as of June 10th, 2024


Affiliation Professor, Department of Information and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology/Chief Professor, 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. He had been a visiting professor of computer science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA during 1994―1995 and has been an adjunct professor of computer science at Hangzhou Dianzi University, China since 2020. Prof. Fujishiro has more than 40 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 multi-modal ambient media underpinned by perceptive/cognitive psychology. He authored 372 original papers and 104 survey articles 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 68 awards, including the Most Cited Paper Award for the Journal Graphical Models 2004―2006 from Elsevier Science, the 16th CG Japan Award from the Society for Art and Science (SAS), and the 6th  Hagura Prize from the State of the Art Technologies Expression Association. He has served as an associate editor for several international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (1999―2003, 2018―2022), Elsevier Computers and Graphics (2003―2013), Elsevier Journal of Visual Informatics (2016―), Elsevier Journal of Computers & Education: X Reality (2022―), and Springer The Visual Computer (2023―). He guest-edited 13 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 (currently serving as the chair and liaison in the VGTC Executive Committee). He chaired 39 international conferences, including IEEE PacificVis 2008/2014/2024 (Kyoto/Yokohama/Tokyo), 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 acted as 209 executive/organizing/program committees for international conferences. He was the President of the Visualization Society of Japan (2021―2022), the President of Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan (IIEEJ, 2016―2017), and a Vice President for SAS (2005―2007). Prof. Fujishiro is presently appointed as an associate member of Science Council of Japan, a Board Director for International Information Science Foundation, and a Trustee for SAS and CG-ARTS. He is a fellow of the Japan Federation of Engineering Societies, a fellow and a representative member of 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, ITE, JACM, and SATEA. He is a 2021 inductee into IEEE Visualization Academy.

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Academic and Professional Career




April 2020 ―PresentAdjunct Professor, School of Computer Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
January 2015Honorary 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 1988Doctor 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 1985Master of Engineering in information sciences and electronics, University of Tukuba
March 1983Bachelor of Engineering in informatics, University of Tukuba





Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Akinori Ishitobi, Masanori Nakayama, Issei Fujishiro: “Visual simulation of crack and bend
    generation in deteriorated films coated on metal objects: Combination of static fracture and
    position-based deformation,” The Visual Computer, Vol. 39, No. 8, pp. 3403–3415, August 2023 [doi: 10.1007/s00371-023-03029-z]. ≪RM≫
  2. Ruizhe Li, Ryo Oji, Issei Fujishiro: “Controllable automatic generation of non-player characters
    in 3D anime style,” Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. e2047:1–
    e2047:16, March/April 2023 [doi: 10.1002/cav.2047]. ≪CA
  3. Masaru OhkawaraIssei Fujishiro: “Illumination-aware group portrait compositor,” The Visual
    Computer (Special Issue on Cyberworlds 2021), Vol. 38, No. 12, pp. 4009–4018, December 2022
    [doi: 10.1007/s00371-022-02508-z]. ≪GP
  4. 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, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 1917-1929, April 2022 [doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3025090]. ≪AV≫
  5. Zhenyang Zhu, Masahiro Toyoura, Kentaro Go, Kenji Kashiwagi, Issei Fujishiro, Tien-Tsin
    Wong, Xiaoyang Mao: “Personalized image recoloring for color vision deficiency compensation,”
    IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 24, pp. 1721–1734, 2022 [doi: 10.1109/TMM.2021.3070108]. ≪SAM≫
  6. Baoqing Wang, Yume Asayama, Malik Olivier Boussejra, Hideki Shojo, Noboru Adachi, Issei Fujishiro: “FORSETI: A visual analysis environment for authoring autopsy reports in extended legal
    medicine mark-up language,” invited by The Visual Computer (Special commemorative issue
    for Prof. Tosiyasu L. Kunii), Vol. 37, No. 12, pp. 2951–2963, December 2021 [doi: 10.1007/s00371-021-02201-7]. ≪AV≫
  7. 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≫
  8. 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≫
  9. 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 the 19th IIEEJ Best Paper Award) ≪RM≫
  10. 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,” Visual Informatics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1―8, March 2019 [doi: 10.1016/j.visinf.2019.03.001]. ≪AV≫
  11. 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 a 17th JSAS Best paper Award) ≪RM≫
  12. Keita Tokunaga, Genki Nagasawa, Issei Fujishiro: “Cyclopean eye: Pinpointing anamorphosis for naked-eye 3D imaging with orthogonally arranged multiple display monitors,” The Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 550―557, October 2021 (in Japanese). (Received a 2020-2021 IIEEJ Best Paper Award in VC, Tokunaga received the Nishita Award as well, and received the 6th Hagura Prize) ≪SAM≫
  13. 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≫
  14. 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 the 2015-2016 IIEEJ Best Paper Award―First prize in VC, Takeshima received the Nishita Award as well) ≪AV≫
  15. 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≫
  16. 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 the 2009 SAS International CG Best Paper Award) ≪AV≫

International Conference Proceedings Papers

  1. Issei Fujishiro, Naoko Sawada, Makoto Uemura: “Clustering, universalities, and evolutionary
    schema design,” in Proceedings of the Workshops of the EDBT/ICDT 2023 Joint Conference,
    CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 3379, 6th International Workshop on Big Data Visual Exploration
    and Analytics(BigVis 2023), Ioannina, Greece (Hybrid), March 28, 2023.
  2. 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) ≪AV≫
  3. 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 the Best Paper Award (First Prize)) ≪RM≫
  4. Issei Fujishiro, Naoki Haga, Masanori Nakayama: “SeeGroove: Supporting groove learning through visualization,” in Proceedings of Cyberworlds 2015, pp. 189-192, Visby, Gotland, Sweden, October 2015 [10.1109/CW.2015.65]. (Received the Best Paper Award (First Prize)) ≪CA≫

Keynote/Invited Talks

  1. Issei Fujishiro: “Making effective queries on time-varying multi-dimensional dataset,” CSIG-VIS International Lecture Series 5, November 18, 2021. ≪AV≫
  2. Issei Fujishiro: “The Cyclopean eye: Pinpointed anamorphosis for personal stereoscopic views,” keynote 2 for Cyberworlds 2021, Cean, France (hybrid), September 29, 2021. ≪SAM≫
  3. 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. ≪AV≫
  4. Issei Fujishiro: “The role of provenance management in visual analytics,” a keynote for PacificVAST 2019, Bangkok, April 23, 2019. ≪AV≫
  5. 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. ≪AV≫


  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 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 2020, 284 pages (in Japanese) (ISBN 978-4-903474-57-1).


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