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Brief CV


Norifumi KAWABATA received the B.E., M.E. degrees in the Intellectual Information Engineering from University of Toyama, Japan, in 2011, and 2013, respectively. Since 2013, he entranced into Ph.D. course in the Information Platform Group, Department of Information Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science in Nagoya University. He received the Ph.D. of Information Science from Nagoya University, Japan, in March 2017, respectively. Since April 2017 to March 2018, he was studying on Medical Engineering (for Medical Image Analysis) as a Research Fellow, Center for Frontier Medical Engineering (CFME), Chiba University. Since April 2018 to March 2019, he is studying on Transportation and Information System as an Assistant Technical Staff, the Institutes of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University. Since April 2019 to July 2021, he was joining as an Assistant Professor (for Computer Science such as Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, and Formal Method) in the Department of Information Sciences, Tokyo University of Science. Since August 2021 to September 2021, he was joining to the Medical IT Center, Nagoya University Hospital as an Assistant Technical Staff (for Medical Information System on Smart Hospital). Since October 2021 to present, he educates and researches on mathematical and data science (for image processing) in the Education and Research Center for Mathematical and Data Science, Hokkaido University as a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor. He got a prize of “IEICE Tokai Section Student Award 2014 (Doctor)” in June 2015. He has been selected “ITE International Conference Student Support Grant” for ITC-CSCC 2016 in July 2016. He also got a prize of “Forum on Information Technology Encouragement Award 2016” in September 2016. He has been selected “Traveling abroad Travel Expenses Assistance in the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation” in December 2017. He got a Certificate of Appreciation for serving as a reviewer for Journal of Electronic Imaging during the calendar year of 2017 and 2018 in February 2018 and February 2019, and then, he also got a Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing of Elsevier Signal Processing in April 2018. His main research interests are the multi-view 3D image media quality, 3DCG, visible digital watermarking, color image processing, human interface interaction, and medical engineering (Computer-Aided Diagnosis).

Academic Background and Career

Teaching and Research Experience

  • October 2011 – March 2012,
    Teaching Assistant (TA), University of Toyama,
    “Liberal Principles of Exercise (C Language)"
  • April 2013 – September 2013,
    Teaching Assistant (TA), Nagoya University,
    “Fundamental Seminar A"
  • October 2013 – March 2014,
    Research Assistant (RA), Nagoya University,
    Outstanding Graduate COE support subsidy
  • April 2014 – September 2014,
    Teaching Staff (TS), School of Culture-Information Studies, Sugiyama Jogakuen University,
    Department of Culture-Information Studies, “Video and Animation Production"
  • October 2014 – March 2015,
    Teaching Staff (TS), School of Culture-Information Studies, Sugiyama Jogakuen University,
    Department of Culture-Information Studies / Department of Media-Information Studies, “Graphics Design"
  • April 2017 – March 2018
    Research Fellow, Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University
  • April 2018 – March 2019
    Assistant Technical Staff, Research Division of Transportation and Information System, Institutes of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University
  • April 2019 – July 2021
    Assistant Professor, Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
  • August 2021 – September 2021
    Assistant Technical Staff, Medical IT Center, Nagoya University Hospital
  • October 2021 –
    Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Education and Research Center for Mathematical and Data Science, Hokkaido University

Committee Experience

  • Proctor, International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC 2019) (since July 2019)

Review Experience

Research Fund, Grant, and Scholarship

  • Outstanding Graduate COE support subsidy (FY2013)
  • Research Grant for Ph.D. Student (FY2014)
  • Research Grant for Ph.D. Student (FY2015)
  • Scholarship for Ph.D. student because of having the academic excellent result and submitting the doctor thesis (The first term: Exemption all, The second term: Exemption Half) (FY2016)
  • ITE (The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers) International Conference Support Grant for Student (FY2016)
  • Traveling abroad Travel Expenses Assistance in the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (FY2017)
  • H31 / R1 Education and Research Fund for Faculty Member, Tokyo University of Science (FY2019)
  • R2 Education and Research Fund for Faculty Member, Tokyo University of Science (FY2020)
  • R3 Education and Research Fund for Faculty Member, Tokyo University of Science (FY2021)

Awards

  1. “IEICE Tokai Section Student Award 2014,"
    “Award with regard to A Study of the 3D CG Image Quality Metrics with 8 Viewpoints Parallax Barrier Method,"
    in Castle Plaza, Nagoya, June 3, 2015.
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  2. “The 15th Forum on Information Technology FIT Encouragement Award 2016,"
    “Award with regard to The Comparison for 3D CG Image Quality Assessment between Multi-view 3D and 5K Images Including S-CIELAB Color Space,"
    in Gofuku Campus, University of Toyama, September 7, 2016 (Presentation), September 9, 2016 (Award).
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  3. “The international society for optics and photonics, SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, Certificate of Appreciation,"
    for serving as a reviewer for Journal of Electronic Imaging during the calendar year of 2017,
    February 17, 2018.
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  4. “Elsevier Signal Processing Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing,"
    in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the journal,
    April 2018.
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  5. “The international society for optics and photonics, SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging, Certificate of Appreciation,"
    for serving as a reviewer for Journal of Electronic Imaging during the calendar year of 2018,
    February 6, 2019.
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Qualification

  • Mental calculation Grade 1
  • Calculation on the Abacus Test Semi-first Step Grade
  • Calligraphy First Step Grade
  • The EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency Grade 2
  • Car Driver License for Standard Vehicle
  • High School Specialized Teacher’s Certificate
  • TOEIC 620
  • etc.

Technical Skills

Programming Languages

  • C / Visual C++ / Visual C#
  • Java
  • LISP
  • OCaml
  • Assembly
  • Hot Soup Processor
  • PHP
  • Python
  • JavaScript, JQuery
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • Git / GitHub

Tools

  • MATLAB
  • Scilab
  • OpenCV
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Blender, Unity
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • JM
  • High Efficiency Video Coding Software

Contact

Education and Research Center for Mathematical and Data Science, Hokkaido University, Chuo Campus Sougo Research Bldg. No.2, Kita 12, Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo-city, Hokkaido 060–0812 Japan

(Primary)

mailto: norifumi [AT] mdsc [DOT] hokudai [DOT] ac [DOT] jp

(Secondary)

mailto: norifumi [AT] nagoya-u [DOT] jp

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