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Yoshihiro Watanabe

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Affiliation

Lecturer / Assistant Professor
Department of Information Physics and Computing,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Phone: +81.3.5841.6936
Fax: +81.3.5841.8604
Email: Yoshihiro_Watanabe

CV

Yoshihiro Watanabe is a researcher creating new sensing technologies called High-speed Vision. In 2002, he received bachelor's degree in the mathematical engineering and information physics from the University of Tokyo. In 2004, he received master's degree in the information science and technology from the University of Tokyo. In 2007, he received Ph.D degree in the information science and technology from the University of Tokyo. Since 2007 he has worked as Research Fellow, since 2008 as Project Assistant Professor, since 2011 as Assistant Professor, since 2014 as Lecturer / Assistant Professor. He is the leader of the Vision Architecture Group at the Ishikawa-Watanabe Laboratory.

Research Theme

Research on Massively Parallel Image Processor, Real-time Visual Information Processing, and its Applications for image measurement and man-machine interface

Awards

2014 Best Paper Award, Winter Conf. on the Applications of Computer Vision
2014 Honorable Mention, 5th Augmented Human Int. Conf.
2013 Best Paper Award from Virtual Reality Society of Japan
2013 Encouraging Prize from Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology
2012 Award from Symposium on Sensing via Image Information
2011 Best Paper Award from Virtual Reality Society of Japan
2009 Ericsson Young Scientist Award 2009
2009 Best Paper Award from 3D Image Conference
2008 Best Paper Award from Robotics Society of Japan

Publications

Papers

  • Shohei Noguchi, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Masatoshi Ishikawa: High-resolution Surface Reconstruction based on Multi-level Implicit Surface from Multiple Range Images, IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications, Vol.5, pp.143-152, August, 2013. [link]
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Shingo Kagami and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Parallel Extraction Architecture for Information of Numerous Particles in Real-time Image Measurement, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 420-427, 2005. [PDF]
  • Shingo Kagami, Masatsugu Shinmeimae, Takashi Komuro, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Masatoshi Ishikawa: A Pixel-Parallel Algorithm for Detecting and Tracking Fast-Moving Modulated Light Signals, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol.17, No.4, pp.384-397, 2005.
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Shingo Kagami, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Multi-Target Tracking Using a Vision Chip and its Applications to Real-Time Visual Measurement, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 17, No. 2 , pp. 121-129, 2005. [PDF]

Proceedings

  • Shohei Noguchi, Masahiro Yamada, Yoshihiro Watanabe and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Real-time 3D Page Tracking and Book Status Recognition for High-speed Book Digitization based on Adaptive Capturing, IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision 2014, 2014. Best Paper Award
  • Takehiro Niikura, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Anywhere Surface Touch: Utilizing any surface as an input area, The 5th Augmented Human International Conference (AH'14) (Kobe, 2014.03.07-09), 2014. Honorable Mention
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Miho Tamei, Masahiro Yamada and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Automatic Page Turner Machine for High-Speed Book Digitization, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Tokyo, 2013/11/4), pp. 272-279, 2013.
  • Shohei Noguchi, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Masatoshi Ishikawa: High-Resolution Surface Reconstruction based on Multi-level Implicit Surface from Multiple Range Images, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2013)(Melbourne, Sep 16, 2013) / Proceedings, pp. 2140-2144.
  • Alvaro Cassinelli, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Jussi Angesleva, Gonzalo Frasca, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Skin Games, ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces (ITS'12), (Cambridge, MA, 2012/11/11-14), pp: 323-326 / Proceedings.
  • Hiroki Shibayama, Yoshihiro Watanabe, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Reconstruction of 3D Surface and Restoration of Flat Document Image from Monocular Image Sequence, The 11th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2012) (Daejeon, 2012.11.09) / Proceedings, pp. 350-364. (oral)
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Kotaro Itoyama, Masahiro Yamada, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Digitization of Deformed Documents using a High-speed Multi-camera Array, The 11th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV 2012) (Daejeon, 2012.11.08) / Proceedings, pp. 394-407. [PDF]
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Atsushi Matsutani, Takehiro Niikura, Takashi Komuro, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: High-Speed Estimation of Multi-finger Position and Pose for Input Interface of the Mobile Devices, IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE 2012) (Chiba, 2012.10.03) / Proceedings, pp. 233-237.
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Shintaro Kubo, Takashi Komuro, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Finger Detection based on Data Fusion of Fish-eye Stereo Camera for 3D-Gesture Input Interface, IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE 2012) (Chiba, 2012.10.03) / Proceedings, pp. 284-288.
  • Hideki Takeoka, Yushi Moko, Carson Reynolds, Takashi Komuro, Yoshihiro Watanabe, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: VolVision: High-speed Capture in Unconstrained Camera Motion, The 4th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia (SIGGRAPH ASIA 2011 Sketches) (Hong Kong, 2011.12.14)/Proceedings.
  • Yushi Moko, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Masami Nakajima, Kazutami Arimoto: Implementation and evaluation of FAST corner detection on the massively parallel embedded processor MX-G, The Seventh IEEE Workshop on Embedded Computer Vision (Colorado Springs, 2011.6.20)/Proceedings, pp.157-162
  • Kentaro Kofuji, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Stereo 3D Reconstruction using Prior Knowledge of Indoor Scenes, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011) (Shanghai, 2011.5.10)/Proceedings, pp.5198-5203.
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Tetsuo Hatanaka, Takashi Komuro and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Human Gait Estimation Using a Wearable Camera, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2011) (Hawaii, 2011.01.05) / Proceedings, pp. 276-281.[PDF]*IEEE
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Nakashima, Takashi Komuro and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Estimation of Non-rigid Surface Deformation using Developable Surface Model, 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2010) (Istanbul, 2010.08.23) / Proceedings, pp. 197-200.
  • Alvaro Cassinelli, Alexis Zerroug, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Jussi Angesleva and Masatoshi Ishikawa, Camera-less Smart Laser Projector, ACM International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH 2010) (Los Angeles, 2010.7.25-29) / Proceedings (invited to Emerging Technologies).
  • Takehiro Niikura, Yuki Hirobe, Alvaro Cassinelli, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: In-air Typing Interface for Mobile Devices with Vibration Feedback, ACM International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH 2010) (Los Angeles, 2010.7.25-29) / Proceedings.
  • Toshitaka Kuwa, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Wide Range Image Sensing using a Thrown-Up Camera, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME 2010) (Singapore, 2010.7.21) / Proceedings pp. 878-883.
  • Takehiro Niikura, Yuki Hirobe, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: 3D Input Interface for Mobile Devices, 12th Virtual Reality International Conference (VRIC 2010/Laval Virtual) (Laval, 2010.4.7-11) / Proceedings, pp.297-298.
  • Takashi Nakashima, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Book Flipping Scanning, 22nd Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST2009) (Victoria, 2009.10.5) / Adjunct Proceedings, pp.79-80. [link]
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Hiroaki Ohno, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Synchronized Video: An Interface for Harmonizing Video with Body Movements, 22nd Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST2009) (Victoria, 2009.10.5) / Adjunct Proceedings, pp.75-76. [PDF]
  • Yuki Hirobe, Takehiro Niikura, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Vision-based Input Interface for Mobile Devices with High-speed Fingertip Tracking, 22nd ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST2009) (Victoria, 2009.10.5) / Adjunct Proceedings, pp. 7-8.
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: High-resolution Shape Reconstruction from Multiple Range Images based on Simultaneous Estimation of Surface and Motion, The 12th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV2009) (Kyoto, 2009.10.1) / Proceedings, pp. 1787-1794. [PDF] *IEEE
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Integration of Time-sequential Range Images for Reconstruction of a High-resolution 3D Shape, The 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (Florida, 2008.12.8) / Proceedings. [PDF] *IEEE
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Alvaro Cassinelli, Takashi Komuro, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: The Deformable Workspace: a Membrane between Real and Virtual Space, IEEE International Workshop on Horizontal Interactive Human-Computer Systems (Tabletops & Interactive Surfaces 2008) (Amsterdam, 2008.10.03) / Proceedings, pp. 155-162. [PDF] *IEEE
  • Kota Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Interleaved Pixel Lookup for Embedded Computer Vision, Fourth Workshop on Embedded Computer Vision (ECVW) (Anchorage, 2008.6.28) / Proceedings.
  • Reynolds, C., Cassinelli, A., Watanabe, Y., and Ishikawa, M. (2008) Manipulating Perception. 6th European Conference on Computing and Philosophy, June 16 - 18, Montpellier, France.
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: A High-speed Vision System for Moment-based Analysis of Numerous Objects, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing(ICIP'07) (San Antonio, 2007.9.19) /Proceedings, pp. V177-V180. [PDF] *IEEE
  • Kota Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Design of a Massively Parallel Vision Processor based on Multi-SIMD Architecture, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2007) (New Orleans, 2007.5.30) / Proceedings, pp.3498-3501. [PDF] *IEEE
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: 955-fps Real-Time Shape Measurement of a Moving/Deforming Object Using High-Speed Vision for Numerous-Point Analysis, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'07) (Roma, 2007.4.13) / Proceedings, pp. 3192-3197. [PDF] *IEEE
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Shingo Kagami, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Parallel Extraction Architecture for Image Moments of Numerous Objects, IEEE 7th International Workshop on Computer Architecture for Machine Perception (CAMP'05) (Palermo, 2005.7.4) / Proceedings pp. 105-110. [PDF] *IEEE
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Shingo Kagami, Masatoshi Ishikawa: "Real-time Visual Measurements using High-speed Vision," Optics East (Philadelphia 2004.10.28) / Machine Vision and its Optomechatronic Applications, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5603, pp. 234-242. [PDF]
  • Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Komuro, Shingo Kagami, Masatoshi Ishikawa: Real-Time Visual Measurement using a High-Speed Vision Chip, 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (New Orleans, USA, 2004.4.26-5.1)/Video Proceedings, Video I, 2004. [Video]

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