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Biography

Hideyuki Tamura received B.Eng and the doctorate degrees both in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, Japan. His professional career starting in 1972 includes a Senior Research Official at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, MITI, Japan, the Director of Media Technology Laboratory, Canon Inc., and a member of the executive board of Mixed Reality Systems Laboratory Inc. In 2003, he joined Ritsumeikan University, where he is now a full Professor, College of Information Science and Engineering.

His research interest and major achievements are in the areas of pictorial pattern recognition, digital image processing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and multimedia systems. His most prominent work is that he planned and conducted the Key-Technology Research Project on Mixed Reality in Japan from 1997 to 2001. He organized the Special Interest Group on Mixed Reality, the Virtual Reality Society of Japan and founded the basic body of the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR).

Prof. Tamura served on the executive boards of several academic societies in Japan and received several awards from such societies as IEICE and IPSJ. He is (co)author and (co)editor of ten books, all in the field of computer vision, graphics, and multimedia, including "Mixed Reality -- Merging Real and Virtual Worlds" (Ohmsha & Springer, 1999).

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