Takahiro Hirofuchi Senior Researcher of AIST

CV

Takahiro Hirofuchi, Ph.D. is a senior researcher of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

  • A member of Cyber Physical Cloud Group of Information Technology Research Institute of AIST
  • A member of the joint laboratory of AIST and TITECH (RWBC-OIL)

He is an expert of system software, operating system and networking technology. Currently, he is working on system software for non-volatile memory technology and software-based packet processing.

He is also appointed as planning officer to support strategic planning and administration of the research organization.

Selected Publications

  • RAMinate: Hypervisor-based Virtualization for Hybrid Main Memory Systems,
    Takahiro Hirofuchi, Ryousei Takano,
    Proceedings of the seventh ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SoCC2016), pp.112-125, Oct 2016
    Best Paper Award,
    DOI: 10.1145/2987550.2987570
    More info (GitHub)

  • SimGrid VM: Virtual Machine Support for a Simulation Framework of Distributed Systems,
    Takahiro Hirofuchi, Adrien Lebre, Laurent Pouilloux,
    IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, pp.1-14, IEEE, Sep 2015
    DOI: 10.1109/TCC.2015.2481422
    PDF (Full Text)

Other publications are here.

Professional Experience

2017.04 - Present

Planning Officer, Research Planning Office, Department of Information Technology and Human Factors, AIST

  • Support strategic planning and administration of the department

2015.04 - Present

Tenured senior researcher, AIST

  • Main contributor to the ITRI part of AIST IMPULSE Program
  • Main contributor to the ITRI part of VICTORIES Program

Key achievements:

  • A hypervisor support for hybrid main memory systems (RAMinate)
  • System software for non-volatile memory (tbd, ongoing)
  • System software for software-based packet processing (tbd, ongoing)

2013.01 - 2013.12

Invited research scientist of ASCOLA Research Group, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, France

  • In cooperation with CNSR SONGS Project

Key achievements:

  • The virtual machine support of SimGrid (SimGrid VM)
  • A software tool to measure the memory update speed of a VM (Qemu-DPT)

2012.02 - 2012.03

Visiting researcher of ACIS Lab, University of Florida, USA

  • In cooperation with the Japan-US joint research fund (J-RAPID)

Key achievements:

  • Investigation on the impact of earthquakes on IT infrastructure
  • Disaster mitigation techniques enabled by virtualization technology
  • Automatic session control for rapid virtual cluster evacuation over WAN

2010.04 - 2015.03

Tenure-track researcher, AIST (Tenure-track senior researcher since 2013)

  • Main contributor to the ITRI part of JST CREST-ULP (Ultra Low Power) Program
  • PI of the international joint research project with ACIS Lab with University of Florida (J-RAPID)

Key achievements:

  • The production-level code of postcopy live migration Qemu/KVM (Yabusame)
  • A guest-OS-transparent Mobile IPv6 tunneling mechanism (Kagemusha)
  • A energy-efficient datacenter management system using postcopy live migration (GriVon)
  • A wide-area live migration system using active pre-caching and postcopy techniques (xNBD-WAN)
  • Supervisor of Ph.D. students of University of Tokyo as an expert of virtual machine technology

2008.04 - 2010.03

Post-doctoral researcher of ITRI, AIST

  • Mainly dedicated to JST CREST-ULP (Ultra Low Power) Program

Key achievements:

  • A hypervisor-independent live storage migration mechanism (xNBD)
  • A postcopy live migration for Qemu/KVM (Yabusame)

2008.02 - 2008.03

Visiting researcher of San Diego Super Computing Center, University of California, San Diego, USA

  • In cooperation with Rocks Cluster Distribution Project

Key achievements:

  • A virtual machine support for a cluster management system (VMware Roll for Rocks)
  • Contributions to Rocks development (bug fixes)

2007.04 - 2008.03

Post-doctoral researcher of Grid Technology Research Center, AIST

  • Contributions to AIST-SOA Project

Key achievements:

  • A virtual cluster management system in the AIST-SOA framework (GriVon)

Research Funds (PI)

Principal Investigator of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Type C)
A Study on Non-volatile Memory Emulation
Period: April 2015 - March 2017 (3 years)
Budget: 4,550,000 Yen
https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/en/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-16K00115/

Principal Investigator of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Type C)
A Study on Fast Wide-area Live Migration Techniques for Disaster Recovery
Period: April 2013 - March 2015 (3 years)
Budget: 2,990,000 Yen
http://kaken.nii.ac.jp/d/p/25330097.en.html

Principal Investigator of Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (Type B)
A Study on Wide-area Migration of Large-Scale Virtual Machine Clusters
Period: April 2011 - March 2013 (2 years)
Budget: 1,950,000 Yen
http://kaken.nii.ac.jp/d/p/23700048.en.html

Principal Investigator of Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (Type B)
A Study on Live Migration over Wide Area Network
Period: April 2008 - March 2011 (3 years)
Budget: 3,640,000 Yen
http://kaken.nii.ac.jp/d/p/20700038.en.html

Principal Investigator of Grants for Rapid Response Research, i.e., Urgent funding for international collaborative research that arises from earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear accidents (J-RAPID)
IT Virtualization for Disaster Mitigation and Recovery
In cooperation with ACIS Lab of University Florida (The PI of the US counterpart is Dr. Mauricio Tsugawa.)
Period: April 2011 - March 2013 (2 years)
Budget: 2,950,000 Yen + 50,000 USD

Awards

October 2016
The Best Paper Award in ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2016.

January 2015
The Best Poster Award in Annual Meeting on Advanced Computing System and Infrastructure (ACSI) 2015.

March 2014
The Yamashita SIG Research Award by Information Processing Society of Japan.

November 2012
The Best Paper Award in Computer System Symposium 2012 organized by Information Processing Society of Japan.

November 2011
The Best Paper Award in Computer System Symposium 2011 organized by Information Processing Society of Japan.

June 2010
The Best Demonstration Award in the 10th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid2010).

November 2009
The Best Poster Award in Computer System Symposium 2009 organized by SIGOS of Information Processing Society of Japan.

October 2009
The Best Paper Award in Internet Conference 2009 organized by SIGHPC Information Processing Society of Japan, ITRC, ITECH, JUS and WIDE.

October 2009
The Best Poster/Demonstration Award in Internet Conference 2009 organized by SIGHPC Information Processing Society of Japan, ITRC, ITECH, JUS and WIDE.

April 2005
The Young Researcher Encouragement Award by Funai Foundation for Information Technology.

April 2005
The Best Paper Award of the FREENIX track in the USENIX Annual Technical Conference 2005.

Education

Takahiro Hirofuchi obtained a Ph.D. of engineering in March 2007 at the Graduate School of Information Science of Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST). He obtained the BS of Geophysics at Faculty of Science in Kyoto University in March 2002.

March 2007
Ph.D. in Information Systems, Graduate School of Information Science,
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan.

March 2004
M.E. in Information Systems, Graduate School of Information Science,
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan.

March 2001
B.S. in Geophysics, Graduate School of Science,
Kyoto University, Japan.

Contact

Takahiro Hirofuchi, Ph.D.
Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Central 1, Umezono 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 305-8560
E-mail: t.hirofuchi __ aist.go.jp