PhD in Computer Science. Researcher, Media Interaction Group, Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Human Computation, Real-world Programming (Prototyping toolkits and integrated development environments for programming interactive media content)
Funded for a year as a principal investigator of a research project.
Funded for three years as a research fellow.
Funded for half a year as a project leader of an exploratory software project. Developed a software toolkit for prototyping robot applications.
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.
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,
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.
Jun Kato and Takeo Igarashi. VisionSketch: Integrated Support for Example-Centric Programming of Image Processing Applications. In Proceedings of the 2014 Graphics Interface Conference (Montreal, QC, Canada, May 7 - 9, 2014). Canadian Information Processing Society, Toronto, ON, Canada, 115-122.
Jun Kato, Takashi Nakashima, Hideki Takeoka, Kazunori Ogasawara, Kazuma Murao, Toshinari Shimokawa and Masaaki Sugimoto. OpenPool: Community-based Prototyping of Digitally-augmented Billiard Table. 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. It's Alive! Continuous Feedback in UI Programming. 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 (acceptance rate: 20%)
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto and Takeo Igarashi. Picode: Inline Photos Representing Posture Data in Source Code. 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, DejaVu: Integrated Support for Developing Interactive Camera-Based Programs. In Proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (Boston, NY, USA, October 07 - 10, 2012). ACM, New York, NY, 189-196.
ACM DIS'12 (acceptance rate: 20%)
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto and Takeo Igarashi, Phybots: A Toolkit for Prototyping Robotic Things. 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 UIST'10 demonstration
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto and Takeo Igarashi, Surfboard: Keyboard with Microphone as a Low-cost Interactive Surface. In Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (New York, NY, USA, October 01 - 03, 2010). ACM, New York, NY, 387-388.
ACM UIST'09 poster
Daisuke Sakamoto, Jun Kato, Masahiko Inami and Takeo Igarashi, A Toolkit for Easy Development of Mobile Robot Applications with Visual Markers and a Ceiling Camera. 22nd Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (Victoria, BC, Canada, October, 2009).
ACM SIGGRAPH'09 demonstration
Thomas Seifried, Christian Rendl, Florian Perteneder, Jakob Leitner, Michael Haller, Daisuke Sakamoto, Jun Kato, Masahiko Inami and Stacey Scott. CRISTAL: Control of Remotely Interfaced Systems Using Touch-Based Actions in Living Spaces. SIGGRAPH 2009 Emerging Technologies (New Orleans, USA, August 03 - 07, 2009).
ACM CHI'09 student reseach competition
Jun Kato, Daisuke Sakamoto, Masahiko Inami and Takeo Igarashi. Multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots. In CHI '09 EA: Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Boston, MA, USA, April 04 - 09, 2009). ACM, New York, NY, 3443-3448.
For the collaborative project OpenPool for which I worked as one of the main programmers.
Presented Visionsketch, the live programming environment for image processing.
Presented Picode, the text-based development environment integrated with inline photos.
Presented a web service for sharing tasks between humans and robots. Rakuten, Inc. is a famous Japan-based company of internet services.
Presented the multi-touch interface for controlling home appliances described in Publications.
Presented the multi-touch interface for controlling multiple mobile robots described in Publications.
Dept. of Computer Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan