Takao Onoye received Dr.Eng. degree in information systems engineering from Osaka University, Japan, in 1997. He joined Osaka University as a research associate in 1993, and promoted as a lecturer in 1998. Since 1999 through 2002, he was with Kyoto University as an associate professor. He is currently a professor of the Department of Information Systems Engineering, Osaka University. His research interests include System-on-a-Chip implementation of multimedia (audiovisual) processing system. Dr. Onoye is a member of IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and ITE of Japan.