as of May 1st, 2021

Affiliation Professor, Department of Information and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology/Center for Information and Computer Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology
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Issei Fujishiro was born in Tokyo in 1960. He received his Master of Engineering from University of Tsukuba in 1985 and his Doctor of Science from the University of Tokyo in 1988. Before joining Keio University in 2009, he had held a faculty position at the University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, Ochanomizu University, and Tohoku University. In 2015, he was elected as an honorary alumnus of Keio University. Prof. Fujishiro has more than 36 years’ carrier in the field of visual computing, with a particular focus on modeling paradigms and shape representations, applied visualization design and lifecycle management, and smart ambient media with multi-modal displays. He authored 315 original papers and 90 survey papers, and holds 3 patents. He also edited and/or authored 41 books, including standard Japanese textbooks on computer graphics, entitled Computer Graphics (new edition, CG-ARTS, 2015) and Visual Information Processing (new edition, CG-ARTS, 2017). He received 49 awards, including the Most Cited Paper Award for the Journal Graphical Models 2004―2006 from Elsevier Science and the 16th CG Japan Award from the Society for Art and Science (SAS).He has served as an associate editor for several international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (1999―2003, 2018―), Elsevier Computers and Graphics (2003―2013), and Elsevier Journal of Visual Informatics (2016―).He guest-edited 12 special issues of international/domestic journals, including IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (Vol. 35, No. 6, 2015; Vol. 28, No. 5, 2008). He has served on the steering committee for IEEE SciVis and IEEE PacificVis. He chaired 35 international conferences, including IEEE PacificVis 2008/2014 (Kyoto/Yokohama), Cyberworlds 2013/2019 (Yokohama/Kyoto), ACM VRACAI 2014/2015 (Shenzhen/Kobe), TopoInVis 2017 (Tokyo), CG International 2017 (Yokohama), PacificVAST 2018 (Kobe), and IEEE VIS 2018/2019 (SciVis) (Berlin/Vancouver). He has served as executive/organizing/program committees for 173 international conferences. He had served as the President of Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan (IIEEJ, 2016―2017) and a Vice President for SAS (2005―2007), and presently serves as a Vice President for the Visualization Society of Japan (2019―2021). Prof. Fujishiro is currently a member of Science Council of Japan, a Board Director for International Information Science Foundation, and a Trustee for CG-ARTS. He is a fellow of the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies and Information Processing Society of Japan, an honorary member and a fellow of IIEEJ, a senior member of IEEE (Computer Society/VGTC) and ACM (SIGGRAPH), and a member of Eurographics, CGS, IEICE, VRSJ, and ITE.

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Academic and Professional Career

April 2020 ―PresentAdjunct Professor, School of Computer Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
January 2015 Honorary Alumni, Keio University
April 2004―PresentDepartment of Information and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
April 2005―March 2009Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University
October 2004―March 2009Professor, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University
August 1998― September 2004Professor, Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Science, Ochanomizu University
February 1994―January 1995Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
April 1991―July 1998Associate Professor, Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Science, Ochanomizu University
February 1989―March 1991Assistant Professor, Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics, University of Tsukuba
October 1988 Doctor of Science in information sciences, the University of Tokyo
April 1988―February 1889Research Associate, Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics, University of Tsukuba
April 1985―March 1988Research Associate, Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo
March 1985 Master of Engineering in information sciences and electronics, University of Tukuba
March 1983Bachelor of Engineering in informatics, University of Tukuba

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Issei Fujishiro, Anri Kobayashi: “Invited paper: Ambient Music co-Player: Generating affective video in response to impromptu music performance,” ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications (MTA), Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 2―12, January 2021 [doi: 10.3169/mta.9.2]. ≪SAM≫≪CA≫
  2. Naoko Sawada, Makoto Uemura, Johanna Beyer, Hanspeter Pfister, Issei Fujishiro: “Time-TubesX: A query-driven visual exploration of observable, photometric, and polarimetric behaviors of blazars,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, online ahead of print on September 18, 2020 [doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3025090]. ≪VA2
  3. Akinori Ishitobi, Masanori Nakayama, Issei Fujishiro: “Visual simulation of weathering coated metallic objects,” The Visual Computer, Vol. 36, No. 10–12, pp. 2383–2393, September 30, 2020 [doi: 10.1007/s00371-020-01947-w]. ≪RM≫
  4. Xi Zhao, Issei Fujishiro, Kentaro Go, Masahiro Toyoura, Kenji Kashiwagi, Xiaoyang Mao: “Enhancing visual performance of hemianopia patients with overview window,” Computers & Graphics, Vol. 89, pp. 59―67, June 2020 [doi: 10.1016/j.cag.2020.04.001]. ≪SAM≫
  5. Masato Nakada, Issei Fujishiro: “FIST: A fast and implicit human hand model with semi-anatomical structures,” the Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 506―515, October 2019 (in Japanese). (Received 19th IIEEJ Best Paper Award) ≪RM≫
  6. Malik Olivier Boussejra, Rikuo Uchiki, Shunya Takekawa, Kazuya Matsubayashi, Yuriko Takeshima, Makoto Uemura, Issei Fujishiro: “aflak: Visual programming environment enabling end-to-end provenance management for the analysis of astronomical datasets,” Journal of Visual Informatics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1―8, March 2019 [doi: 10.1016/j.visinf.2019.03.001]. ≪VA2
  7. Yasunari Ikeda, Yutaro Togo, Issei Fujishiro: “A framework for generating cloth and fabric objects using yarn with microfiber details,” the Journal of  the Society for Art and Science, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 126―138, December 2018 (in Japanese). (Received 17th JSAS Best paper Award) ≪RM≫
  8. Takeru Isaka, Issei Fujishiro: “Naked-eye 3D imaging through optical illusion using L-shaped display surfaces,” The Journal of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, Vol. 70, No. 6, pp. J143―J146, May 2016 (in Japanese). (Republished as a research highlight (No. 12), Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. J108―J112, January 2019) ≪SAM≫
  9. Tetsuya Takahashi, Yoshinori Dobashi, Issei Fujishiro, Tomoyuki Nishita, Ming C. Lin: “Implicit formulation for SPH-based viscous fluids,” Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.  34, No. 2, pp. 493―502, May 2015 [doi: 10.1111/cgf.12578. ≪RM≫
  10. Yuriko Takeshima, Issei Fujishiro, Shigeo Takahashi, Toshiyuki Hayase: “Topologically-based visual data mining for 2D unsteady flow fields,” the Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 357―366, July 2014 (in Japanese). (Received 2015-2016 IIEEJ Best Paper Award―First prize in VC, Takeshima received Nishita Award as well) ≪AV≫
  11. Ayaka Nakatani, Issei Fujishiro, Hiroyo Ishikawa, Hideo Saito: “Resource-aware rendering for laser plasma scanning 3D display devices using surface descriptors,” Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 419―428, December 2012 (in Japanese). ≪GP≫
  12. Shigeo Takahashi, Issei Fujishiro, Masato Okada: “Applying manifold learning to plotting approximate contour trees,” IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol.15, No. 6, pp. 1185―1192, November/December 2009 [doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2009.119]. (Received 2009 SAS International CG Best Paper Award) ≪AV≫

International Conference Proceedings Papers

  1. Issei Fujishiro, Naoko Sawada, Masanori Nakayama, Hsiang-Yun Wu, Kazuho Watanabe, Shigeo Takahashi, Makoto Uemura: “TimeTubes: Visual exploration of observed blazar datasets,” in Journal of Physics: Conference Series: Proceedings of International Meeting on High-Dimensional Data-Driven Science (HD3-2017), Vol. 1036, No. 1, pp. 012011:1012011:13, June 2018 [doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/1036/1/012011]. (Two images excerpted as cover image for the printed issue) ≪VA2
  2. Kazuhide Ueda, Issei Fujishiro: “Adsorptive SPH for directable bleeding simulation,” in Proceedings of ACM VRCAI2015, pp. 916, Kobe, October 2015 [doi: 10.1145/2817675.2817684]. (Received Best Paper Award (First Prize)) ≪RM≫
  3. Issei Fujishiro, Naoki Haga, Masanori Nakayama: “SeeGroove: Supporting groove learning through visualization,” , pp. 189-192, Visby, Gotland, Sweden, October 2015 [10.1109/CW.2015.65]. (Received Best Paper Award (First Prize)) ≪CA≫

Keynote Talks

  1. Issei Fujishiro: “Seeing the Lost: Three case studies from astrophysical visualization,” opening keynote talk for the Second Leipzig Symposium on Visualization in Applications (LEVIA19), Leipzig, November 14, 2019.
  2. Issei Fujishiro: “The role of provenance management in visual analytics,” a keynote for PacificVAST 2019, Bangkok, April 23, 2019.
  3. Issei Fujishiro: “Visual analysis tools for facilitating sparse modeling,” joint keynote for ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Symposium on Visualization and Symposium on Education, Bangkok, November 28, 2017.


  1. Hamish Carr, Issei Fujishiro, Filip Sadlo, Shigeo Takahashi (eds.): Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization V: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, Springer International Publishing, December 2020, 270 pages (ISBN 978-3-030-43035-1, eBook ISBN 978-3-030-43036) [doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-43036-8].
  2. Issei Fujishiro (EIC): Computer Graphics, New Edition (ver. 1-5), CG-ART Society,  January 27, 2021, 444 pages (in Japanese) (ISBN 978-4-903474-49-6).
  3. Issei Fujishiro, Masatoshi Okutomi (EICs): Visual Information Processing, New Edition (ver. 1-3), CG-ART Society,  July 30, 2020, 284 pages (in Japanese) (ISBN 978-4-903474-57-1).

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