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Kazuo Misue

Department of Computer Science,
University of Tsukuba
Visualization and Interactive Systems Laboratory


Kazuo Misue is a Professor of the Institute of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba, Japan, where he performs research and development on information technology. His research interests include human-computer interaction, information visualization, automatic graph drawing. He received a BSc and an MSc from Tokyo University of Science in 1984 and 1986. He received a Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1997. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, JSAI, and JSSST.


Areas of interest include:

Morphing Edge Drawing
Morphing Edge Drawing (2019)
3D ChronoView
3D ChronoView (2018)
2.5D ChronoView
2.5D ChronoView (2018)
Amoeba (2014)
ChronoView (2012)
Colored Mosaic Matrix
Colored Mosaic Matrix
Edge Equalized Treemap
SaaG (2012)
Anchored Map
Anchored Map (2007)






Five Selected Publications

  1. Satoko Shiroi, Kazuo Misue, and Jiro Tanaka, ChronoView: Visualization Technique for Many Temporal Data, Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Information Visualization, IEEE Computer Society, pp.112-117, 2012.
  2. Kazuo Misue, Anchored Map: Graph Drawing Technique to Support Network Mining, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E91-D, No. 11, pp. 2599-2606, 2008.
  3. Yu Suzuki, Kazuo Misue and Jiro Tanaka, Pen-Based Interface Using Hand Motions in the Air, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol. E91-D, No. 11, pp. 2647-2654, 2008.
  4. Kazuo Misue, Peter Eades, Wei Lai and Kozo Sugiyama, Layout Adjustment and the Mental Map, Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 183-210, 1995 (Google Scholar).
  5. Kozo Sugiyama and Kazuo Misue, Visualization of structural information: Automatic drawing of compound digraphs, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 876-892, 1991.

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