Japanese
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Appointments
December 2021 - present
 JSPS Research Fellow (CPD), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Notre Dame

October 2021 - present
 JSPS Research Fellow (CPD), Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University

November 2023
 JSPS-ERC Fellow, Department of Astronomy, University of Geneva

April 2021 - March 2022
 Visiting Scientist, Particle Simulator Research Team, RIKEN Center for Computational Science

April 2021 - September 2021
 JSPS Research Fellow (PD), Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University

April 2018-March 2021
 Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR), Particle Simulator Research Team, RIKEN Center for Computational Science

April 2018-September 2020
 Part-time Lecturer, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Konan University

April 2015-March 2018
 JSPS Research Fellow (DC1), Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Education
March 2018
 Ph.D. in Astronomy
 The University of Tokyo

March 2015
 M. Sc. in Astronomy
 The University of Tokyo

March 2013
 B. Sc. in Physics
 Waseda University

Academic Honors
May 2024
HPCI Software Development Award

April 2018
Springer Theses

July 2015
Oral Presentation Award in Summer School on Astronomy and Astrophysics for Young Astronomers

July 2014
Oral Presentation Award in Summer School on Astronomy and Astrophysics for Young Astronomers

April 2013-March 2014
Scholarship by Iwadare Scholarship Foundation

April 2010-March 2011
Waseda University's 125th Anniversary Scholarship

External grants
PI:
Hirai, Y., JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (22KJ0157/21J00153), 19,500,000 JPY (Direct Costs: 15,000,000 JPY, Indirect Costs: 4,500,000 JPY), FY 2021 - 2025

Hirai, Y., JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists (20K14532), 4,160,000 JPY (Direct Costs: 3,200,000 JPY, Indirect Costs: 960,000 JPY), FY 2020 - 2023

Hirai, Y., MEXT Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER), 10,000,000 JPY for 5 years after employed by a Japanese University, FY 2020

Hirai, Y., JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up (19K21057, 18H05876), 2,990,000 JPY (Direct Costs: 2,300,000 JPY, Indirect Costs: 690,000 JPY), FY 2018 - 2019

Hirai, Y., JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (15J00548), 2,800,000 JPY, FY 2015 - 2017

Co-I:
Fujii, M. S., Saitoh, T. R., Hirai, Y., and Baba, J., JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (22H01259), 17,160,000 JPY (Direct Costs: 13,200,000 JPY, Indirect Costs: 3,960,000 JPY), FY2022 - 2024

Aoki, W., Tominaga, N., Motokuma, T., Honda, S., Ishigaki, M., Hirai, Y., Nomoto, K., and Suda, T., JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (21H04499), 41,210,000 JPY (Direct Costs: 31,700,000 JPY, Indirect Consts: 17,700,000 JPY), FY2021 - 2024

Saitoh, T. R., Hirai, Y., and Fujii, M. S., JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (21K03614), 4,040,000 JPY (Direct Costs: 3,100,000 JPY, Indirect Costs: 3,960,000 JPY), FY2021 - 2023

Fujii, M. S., Saitoh, T. R., Hirai, Y., and Baba, J., JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (19H01933), 17,160,000 JPY (Direct Costs: 13,200,000 JPY, Indirect Costs: 3,960,000 JPY), FY2019 - 2021

Wanajo, S., Prantzos, N., Ishimaru, Y., Aoki, W., Ishigaki, M, N., Hirai, Y., Aoki, M., François, P., Salvadori, S., Gallagher, A., JSPS-CNRS Bilateral Joint Research Projects, 3,570,061 JPY (Direct Costs: 2,970,061 JPY, Indirect Costs: 600,000 JPY), FY2016 - 2017

Professional Affiliations
The Astronomical Society of Japan -- Full Member (April 2014 - present)
The Physical Society of Japan -- Full Member (June 2014 - present)
Society of Theoretical Astronomy and Astrophysics -- Full Member (October 2016 - present)
American Astronomical Society -- Full Member (February 2022 - present)
International Astronomical Union -- Junior Member (June 2022 - present)

Referee
The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, JPS Conference Proceedings