Tomoko Imai

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Area of Concentration: Collaborative virtual environment and fabric simulation. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL (1997 - present).

Master of Science in Physics. Area of Concentration: Crystal growth simulation. Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan (1990-1992).

Visiting Scholar as a Rotary Scholar. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL (1988-1989).

Bachelor of Science in Physics. Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan (1985-1990)


  • Deans List for Achademic Excellence in Physics, IIT(1988-1989).
  • Rotary Scholar(1988-1989).
  • Sign language animation editor "Mimehand" received "'97 R&D 100 Award". presented by "R&D Magazine" which is edited in Chicago
  • Research Assistant at Electronic Visualization Laboratory(1997-1998)


  • Developed a sign language animation for the deaf and evaluated the readability of the sign language gestures.
  • Exhibited the sign language animation at TELECOM95 as a part of SIGN LANGUAGE TELEPHONE by HITACHI LTD.


    Computer Languages: C++, C, SGI/Performer, Turbo Pascal, BASIC, Fortran


    Japanese and English.