Prof. Dr. Ryutaro HimenoDirector of Advanced Center for Computing & Communication, RIKEN
Ryutaro HIMENO received the B.E. and the M.E. from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 1977 and 1979, respectively. He received Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Tokyo in 1988. In 1979, he joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Yokosuka, Japan, where he has been engaged in the research of applying Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis to the car aerodynamic development. From 1984 to 1986, he served as a researcher at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Tokyo, Japan. In 1997, he joined RIKEN. He is now the director of Advanced Center for Computing and Communication. He is a visiting Professor at the Kobe University, Hokkaido University and Tokyo Denki University. He is also well known researcher in Baseball Physics.
He was a winner of 2006 Gordon Bell Prize (Honorable Mention, Peak Performance) and Computer Visualization Contest in 2000 by Nikkei Science. He received both JSME Computational Mechanics Award and Computational Award by Japan Association of Computational Mechanics in 2011 as well as JSME Computational Mechanics Achievement Award in 1997 and JSME Youth Engineer Award in 1988. He was also awarded Paper Award by NICOGRAPH in 1993, Giga FLOPS Award by CRAY Research Inc. in 1990 and other awards.