEE Tokyo section; and member of the Earth Simulator committee.

He received a PhD in 1985 from Waseda University, Tokyo, joined its faculty in 1986, and has been a professor of computer science since 1997 and a director of the Advanced Multicore Research Institute since 2004. He was a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign’s Center for Supercomputing R&D.

Kasahara received the CS Golden Core Member Award, IFAC World Congress Young Author Prize, IPSJ Fellow and Sakai Special Research Award, and the Japanese Minister’s Science and Technology Prize. He led Japanese national projects on parallelizing compilers and embedded multicores, and has presented 210 papers, 132 invited talks, and 27 patents. His research has appeared in 520 newspaper and Web articles.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1980. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Waseda University, Tokyo, 1985.


Research assistant Waseda University, 1983-1985, assistant professor, 1986-1988, associate professor electrical engineering, 1988-1997, professor computer science and engineering, since 1997. Visiting scholar University California, Berkeley, 1985. Visiting research scholar Center for Supercomputer Research and Development, University Illinois, Urbana, 1989-1990.

IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors, 2009-2014, President Elect, 2017, President, 2018.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Parallel Processing Technology, 1991, Microprocessor in Robotics and Manufacturing Systems, 1992, Parallel Computation Systems for Robotics, 1992.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, swimming, golf.


Married, 1988. Children: Two.