Satoshi Sekiguchi, Ph.D. is currently Vice President of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. Additionally, he serves as the Director General of the Department of Information Technology and Human Factors, which is engaged in research and development of intelligent information systems that enrich society by specifically addressing the mutual interaction of informatics and ergonomics. He continues to drive innovative developments in high-performance computing from its system architecture to applications, including AIST’s new AI Bridging Cloud Infrastructure (ABCI). His expertise in IT-based solutions to address society’s challenges is helping to develop the next generation of technologies for global environmental monitoring, smart manufacturing for precision and quality, and AI security.
Sekiguchi received his BSc. from the University of Tokyo, M.Eng. from University of Tsukuba, and Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo. He joined Electrotechnical Laboratory (ETL) where he started his professional carrier as a research scientist in 1984. In 2002-2008, he served as the founding director of Grid Technology Research Center, followed by the Director of the Information Technology Research Institute at AIST in 2008-2012, and the Deputy Director-General of the Directorate for Information Technology and Electronics in 2012-2014. He is a member of the Science Council Japan, IEEE CS, and ACM. He also is an IPSJ fellow and a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego.