Jun Kato is a Human-Computer Interaction researcher at AIST, where he works on designing tools for programming interactive media content. He received a Ph.D in Computer Science from The University of Tokyo in March, 2014. Prior to graduation, he worked as research intern at Microsoft Research Asia, Redmond, and Adobe Research Seattle.
He has regularly gained academic recognition such as Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship 2012, ACM CHI 2013/2015 Best Paper Honorable Mention, and HAI 2014 Best Paper Nominee.
Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction (Prototyping toolkits and integrated development environments for programming interactive media content)
Leading research projects to be published as academic papers and collaborating with companies to impact the society.
Led a team of 3 students. Surveyed previous effort of the industry on home automation and proposed a new business plan with simple prototype implementation.
Implemented an online code reviewing tool to improve the team's productivity.
Implemented a GUI simulator for mobile robots. Made a FTIR multi-touch display, etc.
Funded $18,000 for three years ($6,000 for each year) as a research fellow.
Awarded among around one hundred Ph.D candidates and funded $10,000 for a year.
Funded $15,000 for a year as a principal investigator of a research project.
Funded $70,000 for half a year as a project leader of an exploratory software project. Developed a software toolkit for prototyping robot applications.
Concentration: Integrated development environment with graphical representations for development of programs with real-world input and output,
Concentration: Prototyping toolkit for robotic things,
Concentration: User interface for mobile robots,
Co-authored a research paper about CrossSong, an interactive music-based puzzle game where puzzles are automatically generated by the system.
Presented TextAlive, an integrated design environment for kinetic typography.
Presented TextAlive, a web-based system for creating and editing Kinetic Typography movies with help of automatic lyric-song synchronization and live programming. WISS is the most premier venue for publishing research on interactive systems in Japan.
Presented Sharedo, a web-based interface for sharing tasks between humans and agents.
Presented TextAlive. English information is not publicly available at this moment regarding an ongoing anonymous submission.
For the collaborative project OpenPool for which I worked as one of the main programmers.
Presented VisionSketch, a live programming environment for image processing.
Presented Picode, a text-based development environment integrated with inline photos.
Presented a multi-touch interface for controlling home appliances described in Publications.
Presented a multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots described in Publications.
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami and Takeo Igarashi, Andy: A Toolkit for Developing Mobile Robot Applications with a Ceiling-mounted Camera and Visual Markers. In Transactions of Information Processing Society of Japan (2011). IPSJ, Vol. 52, No. 4, 1425-1437.
SMC '15 (Best Paper Award)
Jordan B. L. Smith, Graham Percival, Jun Kato, Masataka Goto and Satoru Fukayama. In Proceedings of SMC '15: Proceedings of the 12nd Sound and Music Computing Conference (Maynooth, Ireland, July 26 - August 1, 2015). 61-67.
Jun Kato, Tomoyasu Nakano and Masataka Goto. In Proceedings of ICLC '15: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Live Coding (Leeds, UK, July 13 - 15, 2015). Zenodo of CERN, Genève, 199-205.
ACM CHI '15 (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, acceptance rate: 25%)
Jun Kato, Tomoyasu Nakano and Masataka Goto. In Proceedings of CHI '15: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Seoul, Korea, April 18 - 23, 2015). ACM, New York, NY, 3403-3412.
HAI '14 (Best Paper Nominee)
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto, Takeo Igarashi and Masataka Goto. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (Tsukuba, Japan, October 7 - 9, 2014). ACM, New York, NY, 345-351.
Jun Kato and Takeo Igarashi. In Proceedings of the 2014 Graphics Interface Conference (Montreal, QC, Canada, May 7 - 9, 2014). Canadian Information Processing Society, Toronto, ON, Canada, 115-122.
IEEE GCCE '13
Jun Kato, Takashi Nakashima, Hideki Takeoka, Kazunori Ogasawara, Kazuma Murao, Toshinari Shimokawa and Masaaki Sugimoto. In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (Tokyo, Japan, October 1 - 4, 2013). IEEE, 175-176.
ACM PLDI '13 (acceptance rate: 17%)
Sebastian Burckhardt, Manuel Fahndrich, Peli de Halleux, Jun Kato, Sean McDirmid, Michal Moskal and Nikolai Tillmann.In Proceedings of the 34th ACM SIGPLAN conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (Seattle, WA, USA, June 16 - 19, 2013). ACM, New York, NY, 95-104.
ACM CHI '13 (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, acceptance rate: 20%)
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto and Takeo Igarashi. In Proceedings of CHI '13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Paris, France, April 27 - May 2, 2013). ACM, New York, NY, 3097-3100.
ACM UIST '12 (acceptance rate: 22%)
Jun Kato, Sean McDirmid and Xiang Cao. In Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (Boston, NY, USA, October 7 - 10, 2012). ACM, New York, NY, 189-196.
ACM DIS '12 (acceptance rate: 20%)
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto and Takeo Igarashi. In Proceedings of the 9th conference on Designing Interactive Systems (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, June 11 - 15, 2012). ACM, New York, NY, 248-257.
ACM CHI '15 extended abstracts (symposium proposal)
Jun Kato, Hiromi Nakamura, Yuta Sugiura, Taku Hachisu, Daisuke Sakamoto, Koji Yatani, and Yoshifumi Kitamura. In CHI '15 EA: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Seoul, Korea, April 18 - 23, 2015). ACM, New York, NY, 2321-2324.
ACM CHI '14 extended abstracts
Koumei Fukahori, Daisuke Sakamoto, Jun Kato and Takeo Igarashi. In CHI '09 EA: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Toronto, ON, Canada, April 26 - May 1, 2014). ACM, New York, NY, 1435-1458.
ACM UIST '13 doctoral symposium
Jun Kato. In Adjunct proceedings of the 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (New York, NY, USA, October 1 - 3, 2010). ACM, New York, NY, 57-60.
ACM UIST '10 demonstration
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto and Takeo Igarashi. In Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (New York, NY, USA, October 1 - 3, 2010). ACM, New York, NY, 387-388.
ACM UIST '09 poster
Daisuke Sakamoto, Jun Kato, Masahiko Inami and Takeo Igarashi. 22nd Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (Victoria, BC, Canada, October 4 - 7, 2009).
ACM SIGGRAPH '09 demonstration (Best of Emerging Technology Award)
Thomas Seifried, Christian Rendl, Florian Perteneder, Jakob Leitner, Michael Haller, Daisuke Sakamoto, Jun Kato, Masahiko Inami and Stacey Scott. SIGGRAPH 2009 Emerging Technologies (New Orleans, USA, August 3 - 7, 2009).
ACM CHI '09 student reseach competition (1st Place)
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami and Takeo Igarashi. In CHI '09 EA: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, MA, USA, April 4 - 9, 2009). ACM, New York, NY, 3443-3448.
Dept. of Computer Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ibaraki, Japan
Lenovo Research & Technology, Beijing, China
Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
Adobe Research, Seattle, WA, USA
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