Hikaru Ikuta

Hikaru Ikuta

Ph.D. student at the Aizawa Yamakata Matsui Lab
Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 JAPAN

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Research Background

Current research interests: Prior research in:



Professional Experience

Teaching Experience


Lisp in Life (2021)

Lisp in Life is a Lisp interpreter implemented in Conway's Game of Life.

To the best of my knowledge, it is the first time a high-level language was interpreted in Conway's Game of Life.
Creating the final pattern involved optimizations in every layer of the project, such as the C compiler, CPU architecture, assembly optimization, optimizing the Lisp interpreter, etc.

The entire pattern can be viewed here: https://woodrush.github.io/lisp-in-life/
GitHub repo: https://github.com/woodrush/lisp-in-life

Blending Texture Features from Multiple Reference Images for Style Transfer

This work extends the Neural Style Transfer method proposed by L. A. Gatys, et al., 2015, so that the color distribution is preserved after style transfer. Further details are available at the Project Website.


Growth - Yet Another Obfuscated MATLAB Code (2014)

This is a project inspired by The International Obfuscated C Code Contest. When the code in the bottom left is run on MATLAB, it produces a figure that looks the same as its code, as shown on the top right of the image above. It was introduced on the MathWorks Blog as the File Exchange Pick of the Week - Thank you for the nice hat and t-shirt! :) The code and the implementation details are available here.

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