Aiichiro Nakano

Professor of Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy and Quantitative and Computational Biology
Email Office VHE 610 Office Phone (213) 821-2657


Aiichiro Nakano is a Professor of Computer Science with joint appointments in Physics & Astronomy, Quantitative & Computational Biology, and Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations at University of Southern California (USC). He received Ph.D. in physics from University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1989. He has authored 485+ refereed articles in the areas of scalable scientific algorithms, scientific 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 Conference (2001), 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 PDSEC Workshop (2013), U.S. Department of Energy, Aurora Supercomputer Early Science Program Award (2017), and Best Paper Award at ACM HPCAsia Conference (2020). 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
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