Department of Intelligence Science and Engineering

Informatics Division

Informatics Division


Based on an improved understanding of mathematics and physics, this department conducts broad interdisciplinary education and research of advanced next-generation information processing technology; intelligence information processing technology that simulates human thought processes; advanced human-machine interfaces that support humans; data science such as big data analysis; and computer-assisted medical care. With basic information processing technology at its core, we educate and conduct research to develop engineers and researchers in fields of information sciences who are capable of integrating social environments, human environments, and information technology to drive innovation.

Laboratory introduction

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Laboratory Kamabe and Lu Laboratory
Faculty members Professor KAMABE Hiroshi
Assistant professor LU Shan
Research details Based on information theory and coding theory, our laboratory studies communication systems for high reliability and high transmission rates of digital recordings and other digital data. In particular, we are proposing a coding and communication system utilizing computer simulations, machine learning, and the mathematics of probability theory, linear algebra and combinatorics, among other disciplines. Currently, we are focusing on code configurations for distributed storage and for multi-user communication channels, and proposals of communication systems for IoT networks.
Laboratory Applied numerical analysis
Faculty members Professor YAMAGUCHI Tadashi
Research details For the purpose of analyzing electromagnetic fields and the optimal design of electromagnetic devices, our laboratory studies numerical analysis technology by using the finite element method (FEM). We have developed programs for two- and three-dimensional analyses of magnetic fields, and also an original pre-post processor that we are utilizing in our studies.
Laboratory Program verification, automatic theorem proving
Faculty members Professor KUSAKARI Keiichirou
Assistant professor IMAI Keigo
Research details Due to advancements of information technology, the role of program verification is becoming increasingly important. Our laboratory conducts research of rewriting systems, type theory, formal languages, decidability logic, and other methods providing the theoretical bases of program verification.
Laboratory Computer simulation of electromagnetic wave phenomena
Faculty members Professor TANAKA Masahiro
Research details Our laboratory conducts research using computer simulations of electromagnetic wave phenomena and develops numerical methods and programs. Currently, we are using integral equations to analyze waveguide issues based on the method of moments (MoM).
Laboratory Discrete mathematics and its applications
Faculty members Professor MISHIMA Miwako
Research details Our laboratory conducts fundamental research based on algebraic combinatorics and number theory, and applied research to propose communication codes with desirable properties by mathematically modeling discrete structures that exist in various fields of information science, such as encoded information communications and cryptography, DNA analysis, and fMRI experimental designs. In addition, we are studying protocols that enable services in the real world to be provided via the Internet, by combining various modern cryptographic technologies.
Laboratory Signal processing, image processing
Faculty members Professor YOKOTA Yasunari
Research details A variable that changes over time is referred to as a signal. Signals include sounds, vibrations, temperature changes, currency fluctuations, biosignals such as electrocardiograms, and so on. A still image (a "snapshot"), and moving images that have time variables, can be easily recorded by smartphones, and have become more familiar to us with the advent of image processing applications and streaming services. Our laboratory studies methods of processing these signals and images, and related applications.
Laboratory Research of applications of graph theory and network theory
Faculty members Associate professor KANEKO Yoshihiro
Research details Graph theory and network theory are considered to be typical mathematical models of operations research. Those theories have an incomparably wide range of applications, from a microstructure such as molecules to a macrostructure such as the social infrastructure. Aiming at further improvements, our laboratory engages in continuing discussions of cutting-edge academic articles from the standpoints of graph theory and network theory. Recently, we have been focusing on the development of efficient routing algorithms with mobile sink support for wireless networks, and time/space efficient data structures such as Bloom filters.
Laboratory Statistical machine learning and applied data analysis
Faculty members Associate professor SHIGA Motoki
Research details Our laboratory conducts research of statistical machine learning to discover rules from observational data, and constructs prediction models for unknown data. As for applications, we are engaged in measured data analyses and material designs in the field of material sciences.
Laboratory Autonomous intelligence systems
Faculty members Associate professor TERADA Kazunori
Research details With the goal of realizing an intelligence system that is able to operate in actuality within society, our laboratory conducts research into social cognition, theory of mind, computational cognition models of those with autism spectrum disorder, computational models of emotional functions, and their applications to robots and agents.
Laboratory Computer networking
Faculty members Associate professor HARAYAMA Michiko
Research details Aiming to construct a high-performance, sophisticated, robust, and safe computer network system as an information infrastructure, our laboratory conducts research of multipath control methods for IP communications, ad hoc networks, analysis and modeling of AS-level topologies, and cybersecurity.
Laboratory Natural language processing
Faculty members Associate professor MATSUMOTO Tadahiro
Research details Our laboratory conducts research in the field of natural language processing referred to as computational linguistics, primarily analyses of machine translations of Japanese sentences and document classifications. Although dactylologies (sign languages) are types of natural languages, they do not share standard character representations. Therefore, it is difficult to apply techniques of language processing to sign languages, per se. Our laboratory has attempted to invent character representations using sign language that are suitable for language processing, and perform machine translations into this sign language using these same hand signs. In addition, we are developing software such as a document editing system for sign language that utilizes the International SignWriting Alphabet (ISWA) system without relying on a spoken language.
Laboratory Network security, cryptography and coding theory
Faculty members Associate professor MOHRI Masami
Research details With the aim of realizing a safe and secure e-society, our laboratory engages in the development of fundamental and applied technologies in the fields of computer networking security and encoding cryptography.
Laboratory Data engineering, social media
Faculty members Specially-appointed associate professor SUZUKI Yu
Research details With the intention of collecting and transmitting information beneficial to society, our laboratory analyzes social media and open data. As methods of data analysis, we integrate and utilize cutting-edge technologies, such as crowdsourcing and machine learning.
Laboratory Perceptual psychology, signal analysis
Faculty members Assistant professor FUKAI Hidekazu
Research details Our laboratory primarily conducts research with regard to subjects of mathematics, color perception, sound perception, and biological perception regarding living organisms. In addition, we are working on multivariable time-series analysis, image analysis, machine learning, and related applications.
Laboratory Medical image information processing
Faculty members Professor HARA Takeshi
Associate professor ZHOU Xiangrong
Research details Our laboratory performs research mainly on the development of computer-aided diagnosis systems for X-ray diagnostic images. In fact, we have produced numerous achievements through collaborative research with physicians and corporate researchers.