Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii

is a Japanese computer scientist. He is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ishii pioneered the Tangible User Interface in the field of Human-computer interaction.


Ishii was born in Tokyo and raised in Sapporo.He received B.E. in electronic engineering, and M.E. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.

Hiroshi Ishii founded the Tangible Media Group and started their ongoingTangible Bits project in 1995, when he joined the MIT Media Laboratory asa professor of Media Arts and Sciences. Ishii relocated from Japan's NTTHuman Interface Laboratories in Yokosuka, where he had made his mark inHuman Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work(CSCW) in the early 1990s. [http://www.horizonzero.ca/textsite/invent.php?is=3&file=14&tlang=0] Ishiiwas elected to the CHI Academy in 2006.

He currently teaches the class [http://wiki.media.mit.edu/bin/view/MAS834 MAS.834 Tangible Interfaces] at the Media Lab.

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