Teaching Staff (Communication Design / Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts)

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 Hitoshi Saji). The Remote Sensing Society of Japan
Prizewinner, Creator’s Garage ‘97
Prizewinner, DEP Passport Awards. Sony Music Entertainment


<Selected bibliography>

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 Hitoshi Saji). Journal of The Remote Sensing Society of Japan, Vol.35(3) pp.155-172
Registration of aerial images using pseudo-orthogonal space (with Hitoshi Saji). 2014 ITS World Congress, Detroit, USA
Courses Taught Contemporary Art Theory 1, 2
Contemporary Art Seminar (Communication Design)
Communication Design Lecture B
Communication Design Seminar B 1, 2, 3

(Graduate School of Transdisciplinary Arts)

Transdisciplinary Arts Theory
Applied Transdisciplinary Arts Theory B
Transdisciplinary Arts Seminar
Transdisciplinary Arts Practicum II
Guided Research I, II (Master’s Program)
Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Expression I, II
Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Theory I, II
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: Koji Iigura (Japanese page)