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Hirofumi Amano Last modified date:2018.04.20



Graduate School
Undergraduate School


E-Mail
Phone
092-802-2646
Fax
092-802-2642
Academic Degree
Doctor of Engineering
Field of Specialization
Parallel Processing, Distributed Processing
Outline Activities
Amano's research interests include:
- single-level storage subsystems utilizing next-generation NVRAM
- safe off-site backup methods utilizing storage virtualization techniques;
- integration of modern electronic authentication techniques and conventional computer center service tasks.

With the help of the above research experiences, he gives a graduate-level course, "Advanced Program Design" featuring object-oriented software development and UML. In the undergraduate program, he gives a class of "Computer Systems II", discussing parallel and distributed processing.
Research
Research Interests
  • Studies on Augmented Fairness Scheduling for General-Purpose Computing Environments
    keyword : Threads, Scheduling, Mult9-Core CPUs, Virtual Machines
    2016.04~2017.03.
  • Studies on Parallel Stream Data Distribution Mechanisms for Coupling Multiple Parallel Programs on Overlay Clouds
    keyword : Overlay Cloud, Inter-Cloud
    2015.10.
  • Studies on Single-Level Storage Subsystem Adaptable to Next-Generation NVRAM
    keyword : Single-Level Storage
    2015.09.
  • integration of modern electronic authentication techniques and conventional comuter center service tasks
    keyword : electronic authentication, computer center service tasks
    2011.04.
  • Studies on Safe Off-Site Backup Methods Utilizing Storage Virtualization Techniques
    keyword : storage virtualization, off-site backup
    2010.04.
  • Job Submission Front-End for Grid Computing
    keyword : parallel processing, grid computing
    2000.04~2010.03job submission front-end for grid computing.
  • Remote Parallel Pipe Mechanism for Distributed Parallel Computing
    keyword : parallel processing, grid computing
    1998.04~2010.03remote parallel pipe mechanism for distributed parallel computing.
  • job scheduling for parallel supercomputers
    keyword : parallel processing, job scheduling
    1997.04~2002.03job scheduling for parallel supercomputers.
  • parallel input/output system for utilizing multiple disk drives
    keyword : parallel processing, parallel file system
    1994.04~1996.03parallel input/output system for utilizing multiple disk drives.
  • parallel database programming language for database applications
    keyword : parallel processing, parallel programming language, database, database programming language
    1991.04~2003.03parallel database programming language for database applications.
  • Pseudonatural Language Interface for Relational Databases
    keyword : Relational Database, User Interface
    1986.04~1993.03.
Academic Activities
Papers
1. Samih M. Mostafa, Hirofumi Amano, Shigeru Kusakabe, Fairness and High Performance for Tasks in General Purpose Multicore Systems, International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences, Volume 29, Issue 3, 74-86, 2016.12.
2. Samih Mohammed Mostafa, Shigeru Kusakabe, Hirofumi Amano, Fairness Scheduler for Multithreaded Programs in Virtual Machine Environment, The Fourth International Japan-Egypt Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers, 2016.05.
3. Hirofumi Amano, Yuki Dohi, Hiromune Ikeda, A Safe and Versatile Storage Server for Off-Site Backup, International Journal of Computer & Information Science (IJCIS), Volume 16, No. 1, 1-11, 2015.03, [URL], This paper makes a proposal for a safe and versatile storage server for off-site backup based on secret sharing scheme and storage virtualization. This approach can save important data even after a disaster which destroys the primary data and some of its backup copies. It also prevents a secret from leaking to others. The design of the prototype utilizing the (3, 5)-threshold secret sharing scheme and iSCSI is described, and preliminary experiment is reported. Future enhancement plans are also discussed..
4. Hirofumi Amano, Yuki Dohi, Hiromune Ikeda, An Approach to Safe Off-Site Backup Utilizing Secret Sharing Scheme and Storage Virtualization, Proceedings of the IIAI International Conference on Advanced Information Technologies 2013 (IIAI AIT 2013), 2013.11, This paper makes a proposal for a safe and versatile off-site backup system based on secret sharing scheme and storage virtualization. This approach can save important data even after a disaster which destroys the primary data and some of its backup data. It also prevents a secret from leaking to others. The design of the prototype based on the (3, 5)-threshold secret sharing scheme and iSCSI is described, and preliminary experiment is reported..
5. Eisaku Sakane, Kento Aida, Manabu Higashida, Taizo Kobayashi, Hirofumi Amano, Mutsumi Aoyagi, Grid Operational Supports for Middleware Deployment and User Administration, The International Symposium on Grids and Clouds and the Open Grid Forum - ISGC2011, 2011.03, [URL].
6. An Operation of the Inter-University Grid Infrastructure.
7. A. Makinouchi, H. Amano, T. Tsuji, K. Kaneko, Issues on Parallel Processing of Object Databases, Nontraditional Database Systems, pp. 231-248, published by Taylor & Francis, Inc., New York, 2002.08.
Presentations
1. Hirofumi Amano, Yuki Dohi, Hiromune Ikeda, An Approach to Safe Off-Site Backup Utilizing Secret Sharing Scheme and Storage Virtualization, IIAI International Conference on Advanced Information Technologies 2013 (IIAI AIT 2013), 2013.11, This paper makes a proposal for a safe and versatile off-site backup system based on secret sharing scheme and storage virtualization. This approach can save important data even after a disaster which destroys the primary data and some of its backup data. It also prevents a secret from leaking to others. The design of the prototype based on the (3, 5)-threshold secret sharing scheme and iSCSI is described, and preliminary experiment is reported..
Membership in Academic Society
  • IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.)
Educational
Educational Activities
Amano teaches "Advanced Program Design" for graduate students in the Department of Advanced Information Technology.
He also teaches "Introductory Seminar on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science I" for freshmen (1st year) and "Computer Systems II" for juniors (3rd year) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.