Situation Awareness , Location Services and Technologies, Mobility Modeling, Wireless and Ad-hoc Networks
Recognizing the real-world phenomena in urban space is significant to support our urban life. This is called situation-awareness, and I've mainly been working on this issue. For example, I focus on developing accurate indoor positioning systems and algorithms, social event navigation systems, human tracking, sensing and modeling, and ICT-supported systems for first-responders. Some of them are examined in field experiments -- for example, currently our research group has developed a human tracking and navigation system, which uses laser-rangefinders, multiple smartphones and some other environmental sensors and is deployed in a large commercial complex in front of Osaka station. I've also been working on designing mutihop wireless and mobile networks such as VANETs and WSNs and ITS-related systems and algorithms. Achieving both energy-saving and comfortable human life is also my important research objective, and am doing environmental sensing and human tracking for smart buildings and smart home.
- March 1994 Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Information Science, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Osaka University
- March 1996 Master of Engineering, Division of Physical Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
- March 1998 Ph.D in Engneering, Division of Informatics and Mathematical Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
- April 1996 thru. March 1999 JSPS Research Fellow
- April 1999 thru. March 2007 Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
- since April 2007 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
- May 1998 thru. November 1998 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa (Canada)
- October 2010 thru. March 2011 Visiting Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles
The four-digit phone numbers are extensions at Osaka University. To call directly from outside Osaka University, dial a phone number marked S after (area code 06) 6850 or a phone number marked T after (area code 06) 6879. For a phone number marked S (extension), however, first dial the main phone number (06) 6879-5111.
The e-mail addresses are given without the suffix "osaka-u.ac.jp"; add "osaka-u.ac.jp" to each e-mail address.