Aiichiro Nakano is a Professor of Computer Science with joint appointments in Physics & Astronomy, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Biological Sciences, and the Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations at the University of Southern California (USC). He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1989. He has authored 320+ refereed articles, including 200+ 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 Conference (2001), Best Paper at the IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (2002), Okawa Foundation Faculty Research Award (2003), USC Viterbi School of Engineering Senior Research Award (2012), and the Best Paper Award at the IEEE PDSEC Workshop (2013). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of IEEE, ACM, and MRS.
Ph.D. physics, University of Tokyo, Japan, 3/1989