In Barcelona, 2015

Tomohiro Amemiya, Ph.D.

Distinguished Researcher/ Senior Research Scientist

NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan

Sensory and Motor Research Group, Human Information Science Laboratory
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
NTT Corporation Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
update: July 2014

Profile

Dr. Tomohiro Amemiya (born in Yamanashi, Japan, in Dec. 1979) received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechano-informatics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2002 and 2004, respectively. Since 2004, he has been a researcher at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan. In 2015, he was appointed a distinguished researcher. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London (UCL), UK in 2014-2015. He received a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology (biomedical information science) from Osaka University, Japan, in 2008. His research interests include haptic perception, tactile neural systems, wearable interfaces, and assistive technologies. He has received several academic awards as first author including the Young Researchers Award (VRSJ, 2004), the Outstanding Paper Award (VRSJ, 2005 and 2014), the Best Presentation Award (Human Interface Society, HIS, in Japan, 2005 and 2007), the Best Paper Award in All SIG Meetings (HIS, 2009), the Best Paper Award in Human Communications Group (IEICE, 2009), the "Grand Prix" du Jury and VR Interfaces Award at the Laval Virtual International Awards (2007), and the Best Demonstration Award (Eurohaptics 2014). In addition, he won awards including the Best Paper Award (IEEE VSMM 2012) as a co-author.

Academic Education

April 1995 - March 1998 Kofu First High School, Yamanashi, Japan
(at English course)
April 1998 - 28, March 2002 The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechano-Informatics,
"Wearable Computers for Accessible Technology",
Supervisor: Prof. Michitaka Hirose
(at the Department of Mechano-Informatics, School of Engineering)
April 2002 - 25, March 2004 The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Master of Information Science and Technology in Mechano-Informatics,
"A Real-Time Way-Finder by Wearable Tactile Interface for the Deaf-Blind",
Supervisor: Prof. Michitaka Hirose
(at the Department of Mechano-Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology)
April 2007 - 25, March 2008 Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science and Technology,
"Human Interface using Sensory Illusion: Kinesthetic Illusion of Being Pulled Sensation and Its Implementation",
Supervisor: Prof. Taro Maeda
(at the Department of Bioinformatic Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology)

Professional Experience

April 2004 - Present Senior Research Scientist
at NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan
(since April 2015, Distinguished Researcher)
June 2004 - March 2007 (concurrently) Cooperative Research Fellow
at RCAST, The University of Tokyo, Japan
March 2014 - March 2015 (concurrently) Research Associate
at Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK

Research Grants

Teaching experience

Invited talk (International only)

Membership of Academic Societies (International only)

Commission Member (International only)

Other information

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Football

  • F.C. NTT AECL (April 2004-)
  • Campanella F.C. (April 1998 - March 2004)
  • F.C. EDGAR (Aug. 2001-)
  • F.C. Kichiku (2003-2004)
I've been playing football since 9 years old. Positions: FW, MF, DF, GK...

 

Computer skill

  • Programming Languages
    C/C++, Visual C++, Visual Basic, OpenGL, DirectX, PIC CCS, Cold Fusion, embedded VC++, Java
  • OS
    Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Applications
    InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, MS-Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Protel, ProDESKTOP, Matlab, LaTeX, Keynote, Rhinoceros
  • TOEIC score
    TOEIC Level A (Dec. 2010)
Q&A session in oral presentation (2005)
Panel discussion at goo lab (2009)
Talk at goo lab (2009)
Talk at CS openhouse (2011)
Talk at CS openhouse (2011)
Talk at TsukubaEXPO(2011)

Contact information

amemiya.tomohiro (at) lab.ntt.co.jp
NTT CSL, 3-1 Morinosato Wakamiya, Atsugi,
Kanagawa, 243-0198 JAPAN
+81-46-240-3524
+81-46-250-4450
If you are interested in collaborating with me or if you have got any questions, please contact me on the address above.