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Yukihiro Nakamura

Yukihiro Nakamura


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University (Department of Mathematical Engineering)
  • Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Former Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Ritsumeikan University, Former Professor, General Engineering Institute, Ritsumeikan University, Former Manager, Knowledge Processing Research Department, Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Director, High-Speed Communication Processing Research Department, Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation; Former President Advanced Science, Technology & Management Research Institute of KYOTO
  • Former IEEE Kansai Director, President of Parthenon Research Foundation, IEEE Fellow


Until now, I have been consistently involved in R & D and education in the field of information and communications. I worked for the Telecommunications Research Institute of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, which had 360,000 employees. I continued to work for the company after it was privatized and became Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT). After that, I started to work at my alma mater, a national university, and I continued to teach until retirement even after it was incorporated and became a national university corporation. After retirement, I also worked at a research institute for a private university and a public interest incorporated foundation.

In these organizations, as for basic technologies, my tasks included computer architecture, parallel processing, system design, and high-speed communication. I was also involved in the areas of applied technologies such as remote education systems, video-on-demand systems, digital cinema, image compression and recognition technologies, smart cities, and healthcare.

I would like to give a class on the essence of system technology obtained through my experience to date, as well as convey the comprehensive knowledge that I have learned through hands-on experience working with many people in various organizations. Even after good results are achieved at the theoretical, algorithmic, and prototype levels in corporate research labs and universities, we still need to work just as hard, if not harder, to make them truly useful for other people. The real work starts at that point. It is an urgent issue, both domestically and the worldwide, to cultivate real engineers who can practice this at the personal level. In order to become such a professional, it is fundamental to refine the specialized skills that have been acquired. And in addition, one must have the ability to grasp the social condition, ability to manage the organization, and enhanced skills to cooperate with others. In other words, one must aspire to be a better person.

In order for each of you and for myself to become such human beings, I would like to keep working together with you. In other words, I would like us to make efforts together to actualize this ideal by learning from one another.

The "intelligence and personal integrity" should be considered. Looking back on history, the Kansai region, where our Kyoto Main School is located, has produced prominent educators such as Jinsai ITO in Kyoto, Toju NAKAE in Shiga, Koan OGATA in Osaka, who were so-called " true teachers" among the teachers. What I mentioned earlier is the kind of true education and learning such great educators offered. And that is what I aspire to achieve with you at this college.

Responsible Subject

  • System Design Specific Lecture
  • Master Project

Field of Specialization

  • Computer Architecture
  • Processor Configuration and Design Technology
  • Project Creation Theory

Business Performance


  • Commemorative plaque of NTT Research and Development Division (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)
  • Information Processing Society of Japan Paper Award (Information Processing Society of Japan)
  • Okochi Memorial Technology Award (Okochi Memorial Association)
  • NTT President's Commendation (representative of the invention and devising department) (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)
  • Science and Technology Agency Director General's Award for Distinguished Researcher (Science and Technology Agency)
  • Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers Award for Achievement (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers)
  • Commendation from the Director of the Kinki Bureau of Telecommunications (Kinki Bureau of Telecommunications, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
  • IEEE ESTIMEdia 2009 Best Paper Award (IEEE)
  • Information Processing Society of Japan 2012 Digital Practice Awards (Information Processing Society of Japan)
  • ITC - CSCC 2012 Best Paper Award (ITC - CSCC)

Academic papers, International Conference Papers, etc.

  • Yukihiro Nakamura, “An integrated logic design environment based on behavioral description,” IEEE Trans. on CAD, Vol.CAD-6, No.3, pp.322-336, May. 1987
  • Yukihiro Nakamura, Mitsuteru Yukishita, Tomotaka Uchihashi, Kiyoshi Oguri, "specification design expert system architecture," Information-technology Society, Journal of Japan, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 564, -577, May 1989
  • Yukihiro Nakamura, Kiyoshi Oguri, Ryo Nomura, "RTL motion description language SFL," Journal A, Vol. J 72 -A, No. 10, pp. 1579 -1593, October 1989.
  • Akira Nagoya, Yukihiro Nakamura, Kiyoshi Oguri, Ryo Nomura, "Multistage Logic Optimization in Large-Scale Logic Synthesis from High-Level Description," IEICE Journal A, Vol. J 74 -A, No. 2, pp. 206 -217, February 1991
  • Satoshi Shirai, Satoru Ikehara, Tsukasa Kawaoka, Yukihiro Nakamura, "Automatic rewriting type translation system for Japanese-English machine translation, and its effect" Information Processing Society of Japan Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 12 -21, January 1995.
  • Kazuhiro Obara, Bizo Fukuhara, Yukihiro Nakamura, "Neural Multivariate Prediction Using Event Knowledge and Selective Emphasis Learning," Journal of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, Vol. 116 - C, No. 7, pp. 802, -808, June 1996
  • "Method for generating and evaluating software quality classification tree" Ryoei Takahashi, Yoichi Muraoka, Yukihiro Nakamura, Journal of the Japan Society of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers D-I, Vol. J 81 -D-I, No. 4, pp. 393 -404, April 1998
  • Takuya Okamoto, Takafumi Yuasa, Tomonori Izumi, Takao Onoye, and Yukihiro Nakamura, "Design tools and trial design for PCA-Chip 2," IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E 86 - D, No. 5, pp. 868 -871, May. 2003
  • Kosuke Tsujino, Kazuhiko Furuya, Wataru Kobayashi, Tomonori Izumi, Takao Onoye, and Yukihiro Nakamura, "Design of real-time 3-D sound processing system," IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E 88 - D, No. 5, pp. 954 -962, May. 2005
  • Eiji Omata, Norihiro Ishikawa, Shingo Murakami, Jelm Johan, Tomonori Izumi, Nakamura Yukihiro, "P2P streaming in heterogeneous network environments." Joshoron, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 334 -345, February 2006
  • Akira Nagoya, Kiyoshi Oguri, Yukihiro Nakamura, "How to Configure an Autonomous Reconfigurable Architecture PCA" Journal of the IEICE, D, Vol. J 89 - D, No. 6, pp. 1110, -1119, June 2006
  • Ryusuke Miyamoto, Jumpei Ashida, Hiroshi Tsutsui, and Yukihiro Nakamura, “Stochastic pedestrian tracking based on 6-stick skeleton model,” IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences, Vol.E90-A, No.3, pp.606-617, Mar. 2007
  • Ryusuke Miyamoto, Saikun Liu, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yukihiro Nakamura, "A High Accuracy Stereo Matching Processor Based on Variable Window Approach" Journal of the Japan Society of Image Electronics, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 210, -218, May 2007.
  • Takahiko Masuzaki, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takao Onoe, Yusuke Mizuno, Hajime Sasaki, Yukihiro Nakamura, "System Configuration for Single-Tile JPEG 2000 Codec," Journal of the Japan Society of Imaging and Electronics, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 296 -304, May 2009.
  • Masayuki Hiromoto, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Hiroyuki Ochi, Tomoyuki Osano, Norihiro Ishikawa, and Yukihiro Nakamura, "Media Streaming System with Dynamic Rate Control for High Speed Mobile Networks," Transactions of Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol. 50, No. 10, pp. 2532-2542 Oct. 2009.
  • Nobuaki Yoshida, Seitaro Wada, Hideyuki Ito, Saori Sawada, Hideyuki Yamauchi, Junichi Hasegawa, Yukihiro Nakamura, "Utilization of Information and Communication Technology at Kyoto City Zoo ― Utilization of Infrastructure and Animal Content Suitable for Zoos ―" Information Processing Society of Japan Digital Practice, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 305 -312, 2012.
  • Hiroshi Tsutsui, Koichi Hattori, Hiroyuki Ochi, and Yukihiro Nakamura, “A high-throughput pipelined parallel architecture for JPEG XR encoding,” ACM Transactions in Embedded Computing Systems(TECS), Vol.11, No.3, Article No.72, Dec. 2012
  • Nobuaki Yoshida, Shusaku Ikegami, Shuichi Kim, Shinchi Chung, Hideyuki Yamauchi, and Yukihiro Nakamura, "Application of Information and Communication Technology to Tourism in Kyoto," Journal of the Society of Systems, Control and Information Engineers, "System/Control/Information", Vol. 57, No. 8, 2013.
  • Yukihiro Nakamura, Kiyoshi Oguri, Akira Nagoya, Ryo Nomura, "A hierarchical behavioral description based synthesizer," IEEE EURO ASIC ’ 90, pp. 282 -287, May 1990
  • Akira Nagoya, Yukihiro Nakamura, Kiyoshi Oguri, and Ryo Nomura, "Multi-level logic optimization for large scale ASICs," IEEE ICCAD'90, pp. 564-567, Nov . 1990
  • Koichi Hattori, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Hiroyuki Ochi, and Yukihiro Nakamura, “A high-throughput pipelined architecture for JPEG XR encoding,” Proc. of 7th IEEE Workshop on Embedded Systems for Real-Time Multimedia (ESTIMedia2009), pp.9-17, Oct. 2009
  • Jaehoon Yu, Ryusuke Miyamoto, Takao Onoye, Hiroki Sugano, and Yukihiro Nakamura, “Pedestrian Localization Using CoHOG-based Detection and HSV-based Tracking,” Proc. of the 27th International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications, Jul. 2012
  • Shinya Matsuda, Takashi Imagawa, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takashi Sato, Yukihiro Nakamura, and Hiroyuki Ochi, “Architecture for sealed wafer-scale mask ROM for long-term digital data preservation,” The 28th International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications(ITC-CSCC), pp.274-277, Jun. 2013
  • Yukihiro Nakamura, "22 Years of Parthenon Research Group and Future Development", 40th Parthenon Research Group Commemorative Journal, pp65-81, Sep. 2008. 2014
  • T. Mori, S. Saomoto, Y. Tsuchida, Y. Nakamura, T. Takeda, T. Yoshikawa, and M. Kimura, "Actual status of magnesium and calcium intake in Japanese men: using a simple image-input type nutritional calculation system (II )-", The 35th Annual Meeting of THE JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR MAGNESIUM RESEARCH, pp31-32, November 2015.


  • HIroyuki Nakamura,Kiyoshi Oruri,Akira Nagoya,“High-level VLSI synthesis chapter9: synthesis from pure behavioral descriptions,” Kluwer Academic Publishers,pp.205-229,Jun. 1991
  • "effective design of ULSI," Yukihiro Nakamura, Sadayasu Ono, Aum Publishing, January 1994
  • Yukihiro Nakamura and Akira Nagoya, "Fundamentals and Applications of ASIC Technology, Chapter 14: Architectural Design Techniques for ASICs," IEICE, February 1994.
  • Yukihiro Nakamura, "Development Design and CAD of the Latest VLSI: Part 3, Chapter 1, Development and Application Examples of High-Level Logic Synthesis CAD in NTT," Mimatsu Data Systems, pp. 263-284, April 1994.