Dr. Tomohiro Fukuda is an associate professor in the Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. (1999), M.E. (1996) and B.E. (1994) in environmental engineering at Osaka University. He worked for Matsushita Electric Works Co., Ltd. (Current: Panasonic Corporation) from 1996 to 2004, and then has been an associate professor at Osaka University since 2004.
He majors in environmental design and advanced information technology. His research interests are mainly to develop Computer-Aided Architectural Design method (CAAD) using Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), data modeling, CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), BIM (Building Information Modeling), and AI (Artificial Intelligence) for architectural, urban and environmental design engineering, and digital heritage. He is a former president of CAADRIA (the association of Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia) and past Representative of AIJ (Architectural Institute of Japan). He is a member of eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe), JSCE (Japan Society of Civil Engineers) and CPIJ (The City Planning Institute of Japan). He has published over 200 journal and international conference papers, and 13 books (collective writing). Tomohiro Fukuda won the best award of the Kobe lighting design competition (2001), among other awards.