Ryousei Takano is a research group leader of the Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2008. He joined AXE, Inc. in 2003 and then, in 2008, moved to AIST. His research interests include operating systems and distributed parallel computing. He is currently exploring an operating system for heterogeneous accelerator clouds.