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INFOTECH OULU

Infotech Oulu Lecture Series

Smartness for people and objects

Lecturer: Professor Kaori Fujinami, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Time: 14:15
Room: TS107


Abstract

In this talk, recent research activities in Daily Life Computing Laboratory in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology are presented. Especially, three projects will be introduced: 1) a tabletop augmented reality system for on-site safety training for chemistry experiments, 2) placement-aware mobile phone, and 3) persuasive virtual pet for launching bothersome tasks. The smartness introduced in these projects are for people (user) as well as the objects themselves.


Biography

Kaori Fujinami is an associate professor at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), where he leads Daily Life Computing Research Group. He received B. Eng., M. Eng and Ph.D in Computer Science from Waseda University in 1993, 1995 and 2005, respectively. From 1995 to 2003, he worked for NTT Corp. and NTTComware Corp. as a software engineer and researcher. He was a visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland in 2006. Since 2007, he has been in the position at TUAT. His research interests include smart objects systems, activity recognition, and human computer interaction.


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