Current Projects

ACM Transaction on Graphics (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH2014)
Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto
IEEE Transaction on Computer Graphics and Appications (IEEE CG&A)
Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis, Oyama, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto
old project and old CVs (Projects before 2014)
Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto
ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Student Research Competition Semi-Finalist / IEEE GCCE 2013
Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis, Oyama, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto
Yoichi Ochiai, Keisuke Toyoshima

Research Interest&PhD Theme: towards digital controllability to non-digital materials

Computational Potential Field

Physicalization of Computer Graphics

ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery (to Appear), Leonard: The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (to Appear), Fuchu Art Museum
Yoichi Ochiai
ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Emerging Technologies, Poster
Yoichi Ochiai, Hiromu Takai
ACE 2013 "Best Research"/ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Emerging Technologies, Poster, Talks
Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis, Oyama, Keisuke Toyoshima
MMM 2012, Tokyo Designers Week 2012
Yoichi Ochiai
Invisible feet under the vehicle
ACM AH 2012
Yoichi Ochiai, Keisuke Toyoshima
Kaleidoscopes for binocular rivalry
ACM AH 2012
Yoichi Ochiai
ACM AH 2011
Yoichi Ochiai, Keisuke Toyoshima
ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 poster, HCI international 2014
Yoichi Ochiai
EUROHAPTICS 2014, Best Demo Award Honorable Mention
Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto, Masaya Takasaki
Tokyo Designers Week 2013
Yoichi Ochiai


Born 1987 in Tokyo. BA(Media Arts and Sciences) from University of Tsukuba, 2011 MA(Interdisciplinary Information Studies) from University of Tokyo 2013. Ph.D (Applied Computer Science) from University of Tokyo 2015. He currently belonged to Microsoft Research as research intern. He is on the committee of Information Processing Society of Japan. He is interested in the field of real world oriented computer graphics and new media art composed of mixture of new media and classic technologies. He was technical paper author of SIGGRAPH and selected artist of SIGGRAPH Art Gallery. He received the Super Creator Title from IPA and METI, Grand Prix of LAVAL VIRTUAL AWARD, Best paper Award from ACE, Springer, Student Innovation Contest Award in UIST, Best Demo Award from EUROHAPTICS, Japan Manifest Award, World Technology Award (by TIME&Fortune) and awarded & nominated in many competitions. His research projects were selected in the best of SIGGRAPH 2014′s technical papers(By CGCHANNEL) and the Best video 2012 (by Newscientist). He was featured on BBC, Discovery channel, AP, Reuters, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Russia 1 and over 100 famous web/magazine/tv media. Speeches and Lectures in various colleges, museums, corporations and events(e.g. TED and local TED talks).
Yoichi Ochiai Ph.D
落合陽一 博士(学際情報学)
Assistant Professor at University of Tsukuba, Principle Investigator of Digital Nature Group,
Media Artist, Super Creator Certificated by IPA,
CEO of Pixie Dust Technologies, VR Consortium board member
CEO of Pixie Dust Technologies. VRコンソーシアム理事
Contact:  TEL: +81-3-5770-2666( 03-5770-2666 )
1987年生の27歳.メディアアーティスト,筑波大学助教.落合陽一研究室主宰.巷では現代の魔法使いと呼ばれている.筑波大でメディア芸術を学んだ後,東京大学を短縮修了(飛び級)して博士号を取得.2015年5月より筑波大学助教,落合陽一研究室主宰している.経産省より未踏スーパークリエータ,総務省の変な人プロジェクト異能vationに選ばれた.研究論文はSIGGRAPHなどのCS分野の最難関会議・論文誌に採録された.作品はSIGGRAPH Art Galleryを始めとして様々な場所で展示され,Leonardo誌の表紙を飾った.LAVAL VIRTUALよりグランプリ&部門賞,ACEより最優秀論文賞,他にもACM UIST, EUROHAPTICSでも受賞経験があり,グッドデザイン賞,経済産業省Innovative Technologies賞&特別賞,日本マニフェスト大賞やロハスデザイン大賞,TIME誌とFortune誌によるWorld Technology Awardなどでも入賞やノミネートされ,他にも受賞多数.プロジェクトは,CGCHANNELが選ぶ2014年のベストSIGGRAPH論文や,NewScientist誌が選ぶ2012年のベストビデオ等に選ばれている.応用物理,計算機科学,アートコンテクストを融合させた作品制作・研究に従事している.BBC,CNN,ディスカバリーチャンネル,AP,ロイター,デイリーメール紙,テレグラフ紙,ロシア国営放送,フランス国営放送, などメディア出演多数. 最近では執筆,コメンテーターなどバラエティやラジオ番組などにも出演し活動の幅を広げている.TED World Talent SearchやTEDxTokyoではスピーカーを努め好評を博した.作家/研究の他,Pixie Dust TechnologiesのCEOの他ジセカイ株式会社に経営/研究で参画し,学際分野のアウトリーチに多岐に活動実績がある.
at The University of Tokyo as PhD candidate 2014
Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi, and Jun Rekimoto: Pixie Dust: Graphics Generated by Levitated and Animated Objects in Computational Acoustic-Potential Field, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) Volume 33, Issue 4 (July 2014), 13pages Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2014
Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto, and Masaya Takasaki: Diminished Haptics: Towards Digital Transformation of Real World Textures, Proc. Eurohaptics 2014, Versailles (France), accepted, 24-27 Jun., 2014.
Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto: The Colloidal Metamorphosis: Time Division Multiplexing of the Reflectance State. IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and Applications
Yoichi Ochiai, Looking glass time, Leonard the International Journal of Society for the Arts, Science, and Technology, 47(4), pp424-425, 2014
Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi, Jun Rekimoto (2014) Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation by Ultrasonic Phased Arrays. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97590. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097590
Takayuki Hoshi, Yoichi Ochiai, Jun Rekimoto (2014), Three-dimensional noncontact manipulation by opposite ultrasonic phased arrays: Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 53 07KE07 doi:10.7567/JJAP.53.07KE07
Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama, Takayuki Hoshi, and Jun Rekimoto: Reflective, Deformable, Colloidal Display: A Waterfall-Based Colloidal Membrane Using Focused Ultrasonic Waves, Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2013, Anaheim, California (USA), 21-25 Jul., 2013. [Poster]
Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama, Takayuki Hoshi, and Jun Rekimoto: Poppable Display: A Display Which Enables People to Interact with Popping, Breaking, and Tearing, Proc. 2nd 2013 IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE 2013), pp. 124-128, Makuhari (Japan), 1-4 Oct., 2013.
Yoichi Ochiai and Keisuke Toyoshima. 2012. Stop-motion cameras in the network: connected multi-cameras for the collaboration work in stop-motion. Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Poster, Article No. 36, Los Angels(US), August 2012
Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama and Keisuke Toyoshima, A Colloidal Display: membrane screen that combines transparency, BRDF and 3D volume, Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 Emerging Technologies, Article No. 2, Los Angels(US), August 2012
Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama, Takayuki Hoshi, and Jun Rekimoto: Theory and Application of the Colloidal Display: Programable Bubble Screen for Computer Entertainment, Proc. 10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE 2013), pp. 198-214, Twente (Netherlands), 12-15 Nov., 2013.
Yoichi Ochiai, Kaleidoscopes for binocular rivalry, Proc. ACM Augmented Human 2012 Megeve(France), Article No.30, March, 2012
Yoichi Ochiai and Keisuke Toyoshima, Invisible feet under the vehicle, Proc. ACM Augmented Human 2012 Megeve(France), Article No.31, March, 2012
Yoichi OCHIAI and Hiromu TAKAI, The cyclone display: rotation, reflection, flicker and recognition combined to the pixels, Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Emerging Technologies, Article No. 16, August, 2011, Vancouver(Canada)
Yoichi OCHIAI and Keisuke Toyoshima, Homunculus: the Vehicle as Augmented Clothes, Proc. ACM Augmented Human 2011, Article No.3, , Tokyo, March, 2011
Yoichi Ochiai, Visible Breadboard: System for Dynamic, Programmable, and Tangible Circuit Prototyping with Visible Electricity, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8526, 2014, pp 73-84, Proc HCI International 2014