Hiroaki Kobayashi is Professor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Special Adviser to President for Digital Innovation, and Special Adviser to Director of Cyberscience Center, Tohoku University. In 1995, 1997-1998 and 2001-2002, he was Visiting Associate Professor of Stanford University. His research interests include high-performance computer architectures, supercomputer systems, and their applications. He received the B.E. Degree in Communication Engineering, and the M.E. and D.E. Degrees in Information Engineering from Tohoku University. He is a senior member of IEEE CS, and a member of ACM, IEICE and IPSJ. He is also an associate member of Science Council of Japan. He received 2017 Minister of Education Award in the Field of Computer Science and 2018 Minister of Education Award in the field of Science and Engineering.