KONAN UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATICS

Department of Intelligence and Informatics

An education and research department for understanding cutting edge theories and algorithms of computer science and creating innovative artificial intelligence technology.

The Faculty of Intelligence and Informatics aims to nurture students with basic academic knowledge, creativity and practical abilities so that they may assume leadership roles in the international information society. Emphasis is placed on flexibility and problem-solving ability.

The abbreviation for information technology, IT, can also be interpreted as “Intelligence Technology.” Courses in our six programs (Cloud Systems, AI Data Science, Intelligent Robots, Media Design, Human Sensing, and Mathematical Information) are helping to pioneer the new information age.

Cloud Systems course support understanding the Internet System, developing software, and the realization of safe network environment.

AI Data Science course teache deep learning and machine learning technologies, where students can acquire skills of analysis and application of “big data”, as well as developing methods of AI applications.

Intelligent Robots course teaches Robot Engineering based on sensor and control technologies, where students can design and develop useful robotsfor daily life.

In Media Design course, students are able to learn data representation and designing methods for video and audio production, and they can develop intuitive techniques of information media that reach five human senses.

In Human Sensing course, students can learn properties of human actions and transmission of information, which are applied to developing methods for creating good relations between humans and computers.

In Mathematical Information course, students can get the capability of mathematical logic and information technology with which they can play important roles in the global world.  It is also possible to acquire a teacher’s license of mathematics.

Faculty member

Name Title Field of Research Subject of Research
YUE, Wuyi Professor Information and
Communications 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.
TANAKA, Masahiro Professor Neural Networks, Softcomputing and Machine Intelligence Deep Learning, Softcomputing and pattern recognition by using sensors such as cameras and range sensors.
MATSUMOTO, Shigeki Professor Analysis, Computer
Science
Group representation theory, application of Computer Algebra.
MORIMOTO, Kanji Professor Topology Three manifold theory and Knot theory. Study of Heegaard splittings and tunnel numbers
WATANABE, Eiji Professor Intelligent Image Processing Analysis of human behaviors by image processing
WAKATANI, Akiyoshi Professor Parallel Information Processing Research on parallel processing for multimedia and numerical applications.
TAKAHASHI, Tadashi Professor Computer Algebra,Mathematics Education Computer Algebra, Efficient Use of Computer in Mathematics Education.
NADAMOTO, Akiyo Professor Web Computing, Data engineering, Data base 1) Mining behavioral facilitation information in disaster situations.
2) Sentiment detection from social media.
3) Manzai robots: Automatic generation of Funny dialogue.
KITAMURA, Tatsuya Professor Speech Science Mechanisms of speech production and perception.
TAMURA, Yuichi Professor Virtual Reality Virtual Reality System for visual and tactile sense, and its application. Visualization.
KOIDE, Takeshi Professor Operations Research Stochastic modeling, inventory theory, revenue management, combinatorial optimization, agent-based simulation.
SEKI, Kazuhiro Professor Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining Neural network-based cross-lingual text analytics and textual time series (e.g., microblogs and online news articles) analysis for forecasting and nowcasting economic indices using big data.
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.
SAKAMOTO, Kunio Associate Professor Spatial Imaging Research on 3D and holographic display system for virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality systems.
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.
NITTA, Naoya Associate Professor Software Science Foundations of software science and its applications for software engineering.Software design and programming language.
UMETANI, Tomohiro Associate Professor Robotics, System Integration Ambient intelligence for human and robots.
System integration based on robot technology (RT).
NAGATA, Ryo Associate Professor Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing Grammatical error detection/correction, Natural language generation, Studies of English article and countability.
YAMANAKA, Kimihiro Associate Professor Human Interface Research on emotions and the user experience