Dr Kenji Takeda is Solutions Architect and Technical Manager for Microsoft Research. He is currently focussed on Azure for Research, Azure Machine Learning and academic outreach in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He is working with researchers across disciplines to best understand the use of cloud computing to accelerate their research. This includes bringing together common patterns and practices across subjects as diverse as astronomy, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, life sciences, medicine, and social science. He works with Microsoft's researchers to increase the impact of their work, including through technology transfers and business incubation projects.
He has extensive experience in Cloud Computing, High Performance and High Productivity Computing, Data-intensive Science, Scientific Workflows, Scholarly Communication, Engineering and Educational Outreach. His also has research expertise is in the areas of aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and flight simulation, and published over 100 academic papers. He has a passion for developing novel computational approaches to tackle fundamental and applied problems in science and engineering.
Kenji advises funding agencies and government bodies on policy and innovation. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Open Research Software, and steering committees for major research consortia and international conferences.
Kenji is a visiting senior lecturer in Aeronautics at the University of Southampton, UK. 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 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).
- Jacek Cala, E. Mari, Y. Xu, Kenji Takeda, and Paolo Missier, Scalable and efficient whole-exome data processing using workflows on the cloud, in Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, January 2016.
- Neil P. Chue Hong, Tom Crick, Ian P. Gent, Lars Kotthoff, and Kenji Takeda, Top Tips to Make Your Research Irreproducible, in Arxiv, April 2015.
- Tom Crick, Benjamin A. Hall, Samin Ishtiaq, and Kenji Takeda, “Share and Enjoy”: Publishing Useful and Usable Scientific Models, in Recomputability 2014, December 2014.
- Scott, Mark, Boardman, Richard P., Reed, Philippa A.S., Austin, Tim, Johnston, Steven, Takeda, K, Cox, and Simon J, A framework for user driven data management , in Information Systems, Elsevier, June 2014.
- Dennis Gannon, Dan Fay, Daron Green, Wenming Ye, and kenji takeda, Science in the Cloud: Lessons from Three Years of Research Projects on Microsoft Azure, April 2014.
- Lucas N Joppa, Greg McInerny, Richard Harper, Lara Salido, Kenji Takeda, Kenton O'Hara, David Gavaghan, and Stephen Emmott, Troubling Trends in Scientific Software Use, in Science, vol. 340, no. 6134, pp. 814–815, American Association for the Advancement of Science, May 2013.
- Ignacio Blanquer Blanquer, Goetz Brasche, Jacek Cala, Dennis Gannon, Hugo Hiden, Hakan Soncu, Kenji Takeda, Andrés Tomás, and Simon Woodman, Supporting NGS Pipelines in the cloud, in EMBnet.journal, EMBNet, May 2013.
- Don Syme, Kenji Takeda, Keith Battocchi, Donna Malayeri, and Tomas Petricek, Themes in Information-Rich Functional Programming for Internet-Scale Data Sources, ACM, 24 January 2013.
- Lucas N. Joppa, David Gavaghan, Richard Harper, Kenji Takeda, and Stephen Emmott, Optimizing Peer Review of Software Code - Response, in Science, vol. 341, pp. 236-237, 2013.
- Kenji Takeda, Graeme Earl, Jeremy Frey, Simon Keay, and Alex Wade, Enhancing research publications using Rich Interactive Narratives, in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A , The Royal Society, 10 December 2012.
- Don Syme, Keith Battocchi, Kenji Takeda, Donna Malayeri, Jomo Fisher, Jack Hu, Tao Liu, Brian McNamara, Daniel Quirk, Matteo Taveggia, Wonseok Chae, Uladzimir Matsveyeu, and Tomas Petricek, F#3.0 - Strongly-Typed Language Support for Internet-Scale Information Sources, no. MSR-TR-2012-101, 21 September 2012.
- Richard Boardman, Ian Sinclair, Simon Cox, Philippa Reed, Kenji Takeda, Jeremy Frey, and Graeme Earl, Storage and sharing of large 3D imaging datasets, in TMS 1st International Conference on 3D Materials Science 2012 (3DMS), , July 2012.
- Benjamin Schumann, James P. Scanlan, and Kenji Takeda, A generic operational simulation for early design civil unmanned aerial vehicles, in The Third International Conference on Advances in System Simulation, Barcelona, Spain, 23 - 28 Oct 2011, October 2011.
- Kenji Takeda, Graeme Earl, Jeremy G. Frey, Simon Keay, and Alex Wade, Enhancing Research Publication using Rich Interactive Narratives, September 2011.
- Steven Johnston, Simon Cox, and Kenji Takeda, Scientific Computation and Data Management Using Microsoft Windows Azure, in Grid and Cloud Database Management, Springer, 28 July 2011.
- G. Jasion, J. Shrimpton, M. Danby, and K. Takeda, Performance of numerical integrators on tangential motion of DEM within implicit flow solvers, in Computers & Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, 9 March 2011.
- B. Schumann, J. P. Scanlan, and K. Takeda, Evaluating design decisions in real-time using operations modelling, in 2nd International Air Transport and Operations Symposium, Delft, NL, 28 - 29 Mar 2011. , March 2011.
- Y. Kuya, K. Takeda, X. Zhang, and A. I. J. Forrester, Multifidelity surrogate modeling of experimental and computational aerodynamic data sets, in AIAA Journal, American Institute for Aeronautics & Astronautics, 2011.
- K. Takeda, M. Brown, S. J. Coles, L. Carr, G. P. Earl, J. G. Frey, P. J. Hancock, W. White, F. Nichols, M. Whitton, H. Gibbs, C. Fowler, P. Wake, and S. Patterson, Data management for all: the Institutional Data Management Blueprint Project, in 6th International Digital Curation Conference, Chicago, US, December 2010.
- K. J. van Mierlo, K. Takeda, and E. Peers, Computational analysis of the effect of bogie inclination angle on landing gear noise, in Proceedings of the 16th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference. 16th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference , American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010.
- M. J. Fairman, A. R. Price, G. Xue, M. Molinari, D. A. Nicole, T. M. Lenton, R. Marsh, K. Takeda, and S. J. Cox, Earth system modelling with Windows Workflow Foundation, in Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier, 9 July 2008.
- Kenji Takeda, N. K. Allsopp, J. C. Hardwick, P. C. Macey, D. A. Nicole, S. J. Cox, and D. J. Lancaster, An Assessment of MPI Environments for Windows NT, in The Journal of Supercomputing, Kluwer Academic , July 2001.
- Securing safe water through Cortana Intelligence
- Untangling airports using open source tools on Microsoft Azure
- Helping global organizations reduce environmental impact of their supply chains
- Innovation from the ground up and into the cloud
- Machine Learning, Computational Science, Networks and Programming Converge in Cambridge
- Big Data Tamed with the Cloud
- Supporting Technology’s Rising Stars in the U.K.
- Reproducible Research: Are We There Yet?
- FetchClimate—Harnessing the Cloud to Find and Share Environmental Data
- Learn to Tell Stories with Data at the Excel for Research Webinar