Kettering Laboratory, Dayton, OH. 937-229-3100. khirakawa1 {at}


Keigo Hirakawa is an Associate Professor at the University of Dayton and the Director for the Computer Engineering Program. Prior to joining UD in 2010, he was with Harvard University as a Research Associate of Department of Statistics and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He simultaneously earned Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and M.M. in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. Previously, he was with HP/Agilent Technologies’ camera division as an ASIC engineer.

Prof. Hirakawa has published in the literature of engineering, computer science, and statistics. His research focuses on algorithmic development for image processing, computer vision, and sensors. He is best known for his expertise in digital camera designs, and his contributions span color science, estimation theory, statistical modeling, and wavelet theory.

He has received a number of recognitions, including a paper award from IEEE and keynote speeches at IS&T CGIV, PCSJ-IMPS, and CSAJ, and IAPR CCIW. He has strong track record of collaborating with industry partners. He is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and SPIE/IS&T Journal of Electronic Imaging. He served on the organization committees of IEEE ICIP 2012 and IEEE ICASSP 2017 and is a member of IEEE SPS IVMSP technical committee.