Prof. Norimasa Yoshida
Norimasa Yoshida, Ph.D
I am currently a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Nihon University. I received a doctorate in engineering in 1997 from Waseda University under the supervision of Professor Fujio Yamaguchi. I worked in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Waseda University as a research assistant from 1995 to 1997, and in the Department of Computer Science at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology from 1997 to 2003. Additionally, I spent the period from August 2009 to August 2010 at Brigham Young University as an adjunct associate research professor.
I derive joy from three facets of my life: my family, engaging in research, and mentoring students.
(1) Embracing a family comes with its share of challenges and joys. Undoubtedly, I hold a strong belief that happiness outweighs hardships.
(2) The pursuit of research is far from straightforward. However, after undertaking meaningful research that I deem significant, numerous unexpected opportunities have presented themselves. These include invitations to review esteemed journals, recognition garnered at international conferences, and the hosting of a foreign PhD student in my laboratory, among other instances.
(3) Mentoring students can also be a challenging endeavor. Recently, I've come to realize that being a professor involves witnessing the transformations of students through mentorship. As I observe the evolution of my students, I often reflect on whether I, too, am undergoing change. I am mentoring students not only for their benefit but also for my own. I believe this is a powerful source of motivation.
I forgot to mention this, but I enjoy cooking on weekends. I pursue it as a way to improve my culinary skills.
Aesthetic Shape Design using aesthetic curves (log-aesthetic curves)
Various kinds of simulation
Level of Detail in computer graphics and CAD
Interactive and intuitive modeling of 3-dimensional meshes
Robust geometric algorithms
4-dimensional homogeneous processing of geometric algorithms