Adjunct Professor

Education Background

B.E. (Kyoto University)

M.E. (Kyoto University)

Ph.D. (Kyoto University)

Research Field
Computer vision, Robotics
Academic Area
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Dr. Kanade is the U. A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics and the director of Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1974. After holding a faculty position in the Department of Information Science, Kyoto University, he joined Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. He was the Director of the Robotics Institute from 1992 to 2001. He also founded the Digital Human Research Center in Tokyo and served as founding director.

Dr. Kanade works in multiple areas of robotics: computer vision, multi-media, manipulators, autonomous mobile robots, medical robotics and sensors. He has written more than 400 technical papers and reports in these areas, and holds more than 20 patents. He has been the principal investigator of more than a dozen major vision and robotics projects at Carnegie Mellon.

Dr. Kanade’s other professional honors include: election to the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, and a Fellow of American Association of Artificial Intelligence; several awards including Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Institute Medal and Bower Prize, C&C Award, Okawa Award, ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, Joseph Engelberger Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award, and ICCV Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Accomplishment Award.

Academic Publications
  • Have written approximately 400 papers and reports in the area of computer vision, robotics, artificial intelligence, multi-media, and sensors.
  • H-index is 166 as of January 2021 with total citations more than 167,000, and it is among top 10 of all the researchers in computer science and electronics according to Top H-Index for Computer Science and Electronics (http://www.guide2research.com/scientists/).