Professor Masatake HIGASHI
Information Integrated Technology Division, Graduate School of Engineering
Mechanical Systems Engineering Division, Dept. Advanced Science and Technology
Chair of Design Engineering (CAD) Laboratory
Research field:
Design Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Systems)
Geometric Modeling, Product (Feature) Modeling, Computer Aided Geometric Design

Degree:
B.S., The University of Tokyo (1968)
Dr. Eng., The University of Tokyo (1986)

Career:
Toyota Motor Corp. (1968-1986)
Toyota Technological Institute (1986-)
  Associate Professor (1986-1992)
  Professor (1992-)

Selected Awards:
JSME Medal for New Technology (1987): for the development of a styling CAD system.
  The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
JSPE Prize (1994): for the paper No.6 below.
  The Japan Society of Precision Engineering
JSPMI Prize (1999): for the development of a CAM system for high-speed and high-precision die machining with curvilinear cutter locations.
  Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry

Selected Publications:
1)Use of Topological Constraints in Construction and Processing of Robust Solid Models, Proc. Sixth ACM Symposium on Solid Modeling and Application, Ann Arbor, MI, pp.18-29 (June 6-8, 2001).pdf file(2.5MB)
2)Parametric Design Method Based on Topological and Geometrical Constraints, Proc. Seventh IFIP WG 5.2 Workshop on Geometric Modeling: Fundamentals and Applications GEO-7, Parma, Italy, pp.221-232 (2000.10.2-4).
3)Generation of Surfaces with Smooth Highlight Lines, Curve and Surface Design, Vanderbilt University Press, pp.145-152 (2000).
4)Robust algorithms for face-based representation, Computer-Aided Design, Vol.29, No.2, pp.135-146 (1997).
5)Generation of Smooth Surfaces by Controlling Curvature Variation, Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.15, No.3, pp.C187-C196 (1996).
6)Elucidation of Fundamental Properties and Evaluation of Aesthetic Aspects of Free-form Surfaces -- Surface Analysis by Equi-principal Curvature Curves and Extremum Curvature Curves --, J. JSPE, Vol.59, No.3, pp.441-447 (1993) [in Japanese].
7)High-quality solid modeling system with free-form surfaces, Computer-Aided Design, Vol.25, No.3, pp.172-183 (1993).
8)Finding Intersection Patterns of Two Surfaces Using Their Difference Function, J. JSPE, Vol.58, No.1, pp.157-162 (1992) [in Japanese].

Professional Societies:  JSPE, JSME, IPSJ, Eurographics

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