Tosiyasu L. Kunii

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Tosiyasu L. Kunii is currently the Chief Technical Adviser of Morpho Inc., a Distinguished Professor and an Advisor of Beihang University in Beijing, an Honorary Visiting Professor of the University of Bradford in UK, and a Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and of the University of Aizu. He was a Professor and the Director of IT Institute at Kanazawa Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2008 and a Professor of Hosei University from 1998 to 2003. Before that, he served as the Founding President and a Professor of the University of Aizu dedicated to computer science and engineering as a discipline, from 1993 to 1997. He had been a Professor of the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Tokyo from June 1978 until March 1993, after serving as an Associate Professor at Computer Centre of the University of Tokyo in October 1969. Moreover, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and the University of Geneva in 1992. He received his B.S. degree in 1962, M.S. degree in 1964, and D.S. degree in 1967 all from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He received the 1998 Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the highest education award of IEEE Computer Society given to one individual a year. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IPSJ. He has published over 50 books and around 500 refereed papers in computer science. Dr. Kunii was a Founder and an Editor-in-Chief of The Visual Computer: An International Journal of Computer Graphics (Springer-Verlag) (1984–1999) and International Journal of Shape Modeling (World Scientific)(1994-1995), and he was an Associate Editor of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (1982–2002). He has been an Associate Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation (John Wiley & Sons) (since 1990) and on the Editorial Board of Information Systems Journal (1976–2008).

Biography Updated on 7 December 2011

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