Shu Tanaka is a researcher at the Keio Quantum Computing Center. At KQCC, he focuses on theoretical studies as a basis for hardware and
software development of Ising machines, including quantum annealing machines and exploration of applications of such machines. In addition to this, he will continue to investigate optimization calculations and materials design using quantum computing.
Shu Tanaka received his B.S. in Science (2003) from Tokyo Institute of Technology and his M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2008) in physics from the University of Tokyo. After receiving his degree, he joined Institute for Solid State Physics, the University of Tokyo (2008-2010), Quantum Computing Center, Kindai University (2010-2011), Department of Chemistry, the University of Tokyo (2011-2014), Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University (2014-2015), Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University (2015-2018), and Green Computing Systems Research Organization, Waseda University (2018-2020).
He is currently an associate professor at Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Keio University. In addition, he is a
visiting associate professor at Waseda University and a project manager of Information-Promotion Agency, MITOU target project. His
current research interests are in Ising machines, including quantum annealing machines, statistical physics, computational physics, and