Computer and Mathematics Sciences

Yoshiteru ISHIDA Systems Science
Intelligent Systems, System Life Informatics
Sensor agents, system sensing, game theory approaches, self-repair and self-organization, swarm intelligence, dialogue agents, cell automaton, resilient server, diagrammatic reasoning, complex systems
Toshihiro FUJITO Discrete Optimization Lab
Theoretical Computer Science
Design of advanced algorithms for various combinatorial optimization problems such as graph, network, and game problems; development of optimization techniques based on linear programming, complementary slackness, and others
Kazuhisa KAWAI Computers and Education Lab.
Computer Science
Information education and language teaching using computers
Noriyuki KURITA Quantum biology laboratory
Quantum Biology, Computational Science, Drug Design
Ab initio molecular simulations on specific interactions between DNA, protein, and ligands. Proposal for novel agents that inhibit the function of proteins relating with diseases
Hitoshi GOTO Computational Chemistry Lab.
Computational Material Science, High-Performance Computing
Studies on advanced computational simulation technology for bio-molecules and nano-materials, Developments of application software for molecular simulations, and application researches on the high-performance computing technology
Computational complexity theory
Research on the structure of computational problems mathematically
Kei KIMURA Discrete Optimization Laboratory
Combinatorial Optimization, Constraint Satisfaction Problem
Computational complexity of constraint satisfaction problem
Koji HARADA Systems Science
Mathematical Biology, Virology, Complex Systems
A mathematical study for the development of a novel therapy for AIDS

Data Informatics

Masaki Aono Knowledge Data Engineering
Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Intelligent Processing for 3D/Image/Video/Text, Text Mining
Multimedia retrieval/annotation, 3D shape retrieval/annotation, image retrieval/annotation, text mining, video retrieval/annotation, data mining, Semantic Web, Web mining, big data processing, machine learning
Kyoji UMEMURA Applied Mathematics and Network Lab.
Computer Science
Natural language processing, statistical processing, information retrieval, clustering, user interface
Shigeru MASUYAMA Language Data Mining & Algorithm Lab.
Natural Language Processing, Web Mining, Algorithm Engineering
Semantic information extraction, patent mining, information access support, graph-network algorithms, scheduling in railways and sports
Kazuho WATANABE Learning and Inference Systems Laboratory
Statistical Learning Theory, Machine Learning
Analysis and development of statistical learning methods, rate-distortion theory
Atsushi Tatsuma Knowledge Data Engineering
Information Retrieval, Pattern Recognition
Multimedia retrieval/recognition (mainly 3-D shape retrieval/annotation)
Mitsuo YOSHIDA Applied Mathematics and Network Lab.
Web Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Computational Social Science
Data mining on the Web and social media, trend analysis
Masatoshi TSUCHIYA (Information and Media Center) Applied Information System Laboratory
Natural Language Processing, Web Information System, User Authentication
Automatic summarization of lecture speech using lecture slides, cross lingual textual entailment, automatic clustering of issues in issue tracking systems

Human and Brain Informatics

Michiteru KITAZAKI Visual Psychophysics Laboratory
Psychophysics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Virtual Reality
Scientific research to investigate perception and action of humans as mobile observers using psychophysics and cognitive neuroscience approaches
Yoshimasa TAKAHASHI Laboratory for Molecular Information Systems
Studies on algorithms for molecular information processing. chemical artificial intelligence systems based on machine learning
Shigeki NAKAUCHI Visual Perception and Cognition Laboratory
Visual Perception and Cognition Informatics
Study of mechanisms of visual perception and cognition and development of next-generation visual information technologies
Naohiro FUKUMURA Biological Motor Control System Laboratory
Computational Neuroscience
Elucidation of information processing mechanisms in the sensory-motor system
Kazushi MURAKOSHI Computational Intelligence Lab.
Computational Intelligence
Making an artificial object that has equal or better abilities compared to humans and animals.
Tetsuo KATSURAGI Laboratory for Molecular Information Systems
Chemoinformatics, Bioinformatics
Data mining of chemical structures, dynamic simulation of metabolism
Research on the brain mechanisms of language, laughter, and decision-making using electroencephalography and computational modeling
Hiroshi HIGASHI Visual Perception and Cognition Laboratory
Brain Signal Processing
Study of signal processing and pattern recognition for brain signals and development of brain-machine interfaces
Kowa Koida Visual Neuroscience Laboratory
Visual Neuroscience
Cortical representation of visual perception, innovative methods for neuroscience
Tetsuto MINAMI Cognitive Neurotechnology Unit (CNt)
Cognitive Neuroscience
Using non-invasive methods for measuring brain parameters, such as EEG, to clarify cognition and behavior and apply these results to brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and neuromarketing

Media Informatics and Robotics

Michio OKADA Interaction & Communication Design Lab.
Cognitive Science, Social Robotics
Social Robotics and Human-Dependent Robots,Cognitive Science in Communication,Learning Science and Learning Environment Design
Shigeru KURIYAMA Visual Agent Laboratory
Visual Media (Computer Graphics, Digital Images, and Movies), Image Sensor Communication, Smart Lighting
Image retrieval systems based on style features, font style authoring systems, illumination mapping systems, image sensor communication with color codes, color restoration of images capturing color LED lighting, autonomous mobile lighting robots, skill training systems with motion capture data
Jun MIURA Active Intelligent Systems Laboratory
Intelligent Robots
Scene recognition and action planning for real-world intelligent systems such as mobile robots and active cameras; topics include visually-guided mobile robots, person detection and tracking, robot mapping and localization, personal service robots, and human-robot interaction
Yasushi Kanazawa Computer Vision and Image Processing Lab.
Computer Vision, Image Processing
3-D reconstruction from images, image maching, safety systems for vulnerable road users
Yasuyuki SUGAYA Image Information and Image Media Laboratory
Conputer Vision
3-D reconstruction from video images, mixed reality systems using circular markers.
Ren OHMURA Ubiquitous Systems Laboratory
Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable Computing, Context-Aware Systems, System Software
System cooperation with the physical environment, including:
- information processing architecture, e.g. sensor networks, computer networks, and distributed systems;
- information processing algorithms, e.g. activity recognition and data mining;
- information notification methods, e.g wearable computers, embedded (ambient) computers, and human-robot interaction
Shuji OISHI Active Intelligent Systems Laboratory
Robot Vision
Robot vision based on 3D geometric measurement with laser scanners and digital cameras

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