Division of Media Engineering

In the development of advanced and complicated societies, humanity is forced to enhance the quality of social and intellectual activities of individuals and organizations. This division aims at supporting these activities through multi-media and intelligent-media technologies.

The primary research areas of this division are as follows:
Business support: Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Bioinformatics, and Groupware.
Education support: Intelligent Learning Support Systems, E-Learning Systems, Natural Language Understanding, and Authoring Systems.

Communication support: Human Interface, Human Body Animation, Computer Animation, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Autonomous Robot, and Real World Computing.

In this division, we will seek to develop and utilize these core and applied technologies extensively in relation to society as a whole.

Staff

Ken'ichi Kakizaki
Professor
(kakizaki (at) ci.kyutech.ac.jp)
Professor Kakizaki is interested in the development and application of multimedia based human activity support systems, such as Geographic Information System (GIS), Virtual Reality System, e-Learning System, and Groupware. His recent research has focused on Three-dimensional GIS, Integrated GIS, and WebGIS.

Tsukasa Noma
Professor
(noma (at) ci.kyutech.ac.jp)

Professor Noma is interested in humanoid animation and human-computer interaction. His recent research has focused on motion capture (MOCAP) databases and MOCAP-based motion generators, and their applications to interface agents.

Hidenobu Kunichika
Associate Professor
(kunitika (at) ci.kyutech.ac.jp)

Professor Kunichika's research interests include intelligent learning support systems and user-adaptive systems. He is also especially interested in authoring systems, natural language understanding, intelligent support, and the use of multimedia for intelligent learning support systems.

Takeshi Ohashi
Associate Professor
(ohashi (at) ci.kyutech.ac.jp)

Professor Ohashi is interested in the interface between the real world and information systems that are based on computer vision, information networks, and autonomous robots. His recent research has focused on vision-based inspection systems, distance learning, and the utilization of autonomous robots.