About me

I am interested in broad area of Human-Computer Interaction, but have been especially focused on interactions between human and the real world through computers, their input modalities, and their development methods. My current focus is on designing tools for programming interactive media content. In my future vision, everyone can be a weekend carpenter who makes his/her everyday life easy and comfortable with help of information technology, i.e., end-user programming { of | in } the real world.

My resume is available for download.

My photo taken by my good friend at Microsoft Research Asia is also available.

Recent updates

12/06/2014Will hold a symposium on Emerging Japanese HCI Research Collection at CHI 2015. If you are interested in hiring Japan-based young researchers, opening Ph.D positions for students, or visiting Japan, you are welcomed to participate in the symposium! Stay tuned for more updates on the symposium website.
11/01/2014Chaired "Novel Interaction Techniques" session and presented Sharedo which was nominated for the best paper at HAI 2014.
08/09/2014My paper about Sharedo that discusses sharing tasks between human and agents is accepted to HAI 2014. See you in Japan this October!
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Research projects since 2009 in reverse chronological order. Labels with show terms for active development.

Side Projects

Projects not meant to be published as research paper in reverse chronological order. Labels with show terms for active development.




'06-08 Toolkit

arX MusicPlayer


arX Launcher



Media Interaction Group, ITRI, AIST
Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8568, Japan.
P: +81 29-862-6622
F: +81 29-861-3313
Jun Kato
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