Makoto Okabe[Japanese]
September 1, 2017
Makoto Okabe (Ph. D.)
Associate Professor,
Department of Mathematical and Systems Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Shizuoka University

Email: m.o AT acm DOT org
URL: http://makotookabe.com/

Address:5th Engineering Bldg., room 518, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, 432-8561, Japan
Tel & Fax:+81-53-478-1214

EDUCATION:
3/2003B. Sc.
School of Science, Department of Information Science, The University of Tokyo.
Supervisor: Takeo Igarashi
3/2005M. Sc. (Information Science and Technology)
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo.
Supervisor: Takeo Igarashi
Thesis: INTERACTIVE DESIGN OF BOTANICAL TREES USING FREEHAND SKETCHES AND EXAMPLE‐BASED EDITING
3/2008Ph. D. (Information Science and Technology)
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo.
Supervisor: Takeo Igarashi
Thesis: 3D Graphics User Interface for Natural Phenomena

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

I am interested in user interfaces in general, especially for computer graphics (CG). My research objective is to propose interactive techniques, by which the users can produce desired multimedia contents quickly and easily. I am studying algorithms of CG, computer vision, user interface design, etc. My debut work was a sketch-based three-dimensional (3D) modeling system for botanical trees (presented at Eurographics 2005). I worked at Microsoft Research Asia as an internship student on user interface design for lighting design of a single image (presented at Pacific Graphics 2006) and also a 3D CG scene (presented at Pacific Graphics 2007). Recently, I am interested in animation synthesis based on video analysis. I worked at Max Planck Institute for Informatics on animating a single picture of fluids using video examples (presented at Eurographics 2009). I worked at the University of Electro-Communications on fluid volume modeling from a single video (presented at SIGGRAPH 2015).


WORK EXPERIENCE:
4/2008-2/2010Post Doctor at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Computer Graphics Department.
2/2010-3/2013Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) PRESTO researcher.
2/2010-7/2016Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science,
The University of Electro-Communications.
8/2016-8/2017Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical and Systems Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering, Shizuoka University.
9/2017-Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical and Systems Engineering,
Graduate School of Engineering, Shizuoka University.

WORK EXPERIENCE DURING UNIVERSITY:
6/2000-9/2001Part time job at Pentio Co., Ltd.
 I worked on web design and programming with Perl and PHP.
10/2002-12/2002Part time job at Infodeliver Corporation
 I worked on debugging Java codes.
4/2003-3/2004MITO Exploratory Software Project
 I worked on the sketch-based 3D modeling system for botanical trees.
6/2003-3/2006Part time job at Sony Computer Science Laboratories (CSL), Inc.
 I worked on projects of user interface design.
9/2004-12/2004Intern at Microsoft Research Asia
 I worked on the project of user interface design for single-view relighting.
4/2005-3/2006The assistant of The University of Tokyo, The 21st Century Center Of Excellence Program.
4/2006-3/2008Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2).
10/2006-12/2006Intern at Microsoft Research Asia
 I worked on the project of user interface design for lighting design of a 3D CG scene.

LANGUAGE:
Japanese (native)
English (10 years of study in Japan, TOEIC: 940)
Chinese (2 years of study in Japan)

PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE:
LanguagesBasic, C, C++, C#, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Matlab, MIPS assembly, OCaml, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Prolog, Python, Scheme, TeX, VHDL, x86 assembly, Z80 assembly
OSLinux, Mac OS, MS-DOS, UNIX, Windows

AWARDS:
8/20063rd prize of Student Research Competition at ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Research Posters
Makoto Okabe, Yasuyuki Matsushita, Takeo Igarashi, Heung-Yeung Shum, "Illumination Brush: Interactive Design of Image-based Lighting", ACM SIGGRAPH 2006 Research Posters.

AWARDS (at domestic conferences):
6/2016VC Award, The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan.
6/2016CGVI Award, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), SIG-CGVI.
7/2015Interactive Poster Award, The 18th Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU 2015), Makoto Okabe, Yoshinori Dobashi, Ken Anjyo, Rikio Onai.
7/2015Interactive Poster Award, The 18th Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU 2015), Takao Kakimori, Makoto Okabe, Keiji Yanai, Rikio Onai.
12/2014Interactive Presentation Award, The 22nd Workshop on Interactive Systems and Software (WISS 2014), Syohei Sakiyama, Makoto Okabe, Rikio Onai, Hiromi Hirano.
6/2014VC Award, The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan.
6/2014GCAD Award, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), SIG-GCAD.
12/2013Best Presentation Award, The 21nd Workshop on Interactive Systems and Software (WISS 2013), Syohei Sakiyama, Makoto Okabe, Rikio Onai, Hiromi Hirano.
12/2012Interactive Presentation Award, The 20nd Workshop on Interactive Systems and Software (WISS 2012), Tatsuya Kurihara, Makoto Okabe, Rikio Onai.
6/2011VC Award, The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan.
6/2011GCAD Award, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), SIG-GCAD.
3/2009Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) Yamashita SIG Research Award.
10/2007Best Presentation Award, Entertainment Computing 2007 (EC2007).
7/2007GCAD Award, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), SIG-GCAD.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
  • CAD/Graphics 2017, program committee.
  • Computer Graphics International 2017, program committee.
  • NICOGRAPH International 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, program committee.
  • ICPR 2016, technical committee.
  • Mathematical Progress in Expressive Image Synthesis (MEIS) 2014, 2015, 2016, international program committee.
  • Pacific Graphics 2016, international program committee.
  • Eurographics 2012, 2013, 2014, international program committee.
  • Computational Visual Media (CVM) Conference 2012, papers committee.
  • ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, Technical Sketches & Posters, 2009, 2010, 2011, program committee.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2016-2017"Introduction to Seminars for Systems Engineering", Shizuoka University.
2016-2017"Fundamentals of Computer Programming", Shizuoka University.
2017"Programming Contest", Shizuoka University.
2016"Applied Practice for Systems Engineering II", Shizuoka University.
2012-2015"Advanced Experiments A", The University of Electro-Communications.
 I am in charge of experiments on software engineering.
2015"Media Computing System", The University of Electro-Communications.
 Co-lecturers: Yoichi Haneda, Hayaru Shouno.
2012-2014"Media Computing System", The University of Electro-Communications.
 Co-lecturers: Yoichi Haneda, Rikio Onai.
2011-2013"Computer Laboratory I", The University of Electro-Communications.
 I am in charge of experiments on MIPS assembly.
2011"Computer Literacy", The University of Electro-Communications.

GRANTS (as the principal investigator):
4/2013-3/2016Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B).
2015Joint Research Program (Short-term Collaborative Research) of the Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University.
2014Joint Research Program (Short-term Collaborative Research) of the Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University.
10/2009-3/2013Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) PRESTO, Synthesis of Knowledge for Information Oriented Society, "Analysis of Movie Database and Synthesis of Original Movie".
4/2006-3/2008Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2).
2005The assistant of The University of Tokyo, The 21st Century Center Of Excellence Program.
2005Financial assistance for graduate students working on scholarly activities outside Japan, the University of Tokyo.
2003Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) MITO Exploratory Software Project.

GRANTS (as the co-investigator):
7/2015-3/2020Yoshinori Dobashi (principal investigator), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant in Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas.
4/2013-3/2016Ken Anjyo (principal investigator), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) CREST, "Alliance for Breakthrough between Mathematics and Sciences".
4/2012-3/2014Rikio Onai (principal investigator), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Scientific Research (C).