Naokazu Yokoya, President

Naokazu Yokoya

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
  • 1994-2017:
    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
  • 2013-2017:
    Executive Director/Vice President, NAIST
  • 2017-present:
    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

Message