Kohei Shimasaki

Kohei Shimasaki
Department: Graduate School of Engineering, Program in System Cybernetics
Course: Technical Creation Course
Research Field: Innovative Approaches to Meeting the Accessibility Needs of Rural Populations
Supervisor: Professor, Idaku Ishii

Career and Academic Background before TAOYAKA Program

I basically learned such as electric circuit, signal processing, advanced mathematics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation control and statistics processing.
In addition, I studied information and computer science when I was a graduate school student. I tried making some programs for C programming. For example, shortest route program, client and server program, stack and queue program, simplex methods with two phases program and so on.
As I used my understanding of programming skill like this, I worked my research which is image processing with high speed vision. I would like to make image processing hardware system in high speed vision. Using the high speed image processing, a vegetation survey is much more efficient than now.
The vegetation survey makes a benefit from protecting the environments and the endangered species of animal and plants.

Research Plan in TAOYAKA Program

I would like to know whether my research topic can be useful or not. So, I will communicate with people who live in a local area. In addition, I will monitor the situations in disadvantaged environment.

I will make the auto vegetation survey system in order to know the condition and distribution of crops and so on easily. We can gain many benefits from this system.

In general, it is very difficult for us to judge the difference between now scene and before one. We would simply find out the change, when we use an image processing such as segmentation, color histogram or thermography. Moreover that we use the high speed camera can monitor a lot of viewpoints at the same time. In other words, this system doesn’t need to worry about a shortage of workers.

Not only an auto vegetation survey system but also a structure health monitoring system and so on will be successful in the future.

Career Plan after TAOYAKA Program

I want to become a team leader who work hard with people in other fields.

The Taoyaka program will give me many and many benefits. For example, getting the technology to solve the issues in disadvantaged areas and to implement a society like this, and obtaining higher quality of independence, cooperativeness and the ability to take action. Through experience of this program, I want to be a researcher who performs project leader for contribution to disadvantaged areas and international societies. After that, I will be able to find out business chances from various points of view all over the world.