Dr. Toyotaro Suzumura

Profile and Introduction 
 Toyotaro Suzumura is currently a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York, USA, and also appointed as a visiting full professor at Barcelona Supercomputing Center in Spain, and a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo in Japan. 
 He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2004 mainly focusing on Grid computing and distributed systems mainly supervised by Prof. Satoshi Matsuoka. He published top-tier international conferences such as ACM/IEEE Supercomputing and IPDPS during his Ph.D, and also spent part of his Ph.D. researchactivities in San Diego Supercomputing Center, eXtreme Scale Computing led by Prof. Dennis Ganno
n, and Innovation Computing Laboratory led by Prof. Jack Dongarra. He joined IBM Research - Tokyo in 2004 and had involved with several projects such as high performance XML processing, the PHP scripting language, stream computing, the X10 programming language and so forth. Since 2010, he has started to develop an X10-based billion-scale agent simulation platform on highly distributed systems and its application to large-scale traffic simulation. He has also explored billion-scale large scale analytics and been leading an open source graph library called ScaleGraph (http://www.scalegraph.org) and also continuously achieves 3rd or 4th place in the big graph processing competition called Graph500. He also had taken a role of a visiting associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering of Tokyo Institute of Technology since April 2009 for almost 5 years and supervised 16 students including 3 Ph.D. students. From April, 2013 to March 2016, He also served as a visiting associate professor at University College Dublin, Ireland. He has published 50 reviewed paper for international conferences and workshops, 41 domestic conferences, and 12 international patents. He is now a co-principal investigator for two Japanese government projects called "JST CREST" by leading both large-scale graph analytics and billion-scale agent simulation towards exa-scale computing environment. 

IBM Research's Page -> Here 

Short Bio

Professor Toyotaro Suzumura holds his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. thesis focused on Grid computing and large-scale distributed computing systems. His current research topics include big data processing middlewares, large-scale graph analytics, supercomputing / high performance computing, and microscopic simulation platforms

He joined IBM Research – Tokyo in 2004 as a research scientist and has also continued to serve professorship in academia since 2009. Since April 2009, he had served as a visiting associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan and led his own research laboratory named Suzumura laboratory. Since October 2013, he has moved to IBM Research – Ireland and its Smarter Technology Cities Center to lead his traffic simulation project in Dublin, Ireland.  He also serves as a visiting associate professor at University College Dublin as well as an adjunct professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan.  

He is now a co-principal investigator for two Japanese government projects funded by Japan Science Foundation that aim at building next-generation big data processing middlewares and libraries. One of his notable achievements is that he and his team won the first place at the world competition of “Big Data” processing on supercomputers called “Graph500” in June 2014 by proposing a novel and highly scalable graph search algorithm on massively parallel and distributed computers and successfully implementing it on the Japanese K supercomputer. He has also led a project “ScaleGraph” of developing an open source library for billion-scale graph analytics. 

Thus far, Professor Suzumura has published 50 reviewed paper for top-quality international conferences and workshops, 42 domestic conferences, and 12 international patents, and also served invited speakers, workshop chairs and/or program committee members for top-tier conferences such as ACM/IEEE Supercomputing and ACM International World Wide Web Conference. 

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  • 2015/04 - current : Research Staff Member: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, United States

  • 2016/04 - current : Visiting Professor, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain

  • 2016/04 - current:  Visiting Researcher, University of Tokyo, Spain 

  • 2014/11 - current:  Adjunct Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology 

  • 2013/10 - 2015/04 : Research Scientist,  IBM Research, Dublin (as an international assignee), Big Data Team and Smarter Cities Technology Centre

  • 2013/04 - 2016/03 : Visiting Associate Professor, University College Dublin (URL)

  • 2004/04 - 2015/04 : Research Scientist,  IBM Research, Tokyo

  • 2009/04 - 2013/09 : Visiting Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
    • A founder for my own lab "Suzumura Laboratory" supervising 16 students including 2 Ph.D. students
    • Obtained two 5.5 years research funds from JST CREST program
    • A leader for the ScaleGraph project - an open source large-scale graph processing system 
Research Directors 
  • University Research Director, "Large-scale graph processing system", JST (Japan Science Foundation) CREST 
  • University Research Director, "Extremely Big Data Processing", JST (Japan Science Foundation) CREST 
  • Project Leader : ScaleGraph - An open source large-scale graph processing system 
International Conference Program Committees / Chairs
  • IEEE BigData 2017, Program Chair (co-chair), 
  • ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2017, Program Committee Member
  • IEEE Cloud 2017, Applications Track Chairs

  • IEEE BigData 2016 (URL), 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data(Big Data 2016), Industry and Government Program Committee Chair (URL
  • IEEE/ACM DS-RT 2016, Program Committee Member
  • 23rd IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2016), Program Committee Member
  • IEEE CBDCom 2016 (The IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing), Track Chair
  • IEEE Cloud 2016 (URL) (The 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing), June, San Fransisco, USA,  Program Committee Member
  • ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2016, Workshop Chair (URL) 
  • ACM HPDC 2016, Workshop Chair (URL) 

  • ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2015, Program Committee Member
  • ACM/IEEE IPDPS 2015, Program Committee Member, 29th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
  • ACM/IEEE Cluster 2015, Program Committee Member (URL)
  • INFORMS Winter Simulation Conference 2015, Track Coordinator - Big Data and Decision Making (URL) , Program Committee Member 
  • ACM/IEEE 22nd IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2015), Program Committee Member 
  • IEEE/ACM DSAA 2015 (International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics) (URL), Workshop co-Chair, October, 2015, Paris, France
  • SIMUTOOLS 2015 (Eighth International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques), Program Committee Member, August, 2015, Athene, Greece (URL)
  • The 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MOBISPC-15), which will be held in August 17-20, 2015 at Belfort, France (URL)
  • IEEE CSE 2015 (18th IEEE International on Computer Science and Engineering) (http://www.fe.up.pt/cse2015), Techical Program Committee
  • IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies and Applications - CLOUDTECH 2015, Scientific Committee (URL)

  • Graph500 Steering Committee Member (since 2012) (URL) (announced twice in ISC and ACM/IEEE Supercomputing) 
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Guest Editor

  • ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2014, Program Committee Member (URL
  • Winter Simulation Conference 2014, Program Committee Member
  • IEEE/ACM DS-RT 2014, Technical Program Committee Member
  • IEEE ICWS 2014 (International Conference on Web Services), Program Committee Member 
  • IEEE CLOUD 2014, Program Committee Member 

  • IEEE BigData 2013, Program Committee Member
  • IEEE CLOUD 2013, Program Committee Member

  • IEEE CLOUD 2012, Program Committee Member 

  • IEEE DEIT 2011 (The International Conference on Data Engineering and Internet Technology 2011), Indonesia, Program Committee Member
  • MobiWis 2011 (8th International Conference on Mobile Web Information Systems), Canada, Program Vice Chair "Mobile Web and Cloud Services"
  • IEEE CLOUD 2011 (The 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing), July, Washington, US, Program Committee Member

  • IEEE CLOUD 2010 (3he  International Conference on Cloud Computing), July 2010, Florida, USA,Program Committee Member
  • IEEE CLOUD 2009 (2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing), from the 21-25 September, 2009 ,Program Committee Member
  • IEEE EDOC 2007 (Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference),Program Committee Member
  • IARIA Computation Tools 2010 (URL)  ,Program Committee Member
  • IARIA Service Computation 2010,Program Committee Member
  • ICITST-2009 (International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions), Program Committee Member
  • InCoB 2010 (International Conference on Bioinformatics), 2010 September, Japan, Program Committee Member

Program Committee Member for International Workshops 
  • 1st workshop on Performance Engineering for Large-Scale Graph Analytics. PELGA2015 (https://sites.google.com/site/pelga2015/) collocated with ACM/SPEC ICPE'15 (in Austin, TX)
  • IEEE PDSEC Workshop co-located at IEEE IPDPS 2014, Program Committee Member 
  • ACM WWW 2014 (World Wide Web) LSNA (Large-Scale Network Analysis) Workshop,Workshop Chair
  • Editor and Reviewer for Special Issue on Graph Query Answering on the Journal of Computer and System Sciences (JCSS) published by Elsevier

Press Release on Graph500 
  • Fujitsu (URL
  • University of Tokyo, 2012 (URL)

Invited Talks
  • 2016
    • A keynote speech at Social Simulation Conference 2016 (URL), Rome, Italy, Sep, 2016

    • A keynote speech at HPGP workshop in 25th ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC), May, 2016 (Scheduled) 

  • 2015
    • Winter Simulation Conference 2015 (URL) , December, 2015
      "A High Performance Multi-modal Traffic Simulation Platform and Its Case Study with the Dublin City"

    • Porto Winter School on Graph Analytics and Applications (URL), Porto, Portugal, December, 2015
      "The World is Big and Linked: Whole Spectrum Industry Solutions towards Big Graphs" 

    • 2015 IEEE BigData Tutorial (2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data) (URL), Santa Clara, CA, USA, Oct, 2015
      "The World is Big and Linked: Whole Spectrum Industry Solutions towards Big Graphs" 

    • 1st Workshop on Performance Engineering for Large Scale Graph Analytics (URL) in Euro-Par 2015, Vienna, Austria, August, 2015
      "High Performance Graph Processing"

    • 21st ACM KDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (URL) (Workshop URL), Sidney, Australia, August, 2015
      "Towards Billion-Scale Graph Processing and Management"

  • 2014
    • Winter Simulation Conference 2014, December, 2014
      "Towards Billion-Scale Social Simulations"

    • ACM ICPE 2014 (International Conference on Performance Engineering), Keynote Talk, Dublin, Ireland, March, 2014
      • Press Release : Business Wire (URL),  MarketWatch (URL), 

    • Invited talk at 2nd Graph-TA workshop, February, 2014 
      "ScaleGraph: A Billion-Scale Graph Analytics Library" 
      (Download Slides

    • Invited talk at Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain, February, 2014
      "Big Data Processing in Large-Scale Network Analysis and Billion-Scale Social Simulation"

    • Invited talk at ETH, Switzerland, February, 2014
      "Big Data Processing in Large-Scale Network Analysis and Billion-Scale Social Simulation" 

    • Invited talk at Durham University, UK, January, 2014
      "Highly Scalable, Real-Time Simulation Platform for Billion-Scale Agents" 
    • Invited talk at the 1st Irish Big Data workshop (URL)

  • 2013
    • Invited talk at NVIDIA Conference Japan 2013 
    • Invited talk at JSAI Conference (URL), 2013, Toyoma, Japan
    • BDEC Workshop (Big Data and Extreme-Scale Computing) (URL)

  • 2012
    • IPSJ / SIGSE Software Engineering Symposium ソフトウェアエンジニアリングシンポジウム 2012 (URL), 2012年8月, 東京電機大学,「「ストリームコンピューティングの基礎と実践」

    • Japan Society for Software Science and Technology 
      (URL),  2012年11月27日、慶応義塾大学
  • 2011
    • ストリームコンピューティングの最新技術動向(URL)、サービスコンピューティング専門研究委員会、2011年11月24日、国立情報学研究所(NII) 
  • 電子情報通信学会 コンピュータシステム研究会 CPSY 運営委員 (2012現在) 
  • 情報処理学会 High Performance Computing 研究会 (20062009) 
  • 電子情報通信学会 サービスコンピューティング時限研究専門委員会 委員(2010年~)  ※URL停止中
  • SACSIS 2012 (先進的計算基盤システムシンポジウム) プログラム委員
  • SACSIS 2011 (先進的計算基盤システムシンポジウム) プログラム委員
  • SACSIS 2010 先進的計算基盤システムシンポジウム) プログラム委員
  • SACSIS 2008 先進的計算基盤システムシンポジウム) ((2008年グリッドトラック座長)
  • グローバルクラウド基盤連携技術フォーラム 特別会員 ※URL停止中
  • インターネットカンファレンス 2008年プログラム委員
  • インターネットカンファレンス 2009年プログラム委員
  • 情報処理学会論文誌コンピューティングシステム (IPSJ Transactions on Advanced Computing System) ACS 編集委員 (SACSIS 同時投稿時)
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