Hirobumi Nishida received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1985 and 1992, respectively. He is presently a Chief Researcher with Morpho, Inc., Tokyo, Japan, an R&D-oriented venture company founded by technical experts from the University of Tokyo who specialized in the field of image/video processing. From 1996 through 2012, he was with Ricoh Company, Ltd., where he held a position of Executive Specialist (Chief Research Scientist) with Software Research Center and Core Technology R&D Center. From 1993 to 1996, he was an Associate Professor of computer science at the University of Aizu, Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan. He worked on pattern recognition as a research engineer with Ricoh Research and Development Center, Yokohama, Japan, from 1987 to 1993, and on computer graphics and databases as an engineer with Nippon Schlumberger, Sagamihara, Japan, from 1985 to 1987. His current research interests include image processing and pattern recognition. He coauthored a book Optical Character Recognition (Wiley, 1999). In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of IAPR (International Association for Pattern Recognition) for his contributions to structural pattern recognition and service to IAPR. He served as the Chairperson of IAPR TC-8 from 1994 to 1998. He was an Editorial Board Member for the journal Pattern Recognition (Elsevier) from 2006 to 2010.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2012