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Tsukasa Noma, D.Sc.


portrait Tsukasa Noma is currently a professor of Department of Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, and Program of Creation Informatics, Graduate School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering of Kyushu Institute of Technology. He received a B.Sc. degree in mathematics from Waseda University in 1984, and the degrees of M.Sc. and D.Sc. in information science from the University of Tokyo in 1986 and 1989. He is on the editorial board of The Visual Computer, and also a member of the ACM, the IEEE, the IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan).


1. Character Animation

Our major research interest lies in character animation and its application to "communication." Our characters can report weather forecasts from a set of forecast data, and explain a table from a simple structural description.

2. Motion Capture

Motion capture is extensively used for character animation. But motion capture is NOT only for animation. Motion, or a sequence of postures is a record of personal life, and it is appropriate for the record of personal experiences. Our PWS (Posture Web Server) can obtain user's postures in his/her life, and our PHA (Posture History Archiver) archives the postures as personal records.

3. Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR)

Our recent interest includes the acquisition and use of reflectance distributions in oil paintings. "Shading effects" on paintings are usually different from photographs of real scenes, and the effects often represent the "tastes" of the painters. We analyzed the effects on masterpiece paintings, and reproduced them on different images/objects.

4. Publications

Please see Tsukasa Noma's publication list.


1. Undergraduate Courses

2. Graduate School Courses

3. Authored Textbooks

  1. Visual Information Processing Editorial Committee (ed), Visual Information Processing, CG-ARTS Society, 2004 (in Japanese).
  2. Computer Graphics Editorial Committee (ed), Computer Graphics, CG-ARTS Society, 2004 (in Japanese).
  3. The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan (ed), Visual Computing, Tokyo Denki University Press, 2006 (in Japanese).


Address: Department of Artificial Intelligence
Faculty of Computer Science and Systems Engineering
Kyushu Institute of Technology
680-4 Kawazu, Iizuka, Fukuoka 820-8502, JAPAN
Phone: +81-(0)948-29-7500
Fax: +81-(0)948-29-7601
E-mail: noma@_NOSPAM_ai.kyutech.ac.jp
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Access: Iizuka Campus Access Map / Campus Map
(Please visit Room E707 in Departmental Research Building.)

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