Osamu Watanabe

osamu watanabeOsamu Watanabe received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Tokyo Metropolitan University in 1999, 2001, and 2004, respectively. In 2004, He joined the faculty of Takushoku University as a research associate in electronics and computer systems. Since 2021, He has been a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Computer Systems. He is a member of IEEE, ITE, and an Associate Editor for The Journal of ITE. He is also an expert of ISO/IEC/JTC1/SG29/WG1 committee “Joint Photographic Experts Group” (JPEG), where he currently serves as co-chair of ICQ (Image Coding and Quality) subgroup. His areas of research interest are image processing, image coding, and signal processing.