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JUN NISHIDA

Ph.D. in Human Informatics

[Currently] Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Chicago & Research Fellow at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS PDRA) / [Previously] JSPS Research Fellow (DC1), Project Researcher at Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, SCOPE Innovation Program & PhD Fellow at Microsoft Research Asia / Graduated from Empowerment Informatics Program, University of Tsukuba, Japan

I’m a postdoctoral fellow at University of Chicago. I have received my PhD in Human Informatics at University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2019. I am interested in designing experiences in which all people can maximize and share their physical and cognitive capabilities to support each other. I explore the possibility of this interaction in the field of rehabilitation, education, and design. To this end, I design wearable cybernic interfaces which share one’s embodied and social perspectives among people by means of electrical muscle stimulation, exoskeletons, virtual/augmented reality systems. Received more than 40 awards including Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Award, national grants, and three University Presidential Awards. Review service at ACM SIGCHI, SIGGRAPH, UIST, TEI, IEEE VR, HRI.

Biography

2019.04 Postdoctoral Fellow (JSPS) at University of Chicago (Assistant Professor Pedro Lopes)

2019.01-03 Research Assistant at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

2017.11 Project Researcher at Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, SCOPE Innovation Program

2016.11 PhD Fellow at Microsoft Research Asia

2016.04 Research Fellow at Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC1)

2014.04 Enrolled in 5-year Doctoral Course of University of Tsukuba, Japan / Center for Cybernics Research (Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai) & Artificial Intelligence Lab (Prof. Kenji Suzuki)

2014.03 Graduated from College of Engineering Systems of University of Tsukuba, Japan | Bachelor in Engineering

2010.04 Enrolled in College of Engineering Systems of University of Tsukuba, Japan

Grants

2019-2021 Research grant from Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2017-2018 Research grant from Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, SCOPE Innovation Program

2016 Research grant from Microsoft Research Asia

2016 – 2019 Research grant from Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2014 Research representative of University of Tsukuba Project Research

2014 – 2016 Full academic scholarship | MEXT/JSPS Leading Graduate School Program

2010 – 2012 Research representative of University of Tsukuba Education Program for the Science/Math Oriented Students

2010 – 2014 Full academic scholarship from Agilent Technologies, Inc.

2007 – 2010 MEXT Super Science High school Program

Awards

Best Journal Award, Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Sept 2019, *4

Nominated PhD Thesis Award, Information Processing Society of Japan (Ubiquitous Computing Group), Aug 2019, *1

Laval Virtual Grand Prize, ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Emerging Technologies, Aug 2019, *6

Best Paper Honourable Mention Award, ACM SIGCHI 2019, Mar 2019, *4

Fellowship for Overseas Research Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Oct 2018, *1

Innovative Technologies 2018, Digital Content Association of Japan, Aug 2018, *1

Forbes Japan 30 Under 30, Forbes Japan, Aug 2018, *1

Research Grant Award, Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, SCOPE Innovation Program, Oct 2017, *1

University President’s Award, May 2017, *1

Best Award, Hardware Startup Competition GUGEN2016, Dec 2016,  *1

Honorable Mention Award, ACM UIST 2016 Student Innovation Contest, Oct 2016,  *1

Fellowship Award, Microsoft Research Asia PhD Fellowship Program 2016, Oct 2016, *1

KIDS DESIGN AWARD, Japan KIDS DESIGN AWARD 2016, July 2016, * 2

Excellent Award, Art & Technology Tohoku 2016, July 2016, *3

Best Award, Microsoft Innovation Award, April 2016, *1

Japan Airlines Entrepreneur Award, Microsoft Innovation Award, April 2016, *1

Honorable Mention for Best Research Demo, IEEE Virtual Reality 2016, March 2016, *1

Laval Virtual Award: Environment & Health, 18th International Conference and Exhibition of Virtual Technologies and Uses, March 2016, *1

Interactive Presentation Award, Information Processing Society of Japan Interaction, March 2016, *1

Special Award, Japan KIDS DESIGN AWARD 2015, August 2015, *4

KIDS DESIGN AWARD, Japan KIDS DESIGN AWARD 2015, July 2015, *4

University President’s Award, May 2015, *4

Best Category Award (World Citizenship), Microsoft Imagine Cup Japan 2015, April 2015, *4

Laval Virtual Award: Learning, Science and Humanities, 17th International Conference and Exhibition of Virtual Technologies and Uses, March 2015, *4

1st Award, International Virtual Reality Contest 2014, October 2014, *4

Christie Digital Systems Award, International Virtual Reality Contest 2014, October 2014, *4

Laval Virtual Award, International Virtual Reality Contest 2014, October 2014, *4

2nd Place, 2nd Leading University Student Meeting Presentation Contest, June 2014, *1

Gold Award, Japan Research Festa 2012, August 2012, *1

Best Category Award (Informatics), Japan Science Inter-college 2012, February 2012, *1

TOSHIBA Award, Japan Science Inter-college 2012, February 2012, *1

University President’s Award, October 2010, *1

2nd Place, Tsukuba Robot Contest 2010, September 2010, *1

Awarded by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, July 2010, *1

Best Programmer Award, Millennium Youth Camp in Finland 2010, June 2010, *1

Second Award of American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 2010, May 2010, *1

Third Award of Engineering/Bioengineering and Materials, Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 2010, May 2010, *1

Agilent Technologies Scholarship Award, Intel International Science & Engineering Fair 2010, May 2010, *1

Awarded by the Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Japan Science & Engineering Challenge 2009, December 2009, *1

Agilent Technologies Special Award, Japan Science & Engineering Challenge 2008, December 2008, *1

Japan Science and Technology Agency Award, Japan Science & Engineering Challenge 2008, December 2008, *1

Awarded by the Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Japan Student Science Award 2007, December 2007, *5

JFE Steel Award, Japan Science & Engineering Challenge 2007, December 2007, *5

Awarded by the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, All Japan Super Science High school Conference 2007, August 2007, *5

1st Award, Japan Physics Society for High School Students 2007, March 2007, *5

*1 Jun Nishida

*2 Kenji Suzuki, Keisuke Kawahara, Jun Nishida, Taku Hachisu

*3 Jun Nishida, Wataru Nishimura

*4 Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato

*5  Kento Nakajima, Shintaro Okada, Jun Nishida, Kotaro Higuchi, Shunya Maezawa

Jun Nishida, Shunichi Kasahara, and Pedro Lopes. 2019. Preemptive Reaction: Accelerating Human Reaction using Electrical Muscle Stimulation Without Compromising Agency. ACM SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies, 2019 (pdf)

Jun Nishida, Keisuke Yagi, Modar Hassan and Kenji Suzuki. 2019. Wearable Kinesthetic I/O Device for Sharing Wrist Joint Stiffness. IEEE EMBC 2019 Full Papers

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki. 2019. HYPERSPECTIVE: Shaping Experiences into Perspectives. IEEE VR 2019 Workshop (PDF)

Jun Nishida, Soichiro Matsuda, Mika Oki, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki. 2019. Egocentric Small-person Experience by Changing a Visual Perspective. ACM SIGCHI 2019 Papers & Interactivity (PDF) (Honorable Mention Award)

Shunichi Kasahara, Jun Nishida, and Pedro Lopes. 2019. Preemptive Action: Accelerating Human Reaction using Electrical Muscle Stimulation Without Compromising Agency. ACM SIGCHI 2019 Papers (PDF)

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, “Wearable Kinesthetic I/O Device for Sharing Muscle Compliance”, ACM UIST Poster, Germany, Oct. 14-17, 2018 (PDF)

Jun Nishida, Soichiro Matsuda, Mika Oki, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, “Perceptual and Kinetic Characteristics by Egocentric Child Experience”, Transaction on Virtual Reality of Japan, Vol.23(3), Sept, 2018 (In Japanese) (PDF)

Jun Nishida*, Shunichi Kasahara*, and Kenji Suzuki. 2017. Wired Muscle: Generating Faster Kinesthetic Reaction by Inter-personally Connecting Muscles. SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies, 2017 (PDF)

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, “bioSync: A Paired Wearable Device for Blending Kinesthetic Experience”, ACM SIGCHI Papers & Interactivity, USA, May. 6-11, 2017  (PDF)

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, “bioSync: Wearable Kinesthetic I/O Device for Blending Kinesthetic Experience”, Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan, Vol.22, No.1, 2017 (In Japanese) (PDF)

Robb Mitchell, Jun Nishida, Enrique Encinas and Shunichi Kasahara, “We-Coupling! Designing New Forms of Embodied Interpersonal Connection”, ACM TEI Studio, 2017  (PDF)

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, “Wearable Devices for Augmenting Embodied and Social Experience”, ACM SIGCHI Symposia, USA, May. 7-12, 2016

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, “bioSync: Synchronous Kinesthetic Experience among People”, ACM SIGCHI Interactivity, USA, May. 7-12, 2016 (PDF)

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, “bioSync: Wearable Haptic I/O Device for Synchronous Kinesthetic Interaction”, IEEE VR Research Demos & Poster, USA, Mar. 19-23, 2016 (PDF)

Akihiko Shirai, Jun Nishida, Takahiro Sato, Kosuke Sato, Hikaru Takatori and Susumu Tachi, “Innovation in the age of virtual reality through organizing international student competition”, SIGGRAPH ASIA 2015 Symposium on Education, Kobe, Nov. 2-5, 2015 (PDF)

Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, “CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience”, SIGGRAPH 2015 Emerging Technologies & Posters, USA, Aug. 9-13, 2015 (PDF)

Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, “CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience”, Virtual Reality International Conference, France, Apr. 8-12, 2015 (PDF)

Jun Nishida, Kanako Takahashi and Kenji Suzuki, “A Wearable Stimulation Device for Sharing and Augmenting Kinesthetic Feedback”, Augmented Human, Singapore, Mar. 9-11, 2015 (PDF)

Jun Nishida, Kei Nakai, Akira Matsushita, and Kenji Suzuki, “Haptic Augmentation of Surgical Operation using a Passive Hand Exoskeleton”, Asia Haptics, Tsukuba, Nov. 18-20, 2014 (PDF)

Jun Nishida, “HYPERSPECTIVE: Changing Perspectives by Wearable I/O Devices to Understand, Communicate and Cooperate with People”, Dagstuhl Seminar 18322 “Human-Computer Integration”, 2018 (pdf)

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, “bioSync: Synchronous Kinesthetic Experience among People”, ACM UIST Student Innovation Contest, Tokyo, Oct. 16-19, 2016

Kenji Suzuki, Keisuke Kawahara, Jun Nishida, Taku Hachisu, “Smart Devices for Augmenting Social Interactions among Hearing-impaired Children”, July 2016

Jun Nishida, Wataru Nishimura, “bioSync: Novel Embodied Experience based on Human-Human Connecting Technology”, Art & Technology Tohoku 2016, Iwate, July 2, 2016

Jun Nishida and Kenji Suzuki, “bioSync: Synchronize Kinesthetic Experience among People”, Laval Virtual Awards, France, Mar. 23-27, 2016

Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, “CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience”, SPECULUM ARTIUM, Slovenia, Oct. 15-17, 2015

Jun Nishida, Hikaru Takatori, Kosuke Sato and Kenji Suzuki, “CHILDHOOD: Wearable Suit for Augmented Child Experience”, Laval Virtual ReVolution & Awards, France, Apr. 8-12, 2015

[Web] Gizmode US, July. 2019

[Web] Gizmode Japan, July. 2019

[Web] IEEE Spectrum, July. 2019

[TV] TBS News, June. 2019

[Web] P-ban.com, June. 2019

[TV] Next Creators, NTV Nippon Television, Feb. 2019

[TV] Heureka !, NHK Nippon Housou Kyokai, Sept. 2018

[Magazine] Forbes Japan, ATOMIXMEDIA Inc., Aug 2018

[Web] Forbes Japan, ATOMIXMEDIA Inc., Aug 2018

[Magazine] Weekly ASCII, Kadokawa, June 2018

[Web] TV Tokyo Plus, Dec. 2017

[Book] “A to Z of National University Secondary Schools”, Tohotsushinsha, Oct 2017

[Newspaper] Asahi shinbun, July 2017

[Web] Co.Design, June 2017

[TV] Fuji TV Yume no Buramayo Kenkyuzyo, May 2017

[Web] RBB Today IT/Digital, Mar 2017

[TV] TV Tokyo World Business Satellite, Jan 2017

[Magazine] TSUKUCOMM by University of Tsukuba, vol.32, July 2016

[Magazine] Weekly Playboy, July 2016

[Magazine] IEEE Spectrum, May 2016

[TV] RTV, Slovenia, RTV SLO, October 2015

[Magazine] CGWORLD, September 2015

[TV] NEWS ZERO, Nippon Television Network, June 2015

[TV] Mezamashi TV, Fuji Television, May 2015

[TV] M6, France, Métropole Télévision, April 2015

[TV] NEXT WORLD, NHK Special, NHK | Nippon Housou Kyoukai, January 2015

[TV] SENSORS, Nippon Television Network, October 2014

[TV] BS Asahi News Bird, BS Asahi, 2010

[TV] ABC News USA, May 2010

[Newspaper] Asahi shinbun, July 2008

[Newspaper] Yomiuri shinbun, Dec 2008

[Newspaper] Sankei shinbun, Aug 2008

[Newspaper] Sankei shinbun, Jan 2008

[Newspaper] JST News, Oct 2007

[Newspaper] nature digest, Oct 2007

[Newspaper] Sankei shinbun, March 2007

[Newspaper] Sankei shinbun, July 2007

IEEE World Haptics Conference 2021 Co-Chair of the Student Innovation Challenge

ACM CHI 2020 Papers, Subcommittee Associate Chair

ACM on IMWUT 2019 (Journal)

IPSJ Journal

Augmented Human 2019 Program Committee

ACM CHI 2019 Papers, Late Breaking Work, Workshop, Session Chair

ACM/IEEE HRI 2019 Papers

IEEE VR 2019 Papers

ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies

ACM TEI 2019 Papers, Works in Progress

ACM CHI 2018 Papers

IEEE VR 2018 Papers

ACM UIST 2018 Papers