Balazs Gerofi is a research scientist at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science, where he is involved with system software research and development for high performance computing. He actively participates in the design and development of the Fugaku supercomputer, Japan’s next-generation flagship supercomputer. Balazs earned his M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and The University of Tokyo, respectively. His research interest broadly covers system software for supercomputing, including operating systems, communication and I/O. Balazs is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).