Kazutaka Kurihara

PhD (Information Science and Technology)

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Tsuda College

Senior Researcher
Diverse Institute of Tecnology

2012 Ig nobel acoustics prize winner.

Working Address:
2-1-1, Tsuda-machi, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo, 1878577, JAPAN
E-mail: qurihara [ at ] gmail.com


Demonstration of recent result: Superman in 240 seconds encoded by CinemaGazer: a system for watching videos at very high speed

Research Interest

My primal research topic is to rethink "flexibility" on presentation tools. In addition, I am also interested in pen UIs, multi-modal UIs, practical applications of recognition technologies, and UIs for educational fields.



  • Yuichi Murata, Kazutaka Kurihara, Toshio Mochizuki, Buntarou Shizuki, and Jiro Tanaka, "Design of shadows on the OHP metaphor-based presentation interface which visualizes a presenter's actions," In Proceedings of HCII'11, pp.557-564, 2011. ACM Digital Library  
  • Inagaki, T., Nakagawa, H., Murai, M., Shimizu, M., Nakahashi, Y., Uchigaito, T., Yamamoto, T., Kurihara, K. & Futaki, S. (2011). What do Interactive Whiteboards and Tablet PCs bring to a classroom?. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 406-411). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Ed/IT Diginal Library 
  • NAGANO Naoshi, KURIHARA Kazutaka, WATANABE Yuta, FUJIMURA Yuichi, MINAZUKI Akinori, HAYASHI Hidehiko, "Development and Evaluation of an Electronic Whiteboard Interface Using Multi-touch and Pie Menus," Educational technology research, Vol.34, No.1(2011), 217-227. CiNii 
  • Kazutaka Kurihara, Naoshi Nagano, Yuta Watanabe, Yuichi Fujimura, Akinori Minaduki, Hidehiko Hayashi, Yohei Tutiya, "Toward Localizing Audiences' Gaze using a Multi-touch Electronic Whiteboard with sPieMenu," In Proceedings of IUI'11, 2011, pp.379-382, 2011. PDF
  • Kazutaka Kurihara, Toshio Mochizuki, Hiroki Oura, Mio Tsubakimoto, Toshihisa Nishimori, Jun Nakahara, Yuhei Yamauchi and Katashi Nagao, "Linearity and Synchrony: Quantitative Metrics for Slide-based Presentation Methodology," In Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and 7th Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction (ICMI-MLMI 2010), pp.33:1-33:4, 2010. PDF
  • Kurihara, K., et al.,"Borderless Canvas: Development of a Multi-display Discussion Software for Knowledge-emergent Presentations,"ED-MEDIA Conference Proceedings, pp.3676-3681, 2009. PDF
  • Kazutaka Kurihara, Masataka Goto, Jun Ogata, Yosuke Matsusaka, and Takeo Igarashi, "Presentation Sensei: A Presentation Training System using Speech and Image Processing," Proc. of ACM ICMI International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, pp.358-365, 2007. PDF
  • Kazutaka Kurihara and Takeo Igarashi, "A Flexible Presentation Tool for Diverse Multi-display Environments," Proc. of INTERACT 2007, pp.430-433, 2007. PDF
  • Kazutaka Kurihara, Masataka Goto, Jun Ogata and Takeo Igarashi, "Speech Pen: Predictive Handwriting based on Ambient Multimodal Recognition," Proc. of ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(CHI'06), pp.851-860, 2006.PDF
  • Kazutaka Kurihara, "A Study on Software Tools for Flexible Presentations," Presented at The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology Doctoral Symposium (UIST 2006).PDF
  • Kazutaka Kurihara, David Vronay and Takeo Igarashi, "Flexible Timeline User Interface Using Constraints," Proc. of ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems(CHI'05), pp.1581-1584, 2005.PDF
  • Kazutaka Kurihara, Shinichiro Hoshino, Katsu Yamane, and Yoshihiko Nakamura, "Optical Motion Capture System with Pan-Tilt Camera Tracking and Realtime Data Processing," Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Vol.2, pp.1241-1248, 2002.
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