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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 MEXT, 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

Awards

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"

Activities in academic societies (current)

Activities in academic societies (expired)

  • Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers, Japan (IEICE)
    • Secretary, the Intelligent Signal Processing research group, IEICE (May 1996 - Mar. 1998)
      constructed the web site and mailing list server of the group.
    • Associate Editor of "Special Section on Intelligent Signal and Image Processing" (Feb. 2000 issue) in the Transactions on Fundamentals (Mar. 1993 - Feb. 2000)
    • Associate Editor of "Special Issue on Recent Advances in Circuits and Systems" (Jul. 2005 issue) in the Transactions on Information and Systems (Nov. 2004 - Jul. 2005)
    • Member, Technical Group on Pattern Recognition and Media Understanding (PRMU) of the Information and Systems Society (May 2004 - May 2008)
    • Associate Editor of "Special Section on Signal Processing" (Aug. 2008 issue) in the Transactions on Fundamentals (Dec. 2007 - Aug. 2008)
    • Associate Editor of "Special Section on Latest Advances in Fundamental Theories of Signal Processing" (Mar. 2009 issue) in the Transactions on Fundamentals (Mar. 2008 - Mar. 2009)
  • Optical Society of Japan
    • Member (Mar. 1998 - Dec. 1999)
    • Secretary, the Image Science Research Group, Optical Society of Japan (Apr. 1994 - Mar. 1999)
      constructed the web site, mailing list and mail magazine server, and members' data base of the group.
  • Japan Society of Applied Physics — Member (May. 1992 - Dec. 1999)
  • SPIE — member (Aug. 1996 - Dec. 2000)
  • Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, Japan — Member (Oct. 1998 - Jun. 2009), referee (Jun. 2000 - May 2006), reserved referee (Jun. 2006 - Jun. 2009)

Social activities (current)

Social activities (expired)

Activities in conferences

- 2002

2003

  • Session organizer, Research symposium on "Statistical base of high-order information processing," Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University (Jan. 2003) [in Japanese]
  • Session chair, "Pattern Reconition and Media Understanding A&, " IEICE 2003 General Conference (Mar. 2003) [in Japanese]
  • Steering Committee Member and Session chair of "Information Processing" session, Annual Conference of Japan Society of Kansei Engineering (Oct. 2003) [in Japanese]
  • Member of the International technical committee, Third International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'03) (Dec. 2003)

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010 -

Invitation of foreign researchers

  • Dr. Alexander Tuzikov (Engineering Cybernetics Research Institute, Belarus Academy of Sciences), JSPS foreign invitated researcher (short-term) S00094 (2000)
  • Dr. Joko Lianto Buliali (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia) Guest Scientist, Project for Research and Education Development on Information and Communication Technology in ITS, Indonesia (PREDICT-ITS) (2006)
  • Mr. Darlis Herumurti (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia) Guest Scientist, Project for Research and Education Development on Information and Communication Technology in ITS, Indonesia (PREDICT-ITS) (2007)
  • Dr. Agus Zainal Arifin (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia) Guest Scientist, Project for Research and Education Development on Information and Communication Technology in ITS, Indonesia (PREDICT-ITS) (2008)
  • Ms. Dini Adni Navastara (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia) Guest Scientist, Project for Research and Education Development on Information and Communication Technology in ITS, Indonesia (PREDICT-ITS) (2009)

Examinations of Ph. D. dissertations

Working as the Chief Examiner

  • Agus Zainal Arifin, "Development of Computer-Aided System for Diagnosing Osteoporosis Using Dental Panoramic Radiographs," Hiroshima University, Japan (2007).
  • Febriliyan Samopa, "Tooth Shape Measurement on Dental Radiographs for Forensic Personal Identification," Hiroshima University, Japan (2009).

Working as an Associate Examiner

  • Saeko Kusanobu, "Spatial Data Analysis Based on Statistical Methods," Hiroshima University, Japan (2000) (Chief: Prof. Ryuei Nishii).
  • Ben-Zion Shaick, "Reliable Detection of Inexactly Known Objects in Clutter Images," Tel Aviv University, Israel (2004) (Chief: Prof. Leonid P. Yaroslavsky).
  • Liang Xuefeng, "Fingerprint Image Analysis Using Computational Geometric Techniques," JAIST, Japan (2006) (Chief: Prof. Tetsuo Asano).
  • Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, "Research and Development of Topology-Based Watermarking Method for 3D Triangular Mesh Model," Hiroshima University, Japan (2006) (Chief: Prof. Koichi Harada).
  • Lu Shujie, "Construction of Partially Balanced Fractional 2m1+m2 Factorial Designs of Resolutions R({00, 10, 01}∪Ω*|Ω) and GA-optimal Designs," Hiroshima University, Japan (2007) (Chief: Prof. Masahide Kuwada).
  • Roshan Dharshana Yapa, "A Mammographic Image Processing and Stellate Lesion Detection Method," Hiroshima University, Japan (2008) (Chief: Prof. Koichi Harada).
  • Taufik, "A Study on High Dimensional Numerical Database Management: Preprocessing by Attribute Selection and Knowledge Discovery by Skyline Queries," Hiroshima University, Japan (2009) (Chief: Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiko Morimoto).
  • Ken Yano, "A study of facial modeling and animation and free form surface reconstruction from triangular meshes," Hiroshima University, Japan (2009) (Chief: Prof. Koichi Harada).
  • Tsuyoshi Ogiro, "A Study on Simple Cellular Automata and Logic Elements for Reversible Computing," Hiroshima University, Japan (2009) (Chief: Prof. Ken-ichi Morita).
  • Priyadarshi Kanungo, "Parallel Genetic Algorithm Based Thresholding Schemes for Image Segmentation," National Institute of Technology - Rourkela, India (2010) (Chief: Prof. Pradipta Ku. Nanda).
  • Nanik Suciati, "Edit Techniques on Wavelet-based Multiresolution Surface," Hiroshima University, Japan (2009) (Chief: Prof. Koichi Harada).
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