Keynote: Takeo Igarashi

Takeo Igarashi, The University of Tokyo

Takeo Igarashi
The University of Tokyo

Keynote: Design Everything by Yourself
Time: October 31st at 14:00


We live in a mass-production society today and everyone buy and use same things all over the world. This is heap, but not necessarily ideal for individual persons. We invision that computer tools that help people to design things by themselves can enrich their lives. To that end, we have developed innovative interaction techniques for end users to (1) create rich graphics such as three-dimensional models and animations by simple sketching (2) design their own realworld, everyday objects such as clothing and furniture with realtime physical simulation integrated in a simple geometry editor, and (3) design the behavior of their personal robots and give instructions to them to satisfy their particular needs. I will introduce these result with live demonstrations.


Takeo Igarashi is a Professor of Computer Science Department at The University of Tokyo. He received a Ph.D from the Department of Information Engineering at The University of Tokyo in 2000. He then worked as a post doctoral research associate at Brown University (2000 – 2002). He joined the University of Tokyo as an Assistant Professor in 2002, and became a Professor in 2011. He also served as a director for JST ERATO Igarashi Design Interface project (2007 – 2013). His research interest is in user interfaces and interactive computer graphics. He is known for the development of a sketchbased modeling system (Teddy) and a performance-driven animation authoring system (MovingSketch). He has received several awards including the IBM Science Prize, the JSPS Prize, the ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Significant New Researcher Award, and the Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science. He served as a program co-chair for ACM UIST 2013 and a program committee member for various international conferences such as ACM CHI, UIST, and SIGGRAPH.