Image Processing Research Team

Team Leader

Hideo Yokota


Hideo Yokota


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Image Processing Research Team,
RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan

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Our goal is to develop original RIKEN data processing technology and multidimensional measurement technology in order to contribute to understanding biological phenomena. We are especially contributing to the fields of mathematical biology, bio-medical simulations as well as medical diagnostic and treatment technology by researching and developing new data and image processing technologies and establishing new tools for quantification of biological phenomena, intended for researchers both inside and outside RIKEN.


Engineering, Informatics


Multi dimensional image processing, Multi dimensional imaging, Bioengineering, Image analysis, Medical engineering


  1. Algorithms and computational methods for image processing, pattern recognition, computer graphics, and computer aided design
  2. Software and hardware systems for biology and material science
  3. Imaging devices for life science
Image Processing Cloud

Image Processing Cloud

Selected Publications

  1. Morita, M., Shimokawa, K., Nishimura, M., Nakamura, S., Tsujimura, Y., Takemoto, S., Tawara, T., Yokota, H., Wemler, S., Miyamoto, D., Ikeno, H., Sato, A., Furuichi, T., Kobayashi, N., Okumura, Y., Yamaguchi, Y., Okamura-Oho, Y.: “ViBrism DB: an interactive search and viewer platform for 2D/3D anatomical images of gene expression and co-expression networks”, Nucleic Acids Research, gky951 (2018).
  2. Togashi, R., Tanaka, H., Nakamura, S., Yokota, H., Tange, K., Nakai, Y., Yoshioka, H., Hatarhima, H., Akita, H.: “A hepatic pDNA delivery system based on an intracellular environment sensitive vitamin E-scaffold lipid-like material with the aid of an anti-inflammatory drug”, Journal of Controlled Release, Vol. 279(10): 262-270 (2018).
  3. An, G., Omodaka, K., Tsuda, S., Shiga, Y., Takada, N., Kikawa, T., Nakazawa, T., Yokota, H., Akiba, M.: “Comparison of Machine-Learning Classification Models for Glaucoma Management”, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Vol. 2018, Article ID 6874765 (2018).
  4. Sakane, A., Yoshizawa, S., Yokota, H., Sasaki, T.: “Dancing Styles of Collective Cell Migration: Image-Based Computational Analysis of JRAB/MICAL-L2”, Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Vol. 6, Article 4: 1-7 (2018).
  5. Miyagawa, S., Yoshizawa, S., Yokota, H.: “Trimmed Median PCA for Robust Plane Fitting”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 753-757 (2018).


Hideo YokotaTeam Leader
Shin YoshizawaSenior Scientist
Satoko TakemotoResearch Scientist
Takashi MichikawaResearch Scientist
Masahiko MoritaPostdoctoral Researcher
Norio YamashitaPostdoctoral Researcher
Sakiko NakamuraTechnical StaffⅠ
Yuki TsujimuraTechnical StaffⅠ
Masaomi NishimuraTechnical StaffⅠ
Toshiro HiguchiSenior Visiting Scientist
Kazuhiro FujisakiVisiting Scientist
Naomichi FurushiroVisiting Scientist
Takashi IjiriVisiting Scientist
Shintaro OyamaVisiting Scientist
Kazuaki FukasakuVisiting Scientist