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

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

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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