IEEE SPS Japan Student Conference Paper Award
November 21, 2015
Mr. Ryosuke Furuta (M2 student) won The 9th IEEE SPS Japan Student Conference Paper Award for the following paper:

R. Furuta, S. Ikehata, T. Yamasaki, and K. Aizawa, “Coarse-to-fine strategy for efficient cost-volume filtering,” Proc. International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 3793-3796, Paris, France, Oct 27-30, 2014.

http://www.ieee-jp.org/japancouncil/chapter/SP-01/past-paper.htm
Paper acceptance in the latest and coming conference
November 16, 2015
Our paper has been accepted in ICCV 2015.
Our papers have been accepted in ACM Multimedia 2015.
Our papers have been accepted in IEEE ICIP 2015.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
November 3, 2015
We are demonstrating Manga109, a Manga dataset for research purposes, at the Exibition of SIGGRAPH Asia 2015.
We are also demonstrating some of our research activities on manga and comic processing.
ACMMM
November 3, 2015
We presented our work on oral presentation analysis at ACMMM-ASM:
T. Yamasaki, Y. Fukushima, R. Furuta, L. Sun, K. Aizawa, and D. Bollegala, “Prediction of User Ratings of Oral Presentations using Label Relations”

We applied our method to the famous TED presentation:
How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen | TEDxNewYork

beautiful? NO
confusing? YES
courageous? NO
fascinating? NO
funny? YES
informative? NO
ingenious? YES
inspiring? NO
jaw-dropping? NO
longwinded? NO
obnoxious? YES
ok? YES
persuasive? NO
unconvincing? YES
Industry-University Collaboration
November 3, 2015
The Android app "SEAT SELFIE", being developed by Toyota in collaboration with digital agency Hakuhodo i-Studio and Yamasaki Lab of The University of Tokyo, has been updated. Now, the recognition accuracy is much better than the previous version. iPhone app version will be released soon.
Joint research
October 28, 2015
Our collaborations with Dr. Tao Mei (MSR) and Prof. Danushka Bollegala (Univ. of Liverpool, UK) supported by the Microsoft Research CORE project (CORE10, Principal Investigator: T. Yamasaki) were introduced in Microsoft Research Outreach Blog.
Industry-University Collaboration
August 22, 2015

The app, called 'Seat Selfie', was developed by Toyota in collaboration with digital agency Hakuhodo i-Studio and Yamasaki Lab of The University of Tokyo to encourage drivers and passengers to belt up, as part of the automobile maker's annual regional campaign to promote road safety in Asia.
http://enterpriseinnovation.net/article/toyota-launches-seatbelt-checking-app-1515573704