Basic Information

Affiliation
Active Knowledge Engineering Laboratory
Title
Senior Associate Professor
E-Mail
rentaro@u-aizu.ac.jp
Web site
http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/~rentaro

Education

Courses - Undergraduate
SE03 Software Engineering ISE05 Software StudioO02 Introduction to Software DevelopmentO03-032 Development of user-oriented user interface based on Active Knowledge EngineeringO03-033 Modeling and Rapid prototyping of 3D objects
Courses - Graduate
PMC03 Creativity Development: Approaches and ExamplesSoftware Development Arena: Development of Practical Project Management SkillsSoftware Development Arena: Renovation of Legacy Information Systems

Research

Specialization
Active Knowledge Engineering, Software Engineering
Educational Background, Biography
1996 BA International Christian University
1999 MS University of Aizu
2002 PhD University of Aizu
2002-2004 Special Researcher, University of Aizu
2004- Associate Professor, University of Aizu
Current Research Theme
active-data/knowledge formats and representations, user-centered software development, use of 3D forms for expression, AIDA
Key Topic
knowledge representation/reuse, educational methods for software development, creativity development, 3D printing, 3D modelling
Affiliated Academic Society
ACM、IEEE

Others

Hobbies
Climbing, Adventure sports, Making & restoring
School days' Dream
Architect
Current Dream
Motto
Be creative!
Favorite Books
Messages for Students
The only path to creativity is to be creative
Publications other than one's areas of specialization

Main research

Modelling and 3D Printing of Intelligent Shapes

3D Kanji is a 3D symbol for the future society that enhances current flat characters and symbols. Using unique techniques and algorithms, characters can be transformed into completely new sophisticated, intriguing 3D shapes that still resembles the original characters. We are exploring various applications of this family of new 3D symbols, especially new methods to embed more data/knowledge into the form, modelling technologies, 3D printing technologies and identification methods.

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Dissertation and Published Works

Doctoral Dissertation
R. Yoshioka, "A Visual Environment for Self-explanatory Specification of Grid-oriented Algorithms", doctoral dissertation, University of Aizu, 2002.

R. Yoshioka, N. Mirenkov, H. Sekine, K. Noda, "3D Kanji: A new paradigm of 3D objects to exploit additional dimensions of human sense for enhancing expression," Journal of Visual Languages & Computing, Vol. 28, June 2015, 250-272.
R. Yoshioka, N. Mirenkov, "Visual Computing within Environment of Self-explanatory Components," The Journal of Soft Computing (Special Issue on Visual Computing), Vol.7, No.1, Springer-Verlag, 2002, 20-32.
R. Yoshioka, N. Mirenkov, "A Multimedia System to Render and Edit Self-explanatory Components," The Journal of Internet Technologies, Vol.3, No.1, Taiwan Academic Committee, 2002, 1-10.
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H. Sawai, R. Yoshioka, "An Interface to Elicit and Express People’s Experiences: For Visits to Places", 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2016), Valencia, Spain, IATED, March, 2016, 1329-1336.
?K. Igarashi, S. Seino, R. Yoshioka, "An Active Knowledge Service for Art Education", 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2015), Madrid, Spain, IATED, March, 2015, 4636-4644.
?K. Igarashi, S. Seino, R. Yoshioka, "Symbols and Rules for a Self-Explanatory Machine Model", 2014 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Embedded Multicore/Manycore SoCs (MCSoc), Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan, IEEE, Sept, 2014, 49-54.
?H. Sawai, R. Yoshioka, "A Format for Work Specification", 2014 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Embedded Multicore/Manycore SoCs (MCSoc), Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan, IEEE, Sept, 2014, 123-127.
?S. Furuya, K. Yanai, R. Yoshioka, "An Analysis Tool for a Programming Contest for High-School Students", 2014 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Embedded Multicore/Manycore SoCs (MCSoc), Aizu-wakamatsu, Japan, IEEE, Sept, 2014, 132-137.
?A. Suzuki, K. Wakisaka, R. Yoshioka, "A Method and Tool for Empirical and Practical Learning of Algorithms", 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2013), Valencia, Spain, IATED, March, 2013, 1661-1670.
?N. Mirenkov, R. Yoshioka, K. Kanev, "Social and Educational Aspects of 3D Printing", Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Humans and Computers (HC 2013), The Humans and Computers Committee, Shizuoka, Japan, Dec, 2013, 1661-1670.
?N. Hishinuma, J. Igari, R. Yoshioka, "A Method to Annotate Programs with High-Level Knowledge of Computation", Proceedings of 2012 International Conference on Computer Science and Applications (ICCSA 2012), WASET, 2012, pp.469-476.
?Y. Watanobe, R. Yoshioka, N. Mirenkov, "Programming in pictures: a way toward reliable software", In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques, 2011, pp.183-197.
?Y. Watanobe, R. Yoshioka, N. Mirenkov, "Programming in Pictures within Filmification Modeling Environment", In: Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2011, pp.267-268.