ICES Seminar - Tosiyasu L. Kunii, "Modeling Cyberworlds for Cloud Computing"
Speaker: Tosiyasu L. Kunii, Chief Technical Adviser of Morpho Inc., Honorary Visiting Professor of University of Bradford in UK, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and of the University of Aizu
UTCS Hosts: James Browne & Keshav Pingali
Audience: UTCS Faculty & Graduate Students
Abstract: Extreme diversities, versatility and dynamism of cloud computing applications with its high availability through smart devices such as smart phones and media are shown to be supported by the cyber world modeling in an incrementally modular abstraction hierarchy (IMAH) with homotopy extension property (HEP) and homotopy lifting property (HLP), as a transparent and highly universal modeling of smart cloud computing businesses to overcome combinatorial explosion of smart computing. It works to realize cost effective and visible businesses with high social impacts, both globally and locally, contributing to clarify smart cloud computing in the smart cloud imagery business.
Bio: Tosiyasu L. Kunii is currently Chief Technical Adviser of Morpho Inc., Honorary Visiting Professor of University of Bradford in UK, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo and of the University of Aizu. He was Professor and Director of IT Institute at Kanazawa Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2008, Professor of Hosei University from 1998 to 2003. Before that he served as the Founding President and Professor of the University of Aizu dedicated to computer science and engineering as a discipline, from 1993 to 1997. He had been Professor of Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Tokyo from June 1978 until March 1993, after serving as Associate Professor at Computer Centre of the University of Tokyo in October 1969. He was visiting professors at University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and University of Geneva in 1992. He received his B.Sc. in 1962, M.Sc. in 1964 and D.Sc. in 1967 all from the University of Tokyo. He received the 1998 Taylor L. Booth Education Award the highest education award of IEEE Computer Society given to one individual a year. He is Life Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IPSJ. He has published over 50 books and around 500 refereed papers in computer science. Dr. Kunii was Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Visual Computer: An International Journal of Computer Graphics (Springer-Verlag) (1984-1999), and International Journal of Shape Modeling (World Scientific)(1994-1995), and was Associate Editor of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications(1982-2002). He is Associate Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation (John Wiley & Sons) (1990- ) and on the Editorial Board of Information Systems Journal (1976-2008).　 He also is Honorary Doctor of The Novosibirsk State University. He was granted the second order of the sacred treasure, gold rays with neck ribbon, by the Government of Japan.
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