Chair of CHI 2021 in Yokohama
Yoshifumi Kitamura is Deputy Director and Professor at Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University. His research interests include interactive content design, human computer interactions, 3D user interfaces, virtual reality, and related fields.
Prior to arriving at Tohoku, he was an Associate Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, and Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University. While working at ATR Communication Systems Research Laboratories, he focused on sophisticated user interfaces in virtual environments. His first formal appointment was in the Information Systems Research Center Canon Inc., where he was involved in research on artificial intelligence, image processing, computer vision, and 3D data processing.
He is active in academic and professional communities, and serves in positions such as the Liaison for Japan and Chair of ACM SIGCHI Asian Development Committee, Chair of Japan ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Steering Committee Chair of ACM VRST, SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Conference Chair, and ACM CHI 2021 General Chair.