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. 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

04/01/2014Received a Ph.D degree in Computer Science and started to work as a researcher in AIST, a research organization funded by the Japanese government where over 2000 researchers work hard to contribute to both industry and science. My primary task won't change - to conduct interesting research, write good paper, and do some other stuff to make world better place with help of information technology :)
02/25/2014Upgraded Bootstrap framework from v2 to v3 for better browsing experience. What a modern flat design!
02/20/2014Defended my dissertation! Details will come later. My paper about VisionSketch is accepted to Graphics Interface 2014.
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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.





arX MusicPlayer


arX Launcher



User Interface Research Laboratory (Igarashi Laboratory)
Science bldg. 7, Room 302, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Tokyo.
P: +81 3-5841-4091
F: +81 3-5841-4105
Jun Kato
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