Hirotake Abe received the B.E. degree in 1999, the M.E. degree in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in 2004, all from University of Tsukuba, Japan. From 2004 to 2007, he was a research staff of Japan Science and Technology Agency. From 2007 to 2010, he was an Assistant Professor at Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. From 2010 to 2012, he was an Assistant Professor at Osaka University, Japan. He is currently an Associate Professor at University of Tsukuba, Japan. His research interests include system software, distributed systems and computer security.