July 10, 2018 Sukiyaki Party

The other day, sukiyaki-don of school restaurant, which Sophie ordered, was completely different from real sukiyaki. To solve the misunderstanding, we held a real sukiyaki party. It seems the first time to eat raw egg for Sophie.

July 4, 2018 Tanabata

Bamboo of Tanabata appears in the university restaurant. We explained the tradition of Tanabata to Sophie, and wrote wishes on strips.

June 6, 2018 Award ceremony of excellent students

Kazuya was selected as an excellent student of NAIST, and awarded in the ceremony.

June 20, 2018 CVPR2018

Prof. Mukaigawa, Prof. Funatomi, Prof. Tanaka and Tsuyoshi have presented our thermal photometric stereo on the CVPR2018 held at Salt Lake City.

June 2, 2018 Birth of super creator

The research project of Kazuya was highly appreciated, and he was certified as a `super creator' under the IPA Mitoh program.

May 24, 2018 BBQ

We had a BBQ party on weekday evening, since we have no chance in the golden week, There are much meat as usual. In this shot, Prof. Funatomi was smoked.

May 22, 2018 East Palace Garden

We took Sophie to sushi restaurant, and then visited the east palace garden in Heijo palace. It is always quiet here.

May 19, 2018 Open Campus

We held an open campus for students who are planing to take an entrance exam. New members also introduced our research themes.

May 4-6, 2018 ICCP2018

The international conference on computational conference (ICCP) was held at CMU. Prof. Kubo presented the EpiScan system. Demonstration exhibition using real system attracted a lot of attention. The next ICCP2019 will be held in Japan, and Prof. Mukaigawa serve as a general chair.

May 1, 2018 Welcome party

Since the schedule of laboratory assignment changed this year, the formal assignment was decided on May. We have a welcome party for nine new students at the usual Taiwanese restaurant. This is also a welcome party for Sophie who came to Japan for internship.

Mar. 24, 2018 Miraikan

We have demonstrated some CGs of the earth on the Geo-Cosmos which is a large spherical display at the Miraikan. This is a cooperative research with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Miraikan. Yukiko explained how to reproduce floating feeling of cloud to kids.

Mar. 23, 2018 Ceremony

The third generation students from our lab got their master degrees. Kazuya got the best excellent student award of NAIST. Yuki and Karin wore Japanese traditional dresses with the support of Ms. Nobori.

Mar. 23, 2018 Visit of Ms. Inoshita

Ms. Inoshita visited our lab. She is the first special research student, when this lab was established. Now, she is working for Canon. Tsuyoshi introduced his research to make realistic replicas which reproduce translucency.

Mar. 20, 2018 Visit of Mr. Kuniyoshi

Mr. Kuniyoshi, who is one of the alumnus of our lab and now working for Panasonic, visited our lab. He explained his current work. Now, he is revising the journal paper of his research.

Mar. 13, 2018 Farewell party

We have held a farewell party for M2 members. The graduation memorabilia is a colored paint of their names in flower letters and juggling balls. The juggling skills during two years were showed.

Mar. 12, 2018 Symposium on Plenoptic Time-Space Technology

A symposium on plenoptic time-space technology was held at Keio University. Masakiyo has presented a computational photography technique to observe cells such as fetlized egg, which is a collaborated work with Panasonic. The presentation is a complete work of the collaboration which includes the contribution of Fusataka who is now working for Panasonic.

Mar. 5-7, 2018 Shitsukan project meeting

The shitsukan project meeting was held at the Tokyo university, and Profs. Mukaigawa and Kubo presented a new method to measure reflection properties, which is an achievement of Taishi. In the poster session, Prof. Kubo explained the algorithm while showing a real lacquerware with gold leaf.

Mar. 3, 2018 CGVI workshop

Tsuyoshi and Koki presented a method to replicate translucency by using UV printer which can print on 3-D objects with various materials in CGVI workshop held at Pi Cafe in Tokyo. This work is a topic on appearance fabrication, whose goal is, for example, to replicate a realistic salmon-looking object by UV printing on a translucent object, once a slice of salmon is measured.

Feb. 26, 2018 Spring seminar

We have held a spring seminar to study a total flow of measurement of reflection properties and CG application. The glossiness of a smart phone was appropriately expressed as a CG.

Feb. 26, 2018 Award ceremony of CICP2017

Kai's group received the award of CICP2017, which is a competitive student project of NAIST. The unique idea that hand actions are recognized using ToF cameras placed around the wrist like a bracelet was evaluated.

Feb. 24, 2018 Birthday of Prof. Funatomi

We have celebrated the birthday of Prof. Funatomi, after the open campus. We have enjoyed soft cheesecakes.

Feb. 24, 2018 Open campus

The NAIST had the open campus. We have shown new ongoing research achievements such as spherical display and EpiScan system.

Feb. 16, 2018 Congratulations for master thesis defenses

All master thesis defenses were successfully done. The party was held at the favorite Shin-Shin-Kaku Taiwanese restaurant.

Feb. 1, 2018 Visit of Mr. Sakurai

Mr. Sakurai, who is one of the alumnus of our lab and now working for Panasonic, visited our lab. Although today is the deadline of the master thesis, the lab was quiet except for some students.

Jan. 29, 2018 Welcome back Prof. Kubo !

Prof. Kubo came back to our lab, after his one year stay at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He struggled to remember the names of M1 students, regrettably, a lot of Skype meetings did not help him remember their names... We are very sorry about that we prepared the cheap sushi, which he should have been waiting for!

Jan. 18-19, 2018 CVIM workshop

Nobuhiro presented about photometric stereo using thermography at CVIM workshop held at Osaka Prefecture University. This presentation is that the decomposition can be solved by using heat with slower transmission than light.
Daisuke also presented about removing fog effect at measurement with ToF camera. The distance error by fog is corrected by understanding the principle of ToF camera.

Jan. 6, 2018 IWRCV2018

The 12th International Workshop on Robust Computer Vision (IWRCV2018) was held at NAIST. Prof. Tanaka presented a material estimation method using ToF camera, and Tsuyoshi presented a hyperspectral imaging system using faced reflectors. In the poster session, Taishi presented a BRDF measurement, Takehiro presented a non-rigid registration, and Yuki presented a measurement of scattering phase function.