Hirokazu Kato is a professor in the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan. He received his B.E., M.E. and Dr. Eng. degrees from Osaka University, Japan in 1986, 1988 and 1996, respectively. He joined the Faculty of Engineering Science at Osaka University, from 1989 to 1999. In 1999, he joined the Faculty of Information Sciences at Hiroshima City University, Japan. In 2003, he joined the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University. Since 2007, he has been with the Graduate School of Information Science of NAIST. He studied pattern recognition and computer vision. When he joined the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab) at the University of Washington as a visiting scholar in 1998, he started a research on Augmented Reality which is currently his main research topic. He received the Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award from IEEE VGTC in 2009, and Lasting Impact Award at the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality in 2012.