Kazuhiko Kato received the BE and ME degrees from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. He received the PhD degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1992. From 1989 to 1993, he was a research associate in the Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Sciences at the University of Tokyo. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of System Information Engineering at the University of Tsukuba. His research interests include operating systems, distributed systems, and secure computing. He received the distinguished paper awards from JSSST and IPSJ in 2004 and 2005, software paper award from JSSST, respectively. He received IPSJ fellow (2017), JSSST Achivement Award (2018), and Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for Science and Technology (2020).