December 30, 2017
by Keichi Takahashi

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Cybermedia Center, Osaka University, Japan. I work under the supervision of Prof. Shinji Shimojo and Assoc. Prof. Susumu Date. Before starting my Ph.D. program, I received my M.Sc. in Information Science and B.Eng. in Electronic and Information Engineering at Osaka Univeristy. While I am currently living in Japan, I spent my childhood in Vienna.

My current research interests include Message Passing Interface (MPI) and interconnection networks of high-performance computing systems. Specifically, I have been working on how to dynamically reconfigure interconnects based on the communication pattern of MPI applications. I am also interested in other fields of parallel and distributed computing as well.

Besides my main research project, I am part of a joint research project between TIS Inc. and Cybermedia Center towards building a sharing economy platform for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As the lead developer of the project, my mission is to design and implement proof-of-concept software. Some of the outcomes has been open-sourced.

I have been working as a part-time programmer for more than 7 years. During my carrier, I designed and developed a wide variety of software including image analysis, signal processing, factory automation, desktop and web applications.