Professor Hiroshi Kano

Area and Subject Taught Image Processing and Graphics
Research Theme(s) Digital Image Processing, Image Media Based on Internet
Academic Degrees Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University
Keywords for Research Field Image Processing, Graphics, Computer Vision,
Three Dimensional Measurement.
Office Phone Number 81-75-705-3259
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Research Overview

Image processing techniques compute a various information from images taken by a camera. Basic theories such as 3D reconstruction algorithms and image recognition methods have been developed in this field. My laboratory is conducting researches that apply the basic computer vision theories to digital cameras and new image media based on the Internet. A result is an electronic image stabilization technique used in a digital camera. The technique computes the amount of hand blur incurred in the blurred image, and restores the image based on an image reconstruction method. The present digital technology enables to apply the advanced and heavy image processing to consumer products such as the digital camera. I am interested in not only processing the obtained images, but also creating a totally new camera system in which the functions of image capturing and image processing are combined more closely

Notable Publications and Works in the Last Three Years

  1. Hiroshi Kano, “Amazing Technology: Camera for Capturing the Light Space”, Newton, August Issue 2015, pp.142-145, Newton Press, 2015.
  2. Hiroshi Kano, Rui Nakajima, “A Study on a Cutting Edge Technology … Refocusing after Shooting”, Interface, June Issue 2015, pp.156-165, CQ Publishing Co., Ltd., 2015.
  3. Hiroshi Kano, “Operating Principle of a Light Field Camera LYTRO”, 2015 JSPE Spring Symposium on Light Field Imaging, 2015.
  4. Yuki Kakiuchi and Hiroshi Kano, “A study on CT image reconstruction using compressive sensing under constrained X-ray projections”, 77th national convention of IPSJ, 1S-05, 2015.
  5. Hiroshi Kano, “Non-contact 3D image measurement technology and Light Field Camera - Their Relationship to Ranging and AF in Camera -,” Journal of the IIEEJ, Vol.43, No.4, pp.612-616, 2014.