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Takeo Igarashi is a Professor of Computer Science Department at The University of Tokyo. He received received a Ph.D from the Department of Information Engineering at The University of Tokyo in 2000. He joined the Department of Computer Science as an assistant professor in 2002 and was promoted to a professor in 2011. His research interest is in user interfaces and interactive computer graphics in general. He is known for the development of a sketch-based modeling system (Teddy) and a multi-touch shapde deformation method. He led a JST ERATO project and a JST CREST project as a director. He served as program co-chair for UIST 2013, general co-chair for UIST 2016, technical papers chair for SIGGRAPH ASIA 2018, and technical program co-chair for ACM CHI 2021. He received the SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award, JSPS Award, CHI Academy Award, and the Asia Graphics 2020 Outstanding Technical Contributions Award.