Dr. Shigeo Morishima was born in Wakayama, Japan on August 20, 1959. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1982, 1984, and 1987, respectively. From 1987 to 2001, he was an associate professor and from 2001 to 2004, a professor of Seikei University, Tokyo. Currently, he is a professor of School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University.
Dr. Morishima was having a sabbatical staying at Visual Modeling Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto from 1994 to 1995 as a visiting professor. From 1999 to 2014, he was a temporary lecturer of Meiji University. From 1999 to 2010, he was an invited researcher of Advanced Telecommunication Research Laboratories from 2010 to 2014, an invited researcher of National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies. Currently, he is also a guest lecturer of Niigata University. He is engaging on a research project to produce a safe and secure society and innovative content and visual processing technology in Waseda Science and Engineering Research Institute.
His research interests include Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Multimodal Signal Processing and Human Computer Interaction. Dr. Morishima is a member of the IEEE, ACM SIGGRAPH, Senior member of Information Processing Society of Japan(IPSJ) and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Japan(IEICE-J). He is a trustee of Japanese Academy of Facial Studies. He is a fellow of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan. He was a former general chair of ACM VRST 2018 and got a Recognition of Service Award from ACM. He engaged in SIGGRAPH ASIA 2018 as VR/AR adviser.
He received the IEICE-J achievement award in May, 1992 and the Interaction 2001 best paper award from the Information Processing Society of Japan in Feb. 2001. He also received the Telecom System Technology Award from the Telecommunication Advancement Foundation in 2010. He has received a best paper award of Interaction 2019 from IPSJ.