Media and Content Technology Lab (Aizawa-Yamasaki Lab)


Lab Name and Affiliation

Media and Content Technology Lab (Aizawa-Yamasaki Lab)

Department of Information and Communication The University of Tokyo

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Prof. Kiyoharu Aizawa,
received the B.E., the M.E., and the Dr.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering all from the University of Tokyo, in 1983, 1985, 1988, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Engineering of the University of Tokyo. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor
at University of Illinois from 1990 to 1992.

His current research interest is in image processing and multimedia applications, and he is currently engaged in multimedia life log and other multimedia related subjects.

He received the 1987 Young Engineer Award and the 1990, 1998 Best Paper Awards, the 1991 Achievement Award, 1999 Electronics Society Award from IEICE Japan, and the 1998 Fujio Frontier Award, the 2002 and 2009 Best Paper Award, and 2013 Achievement award from ITE Japan. He received the IBM Japan Science Prize in 2002.

He is currently on Editorial Board of ACM TOMCCAP and Journal of Visual Communications, Image Processing., APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, and International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval. He served as the Editor in Chief of Journal of ITE Japan, an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Image Processing, IEEE Trans. CSVT and IEEE Trans. Multimedia. He has served a number of international and domestic conferences; he was a General co-Chair of ACM Multimedia 2012 and IEEE VCIP2012.

Lab Introduction

We are working on various image and video processing subjects required in fundamentals and applications in media and content technology such as sensing, coding, processing, display, and their application systems. We are trying to explore new research fields and apply results to real use as well. Some of our research results were made into applications in public use.

Some of our on-going research topics are listed below:
-Multimedia Life Log, especially Multimedia Food Log
-Multimedia visualization on the fly
-Multimedia Processing of Manga (Comics)
-3D imaging and processing
-HDR Imaging
-Application systems

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