Our research area, Information and System Society (ISS), is a very exciting and continuously developing area, based on the rapid progress of high-functional information processing devices, broadband networks, huge storage devices, and various types of new sensors. On the other hand, young Japanese nowadays have tendency to move away from science and technology. Also more and more industries are transferring overseas.
These social phenomena threaten the future of Japan as a world leader in science and technology. Amid such situation, one of the important missions of ISS is to steadily create a futuristic research area. For this purpose I suggest the following things: (1) supporting young researchers to form new research groups to develop new fields, (2) constructing a long-term research environment for basic research, (3) creating a system where young researchers can get proper support and advice from experienced researchers, and (4) actively dispatching information about ISS. By doing these, I hope I would contribute to the
further development of ISS.
He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph. D in electrical engineering from Nagoya University. From 1980 he was a researcher at the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT). From 1992 to 1993 he was a visiting research scientist at Columbia University, New York.
From 2003 to now, he is a Professor at the Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University. His research interests include pattern recognition and image processing. He is a fellow of the IEEE, and a fellow of the IEICE Japan.