Aiichiro Nakano

Professor of Computer Science, Materials Science and Physics

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E-mail: anakano@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-2657
Office: VHE 610

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Biographical Sketch

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 260+ refereed articles, including 160+ 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.


  • Ph.D. physics, University of Tokyo, Japan, 3/1989

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Southern California
  • 825 Bloom Walk
  • ACB 439
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484