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Kenji Takeda

Director, Azure for Research

About

Dr Kenji Takeda is Director of the Microsoft Azure for Research program. He has extensive experience in Cloud Computing, Data Science, High Performance and High Productivity Computing, Data-intensive Science, Scientific Workflows, Scholarly Communication, Engineering and Educational Outreach. He has a passion for developing novel computational approaches to tackle fundamental and applied problems in science and engineering.

Kenji is a visiting industry fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, and visiting senior lecturer at the University of Southampton.

He was previously Co-Director of the Microsoft Institute for High Performance Computing, and Senior Lecturer in Aeronautics, at the University of Southampton, UK. There he worked with leading high value manufacturing companies such as Airbus, AgustaWestland, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Formula One teams, to develop state-of-the-art capability for improving science and engineering processes. He also worked in the areas of aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and flight simulation.

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Kenji is a visiting senior lecturer in Aeronautics at the University of Southampton.

He has been recipient of the following awards:

  • Royal Aeronautical Society Silver Award (2009)
  • Royal Academy of Engineering/ExxonMobil Gold Medal for Excellence in Engineering Teaching (2007)
  • Royal Academy of Engineering Education Innovation prize (2006).