Dr. Shigeo Morishima was born in 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.

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 and the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Japan(IEICE-J). He is a trustee of Japanese Academy of Facial Studies and the Institute of image Information and Television Engineers. He is a vice president of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan.

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.

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. He is now a temporary lecturer of Niigata University, Japan. Also he is a visiting researcher of ATR Spoken Language Communication Laboratory from 2001 to 2010. He is a leader of Digital Animation Laboratories from 2004 and Security and Safety Laboratories.