Toshikazu Ohshima has been a professor at Ritsumeikan University since 2006. In 1991, he received a Doctorate from the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tsukuba. In 1991, he joined Canon Inc. and worked on research and development of virtual reality. From 1997, he worked as a senior researcher in a national mixed reality (MR) technology project and from 2001 began serving as a section chief at the MR R&D division in Canon Inc.
His research interests include MR technologies and its deployment in education, medicine, and the arts. Since 2006, he and his team have continually created technological and educational artworks based on scientific and biological simulations utilizing mixed reality experience.
Since 2012, these works of art and edutainment have been annually exhibited at Laval Virtual ReVolution in France. In 2017, “MitsuDomoe,” a virtual ecosystem in a petri dish, was awarded the Laval Virtual Award of Training and Education.
Toshikazu Ohshima, Ph. D.
College of Image Arts and Sciences
Toshikazu Ohshima is a professor at Ritsumeikan University since 2006. He received a Doctoratefrom University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Engineering. Then he joined in Canon Inc. andserved as a researcher for research and development of virtual reality since 1991. He worked as asenior researcher in a national project at Mixed Reality Laboratory Inc. since 1997. He served as asection chief at MR R&D section in Canon Inc. since 2001. His research interests are mixed realitytechnologies and its deployment in education, medical and art field.