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Xiangshi Ren

is Professor in the School of Information, Director of the Center for Human-Engaged Computing at Kochi University of Technology. He is founding president of the International Chinese Association of Computer Human Interaction (ICACHI). He was a visiting faculty researcher at IBM Research (Almaden), and visiting professor at the University of Toronto. He is a Senior Member of the ACM, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the IPSJ, the IEICE, and the Human Interface Society.

Prof. Ren has been working on fundamental studies in the field of human-computer Interaction (HCI) for over twenty years. His research interests include all aspects of human-computer interaction, particularly the creation of human performance models, pen-based interaction, multi-touch interaction, eye-based interaction, haptic interaction, user interface design for immersive virtual environments, Chinese and Japanese character input and 2D/3D gesture input. He and his colleagues have established a unique research framework based on information technology, incorporating methodologies such as human performance modeling, developing new algorithms, conducting user studies, and the systematically testing and application of HCI theory. He has received 30 grants (25 as principal investigator) from various institutions and 19 awards for various achievements. He has credits in more than 260 published research papers. Some of which were presented in top-tier international journals and international conferences. About 100 papers are indexed by SCI/EI/ISTP. Ten Ph.D. students have obtained their Ph.D. degrees under Prof. Ren’s direction. Prof. Ren has presented talks at various institutions and international conferences. He often serves as a reviewer, associate editor, guest editor, program chair or program committee member (e.g. APCHI 2012, Chinese CHI 2013, CHI 2013, CHI 2015).

Prof. Ren received a B.E. degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering, and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Information and Communication Engineering from Tokyo Denki University in Japan in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively.

任 向实

任向实现任日本高知工科大学(Kochi University of Technology) 信息学院教授,博士生导师,高知工科大学Center for Human-Engaged Computing (前人机交互研究所)所长,国际交流中心委员。世界华人华侨人机交互协会创会会长(ICACHI)。中国科学技术协会首批海外“海智计划”专家。吉林省海外交流协会海外理事、教育部 “春晖计划”专家和 “长江学者奖励计划”海外评审专家。在海外计算机信息领域两大学会(ACM和IEEE)的高级会员( ACM Senior Member, IEEE Senior Member)。

分别于1991年、1993年、1996年在东京电机大学(Tokyo Denki University)工学部获得电气通信工程学士学位、信息通信工学硕士学位及工学博士学位。1996年—1999年期间留校担任助教;2000年起任日本高知工科大学信息系统工学系以及该校研究生院信息系统专业助理教授、副教授、教授。从2001年起,曾任IBM Almaden研究中心(IBM Almaden Research Center)客座研究员;美国华盛顿大学(University of Washington)客座教授;吉林大学唐敖庆讲座教授;以及加拿大多伦多大学(University of Toronto)客座教授。现任北京科技大学兼职教授、博士生导师。

任向实教授从1991年起一直从事人机交互领域的基础和应用研究,2000年在高知工科大学创立人机交互技术研究室。其研究兴趣包含人机交互(Human Computer Interaction)的全领域,主要研究内容包括用户界面设计(user interface design)、人体行为模型(human performance models)和基于笔式、眼式及触觉的交互技术等(pen/eye/multi-touch interaction)。他于2000年发表在人机交互领域最具权威期刊 ACM Tran. Computer Human Interaction上的论文“ Improving selection performance on pen-based systems: a study of pen-based interaction for selection tasks ”对推动pen/touch-based interaction研究产生了积极的影响,在ACM Digital Library下载次数在11年后(2012年3月)仍达100多次。近年来,他带领的研究团队致力于人机交互技术的基础理论和应用研究,从2008年起5年连续在人机交互领域的顶级国际会议ACM CHI上发表关于笔式交互,眼动交互,多点触控输入的论文(均为full-length paper),再次引起同行们的关注。

目前已经获得各种研究资助30项(其中25项作为项目负责人),教育奖2项、研究论文奖等10项。任向实教授已经在国内外多所高校、研究机构和国际会议做(特邀)报告。曾担任日本国内外学术会议的程序(或组织)主席(或委员)40余次,并担任4个日本国内外期刊的副编辑和16个学术期刊或国际会议的审稿人。目前,已经在海内外重要学术期刊及国际会议上发表研究论文280多篇(其中70篇期刊论文,146篇同行审阅的国际会议论文),其中三大检索论文(SCI, EI, ISTP) 110余篇,并且部分论文已经发表在人机交互领域的国际顶级或代表性期刊(如ACM TOCHI, IJHCS, IJHCI, BIT)、A+或A排名的国际会议(如ACM CHI, ACM UIST, ACM ITS, IFIP INTERACT)。任向实教授已培养了12名博士,这些博士作为大学教授或研究员活跃在国内外大学和研究机构,积极从事人机交互技术的研究。

任向实教授担任日本信息处理学会论文期刊(IPSJ Journal)编委、电子信息通信学会四国分会评议员、人机界面学会会员。他也积极参加其它社会公益活动,如1992年—1993年期间任东京地区中国留学生学友会生活部部长,并于1993年—1994年期间任副会长;1994年—1995年期间任全日本中国人学友会理事;1991年—1993年期间任留学生大学入学说明会实行委员会委员;1994年任全日本留学生研讨会委员;是全日本中国人博士协会发起人之一,1998年以来一直担任博士协会理事,2001年以来一直担任博士协会副会长。

任向实教授担任2012年8月在日本召开的第十届环太平洋地区人机交互国际会议APCHI 2012 (10th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction)大会程序委员会主席,人机交互领域代表性的国际会议 CHI 2013, CHI 2015, CHI 2017 大会程序委员会副主席,首届华人华侨人机交互国际论坛(Chinese CHI2013)大会主席,Chinese CHI 2014, Chinese CHI 2015 Steering Committee。

The Center for Human-Engaged Computing (CHEC)at Kochi University of Technology is looking for PhD students.The project is eligible for Kochi University of Technology PhD Special Scholarship Program (SSP). The scholarship covers tuition fees and a stipend of 1,500,000 JP Yen per annum for three years. More >> For Flyer, click here.

CHEC also considers to accept to the talented students who wish to apply JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MONBUKAGAKUSHO:MEXT)SCHOLARSHIP

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The Center for Human-Engaged Computing at Kochi University of Technology is offering one PostDoc position (as full-time Assistant Professor) in User Interface Design, Natural User Interface (NUI), Mobile User Interface, Game and User Engagement, and other areas in relation to HCI to carry out human computer interaction research. More >>

Teaching

Year (student) Name of Course Year (taught)
1st year Computer literacy I 1st quarter 2001
1st year Guidance for professional education 1st quarter 2001-
1st year Seminar I 1st , 2nd quarter, 2001- 2002
3rd year Seminar II 1st , 2nd quarter, 2001
3rd year Seminar III 3rd , 4th quarter, 2001- 2002
1st year Computer literacy III 3rd quarter 2001
2nd year Computer language II (Java) 4th quarter 2001
2nd year Information Systems Laboratory II 3rd , 4th quarter 2001-2003
3rd year Information Systems Laboratory III 3rd quarter 2002 -
3rd year Information Systems Laboratory IV 3rd , 4th quarter 2002 -
3rd year Database Systems 4th quarter, 2001; 2nd quarter 2002, 3rd quarter 2011
3rd year Internship 2nd quarter, 2001 – 2004
3rd year Introduction to Human Computer Interaction 2007, 3rd quarter 2011
4th year Graduation Thesis 2001 –
Master Human Computer Interaction 2013 –

Advising: research direction

Doctoral Students
Doctoral Students Thesis Title Date
Handityo Aulia Putra (expected September 2016)
Nem Khan Dim (expected March 2016)
Chaklam Silpasuwanchai (expected March 2015)
Huawei Tu (expected September 2012)
Feng Wang Leveraging Finger Properties for Natural Interaction with Direct-Touch Surfaces March 2011 (Prof. & Vice dean, School of Information, Kunming University of Sci. and Tech., China)
Minghui Sun A Study of Haptic Input and Output Modalities in Pen-based User Interfaces: Vibration Texture and Hand Posture, March 2011 (Postdoctral Researcher, Riken, Japan)
Yizhong Xin Pen pressure, tilt, and azimuth in pen-based interfaces: Human capability and utilization March 2010 (Asst. Prof., School of Information Science & Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, China)
Chuanyi Liu Natural and Smooth Pen-based Interaction Utilizing Multiple Pen Input Channels March 2010 (Assoc Prof., School of Information Science & Engineering, Lanzhou University, China)
Xiaolei Zhou Modeling Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff in Trajectory-based Tasks with Subjective Bias and Temporal Constraint for User Interface Design September 2009 (Research assistant, Computer Science Department, National University of Singapore)
Xinyong Zhang Improving Usability of Eye-based Interaction March 2008 (Asst. Prof., School of Information, Renmin University of China, China)
Jibin Yin Interaction Techniques Utilizing Pen Device Characteristics & Various Input Modalities for Pen Computing August, 2007. (Assoc Prof., Kunming University of Sci. and Tech., China)
Jing Kong Considering Subjective Factors in Performance Models for Human-Computer Interface Design and Evaluation March, 2006. (Research fellow, Nagoya University, Japan)

(i) Offices held in professional societies

Member
  • IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers), Japan, 1990-
  • Member, IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan), 1991-
  • Member, CASEJ (Chinese Academy of Science and Engineering in Japan), 1996-
  • Member, BCS (British Computer Society) HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) Group, 1998-
  • sMember, HIS (Human Interface Society), Japan, 1999-
  • Member, IEEE Computer Society, 2000-
  • Member, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) , ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction), 2000-
Program/ Organizing committee
  • committee member for INTERACTION 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (IPSJ' symposium in Japan)
  • Program committee member for APCHI 2002 (5th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction)
  • Program committee member for Japanese-Chinese Academic Symposium 2003
  • Program committee member for International Academic Symposium - Fusion and Development of Science & Technology in the Twenty-First Century
  • Program committee member for Information 2004 (3rd International Conference on Information)
  • Program committee member for Information-MFCSIT'06 (4rd International Conference on Information)
  • Program committee for the 2004 International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT2004)
  • Organizing Committee for the International Conference on Next Era Information Networking (NEINE'04, NEINE'05, NEINE'06)
  • Program committee member for the Third International Conference on Active Media Technology (ATM2005)
  • Program committee member for the 2005 International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC2005)
  • Program committee member for the 2006, 2007 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2006, IUI2007)
  • Program committee member for the Fifth Annual Pre-ICIS HCI/MIS Workshop
  • Program committee member for International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICICT2006)
Session Chairs
  • Session Chairs for many international conferences and local conferences
Editor, Steering committee
  • Editorial board, International Journal of Asian Information-Science-Life (Published by Nova Science Publishers Inc., NY, USA), 2002 -
  • Special issue editor, Special Issue of International Journal of Asian Information-Science-Life on Human-Computer Interaction, 2002 -2003
  • Steering committee member for HIS Special Interest Group on Usability, 2001-2003
  • Steering committee member for HIS Special Interest Group on Ubiquitous interface and application, 2001-
  • Councilman of Human Centered Design Organization (HCD-Net), 2005-
  • Steering committee member for SIGHCI of IPSJ, 2005-
  • IEEE Shikoku Section, Professional Activities Chair, 2005-

(ii) Reviewing

  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 1999-
  • IPSJ Journal, 2002-
  • HIS Journal, 2002-
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI), 2003-
  • ACM CHI Letters, 2004-
  • Oversea reviewer for Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004-
  • IEEE SMC-C Trans. 2005-
University
  • Member, College of Library and Information Services (2001-2003)
  • Liaison and coordination committee of Internship (2002-2004)
  • of WG for study skills of university students (2002-2003)
  • Advisor on research direction for 5, 6, 5 undergraduate students, in 2001, 2002, 2003 respectively
  • Advisor on research direction for 6 undergraduate students, 4 master students, 3 doctoral students in 2004
  • Advisor: research direction for 12 undergraduate students, 3 doctoral students in 2005
  • Advising: research direction for 14 undergraduate students, 1 master students, 3 doctoral students in 2006
  • Board of International relations center (2005 - )
Other activities
  • Committee member for the orientation of foreign students attending Japanese universities, 1992 - 93
  • Panelist for Foreign Students in Japan forum 1994 in Hiroshima, August, 1994
  • Committee member for Life & Culture Association of Tokyo Ota Commemoration Pavilion, 1995 - 96
  • Vice-chairman of the Association of Chinese Childhood Education Support, 1995 -
  • Member of the Executive Committee of CASEJ, 1998-
  • Vice president, Chinese Academy of Science and Engineering in Japan, 2001-
  • Founding member, Human Interface Society, Japan
  • Founding member, Game Amusement Society, Japan

Articles in Japanese

Articles in Chinese

Articles in English

  • The current status of HCI in Japan and China, In Proceedings of the INTERACT97: The Sixth IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Sydney, Australia, 14-18 July, 1997) Combined workshop on "CSCW in HCI-worldwide", IFIP Working Paper Series, ISSN 1170-487X, pp. 6 -11, 1997.