Kazuto Ando is a senior technical staff in the Operations and Computer Technologies Division and Complex Phenomena Unified Simulation Research Team at RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), Kobe, Japan. His research interests are High-Performance Computing (specifically computational performance optimization on HPC systems), Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Artificial Intelligence. He had also worked in the application area of earthquake and tsunami simulation at JAMSTEC. He received his BS and MS degree in Physics from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan.