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Waseda University
Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
Job title
Doctor of Engineering(Hokkaido University)
Research funding number


Hiroshi Watanabe received his B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Hokkaido University, Japan, in 1980, 1982 and 1985, respectively.
He joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in 1985, and was engaged in the research and development of image and video coding system at NTT Human Interface Labs. and NTT Cyber Space Labs. until 2000. He has been involved with the development of JPEG, MPEG standards under JTC 1/SC 29. In 2000, He moved to Waseda University as a Professor at the Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies. He is currently a professor at the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, School of Fundamental Science and Engineering. He served as an ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Chairman from November 1999 to 2006. He was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions of Circuits and Systems for Video Technology as well as Communications. His research interests include image and video processing, video coding, and multimedia distribution. He is a member of a steering committee of PCSJ. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, ITE and IIEEJ.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1985
Mar 1987
Researcher, Dept. of Visual Communication, NTT Yokosuka Electrical Communication
Apr 1987
Mar 1989
Research Engineer, Dept. of Visual Communication, NTT Human Interface Laboratories
Apr 1987
Mar 1989
Senior Research Engineer, NTT Human Interface Laboratories
Jun 1990
May 1991
Visiting Researcher, Bell Communications Research
Mar 1991
Mar 1994
Distinguished Senior Research Engineer, NTT Human Interface Laboratories, Senior


Apr 1976
Mar 1980
Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Apr 1980
Mar 1985
Electronic Engineering, Graduate School, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University

Published Papers

Land Cover Classification and Change Detection Analysis of Multispectral Satellite Images Using Machine Learning
SPIE Remote Sensing 2019, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XXV   11155-56    Sep 2019
Improvement of Feature Representation in Clustering of Manga Character Faces
H. Yanagisawa, K. Kyogoku, R. Jain, H. Watanabe
FIT2019   H-029    Sep 2019
Analyzing Hand Action Recognition using Spatial Temporal Graph Convolutional Networks (ST-GCN)
ITE Annual Conference   11B-3    Aug 2019
Deep Learning Based Speaker Recognition System
ITE Annual Conference   13B-1    Aug 2019
A Study on Sport Scene Matching
R. Osawa, T. Ishikawa, H. Watanabe
ITE Annual Conference   31C-3    Aug 2019

Books etc

そこが知りたい最新技術 オーディオ・ビデオ圧縮入門
(株)インプレスR   Apr 2007   
(株)インプレス   Oct 2004   ISBN:4-8443-2027-0
日経BP社   1996   
Fundamentals of Digital Image Compression

Research Grants & Projects

Research on Automatic Digest Creation for Large Scale Comic Database
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020
Research on Automatic Digest Generation for Comic Retrieval
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
It is important to extract metadata contained in comics for realizing automatic digest generation system. The most important metadata is comic characters. In this research, we focused on the improvement of comic character extraction. Through exper...
Object-based Video Coding
Project Year: 2000 - 2001
Animation Image Coding
Project Year: 2000   


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