Takahito Kawanishi
He received the BE degree in information science from Kyoto University, Kyoto, the ME and the PhD degree in information science from Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, in 1996, 1998, and 2006, respectively. He joined NTT Laboratories in 1998. From 2004 to 2008, he worked at Plala Networks Inc. (now NTT Plala) as a technical manager and developer of commercial IPTV and VoD systems. He is currently engaged in R&D of online media content identification, monitoring and search systems.