Yoshiko Yasuda received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University, Japan, in 1991. She received her Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Waseda University in 2005. Since 1991, she has been working at the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd. Her research interests include parallel computing systems, enterprise server systems, distributed computing, cloud computing, server and network virtualization, services computing, data science, artificial intelligence and its applications. She is currently a senior project manager in the R&D group at Hitachi, Ltd., after working as a principal researcher.
From 1994 to 2005, she led the research and development for the commercialization of the world’s No.1 parallel computing systems and the enterprise server systems and the unified blade server systems. From 2009 to 2019, she also led the research and development for the commercialization of Hitachi’s cloud computing services and IoT platform services as a project leader. She has also presented these research results at the IEEE-sponsored conferences such as IPPS, MSST, IM. Since 2020, she has led more than ten R&D projects related to data science and AI technologies as the senior project manager at Hitachi R&D.
She has experience in training young people both internally and externally. Internally, she plans and conducts lectures on digital technologies to train young researchers and gives lectures especially on IT architecture and cloud computing. Externally, she gives lectures on IT architecture and digital circuits at Hosei University, lectures on data science for students at Tokyo Metro Super Science High School, and lectures on careers for female high school students. She is also active in the Young Engineers Committee of the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ), which promotes the development of young engineers in Japan. She is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, Women in Engineering, and the Technical Community on Services Computing.