CV and academic activities
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Curriculum Vitae

Born in Osaka, Japan, in December 1964.

Mar. 31, 1983
Graduated from Osaka Prefectural Otemae Highschool, Osaka, Japan.
Mar. 26, 1987
Graduated from the Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University, Japan.
Mar. 24, 1989
Received M. Eng. degree from Osaka University.
Mar. 25, 1992
Received Ph.D. in applied physics from Osaka University.
(Apr. 1, 1991 - Mar. 31, 1992, Fellowship Ph. D. candidate of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Title of thesis: "Analysis and design of nonlinear image processing filters."
Apr. 1, 1992 - Mar. 31, 1998
Research Associate, Department of Mechanical System Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan.
Course - students' experiments of precision measurement
Research topics - optimization of nonlinear image processing filters, etc.
Apr. 1,1998 - Jun. 30, 2005
Associate Professor, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences / Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan.
Courses - statistics and applied mathematical sciences
Research topics - texture model based on mathematical morphology, statistical object identification, kansei engineering, dental X-ray image analysis, theoretical research of image description, etc.
Apr. 1, 2001
Qualified associate professor for Ph.D. course
(Reorganization council of Graduate School of Engineering of the Hiroshima University, conducted by the Minitry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japanese Government.)
Course in Graduate School - pattern information processing
Jul. 1, 2005 - Mar. 31, 2006
Professor, Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences / Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan.
Apr. 1, 2006 - Aug. 31, 2011
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering / Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan.
Sep. 1, 2011 - present
Professor, Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Japan.
Sep. 3 - Oct. 31, 1990
Guest scientist, the Institute of Information Transmission Problems, USSR Academy of Sciences.
Research topic - analysis of nonlinear image processing filters
May. 1, 1994 - Feb. 27, 1995
Guest researcher, VTT Information Technology, Finland (Scholarship researcher of Japan Ministry of Education).
Research topic - application of nonlinear signal processing to sleep analysis
Apr. 3, 2017 - Mar. 31, 2018
Visiting research fellow, Tampere University of Technology, Finland (Sabbatical leave from Kansai University). Research topic - image processing and design


Dec. 9, 1993
Excellent Poster Award of the 24th Joint Conference on Image Technology, Japan.
Presentation title: Akira Asano and Shunsuke Yokozeki, "Learning method for design of morphological filter by grayscale structuring element for grayscale image"
Oct. 12, 2007
Excellent Paper Award, International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2007 (KEER2007),
Paper title: C. Muraki Asano, A. Asano, and T. Fujimoto, "Morphological Texture Manipulation and Human Visual Impressions"

Awards for students under my supervision

Jul. 3, 2006
Agus Zainal Arifin, the Excellent Student Scholarship of Hiroshima University.
Sep. 23, 2006
Agus Zainal Arifin, Session Best Presentation Award, Joint 3rd International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and 7th International Symposium on advanced Intelligent Systems (SCIS & ISIS 2006),
Presentation title: Agus Zainal Arifin, A. Asano, A. Taguchi, T. Nakamoto, M. Ohtsuka, M. Tsuda, Y. Kudo, and K. Tanimoto, "Identification of low bone mineral density based on the mandibular cortex by fuzzy neural network"
Jul. 7, 2010
Liang Li, the Excellent Student Scholarship of Hiroshima University.

Activities in academic societies


Committee members (current)