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Shoji Tominaga


Mailing Address:

Chiba University,
Graduate School of Science and Engineering,

1-33, Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan

TEL/FAX: +81-43-290-3486

E-mail: shoji.tominaga@chiba-u.jp

            shojitominaga12@gmail.com


Educational History:

B.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1970, 1972, and 1975, respectively.


Professional History:

2017-presentAdjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
2013-presentSpecially Appointed Researcher, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University
2011-2013Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University
2007-2013Professor, Dept. of Information Science, Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University
2006-2007Professor, Dept. of Information and Image Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University
2003-2005Dean, Faculty of Information Science and Arts, and Member of the board of trustees, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Osaka
1995-2006Professor, Dept. of Engineering Informatics, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Osaka
1987-1988Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, Stanford University
1986-1995Professor, Dept. of Precision Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Neyagawa, Osaka
1978-1986Associate Professor, Dept. of Precision Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Neyagawa, Osaka
1976-1978Lecturer, Dept. of Precision Engineering, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Neyagawa, Osaka

Technical Accomplishment

Shoji Tominaga has made several important contributions to color image science and technology. His contributions, spanning more than thirty five years, range from the fundamentals of color imaging to its computer vision applications. He has contributed in particular reflectance analysis, material appearance, color constancy, illuminant estimation, and spectral imaging.


Academic Publications

113 refereed journal papers, 181 refereed conference papers, 11 edited books & Special Issues, 10 book chapters, 34 review papers, and 4 patents.


Major Journal Papers

M. Doi, A. Kimachi, S. Nishi, and S. Tominaga: Estimation of Local Skin Properties from Spectral Images and its Application to Appearance Reproduction, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology , Vol.60, No.5, pp.050404-1 - 050404-11, 2016.

S. Tominaga , K. Kato, K. Hirai, and T. Horiuchi: Spectral Image Analysis of Mutual Illumination between Fluorescent Objects, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 33, No. 8, pp.1476-1487, 2016.

S. Tominaga , K. Hirai, and T. Horiuchi: Estimation of Bispectral Donaldson Matrices of Fluorescent Objects by Using Two Illuminant Projections, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp.1068-1078, 2015.

S. Tominaga , D. Nishioka, and T. Horiuchi: An Integrated Spectral Imaging System for Producing Color Images of Static and Moving Objects, Color Research and Application, Vol.40, No.4, pp.329-340, 2015.

M. Tanaka, T. Horiuchi, and S. Tominaga: Color Naming Experiments Using 2D and 3D Rendered Samples. Color Research and Application, Vol.40, No.3, pp.270-280, 2015

S. Tominaga , T. Horiuchi, S. Nakajima, and M. Yano: Prediction of Incomplete Chromatic Adaptation under Illuminant A from Images Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol.58, No.3, 030403-1_030403-9, 2014

R. Ohtera, S. Nishi, and S. Tominaga: Color Signal Estimation of Surrounding Scenes from Human Corneal Surface Images ( Journal Award). Journal of Imaging Science and Technology , Vol.58, No.2, 020501-1-020501-12, 2014.

S. Tominaga , S. Nakamoto, K. Hirai, and T. Horiuchi: Estimation of Surface Properties for Art Paintings Using a Six-Band Scanner, Journal of the International Colour Association, Vol. 12, pp.9-21, 2014

N. Ikeda, K. Miyashita, R. Hikima, and S. Tominaga: Reflection Measurement and Visual Evaluation of the Luminosity of Skin Coated with Powder Foundation, Color Research and Application, Vol.39, No.1. pp.45-55, 2014

Y. Imai, R. Saito, T. Horiuchi, and S. Tominaga: Color Image Correction of Art Paintings Based on Artists' Color Features and Illuminant Conversion, Journal of Light & Visual Environment, Vol.37, No.2&3, pp.114-122, 2013

R. Ohtsuki, T. Sakamaki, and S.Tominaga: Analysis of Skin Surface Roughness by Visual Assessment and Surface Measurement, Optical Review, Vol.20, No.2, pp.94-101, 2013.

S. Tominaga and T. Horiuchi: Spectral Imaging by Synchronizing Capture and Illumination (Spotlight on Optics), Journal of Optical Society of America A, Vol. 29, No.9, pp.1764-1775, 2012

R. Ohtsuki, S. Tominaga, O. Tanno: Multiple-Reflection Model of Human Skin and Estimation of Pigment Concentrations, Optical Review, Vol.19, No.4, pp.254-263, 2012

A. Ibrahim, S. Tominaga and T. Horiuchi: Invariant Representation for Spectral Reflectance Images and Its Application, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, Vol.2011, 2011.

A. Ibrahim, S. Tominaga and T. Horiuchi: A Spectral Invariant Representation of Spectral Reflectance, Optical Review, Vol.18, No.2, pp.231-236, 2011.

T. Horiuchi, F. Nohara and S. Tominaga: Accurate Reversible Color-to-Gray Mapping Algorithm without Distortion Conditions, Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol.31, No.5, pp.2405-2414, 2010.

T. Horiuchi and S. Tominaga: HDR Image Quality Enhancement Based on Spatially-Variant Retinal Response, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, Vol. 2010, Article ID 438958, 11 pages, 2010.

S. Tominaga , A. Matsuura and T. Horiuchi: Spectral Analysis of Omnidirectional Illumination in a Natural Scene, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol.54, No.4, pp. 040502-1 - 040502-9, 2010.

A. Ibrahim, S. Tominaga and T. Horiuchi: A Spectral Imaging Method for Material Classification and Inspection of Printed Circuit Boards, Optical Engineering,Vol.49, No.5, pp.057201-1 - 057201-10, 2010.

S. Tominaga and Y. Moriuchi: Principal Component Analysis-Based Reflectance Analysis/Synthesis of Cosmetic Foundation, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology,Vol.53, No.6, pp.060403.1-060403.8, 2009.

R. Ohtera, T. Horiuchi and S. Tominaga: Iris Extraction Using Parametric Template Matching for Eyegaze Tracking, Optical Engineering,Vol.48, No.4, pp.047204.1 - 047204.8, 2009.

S. Tominaga and A. Kimachi: Polarization Imaging for Material Classification, Optical Engineering, Vol.47, No.12, pp.123201-1-14, Dec. 2008.

S. Tominaga and N. Tanaka: Spectral Image Acquisition, Analysis, and Rendering for Art Paintings, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp.043022-1-13, 2008.

T. Horiuchi, F. Nohara, and S. Tominaga: Semi-Invariant Reversible Mapping from Color to Gray, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 52, No.4, 040903-040903-9, 2008.

S. Tominaga, T. Fukuda, and A. Kimachi: A High-resolution Imaging System for Omnidirectional Illuminant Estimation, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 52, No.4, 040907-040907-9, 2008.

T. Horiuchi and S. Tominaga: Color Image Coding by Colorization Approach, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, Vol. 2008, Article ID 158273, 9 pages, 2008.

J. Lee, T. Horiuch, and S. Tominaga: Multi-Level Confined Error Diffusion Algorithm for Flat Panel Display, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol.E91-D, No.1, pp.62-69, 2008.

L. Wang, T. Horiuchi, H. Kotera and S. Tominaga: HDR Image Compression and Evaluation based on Local Adaptation Using Retinal Model, Journal of the Society for Information Display (JSID), Vol.15, No.9, pp.731-739, 2007.

A. Kimachi, N. Tanaka, and S. Tominaga: Development and Calibration of a Gonio-Spectral Imaging System for Measuring Surface Reflection, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol.E89-D, No.7, pp.1994-2003, 2006.

S. Tominaga and N. Tanaka: Omnidirectional Scene Illuminant Estimation Using a Mirrored Ball (Feature Article), Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol.50, No.3, pp.217-227, 2006.

M. Doi, N. Tanaka, and S. Tominaga: Spectral Reflectance Estimation of Human Skin and Its Application to Image Rendering, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol.49, No.6, pp.474-482, 2005.

S. Tominaga and N. Tanaka: Refractive Index Estimation and Color Image Rendering, Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol.24, No.11, pp.1703-1713, 2003.

S. Tominaga : Natural Image Database and Its Use for Scene Illuminant Estimation, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp.434-444, 2002.

S. Tominaga and B.A. Wandell: Natural Scene Illuminant Estimation Using the Sensor Correlation, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol.90, No.1, pp.42-56, 2002.

S. Tominaga , S. Ebisui, and B.A. Wandell: Scene illuminant classification -Brighter is Better-, Journal of Optical Society of America A, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 55-64, 2001.

S. Tominaga and N. Tanaka: Estimating Reflection Parameters from a Single Color Image, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol.20, No.5, pp.58-66, 2000.

S. Tominaga : Spectral imaging by a multi-channel camera, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 332-341, 1999.

S. Tominaga : Color Control of Printers by Neural Networks, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 664-671, 1998.

S. Tominaga : Dichromatic Reflection Models for Rendering Object Surfaces, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol.40, No.6, pp.549-555, 1996.

S. Tominaga : Multichannel Vision System for Estimating Surface and Illuminant Functions, Journal of Optical Society of America A, Vol.13, No.11, pp. 2163-2173, 1996.

S. Tominaga : Analysis of Object Color Images Using a Reflection Model, Journal of Image Information and Television Engineers, Vol.50, No.5, pp.577-585, 1996.

S. Tominaga : Surface Reflectance Estimation by the Dichromatic Model, Color Research and Application, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp.104-114, 1996.

S. Tominaga : Dichromatic Reflection Models for a Variety of Materials, Color Research and Application, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp.277 - 285, 1994.

S. Tominaga : Color Notation Conversion by Neural Networks, Color Research and Application, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp.253 - 259, 1993.

S. Tominaga : Color Classification of Natural Color Images, Color Research and Application, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 230-239, 1992.

S. Tominaga : Surface Identification Using the Dichromatic Reflection Model, IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 13, No. 7, pp. 658-670, 1991.

S. Tominaga and B. Wandell: Component Estimation of Surface Spectral Reflectance, Journal of Optical Society of America A, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp.312-317, 1990.

S. Tominaga and B. Wandell: Standard Reflectance Model and Illuminant Estimation, Journal of Optical Society of America A, Vol. 6, No.4, pp. 576-584, 1989.


Book & Special Issue Edited

S. Bianco, A. Tremeau, R. Schettini, and S. Tominaga: Computational Color Imaging, CCIW 2017, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 10213, Springer, 2017

A. Tremeau, R. Schettini, and S. Tominaga: Computational Color Imaging, CCIW 2015, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 9016, Springer, 2015

F. H. Imai, D.C. Linne Von Berg, T. Skauli, S. Tominaga, Z. Zalevsky: Feature Issue on Imaging Systems and Applications, Applied Optics, Vol.53, Issue 13, May 1, 2014

S. Tominaga, R. Schettini, and A. Tremeau: Computational Color Imaging, CCIW 2013, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7786, Springer, 2013.

R. Schettini, S. Tominag, and A. Tremeau: Computational Color Imaging, CCIW 2011, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 6626, Springer, 2011.

R. Eschbach, G.G. Marcu, S. Tominaga, A. Rizzi: Color Imaging XV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 7528, 2010.

A. Tremeau, R. Schettini, and S. Tominaga: Computational Color Imaging, CCIW 2009 Revised Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 5646, Springer, 2009.

R. Eschbach, G.G. Marcu, S. Tominaga: A. Rizzi: Color Imaging XIV: Displaying, Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, SPIE Proceedings, Vol.7241, 2009.

R. Eschbach, G.G. Marcu, and S. Tominaga : Color Imaging XIII: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 6807, 2006

M.R. Rosen, F.H. Imai, and S. Tominaga: Spectral Imaging, SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 6062, 2006

CAJ and S. Tominaga: Color Science Handbook (in Japanese), University of Tokyo Press, 1999


Honors and Awards

2016Fellow of the OSA,"For creative contributions to color image science, including applications that span computer vision, computer graphics and vision science. He is an exceptional researcher who has also served the professional community"
2015IS&T's Charles E. Ives/Journal Award, "Color Signal Estimation of Surrounding Scenes from Human Corneal Surface Images" (also R. Ohtera, S. Nishi)

2010IEEE SSIAI Award,"For technical contributions and service to IEEE Southwest Sym. Image Analysis & Interpretation."
2009Fellow of the SPIE,"For contributions to specific achievements in electronic imaging."
2009Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE),"For contributions to foundations and applications of digital color imaging."
2007Fellow of the IS&T (Society for Imaging Science and Technology,"For contribution to color imaging science, particularly the interaction of light with materials, color constancy, and illuminant estimation."
2005Fellow of the IEEE "For contributions to the analysis of physical phenomena in digital color imaging."
2002Recipient of Suga Weathering Technology Foundation (SWFT) Scientific Technology Award,"For his research on foundations and applications of color image processing."

Professional Society Activities

2016-presentFellow Member, The Optical Society America (OSA)
2015-2016Guest Editor, Special Issue on Spectral Imaging, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology
2015General Chair, International Symposium on Foundations of Visual Information, AIST Tokyo Waterfront Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan
2015General Chair, Multi-Spectral Color Science (MCS) 2015 Tokyo, Ochanomizu, Tokyo, Japan
2013Program Co-Chair, OSA Meetings, Imaging Systems and Applications (IS), Arlington, VA, USA
2012-2013General Chair, Computational Color Imaging Workshop 2013
2012-presentLife Fellow Member, IEEE
2010-2013Executive Committee Member, International Colour Association (AIC).
2009-presentFellow Member, IEICE
2009-presentFellow Member, SPIE
2009-presentEditorial Board, Color Research and Application (Wiley)
2008-presentWorkshop Co-chair, Computational Color Imaging Workshop (CCIW)
2007-2010Conference Co-Chair, Color Imaging Conference, SPIE-IS&T Electronic Imaging
2006Conference Co-Chair, SPIE Spectral Imaging: Eight International Symposium on Multispectral Color Science
2005-2012Associate Editor, Journal of Electronic Imaging
2008Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Color in Image and Video processing," EURASIP Journal on Image and Video processing
2007-presentFellow Member, IS&T (Imaging Science and Technology)
2006-2008President, the Color Science Association of Japan
2005-presentFellow Member, IEEE
2001-2003Selected speaker, the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program in Asia-Pacific Region
1996-2004Program Committee, CIC (Color Imaging Conference)
1996-1997Organizing Committee, the 8th Congress of AIC, Kyoto, Japan
1995-2010Editorial Board, Color Science Handbook (in Japanese)