||He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Yamaguchi University in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and the PhD degree in system engineering from Osaka University in 2001. He was a research associate of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2001- 2003). He was an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan(2003-2010). He was a visiting associate professor at CREA University of Picardie Jules Verns, France, in 2005. He was a visiting researcher at Columbia University in 2007-2008. Since 2010, he has been an associate professor in faculty of information science and electrical engineering at Kyushu University. Computational photography, computer vision are his research areas. He received an ACM VRST2003 Honorable Mention Award in 2003 and IPSJ Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2012.