Megumi Ito is a research staff member at IBM Research - Tokyo since 2008. Her research interests include accelerators, performance optimizations, and performance analysis. She received her M.S. degree in computer science at University of Tsukuba. She has been working on performance analysis optimization with an FPGA accelerator for genome analysis applications using POWER8 CAPI feature, an FPGA accelrator for sorting, and Java for heterogeneous machine environment. Her recent research focuses on accelerating a simulator for a new cognitive chip.