Dr. Hitoshi Kiya is a Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Tokyo Metropolitan University, and a Visiting Professor at National Institute of Informatics (NII). He also served as the Chair of the Department of Computer Science, and as an Associate Dean of the Faculty of System Design. He received his B.E and M.E. degrees from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, in 1980 and 1982 respectively, and his Dr. Eng. degree from Tokyo Metropolitan University in 1987. In 1982, he joined Tokyo Metropolitan University as an Assistant Professor, where he became a Full Professor in 2000. From 1995 to 1996, he attended the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia as a Visiting Fellow.
His research interests are in the areas of signal processing, computer vision, and multimedia forensics and security. He was a recipient of numerous awards, including 12 Best Paper Awards. Dr. Kiya was the President of APSIPA (2019-2020), the Regional Director-at-Large for Region 10 of IEEE Signal Processing Society (2016-2017), the Japan Chapter Chair of IEEE Signal Processing Society (2013), the President of IEICE Engineering Sciences (ES) Society (2011), and the Editor-in-Chief for IEICE ES Society Publications (2012). He has been an Editorial Board Member of eight journals, including IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, and IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security. He has organized a lot of international conferences in such roles as the TPC Chair of IEEE ICASSP 2012 and as the General Co-Chair of IEEE ISCAS 2019. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IEICE, ITE, AAIA, and a member of EURASIP and APSIPA.