Hiroshi Ishii (computer scientist)

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Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii (石井 裕, Ishii Hiroshi, born 1956) is a Japanese computer scientist. He is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ishii pioneered the Tangible User Interface in the field of Human-computer interaction with the paper "Tangible Bits: Towards Seamless Interfaces between People, Bits and Atoms",[1] co-authored with his then PhD student Brygg Ullmer.


in Boston on April 6, 2012

Ishii was born in Tokyo and raised in Sapporo. He received B.E. in electronic engineering, and M.E. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.

Hiroshi Ishii founded the Tangible Media Group and started their ongoing Tangible Bits project in 1995, when he joined the MIT Media Laboratory as a professor of Media Arts and Sciences. Ishii relocated from Japan's NTT Human Interface Laboratories in Yokosuka, where he had made his mark in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) in the early 1990s.[2] Ishii was elected to the CHI Academy in 2006. He was named to the 2022 class of ACM Fellows, "for contributions to tangible user interfaces and to human-computer interaction".[3]

He currently teaches[4] the class MAS.834 Tangible Interfaces at the Media Lab.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Ishii, Hiroshi; Ullmer, Brygg (1997). "Tangible bits". Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human factors in computing systems. pp. 234–241. doi:10.1145/258549.258715. ISBN 0897918029. S2CID 462228.
  2. ^ "HorizonZero Issue 03 : INVENT". www.horizonzero.ca. Archived from the original on October 10, 2006.
  3. ^ "Global computing association names 57 fellows for outstanding contributions that propel technology today". Association for Computing Machinery. January 18, 2023. Retrieved January 18, 2023.
  4. ^ "Tangible Media Group | Hiroshi Ishii".