Emma Haruka Iwao

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Emma Haruka Iwao
Emma Haruka Iwao in Morocco.jpg
Alma materUniversity of Tsukuba
AwardsGuinness World Record for most accurate value of pi (π)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsGoogle
Panasonic
GREE
Red Hat[2]
Websiteblog.yuryu.jp

Emma Haruka Iwao is a Japanese computer scientist and cloud developer advocate at Google. In 2019 Haruka Iwao calculated the world's most accurate value of pi (π); which included 31.4 trillion digits, far past the previous record of 22 trillion.[3][4][5][6][7]

Early life and education[edit]

As a child, Iwao became interested in pi.[3] She was inspired by Japanese mathematicians, including Yasumasa Kanada.[8] She studied computer science at the University of Tsukuba, where she was taught by Daisuke Takahashi.[9][10] She was awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in 2008, before starting graduate studies in computing. Her master's dissertation considered high performance computer systems.[9] After graduating, Iwao took on several software engineering positions, working on site reliability for Panasonic, GREE and Red Hat.[10]

Career[edit]

Iwao joined Google as a Cloud Developer Advocate in 2015.[3] She originally worked for Google in Tokyo, before moving to Seattle in 2019.[2] Iwao offers training in the use of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as well as supporting application developers.[11][12][13][14] She works to make cloud computing accessible for everyone, creating online demos and teaching materials.[15]

In March 2019 Iwao calculated the value of pi to 31.4 trillion digits, using 170 Terabytes (TB) of data.[3][8][16][17][1][18] The calculation used a multithreaded program called y-cruncher using over 25 machines for 121 days.[3][19][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anon (2019). "Most accurate value of pi". guinnessworldrecords.com. Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ a b Iwao, Emma Haruka (2019). "Emma Haruka Iwao: Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform". linkedin.com. LinkedIn.
  3. ^ a b c d e Kleinman, Zoe (2019-03-14). "Woman smashes pi world record". bbc.com. BBC. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  4. ^ Emma Haruka Iwao on Twitter Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ Anon (2019). "Beating the record of most-calculated digits of pi". youtube.com. YouTube.
  6. ^ Brodeur, Nicloe (2019). "Woman sets world record in Seattle for calculating the value of pi to 31.4 trillion decimal places". seattletimes.com. Seattle Times.
  7. ^ "Pi Day record: Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao calculated pi to 31.4 trillion digits". washingtonpost.com. Washington Post.
  8. ^ a b Morris, Ian (2019). "Google Celebrates Pi Day With Record-Breaking Calculation". forbes.com. Forbes. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  9. ^ a b Neagle, Mia (2019-03-14). "A recipe for beating the record of most-calculated digits of pi". blog.google. Google. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  10. ^ a b "Google Developer Day". google.cn. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  11. ^ mad\djchilsx (2017-11-10). "Hands-on | Intel® HPC Developer Conference". software.intel.com. Intel. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  12. ^ Anon (2019). "Emma Haruka Iwao". lesbianswhotech.org. Lesbians Who Tech. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  13. ^ "Emma Haruka Iwao". emma-haruka-iwao.html. Retrieved 2019-03-14.[dead link]
  14. ^ Brito, Christopher (2019). "This Google employee just smashed the world record for calculating pi". cbsnews.com. CBS News. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  15. ^ a b Kelly, Heather (2019). "A Google employee just broke the world record for calculating pi". cnn.com. CNN. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  16. ^ Herbert, Tom (2019-03-14). "A Google employee has smashed the Pi world record... on Pi Day". standard.co.uk. London: Evening Standard. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  17. ^ Bailey-Millado, Rob (2019-03-14). "Pi world record calculation broken by Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao". nypost.com. New York Post. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  18. ^ Shaban, Hamza (2019). "Pi Day news: Google employee breaks record, calculates 31.4 trillion digits of Pi". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  19. ^ Yee, Alexander J. (2019). "y-cruncher - A Multi-Threaded Pi Program". numberworld.org. Retrieved 2019-03-14.