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Dr. Chamin Morikawa

Assistant Professor
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku

Brief Biography:

Chamin Morikawa completed the B.Sc.(Eng.) degree in computer engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1996 and served as a lecturer in the same university until 2001. He received the M. Eng. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Frontier Informatics from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2007.

Chamin has served as a researcher at ATR International (Japan) from 2002 to 2004, and the Intelligent Modeling Laboratory, the University of Tokyo, in 2007 and 2008. After working as a research associate at HP Labs Japan, he joined the Interfaculty Initiative of Information Sciences of the University of Tokyo, as an assistant professor.

His research interests are in multimedia analysis and retrieval, user interaction strategies for multimedia retrival and vision-based human computer interaction. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, and has served as a technical reviewer for the IEEE Computer Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. In 2010, Chamin created "Pics 'n' Trails Dataset," the largest continuously archived lifelog dataset that is openly available for research.


Academic positions:

Assistant Professor

The University of Tokyo

Publication co-chair

ACM Multimedia 2012


Research interests:

Innovative Dietary Assistance Systems


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I think we should expand the idea to the other disciplines, too. I am willing to help in moving to Computer Science.


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