Basic Information

Affiliation
Dept. Computer Science and Engineering [and]Center for Advanced Info. Sci. and Tech.
Title
Professor
E-Mail
demura@u-aizu.ac.jp
Web site

Education

Courses - Undergraduate
L1 Literacy IP1 Intro.ProgrammingL5 CSE laboratoriesF02 Information TheoryO03-003 Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis +JAXA TANPOPO project on the International Space Station (Course Leader)
Courses - Graduate
ITC08 Remote SensingITC09 Fundamental Data Analysis in Lunar and Planetary ExplorationsITC10 Practical Data Analysis with Lunar and Planetary Databases (Course Leader)ITA19 Reliable System for Lunar and Planetary ExplorationsSEA11 Software Engineering for Space Programs (Course Leader)

Research

Specialization
Solid Earth and Planetary PhysicsLunar and Planetary ExplorationsRemote SensingGeographical Information SystemPlanetary Science
Educational Background, Biography
2002.11-now UoA Faculty Member
2009.4-now Cluster Leader of the ARC-Space, Center of Advanced Info. Sci. and Tech.

2014.4-2016.3 Vice-Chair Dept. Comp. Info. Sys., Grad. School
2011.4-2013.3Visiting Associate Professor, JAXA/ISAS

2000.10-2002.10 NASDA(currently JAXA)PostDoc Fellow
1996-2000 Dept. Earth and Planetary Physics, Univ. Tokyo Doctor of Science (1999.3)
1994-1996 Dept. Earth Science, Univ. Tsukuba Master of Science (1996.3)
1990-1996 College of Natural Sciences, Univ. Tsukuba Bachelor of Science (1994.3)

Joined Space Projects, Data Analysis Teams
1993-2010 Hayabusa (AMICA Team, Asteroidal Shape Modeling)
1994-2003 Nozomi (Mars Imaging Camera Team)
2000-2009 Kaguya (LISM Team, Ground System Preparation)
2006-now Next minorbody explorations/Hayabusa-2 (Thermal Infrared Imager, Opt. Nav. Camera, Surface Sci. Package)
2006-now Daichi/Daichi2 (PALSAR/PALSAR-2)
2010-now Rising-2(Develop. Liquid Crystal Tunable Filter)
2013-now Intl. Space Sta. TANPOPO Project(Image Analysis)
Current Research Theme
Remote Sensing,Deep Space Explorations,Lunar and Planetary Geomorphology/Geology,Archive Science
Key Topic
Planetary Science, Engineering for Explorations,Geographical Information SystemComputer VisionImage Recognition
Affiliated Academic Society
Japan Geoscience Union, Info. Processing Society of Japan, The Meteoritical Society,Japanese Society Planetary Sciences, The Geodetic Society of Japan, The Remote Sensing Society of Japan, Japan Society of Geoinformatics, Tokyo Geographical Society,American Association for the Advancement of Science

Others

Hobbies
Reading, Star-gazing
School days' Dream
Explorations into our Solar System, stimulated by the Voyager's Ground Tour(!)
Current Dream
Data Center for lunar and planetary explorations, Mars Explorations, and Creating New Frontiers
Motto
X comes from the frontier. Inscrutable are the ways of heaven.
Favorite Books
"The Tacit Dimension" by Michael Polanyi
"Invention" by Norbert Wiener
"Intuitive method of the physical mathematics" by S. Naganuma (in Japanese)
Messages for Students
Have your major and minor (tools except for ICT bring fertile ideas)! Let's continue learning widely with fun!
Publications other than one's areas of specialization
Publications other than one's areas of specialization 2015 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Prizes for Science and Techonology: Public Understanding Promotion Category)"

Main research

Onboard instruments for Lunar and Planetary Exploration missions

Onboard instruments for Lunar and Planetary Exploration missions

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Orbital astrobiology project TANPOPO on International Space Station

Orbital astrobiology project "TANPOPO" on International Space Station

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Student Cooperative Class Project: Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis

Student Cooperative Class Project: Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis

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Scientific analysis of remote sensing data for lunar and planetary explorations, Earth observations

Scientific analysis of remote sensing data for lunar and planetary explorations, Earth observations

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Software for Lunar and planetary exploration data analysis

Software for Lunar and planetary exploration data analysis

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Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2

Hayabusa2

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Dissertation and Published Works

# Demura et al.(2006) Science 312, 1347-1349 "Pole and Global Shape of 25143 Itokawa"
# Demura (2014) J. of Space Sci. Informatics Japan, vol. 3 "Concept of Data Center supported by a consortium of Lunar and Planetary Exploration Bases" in Japanese

# Encyclopedia for Astronomy (2007) in Japanese, joint writing,
# Science of the Moon, NHK-books No.1115 in Japanese,
Watanabe, Demura, Hirata, and Terazono (2008)
# Wonderful stories 365 for children (2015) in Japanese, joint writing