Research Engineer, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Momoko Maezawa is a research engineer with the Science & Technology Research Laboratories, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 2017 and 2019 respectively. While in school, she received the Student Encouragement Award of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) National Convention. After graduation, she joined NHK in 2019. She has been working in the Smart Production Research Division since 2019. She is in charge of developing technology to support production work by applying image analysis AI. She has developed technology using image analysis AI to extract possible images from videos to be used as thumbnails for online contents. She received the Forum on Information Technology Encouragement Award 2020 from IPSJ for her research on this technology. Applying this technology to the production of online contents could boost Internet deployments of various broadcasting programs. Her research interests include computer vision and image processing. She is a member of IPSJ and the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (ITE).