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Naoki KITA

I am an assistant professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. I received my Ph.D. at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). I received my B.S. degree in science from Kanazawa University in 2009, and my M.S. in knowledge science from JAIST in 2011. My current research interests include computational design/fabrication and human visual perception, especially in layout/arrangement for discrete elements.

News

  • [2021.09] One co-authored poster is presented at IEVC 2021.
  • [2021.08] One co-authored paper was accepted to IIEEJ.
  • [2021.05] Two co-authored papers were accepted to IIEEJ.
  • [2020.09] One paper was accepted to CGI 2020.
  • [2020.05] One paper was accepted to SMI 2020.
  • [2019.12] One paper was accepted to CVM 2020.

Projects

Computational Design of Polyomino Puzzles

Naoki Kita, Kazunori Miyata

The Visual Computer (CGI 2020)

[Webpage] [DOI]

Computational Design of Generalized Centrifugal Puzzles

Naoki Kita, Takafumi Saito

Computers & Graphics (SMI 2020)

[Webpage] [DOI]

Mapping Two-Dimensional Plots to a Spherical Surface using Elliptical Grid Mapping

Naoki Kita, Grégoire Cliquet, Kazunori Miyata

Graphical Models (CVM 2020)

[Webpage] [DOI]

Magic Sheet: Visual Cryptography with Common Shares

Naoki Kita, Kazunori Miyata

Computational Visual Media (CVM 2018)

[Webpage] [DOI]

Cube Art

Naoki Kita, Kazunori Miyata

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Posters

[Webpage] [DOI] [PDF (750 KB)] [Supplemental Material (16.4 MB)]

[Cover (Japanese Science Magazine)]

Aesthetic Rating and Color Suggestion for Color Palettes

Naoki Kita, Kazunori Miyata

Computer Graphics Forum (Pacific Graphics 2016)

[Webpage] [DOI] [PDF (11.6 MB)] [Supplemental Material (487 KB)]

Multi-class anisotropic blue noise sampling for discrete element pattern generation

Naoki Kita, Kazunori Miyata

The Visual Computer (CGI'16)

[Webpage] [DOI] [Supplemental Material (16.1 MB)]

Interactive procedural modeling of pebble mosaics

Naoki Kita, Kazunori Miyata

SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 Sketches

[DOI]

A rule-based method for generating bookshelf models

Naoki Kita, Kazunori Miyata

SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Posters

[DOI]

Spider Hero: A VR application using pulling force feedback system

Ken Ishibashi, Toni Da Luz, Remmy Eynard, Naoki Kita, Nan Jian, Hiroshi Segi, Keisuke Terada, Kyohei Fujita, Kazunori Miyata

VRCAI 2009

[Webpage (Japanese)] [DOI]

Publications

International Journal (Peer-reviewed)

  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "Computational Design of Polyomino Puzzles", The Visual Computer, Vol.37, No.4, pp.777-787 (2021)
  • N. Kita, T. Saito, "Computational Design of Generalized Centrifugal Puzzles", Computers & Graphics, Vol.90, pp.21-28 (2020)
  • N. Kita, G. Cliquet, K. Miyata, "Mapping Two-Dimensional Plots to a Spherical Surface using Elliptical Grid Mapping", Graphical Models, Vol.109, 101067 (2020)
  • M. Mardani, H. Mardani, L.-D. Simone, S. Varas, N. Kita, T. Saito, "Integration of Machine Learning and Open Access Geospatial Data for Land Cover Mapping”, Remote Sensing, Vol.11, No.16, 1907 (2019)
  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "Magic sheets: Visual cryptography with common shares", Computational Visual Media, Vol.4, No.2, pp.185--195 (2018)
  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "Aesthetic Rating and Color Suggestion for Color Palettes", Computer Graphics Forum, Vol.35, No.7, pp.127--136 (2016)
  • N. Kita and K. Miyata, "Multi-class anisotropic blue noise sampling for discrete element pattern generation", The Visual Computer, Springer, Vol.32, No.6, pp.1035--1044 (2016)

International Conference (Peer-reviewed, Oral Presentation)

  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, T. Saito, "Computational Design of Polyomino Puzzles", Computer Graphics International (CGI 2020), Geneva, Switzerland (October 2020)
  • N. Kita, G. Cliquet, K. Miyata, "Mapping Two-Dimensional Plots to a Spherical Surface using Elliptical Grid Mapping", CVM 2020, Macau, China (September 2020)
  • N. Kita, T. Saito, "Computational Design of Generalized Centrifugal Puzzles", Shape Modeling International (SMI 2020), Strasbourg, France (June 2020)
  • C. Sato, N. Kita, T. Saito, “Generating Route Panoramas for Street Guide Maps”, The 6th IIEEJ International Conference on Image Electronics and Visual Computing (IEVC 2019), Bali, Indonesia (August 2019)
  • H. Watai, N. Kita, T. Saito, “Two-Dimensional Flow Field Visualization Using Hierarchical Poisson Disk Sampling”, The 6th IIEEJ International Conference on Image Electronics and Visual Computing (IEVC 2019), Bali, Indonesia (August 2019)
  • M. Iwasaki, N. Kita, T. Saito, “Natural Extension Method of Video Length”, The 6th IIEEJ International Conference on Image Electronics and Visual Computing (IEVC 2019), Bali, Indonesia (August 2019)
  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "Magic Sheet: Visual Cryptography with Common Shares", CVM 2018, Shanghai, China (April 2018)
  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "Aesthetic Rating and Color Suggestion for Color Palettes", Pacific Graphics (PG 2016), Okinawa, Japan (October 2016)
  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "Multi-class anisotropic blue noise sampling for discrete element pattern generation", Computer Graphics International (CGI 2016), Heraklion, Crete, Greece (June 2016)
  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "Interactive Procedural Modeling of Pebble Mosaics", ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 Sketches, ACM SA ’11, Article 35, pp.35:1-35:2, Hong Kong, China (December 2011)
  • K. Ishibashi, T. Da Luz, R. Eynard, N. Kita, N, Jiang, H. Segi, K. Terada, K. Fujita, K. Miyata, "Spider Hero", Laval Virtual Revolution 2010, An.3, Laval, France (April 2010)
  • K. Ishibashi, T. Da Luz, R. Eynard, N. Kita, N, Jiang, H. Segi, K. Terada, K. Fujita, K. Miyata, "Spider Hero: A VR application using pulling force feedback system", VRCAI2010, Session 7, Tokyo, Japan (December 2009)

International Conference (Peer-reviewed, Poster)

  • S. Tamaoki, N. Kita, T. Saito, “Semantics-Aware Color Palette Generation for Graphic Designs”, The 7th IIEEJ International Conference on Image Electronics and Visual Computing (IEVC 2021), Online (September 2021)
  • M. Mardani, N. Kita, T. Saito, “Application of Deep Learning and Open Access Geospatial Cloud Processing Platforms in Land Cover Mapping”, The 6th IIEEJ International Conference on Image Electronics and Visual Computing (IEVC 2019), Bali, Indonesia (August 2019)
  • M. Tanimizu, N. Kita, T. Saito, “Production Support of Resin Works Using Computer Graphics”, The 6th IIEEJ International Conference on Image Electronics and Visual Computing (IEVC 2019), Bali, Indonesia (August 2019)
  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "Cube Art", ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 Posters, ACM SA '16, Article 30, pp.30:1--30:1, Macau, China (December 2016)
  • N. Kita, K. Miyata, "A rule-based method for generating bookshelf models", ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Posters, ACM SA ’10, Article 36, pp.36:1-36:2, Seoul, Republic of Korea (December 2010)

国内論文誌(査読有)

  • 菅原万梨夏, 田村崚, 北直樹, 斎藤隆文, "模様の連続性を担保した包装紙デザインの自動生成", 画像電子学会誌, Vol.50, No.3, 419-424 (2021)
  • 玉置尚吾, 北直樹, 斎藤隆文, "グラフィックデザインのためのセマンティクスを考慮した色候補生成", 画像電子学会誌, Vol.50, No.2, pp.277-283 (2021)
  • 安部龍馬, 北直樹, 斎藤隆文, "モアレを用いた多彩な動き生成", 画像電子学会誌, Vol.50, No.2, pp.265-271 (2021)
  • 北直樹, Grégoire Cliquet, 宮田一乘, "没入的VRデータ可視化のための2次元プロットの球面マッピング", 画像電子学会誌, Vol.47, No.4, pp.425-432 (2018)
  • 石橋賢, Toni Da Luz, Remy Eynard, 北直樹, 姜南, 瀬木宏, 寺田圭祐, 藤田恭平, 宮田一乘, "スパイダーヒーロー: 張力提示によるエンタテインメントVR", 映像情報メディア学会誌, Vol.66, No.1, pp.J11-J16 (2012)

国内会議(口頭発表・査読有)

  • 北直樹, 月井 智史, 都留 美和子, "水晶のプロシージャルモデリング ", 第28回 Visual Computing (VC 2020), オンライン, 2020年12月 優秀研究発表賞
  • 玉置尚吾, 北直樹, 斎藤 隆文, "グラフィックデザインのためのセマンティクスを考慮したスマートな色候補生成と着色インターフェースの提案", 第28回 Visual Computing (VC 2020), オンライン, 2020年12月
  • 安部 龍馬, 北直樹, 斎藤 隆文, "モアレを用いた多彩な動き生成 ", 第28回 Visual Computing (VC 2020), オンライン, 2020年12月
  • 菅原 万梨夏, 田村 崚, 北直樹, 斎藤 隆文, "模様の連続性を担保した包装紙デザインの自動生成 ", 第28回 Visual Computing (VC 2020), オンライン, 2020年12月
  • 北直樹, Grégoire Cliquet, 宮田一乘, "没入的VRデータ可視化のための球面への2次元プロットのマッピング", 第26回 Visual Computing (VC 2018), 山形, 2018年6月
  • 北直樹, 宮田一乘, "任意の色数のカラーパレット評価および追加色提案手法", Visual Computing/グラフィックスとCAD合同シンポジウム 2016, 東京, 2016年6月
  • 北直樹, 宮田一乘, "3D小石モザイクの生成手法", 第10回NICOGRAPH春季大会予稿集, II-6, 2011年3月 最優秀論文賞
  • 北直樹, 宮田一乘, "本棚シーンのルールベール生成", Visual Computing/グラフィックスとCAD合同シンポジウム 2010, #17, 神奈川, 2010年6月
  • 北直樹, 宮田一乘, "ルールベースの図書館シーンの自動生成", 第9回NICOGRAPH春季大会 論文&アート部門コンテスト予稿集 SII-2, 東京, 2010年3月
  • 石橋賢, Toni Da Luz, Remy Eynard, 北直樹, 姜南, 瀬木宏, 寺田圭祐, 宮田一乘, "スパイダーヒーロー:張力提示システムを導入したVRアプリケーション", INTERACTION 2010, PB21, 東京, 2010年3月

Awards

  • 優秀研究発表賞, Visual Computing 2020 (VC2020)
  • Outstanding Performance Award in the doctoral program, JAIST, 2019
  • Excellent Poster Award, JAIST World Conference 2018
  • Outstanding Poster Award, JAIST HLD International Symposium 2016
  • Outstanding Performance Award in the master program, JAIST, 2011
  • 最優秀論文賞, 第10回NICOGRAPH春季大会, 2011
  • Campus Genius Award SILVER (Interactive), 15th Campus Genius Award, 2010

Funding Sources

  • JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists, Apr 2020 - Mar 2022
  • JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, Aug 2019 - Mar 2021
  • JAIST Research Grant (Fundamental Research) 2018, Jul 2018 - Mar 2019
  • JSPS Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2), Apr 2017 - Mar 2019
  • JAIST Grant for Off-Campus Research, Feb 2017 - Nov 2017
  • JAIST Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF), Apr 2016 - Mar 2017
  • The Exploratory IT Human Resources Project (THE MITOH Program), Information Technology Promotion Agency Japan (IPA), Feb 2012 - Aug 2012