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Creation of Human-Harmonized Information Technology for Convivial Society

Strategic Objective

Creation of Basic Technology that Enables an Information Environment that is in Harmony with People

Research Supervisor

Toyoaki Nishida (Professor / Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)

ex-Research Supervisor (until December 2013)
Yoh’ich Tohkura (Professor/Deputy Director General, National Institute of Informatics)

Year Started

2009

Topics

2016/1/15
 The first half of the research area outcomes was published as a book from Springer.
 “Human-Harmonized Information Technology, Volume 1″

2015/9/8 Press Release
 Masataka Goto (Prime Senior Researcher, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
 Publication of a Service That Allows Easy Production and Sharing of Videos with Lyrics Animated in Synchrony with Music

2013/5/15 Press Release
 Prof. Masatoshi Ishikawa(University of Tokyo)
 Visual and Tactile Cues for High-Speed Interaction

Outline

This research area aims for the establishment of fundamental technologies to achieve harmony between human beings and the information environment by integrating element technologies such as real-space communication, human interfaces, and media processing.
Specifically, this research area promotes trans-disciplinary approach among following research scopes to establish Human-Harmonized Information Technology.
・Recognition and comprehension of human behavior and real-space context by utilizing sensor networks and ubiquitous computing
・Technologies for facilitating man-machine communication by utilizing robots and ubiquitous networks
・Contents technologies related analysis, mining, integrating and structuring of a variety of different types of media, including text, voice, music, and picture images
Furthermore, this research area also promotes researches that create the breakthrough technologies for the harmonious interaction of human and information environments, and trans-disciplinary researches on cognition processes in the perspective of creating human harmonized information technologies.

Year Started : 2009

 Kiyoharu Aizawa
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Masatoshi Ishikawa
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Makio Kashino
Group Leader, NTT Corporation
Tatsuya Kawahara
Professor, Kyoto University
Yasuharu Koike
Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Yoichi Sato
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Kazuya Takeda
Professor, Nagoya University
Susumu Tachi
Professor, Keio University

Year Started : 2010

 Hiroshi Ishiguro
Visiting group leader, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
Shiro Ise
Professor,  Tokyo Denki University
Takayuki Kanda
Senior Research Scientist, Advanced Telecommunication Research Institute International
Koichi Kise
Professor, Osaka Prefecture University
Yasushi Yagi
Professor, Osaka University

Year Started : 2011

Masataka Goto
Prime Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Kazuo Hiraki
Professor, The University of Tokyo
Keiichi Tokuda
Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Takeshi Naemura
Professor, The University of Tokyo

Research Area Advisors

・Tomonori AOYAMA Ph.D.
  Visiting Professor
  Keio University
  Faculty of Science and Technology

・Kazuo ASAKAWA Ph.D.
  Fellow
  FUJITSU LABORATORIES LTD.

・Hiroshi ISHII Ph.D.
  Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
  Associate Director of MIT Media Laboratory

・Dr.Eng.Tohru IFUKUBE
  Project Research Fellow
  Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo & Hokkaido University

・SUZUKI,Yoiti Dr.ENG.
  Professor
  Tohoku University
  Research Institute of Electrical Communication

・EISAKU MAEDA Ph.D.
  Director
  NTT Communication Science Laboratories

・Taro MAEDA Ph.D.
  PROFESSOR
  DEPARTMENT OF BIOINFOMATIC ENGINEERING
  GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  OSAKA UNIVERSITY

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