Hiroki NISHINO is a researcher-practitioner in creative technologies.

He has a significant interest in both computer science research and creative practices in computer music, media art. While his Ph.D. thesis focused on the design and development of programming languages for creative coding, he also has a broad research background, which include digital arts, computer music, augmented reality and interaction design, etc.

He received a Ph.D. in Integrative Sciences and Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2014. Before transferring to NUS, he studied computer music and digital art at the DXArts Ph.D. program, University of Washington, Seattle.

Both of his research works and artworks have been presented in various international conferences and festivals, sometimes receiving international and domestic (Japanese) awards.

He is currently serving as an associate professor at the School of Information, Kochi University of Technology, Japan

Research Experience

Apr ’21 – present:  Associate Professor, School of Informatics, Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japan

Apr ’20 – Feb ’21:  Assistant Professor, School of Creativity and Art. ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China.

Aug ’16 – Feb ’20: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Dec ’15 – Jul ’16: Research Fellow, Imagineering Institute, Johor-Bahru, Malaysia


Aug 2009 – Jul 2014:  NUS Graduate School for Integrative and Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
                                                  (Ph.D. in Integrative Sciences & Engineering).

 Sep 2005 – Jul 2007: Digital Arts and Experimental Media Ph.D. program, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
                                                  (officially withdrawn in 2008 to transfer to National University of Singapore).

Sep 1999 – Sep 2001:  Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan.
                                                  (Master of Media and Governance).

Apr 1992 – Sep 1996: Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan.
                                                  (B.A. in Policy Management).