Taku Hachisu (蜂須 拓, born 1987) is a Japanese computer scientist. He is an assistant professor at the University of Tsukuba. He received his PhD (Eng) at the University of Electro-Communications in 2015.

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  • Oct. 2010 – Dec. 2010 at Rennes, France
    • Visiting student
    • Bunraku team
    • Advisor: Dr. Anatole Lécuyer,Associate Professor Maud Marchal,Mr. Gabriel Cirio
    • Scholarship for Internship: Institutional Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visits by JSPS.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

  • Apr. 2012 – Mar. 2015 at Japan
    • Research Fellow (DC1)

Microsoft Research

  • May 2013 – Nov. 2013 at Beijing, China
    • Internship fellow
    • Human-Computer Interaction group
    • Advisor: Dr. Masaaki Fukumoto
  • Aug. 2015 at Beijing, China
    • Visiting PD fellow
    • Advisor: Dr. Masaaki Fukumoto

University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2019 at Santa Barbara, California, USA
    • Visiting Scholar
    • RE Touch Lab
    • Advisor: Assistant Professor Yon Visell

University of Tsukuba

  • Apr. 2015 – Dec. 2019 at Ibaraki, Japan
    • Researcher
    • Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
    • JST CREST Project “Social Imaging”
    • Principle Investigator: Professor Kenji Suzuki
  • Jan. 2020 – present at Ibaraki, Japan
    • Tenure Track Assistant Professor
    • Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems


University of Electro-Communications

  • Apr. 2006 – Mar. 2010 in Tokyo, Japan
    • Bachelor (Eng.)
    • Supervisor: Associate Professor Hiroyuki Kajimoto
  • Apr. 2010 – Mar. 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
    • Master (Eng.)
    • Supervisor: Associate Professor Hiroyuki Kajimoto
  • Apr. 2012 – Mar. 2015 in Tokyo, Japan
    • Ph.D. (Eng.)
    • Supervisor: Associate Professor Hiroyuki Kajimoto
    • Thesis Title: Exaggeration-Based Haptic Interaction (in Japanese)
    • Committee
      • Associate Professor Hiroyuki Kajimoto
      • Professor Masakatsu Kaneko
      • Professor Naoaki Itakura
      • Associate Professor Maki Sakamoto
      • Associate Professor Takuya Nojima

Publications(Five selected papers)

  1. Taku Hachisu, Kenji Suzuki:
    Representing Interpersonal Touch Directions by Tactile Apparent Motion using Smart Bracelets,
    IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 327-338, 2019.
  2. Taku Hachisu, Baptiste Bourreau, Kenji Suzuki:
    EnhancedTouchX: Smart Bracelets for Augmenting Interpersonal Touch Interactions,
    in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2019, 321, Glasgow, UK, May 4-9, 2019.
  3. Taku Hachisu, Yadong Pan, Soichiro Matsuda, Baptiste Bourreau, Kenji Suzuki:
    FaceLooks: a Smart Headband for Signaling Face-to-Face Behavior,
    MDPI Sensors, vol. 18, no. 7, 2066, 2018.
  4. Taku Hachisu, Masaaki Fukumoto:
    SpiroSurface: A Repulsive and Attractive Force Display for Interactive Tabletops Using a Pneumatic System,
    IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 54-70, 2018.
  5. Taku Hachisu, Hiroyuki Kajimoto:
    Vibration Feedback Latency Affects Material Perception during Rod Tapping Interactions,
    IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 10, issue 2, pp. 288-295, 2017.


Invited Talks and Misc.

  1. Wearable Devices for Augmenting Interpersonal Touch Interactions, Summer School on HAPCOR, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, Sep. 7, 2023.
  2. Introduction to Haptics- sensing, feedback, and sensory evaluation, The SICE Annual Conference (SICE) 2019, Hiroshima, Japan, Sep. 10, 2019.
  3. Introduction to Haptics- sensing, feedback, and sensory evaluation, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) 2018, Miyazaki, Japan, Oct. 7, 2018.
  4. Whole-body Wearable Haptics for Navigation and Immersive Contents, IEEE Haptics Symposium2014 Workshop Wearable Haptics: from Neurophysiology Foundations to New Wearable Haptic Designs and Exoskeletons, Texas, USA, Feb. 23, 2014.