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Jun NISHIDA   [CV]

Ph.D. Student in Human Informatics
PhD Fellow at Microsoft Research Asia
Research Fellow at Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1)
Research Fellow at Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, SCOPE Innovation Program
5-year Doctoral Course, Empowerment Informatics Program, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Member of Center for Cybernics Research (Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai) / Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (Prof. Kenji Suzuki)



Profile

I'm a PhD student in Human Informatics at University of Tsukuba, Japan. My research topic is to maximize human's physical and cognitive capabilities for augmenting interpersonal communication in medical field by using wearable devices. My research interests include human-computer interaction, empowered people, exoskeletons, electrical muscle stimulation, virtual reality and wearable devices. Application fields include rehabilitation, medicine, and product designing assistance. I'm currently working on the study of 1) a paired wearable devices that share kinesthetic experience among people based on biosignal measurement and stimulation, 2) a wearable suit that can transform the wearer's embodiment into that of a child by using viewpoint translator and passive hand exoskeletons, 3) assistive toys for augmenting social interactions among hearing-impaired children, and 4) assistive exoskeletons for enhancing neurosurgical operations. Received more than 38 awards including Laval Virtual Award, Honorable Mention at ACM UIST SIC.

Selected Awards

Awarded by the Japanese Minister of Education and Science, Awarded by the Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Japan Science and Technology Agency Award, Awarded by the President of University of Tsukuba, American Intellectual Low Property Award, and other 32 awards.

Conference Membership

ACM, IEEE, IPS Japan, VR Japan


Projects

Maximizing Human's Physical and Cognitive Capabilities for Augmenting Interpersonal Communication


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Biography

2017.10 Research Fellow at Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, SCOPE Innovation Program

2016.11 PhD Fellow at Microsoft Research Asia
2016.04 Research Fellow at Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1)

2014.04 Enrolled in 5-year Doctoral Course of University of Tsukuba, Japan
2014.03 Graduated from College of Engineering Systems of University of Tsukuba, Japan | Bachelor in Engineering
2010.04 Enrolled in College of Engineering Systems of University of Tsukuba, Japan

Competitive Research Funds / Grant / Scholarship

Provided by companies, universities, government
2017 Research grant from Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, SCOPE Innovation Program
2016 - 2019 Research grant from Microsoft Research Asia
2016 - 2019 Research grant from Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2014 Research representative of University of Tsukuba Project Research
2014-2016 Full academic scholarship | MEXT/JSPS Leading Graduate School Program
2012 Research representative of University of Tsukuba Education Program for the Science/Math Oriented Students
2011 Research representative of University of Tsukuba Education Program for the Science/Math Oriented Students
2010 Research representative of University of Tsukuba Education Program for the Science/Math Oriented Students
2010 - 2014 Full academic scholarship from Agilent Technologies, Inc.
2007 - 2010 MEXT Super Science High school Program

Awards

City, prefectural and regional awards are excluded
Research Grant Award, Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, SCOPE Innovation Program, Oct 2017, *1
Awarded by the President of University of Tsukuba
, May 2017, *1
Best Award
, GUGEN2016, Dec 2016, *1
Honorable Mention Award
, ACM UIST 2016 Student Innovation Contest, Oct 2016, *1
Fellowship Award,
Microsoft Research Asia PhD Fellowship Program 2016, Oct 2016, *1
KIDS DESIGN AWARD,
Japan KIDS DESIGN AWARD 2016, July 2016, * 2
Excellent Award
, Art & Technology Tohoku 2016, July 2016, *3
Best Award
, Microsoft Innovation Award, April 2016, *1
Japan Airlines Entrepreneur Award, Microsoft Innovation Award, April 2016, *1
Honorable Mention for Best Research Demo,
IEEE Virtual Reality 2016, March 2016, *1
Laval Virtual Award: Environment & Health,
18th International Conference and Exhibition of Virtual Technologies and Uses, March 2016, *1
Interactive Presentation Award, Information Processing Society of Japan Interaction, March 2016, *1
Special Award, Japan KIDS DESIGN AWARD 2015, August 2015, *4
KIDS DESIGN AWARD, Japan KIDS DESIGN AWARD 2015, July 2015, *4
Awarded by the President of University of Tsukuba, May 2015, *4
Best of the category in World Citizenship, Microsoft Imagine Cup Japan 2015, April 2015, *4
Laval Virtual Award: Learning, Science and Humanities, 17th International Conference and Exhibition of Virtual Technologies and Uses, March 2015, *4
1st Award, International Virtual Reality Contest 2014, October 2014, *4
Laval Virtual Award, International Virtual Reality Contest 2014, October 2014, *4
Christie Digital Systems Award, International Virtual Reality Contest 2014, October 2014, *4
1st Place, Univ. of Tsukuba AI Lab Summer Seminar Contest, July 2014, *1
2nd Place, 2nd Leading University Student Meeting Presentation Contest, June 2014, *1
Gold Award, Japan Research Festa 2012, August 2012, *1
Best of the category in Informatics, Japan Science Inter-college 2012, February 2012, *1
TOSHIBA Award, Japan Science Inter-college 2012, February 2012, *1
Awarded by the President of University of Tsukuba, October 2010, *1
2nd Place, Tsukuba Robot Contest 2010, September 2010, *1
Awarded by the President of University of Tsukuba, July 2010, *1
Best Programmer, Millennium Youth Camp in Finland 2010, June 2010, *1
Second Award of American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 2010, May 2010, *1
Agilent Technologies Scholarship Award, Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 2010, May 2010, *1
Third Award of Engineering/Bioengineering and Materials, Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 2010, May 2010, *1
Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 2009, May 2009, *1
Awarded by the Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Japan Science & Engineering Challenge 2009, December 2009, *1
Agilent Technologies Special Award, Japan Science & Engineering Challenge 2008, December 2008, *1
Japan Science and Technology Agency Award, Japan Science & Engineering Challenge 2008, December 2008, *1
Awarded by the Japanese Minister of Education and Science, Japan Student Science Award 2007, December 2007, *5
JFE Steel Award, Japan Science & Engineering Challenge 2007, December 2007, *5
Awarded by the Japanese Minister of Education and Science, National Super Science High school Conference 2007, August 2007, *5
1st Award, Japan Physics Society for High School Students 2007, March 2007, *5

*1 Jun Nishida
*2 Kenji Suzuki, Keisuke Kawahara, Jun Nishida, Taku Hachisu
*3 Jun Nishida, Wataru Nishimura
*4
Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato
*5 Kento Nakajima, Shintaro Okada,
Jun Nishida, Kotaro Higuchi, Shunya Maezawa

Publication & Presentation

Conference, Keynote and Exhibition
Jun Nishida*, Shunichi Kasahara*, and Kenji Suzuki. 2017. Wired Muscle: Generating Faster Kinesthetic Reaction by Inter-personally Connecting Muscles. SIGGRAPH ’17 Emerging Technologies, 2017 (PDF)
Jun Nishida
and Kenji Suzuki, "bioSync: A Paired Wearable Device for Blending Kinesthetic Experience", ACM SIGCHI Papers, USA, May. 6-11, 2017 (PDF)
Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, "bioSync: A Paired Wearable Device for Blending Kinesthetic Experience", ACM SIGCHI Interactivity, USA, May. 6-11, 2017
Jun Nishida
and Kenji Suzuki, "bioSync: Wearable Kinesthetic I/O Device for Blending Kinesthetic Experience", Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vol.22, No.1, 2017 (in press) (Japanese)
Robb Mitchell,
Jun Nishida, Enrique Encinas and Shunichi Kasahara, "We-Coupling! Designing New Forms of Embodied Interpersonal Connection", ACM TEI Studio, 2017
Jun Nishida
and Kenji Suzuki, "bioSync: Synchronous Kinesthetic Experience among People", ACM UIST Student Innovation Contest, Tokyo, Oct. 16-19, 2016
Kenji SuzukiKeisuke KawaharaJun NishidaTaku Hachisu"Smart Devices for Augmenting Social Interactions among Hearing-impaired Children", July 2016
Jun Nishida
, Wataru Nishimura, "bioSync: Novel Embodied Experience based on Human-Human Connecting Technology", Art & Technology Tohoku 2016, Iwate, July 2, 2016
Jun Nishida
and Kenji Suzuki, "Wearable Devices for Augmenting Embodied and Social Experience", ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstract, USA, May. 7-12, 2016
Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, "bioSync: Synchronous Kinesthetic Experience among People", ACM SIGCHI Extended Abstract, USA, May. 7-12, 2016
Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, "bioSync: Synchronize Kinesthetic Experience among People", Laval Virtual Awards, France, Mar. 23-27, 2016
Jun Nishida
and Kenji Suzuki, "bioSync: Wearable Haptic I/O Device for Synchronous Kinesthetic Interaction", IEEE VR Research Demos, USA, Mar. 19-23, 2016
Jun Nishida
and Kenji Suzuki, "bioSync: Wearable Haptic I/O Device for Synchronous Kinesthetic Interaction", IEEE VR Poster, USA, Mar. 19-23, 2016
Akihiko Shirai,
Jun Nishida, Takahiro Sato, Kosuke Sato, Hikaru Takatori and Susumu Tachi, "Innovation in the age of virtual reality through organizing international student competition", SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015 Symposium on Education, Kobe, Nov. 2-5, 2015
Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, "CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience", SPECULUM ARTIUM, Slovenia, Oct. 15-17, 2015
Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, "CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience", SIGGRAPH 2015 Posters, USA, Aug. 9-13, 2015
Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, "CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience", SIGGRAPH 2015 Emerging Technologies, USA, Aug. 9-13, 2015
Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, "CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience", Laval Virtual Awards, France, Apr. 8-12, 2015
Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, "CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience", Laval Virtual ReVolution, France, Apr. 8-12, 2015
Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, "CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience", Virtual Reality International Conference, France, Apr. 8-12, 2015
Jun Nishida, Kanako Takahashi and Kenji Suzuki, "A Wearable Stimulation Device for Sharing and Augmenting Kinesthetic Feedback", Augmented Human, Singapore, Mar. 9-11, 2015
Jun Nishida, Kei Nakai, Akira Matsushita, and Kenji Suzuki, "Haptic Augmentation of Surgical Operation using a Passive Hand Exoskeleton", Asia Haptics, Tsukuba, Nov. 18-20, 2014


Media

[TV] Fuji TV Yume no Buramayo Kenkyuzyo, May 2017
[Web] RBB Today IT/Digital, Mar 2017
[TV] TV Tokyo World Business Satellite, Jan 2017
[Magazine] TSUKUCOMM by University of Tsukuba, vol.32, July 2016
[Magazine] Weekly Playboy, July 2016
[TV] RTV, Slovenia, RTV SLO, October 2015
[Magazine]
CGWORLD, September 2015
[TV] NEWS ZERO, Nippon Television Network, June 2015
[TV] Mezamashi TV, Fuji Television, May 2015
[TV] M6, France, Métropole Télévision, April 2015
[TV] NEXT WORLD, NHK Special, NHK | Nippon Housou Kyoukai, January 2015
[TV] SENSORS, Nippon Television Network, October 2014
[TV] BS Asahi News Bird, BS Asahi, 2010
[TV] ABC News USA, May 2010
[Newspaper] Asahi shinbun
, July 2008
[Newspaper] Yomiuri shinbun
, Dec 2008
[Newspaper] Sankei shinbun
, Aug 2008
[Newspaper] Sankei shinbun
, Jan 2008
[Newspaper] JST News, Oct 2007
[Newspaper] nature digest, Oct 2007
[Newspaper] Sankei shinbun
, July 2007
[Newspaper] Sankei shinbun
, March 2007

Links

Artificial Intelligence Lab | University of Tsukuba
Center for Cybernics Research | University of Tsukuba
Center for Innovative Medicine and Engineering | University of Tsukuba
Dept. of Neurosurgery | University of Tsukuba Hospital
Empowerment Informatics Program | University of Tsukuba
Nippon Science Service | Non Profit Organization

SIGGRAPH2017 / CHI2017 / Microsoft Research Asia PhD Fellowship Award 2016 / CHI 2016 / Microsoft Innovation Award 2016 / GUGEN2016 / IVRC2014 / CHILDHOOD Project Manager / SIGGRAPH 2015 / SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 / ARS ELECTRONICA 2014 / Augmented Human 2015 / IEEE VR 2016 / Laval Virtual 2015 / VRSJ2014, 2015 / IPSJ Interaction 2016 / ROBOMECH 2014, 2015 / IEICE 2014 / AsiaHaptics 2014 / Imagine Cup 2015 / Tsukuba Technology Showcase 2010, 2015 / IVR:3D & Virtual Reality 2015 / SPECULUM ARTIUM 2015 / KIDS DESIGN AWARD 2015 / DC EXPO 2014 / Millennium Youth Camp 2010 / SSH / ISEF2009, 2010, 2011 / JSEC2007, 2008, 2009 / NSS Nippon Science Service