Faculty Members


Associate Professor KURIHARA Toru

Year of birth 1978 Gender Male
Affiliation School of Information
Center for Human-Engaged Computing, Research Institute
Job titles
Personal web site http://krlab.info.kochi-tech.ac.jp/~kurihara/

Areas of specialization Image measurement, optical measurement, measurement engineering
Laboratory/research office Image Processing and Informatics Laboratory
Our research topics are image understanding and data understanding by means of various sensors and real world applications. A digital camera outputs a large amount of data (some million pixels per 1/30 second) so there is a need for an effective method of dealing with such a vast volume of data. Our research, rooted in physics, aims to develop a reliable system for image inspection and image processing, i.e. a system that reflects our understanding of human computer interaction.
Current reseach topics
Educational background 2005: Doctor, University of Tokyo
2002: Master, University of Tokyo
2000: Bachelor, University of Tokyo
Professional background 2007-2014: 
Academic societies The Society of Instrument and Control Engineering
The Japan Society of Applied Optics
Information Processing Society of Japan

Courses  * Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

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Information Science 1
Computer Graphics
Laboratory Work on Information Technology 3i
Laboratory Work on Information Technology 4i
Image Processing

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  1. Authors: Xiong Yang, Shu Zhan, Dongdong Xie, Hong Zhao, KURIHARA Toru
    Title: Hierarchical prostate MRI segmentation via level set clustering with shape prior
    Journal: Neurocomputing, Vol. 257, pp. 154-163, Elsevier
    Year: 2017/09/01
  2. Authors: Shu Zhan, Lele Chang, Jingjing Zhao, KURIHARA Toru, Hao Du, Yucheng Tang, Jun Cheng
    Title: Real-time 3D face modeling based on 3D face imaging
    Journal: Neurocomputing, Vol. 252, pp. 42-48, Elsevier
    Year: 2017
  3. Authors: Qin-Qin Tao, Shu Zhan, Xiao-Hong Li, KURIHARA Toru
    Title: Robust face detection using local CNN and SVM based on kernel combination
    Journal: Neurocomputing, Vol. 211, pp. 98-105, Elsevier
    Year: 2016/10/26
  4. Authors: ANDO Shigeru, NARA Takaaki, KURIHARA Toru
    Title: Spatial filtering velocimetry revisited: Exact short-time detecting schemes from arbitrarily small-size reticles
    Journal: Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 25, No. 8, p. 085001, IOP Publishing
    Year: 2014/06/23

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  1. Treasurer, IEEE Shikoku Section , 2017-2018

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