Naokazu Yokoya, Executive Director/Vice President

Naokazu Yokoya

Message

Our mission at NAIST is to promote high-level education and research in advanced science and technology, to achieve world-leading research achievements, and to pioneer the future of graduate school education as an experimental university. With determination, we will pursue the creation of new methods in education and research. In accordance with NAIST's mission, I will strive to contribute to NAIST's promising future.

Academic Degree

1979:
Doctor of Engineering, Osaka University

Professional Background

1979-1983:
Research Officer, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1983-1993:
Senior Research Scientist, Electrotechnical Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1986-1987:
Visiting Professor, McGill University, Canada
1992-1994:
Professor, Information Technology Center, NAIST
1994-present:
Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, NAIST
1998-2002:
Director, Information Technology Center, NAIST
1998-2003:
Research Project Sub-leader, Nara Research Center,
Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
2004-2007:
Vice Dean, Graduate School of Information Science, NAIST
Director, Information Technology Center, NAIST
2007-2009:
Dean, Graduate School of Information Science, NAIST
2007-2011:
Invited Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, Osaka University Cooperating Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
2013-present:
Executive Director/Vice President, NAIST

Research Fields

Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Mixed Reality

Academic and Social Activities

1992-present:
Associate Editor, "Pattern Recognition"
1997-1999:
Local Director, Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
2001-2003:
Chair, Technical Committee on Pattern Recognition and Media Understanding, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
2003-2005:
Chair, Special Interest Group on Computer Vision and Image Media, Information Processing Society of Japan
2004-2007:
Chair, Special Interest Group on Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality Society of Japan
2004-2008:
Associate Editor, International Journal of Computer Vision
2004-2008:
Chief, Editorial Board of IPSJ Trans. on Computer Vision and Image Media
2006-present:
Member, Science Council of Japan
2006-2010:
Director, Virtual Reality Society of Japan
2007-2009:
Vice president, Information and Systems Society, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
2008-2012:
Editor-in-Chief, IPSJ Trans on Computer Vision and Applications
2010-2011:
President, Information and Systems Society, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

Awards

1990:
Best Paper Award, Information Processing Society of Japan
2003:
Certificate of Appreciation, Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
2005:
Fellow, Information Processing Society of Japan
Fellow, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
2007:
Best Paper Award, Information Processing Society of Japan
2012:
Fellow, Virtual Reality Society of Japan
Best Paper Award, Virtual Reality Society of Japan