Dr. Hitoshi Kiya is a Professor of the Department of Computer Science. He also served as the chair of the Department of Information and Communication Systems, 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, all in electrical engineering. In 1982, he joined Tokyo Metropolitan University as an Assistant Professor, where he became a Full Professor in 2000. He is also a collaborative researcher at Tohoku University, Japan and a Adjunct Professor of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand. From 1995 to 1996, he attended the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia as a Visiting Fellow.
Dr. Kiya is/was the President-Elect of APSIPA, the Regional Director-at-Large for Region 10 of IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Japan Chapter Chair of IEEE Signal Processing Society, the President of IEICE Engineering Sciences (ES) Society, a Vice President of APSIPA, a BoG member of IEICE and APSIPA, and the Editor-in-Chief for IEICE ES Society Magazine and IEICE ES Society Publications. He is/was also an Associate Editor of eight journals, including IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security and APSIPA Trans. on Signal and Information Processing. He was the chair of two technical committees and is/was a member of seven technical committees including IEICE Signal Processing TC, APSIPA Image, Video, and Multimedia TC, and IEEE Information Forensics and Security TC. He is/was also a member of the organizing committee and program committee of many international conferences, including ICASSP 2012, APSIPA 2009, ISCAS 2005, ICIP 2012 and ChinaSIP 2013. In particular, He was a Technical Program Chair/Co-chair of ICASSP 2012, PCM 2010, APSIPA 2009 and ISPACS 2009, and is/was a General Co-chair of IEEE ISCAS 2019, ITC-CSCC 2010, IWAIT 2006 and APSIPA 2014.
His research interests are in the areas of signal processing theory and image processing including image and video coding and communications, Multimedia Forensics and Security, and Computer Vision. In these areas, he has published over 170 refereed journal papers, over 340 international conference papers and over 10 books. Dr. Kiya was the recipient of numerous awards, including IEEE Signal processing Society certificate of Merit in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, IWAIT Best Paper Award in 2014 and 2015, IEEE ISPACS Best Paper Award in 2016, ITE Niwa-Takayanagi Award in 2012, Telecommunications Advancement Foundation Award in 2011, IEICE ES Society Contribution Award in 2010 and IEICE Best Paper Award in 2008. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IEICE and ITE, and a member of EURASIP and APSIPA.