September 2, 2008

Kozaburo Hachimura

hachi.jpg Kozaburo Hachimura (Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University; Vice Director, the Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures, Ritsumeikan University)
Group Leader of Digital Archiving Technology Group.


Academic Qualifications:
Dr. Eng., Research interests include image databases, graphics system for human body movement and KANSEI image processing.
Received BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University in 1971, 1973 and 1979, respectively.

1978-1983 Research assistant at National Museum of Ethnolgy, Osaka.
1984-1994 Associate professor at Kyoto University.
1994-Present Professor at Ritsumeikan University.
1985-1986 Visiting Researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden.
2008.4 - 2008.9 Visiting Professor at University of British Columbia, Canada.

Selected Publications:
Fundamentals in Compter Science (in Japanese), Kindai-Kagaku-sha, 1989
FORTRAN77 Programming, 2nd ed. (in Japanese) Baifukan, 1992
Information Processing for the Humanities, Part.4: Image Information Processing (in Japanese), Shogaku-sha, 1998

[Academic Papers]
Masafumi Sonoda, Seiya Tsuruta, Mitsu Yoshimura, and Kozaburo Hachimura: Segmentation of dancing movement by extracting features from motion capture data, Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, Vol.37, No.3, pp.303-311, 2008.
Mitsu Yoshimura, Kozaburo Hachimura, Takako Kunieda, Wakasaki Yamanura and Kiyoko Yokoyama: Quantitative Realization of Spiral Motions observed in Principal Components of "JIUTA-MAI" Japanese Classical Dance, Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, Vol.37, No.3 pp.312-320, 2008.
Woong Choi, Tadao Isaka, Mamiko Sakata, Seiya Tsuruta, Kozaburo Hachimura: Quantification of Dance Movement by Simultaneous Measurement of Body Motion and Biophysical Information, International Journal of Automation and Computing, Vol.4, No.1, pp.1-7, January 2007.
Kozaburo Hachimura: Digital Archiving of Dancing, Review of the National Center for Digitization (Online Journal), Vol.8, pp.51-66, 2006.

My Message:
I am very much interested in the future development of the digital humanities so that it could further sophisticate research and education in the Humanities with digital technology, and looking forwards to lively exchanging opinions on this issue.