Yasuharu Katsuno (勝野恭治)  Yasuharu Katsuno (勝野恭治) photo         

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Senior Research Scientist, Ph.D.
IBM Research - Tokyo, Japan


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IPSJ Senior Member


Dr. Yasuharu KATSUNO is a research staff member at IBM Research - Tokyo. He receives M.S. degree from Keio University (Supervisor: Professor Mario Tokoro) and Ph.D. degree from University of Tsukuba (Supervisor: Professor Eiji Okamoto). His research interests include distributed transaction processing, application modernization, microservices, and distributed systems.


  • Data-centric Application Modernization
  • Legacy Workload Transformation to Cloud
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Hybrid Cloud


  • Cloud Infrastructures: OpenShift, IBM Cloud, OpenStack.
  • Programming Languages: Python, Java, Ruby, C.
  • Natural Languages: English, Japanese.


  • (2019-present) Global Technical Leader, AI for Application Modernization
    • Transactional data modernization
    • Transaction performance improvement
  • (2016-2019) Global Technical Leader, GTS SO Operation Automation
    • Transformation of server operations
  • (2015-2016) Global Technical Leader, OpenShift Scaling
    • Scalable OpenShift Control Plane
  • (2013-2015) Global Technical Leader, Automated Deployment API Service
    • Rapid and automated deployment of a set of enterprise solution servers on cloud
  • (2010-2015) Global Technical Co-Leader, Hybrid Project
    • Cloud Broker for seamless integration across private and public clouds.
  • (2012) Technical Leader, GTS/ITS-Japan Delivery Automation
    • Transformation of GTS/ITS-Japan delivery
  • (2009-2010) Technical Leader, GTS - Research Joint Program ITS Cloud
    • Launch of cloud business in GTS/ITS-Japan
  • (2006-2008) Technical Leader, Trusted Virtual Domain
    • Application-level distributed mandatory access control system.
  • (2005) Strategy Staff, IBM Research – Tokyo
    •  Technical assistant of Director of IBM Research – Tokyo
  • (2002-2004) Technical Leader, ThinkPad Autonomic Network Configuration
    • Automatic switch of network configurations for ThinkPad Access Connections
  • (1999-2002) Technical Member, Bluetooth Personal Area Network Profile
    • Reference Implementation of Bluetooth Network Ethernet Protocol (BNEP)