Computer and Mathematical Sciences
We are researching discrete optimization methods and general algorithms, computer architecture for improving the reliability and speed, lowering power consumption, embedded and distributed systems, and language learning systems. We are carrying out research on agent technologies, swarm intelligence, complex system informatics, immunological bioinformatics, and biointelligence for the design and development of artificial intelligence and new intelligent information systems that investigate intelligence and life using systematic scientific approach methods. We are carrying out research in areas such as drug discovery technology that actively makes use of similarity matching, development and knowledge discovery for drug structure data mining techniques, and bio-nanomaterial theory design based on parallel molecular and quantum simulation.
We are researching machine learning as a basis for intelligently processing big data, which is rapidly accumulating on the internet with each passing day. We are developing research methods for data mining that targets pioneering technologies in bioinformatics based on big data, such as voice and natural language processing, machine translating, text and multimedia data, and genomes.
Human and Brain Informatics
We are carrying out research on human and animal cognitive behavior based on electrophysiological measurements, brain function measurements, and psychophysical experiments. We elucidate the functioning of the information processing system that connects the brain, heart, and body, and facilitates social awareness and communication through our audiovisual senses. We are carrying out theoretical computer research, modeling and simulation regarding neural data processing, thereby deepening our understanding of information science and creating innovative technologies. We make use of cutting-edge knowledge regarding neural data processing obtained by experiments and calculations, and we improve neural engineering through fields such as brain machine interface and virtual reality.
Media Informatics and Robotics
We are researching next generation robot technology, such as robots with autonomous intelligence that recognize and react to their environment, human robot interaction, and social and relational robotics with the aim of forming social connections. We are researching the foundation and applied technologies for systems that can support industrial work, medical welfare, and daily life. These systems are based on environmental sensing, human behavior, and recognition models that anticipate a ubiquitous communication society. We carry out research and development meetings into human interface technology that fuses imagination with reality, based on advanced image and sound multimedia data analysis and processing technologies, and transmission and display technologies.