Hiroki Naganuma

Hiroki Naganuma

2013: Received the Tokyo Metropolitan Governor’s Award for Outstanding Academic Performance upon graduation from high school
2016: Won first place in JP Hacks 2016
Received the highest award in the Students category of Mashup Awards 2016
Became the first Japanese student selected for the 2016 SC16 HPC for Undergraduates Program
2017: Received the Tokyo Institute of Technology School of Computing Dean’s Encouragement Award
Placed third in Stanford’s Health++
2018: Became Japan winner of the James Dyson Award
2019: Received the Dean’s Award, School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Received certification by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) under the program exempting graduate school scholarship repayment for students with outstanding achievements
Unofficial decision made by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to be awarded the Research Fellowship for Young Researchers

I was strongly affected by the efforts upon the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 to prevent further disaster through the effective utilization of big data. I became interested in the high-speed processing of large-scale real-world data, so I enrolled in the Tokyo Institute of Technology where a lot of research in this field is being conducted. After working as a student researcher at IBM Research – Tokyo  and as an intern at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project , I am now in the first year of the doctoral course at the Tokyo Institute of Technology School of Computing.  My area of specialization is high-performance computing and large-scale parallel computation. I am engaged in research for large-scale parallelization and speed improvement in artificial intelligence technology. Like the globally active researchers whom I respect, I would like to help solve major real-world challenges by contributing to large-scale parallelization and speed improvement in artificial intelligence technology.