FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, IWATE UNIVERSITY
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KONNO Kouichi

Professor

Affiliation

Computer, Intelligence and Media Technology
[Master's Program] Design and Media Technology
[Doctoral Program] Design and Media Technology

Degrees Obtained

Doctorate (Engineering) Field of Degree: Information Engineering

Specialties

Media Informatics
Archaeological Informatics

Profile

March 1985: Graduated from College of Information Science Department, Third Cluster of Colleges, Tsukuba University
April 1985 - December 1999: Ricoh Co., Ltd. Software Research Institute
December 1999 - March 2001: Lattice Technology Co., Ltd.
April 2001 - : Lecturer,. Computer Science Department (department discontinued), Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University

My Areas of Research

Research into data compression/transmission and virtual reality

My research involves virtual reality and the compression/transmission of data to create a fast and easy way of exchanging three-dimensional data over the internet. Specifically, we need a way to build a realistic display environment in which three-dimensional data can be transmitted to the virtual space from a remote location, where it can be physically touched and held. For example, I am developing a system in which objects in museum showcases, for example, can freely be touched.

My Teaching Philosophy

IT professionals are needed who can communicate closely with non-expert users, understand their intentions and build systems. Thus I accept many international students and foster graduates with not just IT abilities but communication skills as well.

Laboratory URL
http://gmhost.lk.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp

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