Tetsuya Sakurai is a Professor of Department of Computer Science, and the Director of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR) at the University of Tsukuba. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University of Japan, and a visiting researcher of Advanced Institute of Computational Science at RIKEN. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of MathDesign, LLC. During 2014-2016 he was the Director of Office for Strategies of R&D at the University of Tsukuba, and from 2011 to 2015, he was the Dean of College of Information Science at the University of Tsukuba. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Nagoya University in 1992. His primary research interests are in the field of computational mathematics and numerical algorithms. Specifically, he is interested in high performance computing algorithms for large-scale computer simulations. He also develops algorithms for big data analysis, image analysis, and neural network computations.