Isao’s research fields include media security, media information processing, information Hiding. Currently, his main research interest is in the media security technology for safe and secure distribution of digital media in cyberspace.
Isao received his BS, MS, and DE degrees from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1995, 1997, and 2003, respectively. He joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1997, and until 2007 was a research engineer in the company’s systems development laboratory. He is currently professor at the Information and Society Research Division, NII and professor at the Department of Informatics, the School of Multidisciplinary Sciences, The Graduate University For Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI). He is also a visiting professor at the Tsuda University and was a visiting professor at the University of Freiburg in 2010 and at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in 2011.
Isao has been engaged in research on information security and content security and privacy. He received the Best Paper Award from the IPSJ in 2005 and 2014, the Fujio Frontier Award and the Image Electronics Technology Award in 2010, the One of the Best Papers Award from the Information Security and Privacy Conference and the IPSJ Nagao Special Researcher Award in 2011, the Docomo Mobile Science Award in 2014, and the Information Security Cultural Award in 2016. He is a member of the IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee and the IEEE Signal Processing Society.