Prometech’s co-founder Seiichi Koshizuka (Professor of the University of Tokyo) received the "Achievement Award" of the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science in 2017.
Prof. Seiichi Koshika of the University of Tokyo (Engineering Dr.), who is a co-founder of Prometech Software, Inc. as an External Board Member, received the "Achievement Award" by the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science in 2017.
This award is given to the members who have made a remarkable contribution to the development of academic studies related to computer engineering and technology improvement by the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science, in honor of their achievements.
The reasons for this award are as follows.
(Hereinafter referred to as "Computational Engineering", Journal of the Japan Society for Computational Engineers and Science 2018 vol.23 No.3)
Prof. Koshizuka has engaged in the research of the numerical fluid dynamics and the field of computational engineering, devised a proprietary particle method Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) method, applied it in a wide range of fields, and has made many achievements. In addition, he has been driving this field as a research subcommittee on simulation quality assurance established at the Society, as a vice chair or chief investigator of the research group. He also served on the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2011, the Vice Chairman in 2012-2013, the Chairman in 2014-2015, and the Secretary in 2016-2017, contributing significantly to the operation and development of the Society.
Prometech Software, Inc. (Head office: Tokyo; Fujisawa Toshimitsu, CEO; hereafter Prometech) is pleased to announce that Mr. Hiroshi Sugimoto has joined Prometech as an advisor from September 1, 2018.
Mr. Sugimoto was involved in the establishment of a Japanese corporation at Sun Microsystems, Inc. and also served as a director of various departments, mainly in new business development. He was appointed a director of marketing general manager in 2004, and had contributed establishing the cornerstone of the company. Then he joined NVIDIA as a director of the US headquarters in 2009 and assumed office as a Japan responsible for utilizing GPU for computing, promoting use of GPUs in HPC fields such as supercomputers and CAE. From 2014, he demonstrated his skill mainly in spreading deep learning in Japan. Mr. Sugimoto participated in Prometech as an advisor and focused on Prometech’s CAE business, new business, and business development, and value added improvement of GPU platform business of GDEP Solutions, a subsidiary company of Prometech. Also, taking advantage of Mr. Sugimoto's abundant experience and insight from the NVIDIA era, he will accelerate corporate development of Prometech Group.