Professor Takashi Matsuyama received B. Eng., M. Eng., and D. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1974, 1976, and 1980, respectively. He is currently a professor in the Department of Intelligence Science and Technology, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. He also has been serving as a vice president of Kyoto University and the director general of Institute for Information Management and Communication, Kyoto University.
His research interests include knowledge-based image understanding, computer vision, 3D video, human-computer interaction, and i-Energy (novel scheme for energy management). He wrote about 100 papers and books including two research monographs, A Structural Analysis of Complex Aerial Photographs, PLENUM, 1980 and SIGMA: A Knowledge-Based Aerial Image Understanding System, PLENUM, 1990. He won over ten best paper awards from Japanese and international academic societies including the Marr Prize at ICCV’95. He is on the editorial board of Pattern Recognition Journal.
He is now leading a five years research project on Foundations for Human-centered Communication in the Information Explosion Era. The project started from 2006, under the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.
He was given Fellowships from International Association for Pattern Recognition, Information Processing Society Japan, and Institute for Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers Japan. He is a member of the Science Council of Japan.