Prometech Software, Inc (CEO: Toshimitsu Fujisawa, headquarters Tokyo Bunkyo Ward, hereafter Prometech) proudly announces that the “DWANGO CG Research” department of DWANGO Co., Ltd (CEO: Takeshi Natsuno, headquarters Tokyo Chuo Ward) will be transferred to Prometech and rebranded as “Prometech CG Research”. Simultaneously Prometech will continue to support the research activities of Tomoyuki Nishita, world leading Computer Graphics (CG) researcher and professor emeritus of The University of Tokyo.
■ About Prometech CG Research
Tomoyuki Nishita is the only researcher in Asia to have received the Steven A. Coons Award, often referred to as the Nobel Prize for Computer Graphics. Nishita developed the Radiosity Method, a core technology that is now used in all CG-based works and video games today. Reflecting on his broad and rich experience, he actively continues his research today. Through its vision of Computational Reality – the creation of a better society through computational science -, Prometech has continuously develops new technologies with an emphasis on Simulation in the fields of CG and AI, i.a. Professor Emeritus Nishita of The University of Tokyo shall lead the “Prometech CG Research” department and actively research in the field of Computer Graphics and promote and develop new contents and services.
Based on our rich experience, we will continue our energetic research activities.
About Prometech CG Research
Name of department: Prometech CG Research
Head of department: Tomoyuki Nishita
Date of establishment: April 1, 2019.
Fields of research: Computer Graphics, visualization and illumination simulations of natural objects & phenomena, i.a.
Address: Hongo Dai-ichi bldg. 8F, 34-3, Hongo 3-Chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Tomoyuki Nishita’s Career
Tomoyuki Nishita (born in 1949 in Hiroshima, Japan) is a professor at The University of Tokyo since 1998 (became professor emeritus after his retirement in March 2013). He started his research in the field of Computer graphics in 1970. His research includes hidden line and surface removal, and soft shadows. He developed the Radiosity Method, a method which realistically calculates light reflections through interreflections. Nishita received the Steven A. Coons Award from the ACM SIGGRAPH in 2005, and the CG-Japan Award from NICOGRAPH in 2006. In 2006, the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan established the Nishita Award, which is given to the authors of excellent CG-related papers. He has been advising Prometech on business operations as a technical adviser since 2005.