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TAMURA Hideyuki


Born in 1947, Tamura Hideyuki, after receiving a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kyoto University, 1970, joined MITI's Electrical Laboratory. As a Senior Research Officer there, he did work on image processing, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence and was responsible for developing the SPIDER image processing software package. Tamura earned his doctorate in electrical engineering and, in 1986, joined Canon, Inc., where he did R&D and implementation in multimedia and virtual reality. In January, 1997, he also became head of research and R&D director for MR Systems, in charge of a research project on mixed reality, jointly funded by the national government and Canon.


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