Teaching Staff (Communication Design)

Title Professor
Research Fields Information Science
Bio After working for Microsoft Product Development Limited, etc., Professor Iigura completed a Ph.D in Information Science at the University of Shizuoka. He specializes in computer graphics and image processing, and also holds a Master of Engineering degree. After working as a lecturer and associate professor at Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology, he joined the faculty of Akita University of Art as a professor in 2017.
Recent Activities <Selected awards / prizes>

2016 Researcher Award (with SAJI Hitoshi). The Remote Sensing Society of Japan
Prizewinner, Creator’s Garage ‘97
Prizewinner, DEP Passport Awards. Sony Music Entertainment


<Selected publications / presentations>

STEAM・Maker kyoiku no tameno keizokutekina gakushukankyo ni tuiteno ichikosatsu.[Discussion about sustainable learning environment for STEAM・Maker Education.], Eijogakugiho, Vol.46, No.10, AIT2022-89, pp.197-200

Special lecture(online), Processing narabini Processing ni yoru sakuhin no hanashi.[About Processing and Processing art works.], Learn Languages 2022
Tiny code ni yoru generative art.[Generative art made by tiny code], Akita ICT fair 2020, Akita
Special lecture (online), Noite de Processing (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Introduce to art-informatics that analyzes the art field by information technology (With MIYAMOTO Kazuyuki, HIJIKATA Dai). ITE Technical Report, Vol. 44(10), pp.89-92. The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers
Forth-kei gengo no kan’i saiteki-ka shuho no ichikosatsu: Kyokushohensu to VM-nai VM wo mochiite [An inquiry on simple optimization methods for Forth languages: Utilizing local variables and nested virtualization]. 2019 Tohoku-Section Joint Convention of Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, Japan. Akita University
Abolition of scanner APIs for Words and extension of immediate execution attribute and etc. in Forth languages. 121st IPSJ Special Interest Group on Programming. Information Processing Society of Japan, Tokyo
Fotoriarisutikku Rendara wo Mochiita Kaigacho Rendaringu [Painterly rendering with photorealistic renderers]. Technical Report of the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers, Vol.40 (11) pp.61-64
GPS to Kusatsu Gazo ni yoru Chokan Gazo no Rejisutoreshon [Oblique aerial image registration from a movie and GPS data] (with SAJI Hitoshi). Journal of The Remote Sensing Society of Japan, Vol.35(3) pp.155-172
Registration of aerial images using pseudo-orthogonal space (with SAJI Hitoshi). 2014 ITS World Congress, Detroit, USA
Courses Taught Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Communication Design Lecture B
Communication Design Seminar B 1, 2, 3
Graduation Project (Communication Design)

(Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts)

Transdisciplinary Arts Theory
Applied Transdisciplinary Arts Theory B
Transdisciplinary Arts Seminar
Transdisciplinary Arts Practicum A, B
Guided Research I, II (Master’s Program)
Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Expression I, II
Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Theory I, II
Production Skills Studies I, II, III
Guided Research I, II, III (Doctoral Program)


Example Works
パーティクルマッピング マイクロポイントベーストシャドウ Clean plate(movie) generation by Inverse Image Mosaic
Particle mapping (The 13th NICOGRAPH / MULTIMEDIA Thesis Contest collection; 1997)
MicroPoint-based shadow (NICOGRAPH; 2012 Autumn) Clean plate (movie) generation by Inverse Image Mosaic

Further details (in Japanese) can be found at the following link: IIGURA Koji (Japanese page)