Shu Tanaka
Researcher (Associate Professor), Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda University
PRESTO Researcher, JST
MITOU Target Project Manager

Contact

Room 506, Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda University
27, Waseda-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0042 Japan
+81-3-3203-9753 (ext. 75-2365)
shu.tanaka _at_ aoni.waseda.jp
(Please replace "_at_" with "@")

Research topics

Quantum annealing, Quantum information theory, Statistical physics, Condensed matter theory
More information is described here.

April 1999 - March 2003 Bachelor of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimori group)
April 2003 - March 2004 Master course of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Seiji Miyashita group)
April 2004 - March 2005 Master course of Science, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Seiji Miyashita group)
April 2005 - March 2008 Master course of Science, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Seiji Miyashita group)
March 24, 2008 Ph. D, The University of Tokyo

April 2004 - September 2004 Teaching Assistant (Exercise of Statistical Physics)
April 2004 - March 2006 Technical Assistant (NAREGI project)
October 2005 - March 2006 Teaching Assistant (Exercise of Physics)
April 2006 - February 2007 Research Assistant (21st COE Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo)
April 2007 - February 2008 Research Assistant (21st COE Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo)
April 2008 - March 2010 Project Researcher, Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Naoki Kawashima group)
April 2010 - March 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Quantum Computation, Kinki University (Director: Prof. Mikio Nakahara)
April 2011 - March 2014 JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo (Prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi group)
April 2014 - March 2015 Research Assistant Professor (Yukawa Fellow), Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University (Prof. Keisuke Totsuka group)
October 2014 - January 2015 Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University (Exercise of Physical Mathematics)
April 2015 - March 2017 Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University
October 2016 - Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO) Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency
February 2017 - March 2017 Visiting researcher, First-principles Simulation Group, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science
April 2017 - Associate Professor (without tenure), Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University

April 2004 - September 2004 Teaching Assistant (Exercise of Statistical Physics)
October 2005 - March 2006 Teaching Assistant (Exercise of Physics)
October 2014 - January 2015 Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University (Exercise of Physical Mathematics)
October 2015 - March 2016 School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Exercises for Fundamental Physics B IPSE Course) [link]
April 2016 - September 2017 School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Research and Exercises in Applied Physics) [link]
October 2016 - March 2017 School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Exercises for Fundamental Physics B IPSE Course) [link]
October 2017 - March 2018 School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University (Exercises for Fundamental Physics B IPSE Course) [link]

March 2008 Insentive award of research (School of Science, The University of Tokyo)
April 2014 Yukawa fellow (Yukawa Memorial Foundation)
June 2014 Grand Prize, Discover 21 Prize, The 18th "Leave a Nest, Co. Ltd. Grant" [link]
November 2014 Best Poster Presentation Award, Center of Computational Materials Science Symposium [link]
March 2015 9th Award for the Encouragement of Young Physicists (The Physical Society of Japan )[link] [YITP, Kyoto University] [Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies]

The 9th Award for the Encouragement of Young Physicists (The Physical Society of Japan)
Mar. 21, 2015

Induction for the Yukawa fellow
May 23, 2015

FY2016 - FY2019 JST Stragetic Basic Research Programs PRESTO (JPMJPR1665)
Study on Quantum Annealing toward High-Performance Machine Learning
FY2016 - NEDO Project to develop cross-sectoral technologies for IoT promotion (Cross-IoT)
R&D of Innovative Annealing Machines for Combinatorial Optimization Processing
(Hitachi, AIST, RIKEN, ROIS, Waseda Univ.)
FY2015 - FY2017 JSPS KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (15K17720)
" Development of Statistical Physics Based on Quantum Information Science" (Principal Investigator) [ link]
Total: 4,160,000 yen (FY2015: 1,690,000 yen, FY2016: 1,560,000 yen, FY2017: 910,000 yen)
FY2015 - FY2018 JSPS KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (15H03699)
" New Era of Machine Learning and Computation Technology Developed by Quantum Annealing" (Co-Investigators), (Principal Investigator: Masayuki Ohzeki) [ link] [ QAML]
Total: 16,700,000 yen (FY2015: 5,200,000 yen, FY2016: 4,940,000 yen, FY2017: 3,380,000 yen, FY2018: 3,250,000 yen)
FY2014 The 18th Leave a Nest Co. Ltd. grant (Grand Prize, Discover 21 Prize)
" Development of Quantum Information Technology Based on Statistical Physics" (Principal Investigator)
Total: 500,000 yen (FY2014: 500,000 yen)
FY2011 - FY2013 JSPS KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (23-7601)
" Understanding of novel properties due to competition and harmonization of multi-degree of freedom by large-scale computation" (Principal Investigator) [ link]
Total: 2,400,000 yen (FY2011: 800,000 yen, FY2012: 800,000 yen, FY2013: 800,000 yen)
FY2011 - [offered but declination] JSPS KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
" Development of classical and quantum estimation methods by combination of quantum information science and quantum statistical physics" (Principal Investigator) [ link]
Total: 4,160,000 yen (FY2011: 1,300,000 yen, FY2012: 1,040,000 yen, FY2013: 910,000 yen, FY2014: 910,000 yen)
FY2009 - FY2010 JSPS KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up (21840021)
" Development of ground state search algorithm based on quantum information theory" (Principal Investigator) [ link]
Total: 2,574,000 yen (FY2009: 1,378,000 yen, FY2010: 1,196,000 yen)

June 26-29, 2017 Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference 2017 (AQC2017) organizing & program committee
March 10, 2016 WIAS Top Runners’ Lecture Collection organizer (Chair) [ link]
January 5, 2016 - January 8, 2016 YITP Workshop on Quantum Information Physics (YQIP2016) organizer [ link]
August 7, 2013 - August 9, 2013 Summer Workshop on "Physics, Mathematics, And All That Quantum Jazz" organizer (chair) [ link]
March 13, 2012 - March 15, 2012 "Symposium on Quantum Computing, Thermodynamics, and Statistical Physics" organizer [ link]
November 10, 2011 - November 12, 2011 "Symposium on Interface between Quantum Information and Statistical Physics" organizer [ link]
November 2010 - September 2011 Member of committee of Japanese Physical Society
July 10, 2009 - July 11, 2009 "Workshop on Quantum Foundations for Young Researchers" organizer [ link]
November 6, 2006 - November 8, 2006 "2nd RA Symposium of COE QUESTS" organizer [ link]

Physics, Mathematics, and All that Quantum Jazz (World Scientific)
Kinki University Series on Quantum Computing: Volume 9
Edited by Shu Tanaka, Masamitsu Bando, and Utkan Güngördü

Lectures on Quantum Computing, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (World Scientific)
Kinki University Series on Quantum Computing: Volume 8
Edited by Mikio Nakahara and Shu Tanaka

Interface Between Quantum Information and Statistical Physics (World Scientific)
Kinki University Series on Quantum Computing: Volume 7
Edited by Mikio Nakahara and Shu Tanaka

Frontiers in Quantum Information Research (World Scientific)
Kinki University Series on Quantum Computing: Volume 4
Edited by Mikio Nakahara and Shu Tanaka

  • European Physical Journal B
  • Europhysics Letters
  • Interdisciplinary Information Sciences
  • ICML2009(The 26th International Conference on Machine Learning)
  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
  • Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
  • JPS Conference Proceedings
  • Physica A
  • Physica C
  • Physical Review A
  • Physical Review B
  • Physical Review E
  • Physical Review Letters
  • Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
  • Quantum Information Processing
  • Solid State Communications