Shinpei Kato is an associate professor at Nagoya University. He is a co-director of Embedded Real-Time Systems Laboratory (ERTL) and Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory (PDSL) in the Department of Information Engineering.
He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Keio University in 2004, 2006, and 2008 respectively. His research performed at Keio University was on multiprocessor scheduling theory and practice for safety-critical embedded real-time systems. He also contributed a great deal to the advanced humanoid platform project directed by his advisor, Prof. Nobuyuki Yamasaki, in collaboration with Digital Human Research Center at AIST. During his Ph.D. program, he won the research fellowship (DC1) from JSPS in 2006 and the annual Young Author Award from IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter in 2008.
After he graduated from Keio University, he became a JSPS postdoctoral research fellow (PD) at University of Tokyo, and worked in part as a member of the dependable embedded operating systems project directed by Prof. Yutaka Ishikawa. In the fall of 2009, he was selected for the JSPS Excellent Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program to join Real-Time and Multimedia Systems Laboratory (RTML) directed by Prof. Raj Rajkumar at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) through the summer of 2012. While he was at CMU, he took an initiative in research on GPU real-time computing, and now the autonomous vehicle developed in RTML, a.k.a. BOSS, is employing this cutting-edge GPU technology. In July 2012, he moved to Systems Research Laboratory (SRL) directed by Prof. Scott Brandt at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). In SRL, he led the QoS-aware storage and GPU-accelerated RAID6 projects. As of April 2012, he has worked at Nagoya University as a tenured faculty member.