Prof. Yoichi Ochiai
Media Artist
PhD (Applied Computer Science).
Associate Professor at University of Tsukuba, Head of Digital Nature Group.
Director of Strategic Platform for Digital Nature, by Pixie Dust Technologies and University of Tsukuba.
(Graduate School of Library, Information and Media Studies and Research Center for Knowledge Communities)
CEO of Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.


Born in 1987, a media artist. Completed the doctoral course at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo in 2015 (the first shortening of the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies), Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Informatics). After working at DC1 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Research Intern at Microsoft Research in the United States, he has been the assistant professor of information media at the University of Tsukuba since 2015. In 2015, he founded Pixie Dust and worked as CEO. From 2017 to 2019, he is also an assistant professor at the University of Tsukuba, a visiting professor at Osaka University of Arts, and a visiting professor at Digital Hollywood University from 2017. Since December 2017, he has also served as Director and Associate Professor of Digital Nature Promotion Strategy Research Infrastructure, University of Tsukuba by Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc. In June 2020, he became the director of the Digital Nature Development Research Center.

Specializes in CG, HCI, VR, visual / auditory / tactile presentation methods, digital fabrication, automated driving and physical control. The research papers have been adopted by ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM UIST, CHI, etc., which are the most difficult international conferences in the field. His books include “Magic Century (Planets)”, “To the Friends Who Will Create the World in the Future (Shogakukan)”, and “Survival Strategy in the Super AI Era (Daiwa Shobo)”. Received World Technology Award 2015 from WTN in the US in 2015, Prix Ars Electronica from Ars Electronica in 2016, STARTS Prize from EU (European Union), Laval Virtual Award from Laval Virtual, Europe’s largest VR festival, for 4 consecutive years until 2017 5 It has won the award once. In addition, it was selected as the Best Paper Award by Asia Digital Art Award, ACE and Springer, and ACM Augmented Human, the Best Research Video by Newscientist Magazine in 2012, and the Best SIGGRAPH Paper by CG Channel in 2014. It has been featured on the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Discovery, AP, Reuters, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Russian State Broadcasting, French State Broadcasting, etc., and has been featured in more than 100 famous newspapers, magazines, television and web media around the world. Was done. In Japan, he has been selected for the Good Design Award, Japan Media Arts Festival, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Innovative Technologies, etc. Certified by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as a super creator / genius programmer by the Information-technology Promotion Agency. Solo exhibitions include “Image and Matter (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016)”, “Imago et Materia (Roppongi, Tokyo, 2017)”, “Akira Yamashimizu ∽ Nothing ∽ Computer Nature (Tokyo, Shibuya)”. Magazines, television and radio both domestically and internationally, including the cover of design art magazines such as the design magazine Axis and the media art journal Leonardo, and the cover of Nature Index 2017, which is a special research report of the British Nature magazine. There are also many media exposures. He gave many lectures at domestic and overseas universities and symposiums such as TEDxTokyo, and was the youngest keynote speaker in 40 years of history at SEMICON Japan, a large-scale conference on semiconductor technology. Participated in group exhibitions such as “Ars Electronica Festival”, “SIGGRAPH Art Gallery”, “Kenpoku Art Festival” and “Media Ambition Tokyo”. In the past, he has produced and directed collaborative works with writers, artists, brands, events such as Sekai No Owari, Dom Perignon, Lexus, TDK, ONE OK ROCK, Kanahei, Sword Art Online, etc.・ We are engaged in production and research and development with many businesses such as BMW, Fujitsu SSL, Dentsu, Hakuhodo, and ADK.

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