Hirokazu Kato is Full Professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan and a director of Interactive Media Design Lab (IMD). He is currently visiting UP FAMNIT and HICUP Lab. As part of his visit Kato gave an inspiring talk "What is the next stage of AR“ encouraging students to think differently, pursue non popular research topics, work on small steps whilst trying to keep the big ambitious goal in sight.
Hirokazu KATO will present a seminar on Monday, 24th of June 2019 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska. (Room VP1)
Hirokazu KATO received Dr. Eng. degrees from Osaka University, Japan in 1996. He has worked for Osaka University and Hiroshima City University. Since 2007 he has been working for Nara Institute of Science and Technology directiong Interactive Media Design Lab. Dr. Kato has studied Augmented Reality for more than 15 years. He developed a vision-based tracking library called the ARToolKit in 1999 which has had a significant impact on the growth of Augmented Reality research. Dr. Kato received Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award from IEEE VGTC in 2009 and Lasting Impact Award at the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality in 2012.
3D printing specialist Rok Plevnik from Audax run a workshop on FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technology. We worked with two 3D printers we now have here at our laboratories the FDM printer Stratasys F170 and PolyJet printer Stratasys Object 260 CONNEX. As part of the workshop we learned how to maintain, operate and safely use these two 3D printers.
Expert Tomaž Travnik from K-print run a workshop on laser cutting and engraving. In the workshop we learned how to install, maintain and safely operate Trotech Speedy 400 with 120 Watt CO2 laser. We succesfully made a few sample cuts with the new laser we now have here at our laboratories at University of Primorska.
The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering an assistant professor/lecturer position at Department of Information Sciences and Technology (DIST) with the possibility for tenure position.
We welcome applicants from EU as well as Internationally who are enthusiastic about working as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on applied computer science research in the following areas:
- Computational Interactions
- Human-computer Interaction
- Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
- Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning
- Data Science/Big Data
- Computer Graphics and Computer Vision
- Pervasive and Ubiquitous computing
UP FAMNIT students (among them also CS students) will have a posibility to upgrade their knowledge with practical experience in projects run by industry partners and academic supervisors. UP FAMNIT was succesfull with five new projects under the call "Creative Path to Practical Knowledge". These projects aim to involve students in innovative, problem-solving and team-solving challenges in the working environment of companies and other organizations.
University of Primorska has for the 11th consecutive year presented itself at the traditional and largest Slovene education, scholarship and employment fair called Informativa. The fair took place at the Gospodarsko razstavišče in Ljubljana on 25 and 26 January. Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies and the Department of Information Sciences were also there.
In 2014, Klen received his PhD in computer science from the University of Lancaster, UK. He is currently working as one of the heads of the Laboratory for Human-Computer Interaction (HICUP Lab) at the University of Primorska, where he is also an assistant professor. He is researching new ways to increase human abilities by using digital technologies. The main challenge is the user interface that creates a bottleneck between a person and the ubiquitous high-end processor performance and the potential of large amounts of data.