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Department of Intelligence and Informatics

A new education and research department that brings light to information and communication, human intelligence, and machine intelligence

The Faculty of Intelligence and Informatics aims to nurture students with basic academic knowledge, creativity development, and practical abilities so that they may assume a leadership role in the international information society, by means of flexibility and problem-solving ability.

The abbreviation for information technology, IT, can be interpreted as “Intelligence Technology” as well as its original meaning of “Information Technology”. Three courses in the faculty, Web Communications, Human Intelligence, and Machine Intelligence will pioneer a coming new information age.

With the arrival of a ubiquitous age close at hand, the Web Communications course will research network theories to unravel intellectual activities born from connections between human beings and other intellectual information communication networks that are the foundation for Web Communications. Students will learn computing knowledge and technologies that will make these theories a reality, and create new networks with hidden possibilities.

The subject of research in the Human Intelligence course is human beings themselves. Students will learn the functions of the human intellect, and will strive to create mechanical operations and information system designs that are easy to understand and prevent mistakes. The research centered on the brain includes the mechanisms of recognition, memory, and learning, which will be reflected in the creation of new information technology.

The theme of the Machine Intelligence course is to develop machines with advanced memory and learning ability that support humans by solving complicated intellectual problems. Research on autonomous robots with intelligence will be conducted in addition to research that will make artificial intelligence, soft computing and other intelligent functions.

Faculty member
Name Title Field of Research Subject of Research
YUE, Wuyi Professor Information
Communication
Networks
Modeling, performance analysis and evaluation, optimization for multimedia information communication networks, queueing theory and its application, multiple accessmethods, operations research and systems engineering, network systems.
KITAMURA, Tatsuya Professor Speech Science Mechanisms of speech production and perception.
TAKAHASHI, Tadashi Professor Computer Algebra,Mathematics Education Computer Algebra and Singularity Theory, Efficient Use of Computer in Mathematics Education.
TANAKA, Masahiro Professor Softcomputing and Machine Intelligence Softcomputing and pattern recognition by using camera and range sensor.
TAMURA, Yuichi Professor Virtual Reality Virtual Reality System for visual and tactile sense, and its application. Visualization.
NADAMOTO, Akiyo Professor Web Computing, Data engineering, Data base 1) Content Hole Search.
2) Content Conversion and Fusion between Web and TV.
3) Multilingual Communication.
MATSUMOTO, Shigeki Professor Analysis, Computer
Science
Group representation theory, application of Computer Algebra.
MORIMOTO, Kanji Professor Topology Topological study of 3-manifolds through Heegaard splittings, and geometric study of knots.
WAKATANI, Akiyoshi Professor Parallel Information Processing Research on parallel processing for multimedia and numerical applications.
WATANABE, Eiji Professor Intelligent Image Processing Analysis of human behaviors by image processing
UMETANI, Tomohiro Associate Professor Robotics, System Integration Ambient intelligence for human and robots.
System integration based on robot technology (RT).
KOIDE, Takeshi Associate Professor Operations Research Stochastic modeling, inventory theory, revenue management, combinatorial optimization, agent-based simulation.
SAKAMOTO, Kunio Associate Professor Spatial Imaging Research on 3D and holographic display system for virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality systems.
SEKI, Kazuhiro Associate Professor Intelligent Information Systems Big data mining using parallel distributed computation framework, Textual time series analysis for predicting financial market trends
NAGATA, Ryo Associate Professor Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing Studies of English articles and countability.
NITTA, Naoya Associate Professor Software Science Foundations of software science and its applications for software engineering.Software design and programming language.
MAEDA, Kazuaki Associate Professor Psychophysiology Research on Living system ground on Neurosciences.
1) Cognitive Linguistics
a. Neural correlates of category specific semantic concept: MEG and fMRI study.
b. Localization of syntactic comprehension: MEG and fMRI study.
2) Sensory Physiology
a. Secondary somatosensory cortex for nonpainful and painful stimuli: MEG study.
b. Analgesic effect acupuncture on the pain: MEG study.
WADA, Masahiro Associate Professor Chaos, Complex Systems and Nonlinear Circuit Theory Research on bifurcation analysis of various chaotic phenomena in coupled chaotic circuits and applications to engineering systems with chaotic features.
KIMIHIRO, Yamanaka Associate Professor Human Interface Information-processing mechanisms and physiological conditions involved in human perceptual and cognitive processes.