Professor

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Michitaka Hirose

Prof. Dr. Michitaka Hirose graduated at Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (1979) and received the Doctor of Engineering from Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (1982). His research interests include human interfaces, interactive computer graphics, wearable computers and virtual reality. He is in a position of leadership on Japanese virtual reality research community, and has been investigator of number of international and national research and development projects. For example, he was a project leader of Scalable Virtual Reality Project of TAO (Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan, is the predecessor of NICT) and developed a tele-immersion communication system which connects between CAVE-type immersive environments through the large-bandwidth gigabit communication network. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE and the former president of Virtual Reality Society of Japan (VRSJ).

Prof. Dr. Hideaki Kuzuoka graduated at Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (1986) and received the Doctor of Engineering from Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (1992). He taught at University of Tsukuba from 1992 to 2019 and directed Groupware Laboratory. He is currently a professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo. His research interest includes Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Social Robotics, Virtual Reality, and Human-Computer Interaction in general. He has been serving as an associate chair of ACM CHI, ACM CSCW, ACM/IEEE HRI, ECSCW, etc., and served as a General Co-Chair of HRI 2013, HAI 2014, and CollabTech 2005-2009. He also served as a steering committee member of CSCW, HRI, and HAI.

Associate Professor

Dr. Tomohiro Amemiya is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo. His research interests include haptic perception, tactile neural systems, wearable interfaces, and assistive technologies. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechano-informatics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2019, he was a research scientist at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan. He was also an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL), UK in 2014-2015. He received a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Osaka University, Japan, in 2008. He received academic awards including Laval Virtual Grand Prix du Jury (2007) and Eurohaptics Best Demonstration Award (2014).

Dr. Takuji Narumi is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo. His research interests broadly include perceptual modification and human augmentation with virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. He invented a novel haptic display, olfactory display, taste display and satiety display by utilizing cross-modal interactions. More recently, he also invented affective interface which evokes specific emotions through pseudo-generated body reactions. He received BE and ME degree from the University of Tokyo in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He also received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2011. He received awards including ACE 2014 Gold Paper Award, ICAT 2012 Best Paper Award, Augmented Human 2016 Third Best Paper Award, ACM SUI2015 Short paper honorable mention and IEEE VR 2015 Best Demo Award.

Project Associate Professor

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Tomohiro Tanikawa

Dr. Tomohiro Tanikawa graduated at Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (1998) and received the Ph.D (Engineering) from Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (2001) ,focusing at image-based 3D reconstruction and rendering methods. His research interests include image-based rendering, interactive computer graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality. He has participated in a lot of international and national research and development projects and has developed image-based rendering algorithms to generate high quality images in real-time for the virtual environments and remote collaboration.

Technical Officer

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Yoshiyuki Nakagaki

Secretary

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Yasuko Hanabusa
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Natsumi Hatsuya

Visiting Researcher

Yasushi Ikei

Student

Doctor Course

Akihiko Fukushima
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Tatsuya Ishihara
Daichi Namikawa
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Nami Ogawa
Hiroyuki Onimaru
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Masanori Yokoyama
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Keigo Matsumoto

Master Course

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Yuchen Chang
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Peizhong Gao
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Takeru Hashimoto
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Yuji Hatada
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Yuto Hirata
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Shunsuke Kondo
mizutani
Junya Mizutani
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Kana Naruse
numata
Toshiyuki Numata
isamu
Isamu Ohashi
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Kaho Somatsu
ysuzuki
Yuji Suzuki
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Hibiki Yonahara
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Ryota Ito
kurahashi
Teppei Kurahashi
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Kazushi Miyamura
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Ryo Ohara
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Hiroaki Sakono
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Shutaro Shimizu
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Kentaro Sumida
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Mitsuru Tanizaki
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Daiya Tasaki

Undergraduate

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Yasushi Ueta
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Masao Kaku
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Ryo Kato
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Mone Konno
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Takato Mizuho
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Keisuke Shiozaki
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Nozomi Takahashi
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Shoma Yamaguchi