Naoto Yokoya (S’10-M’13) received the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2010 and 2013, respectively.
He is currently a Unit Leader at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Tokyo, Japan, where he leads the Geoinformatics Unit since 2018. He is also a visiting Associate Professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology since 2019. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo from 2013 to 2017. In 2015-2017, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, working at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany. His research interests include image processing, data fusion, and machine learning for understanding remote sensing images, with applications to disaster management.
Dr. Yokoya won the first place in the 2017 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) Data Fusion Contest organized by the Image Analysis and Data Fusion Technical Committee (IADF TC). He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS) since 2018. He is/was the Chair (2019-present) and Co-Chair (2017-2019) of IEEE GRSS IADF TC and also the secretary of IEEE GRSS All Japan Joint Chapter since 2018.