Information Science

In today’s society, the use of computers, mobile phones and other communication methods has become widespread. We can connect these devices to a network and immediately access huge volumes of data in the form of text, graphics, audio, and video; not only that, but we can easily store, transmit, relay, and process this information. As these developments occur, businesses and people are searching through the enormous amount of data to find what they need and to process the information into some form that suits their goal. They are putting the information to use, thus creating an added value. These products contain a lot of knowledge, wisdom, and experience. In order to create an information society that is people-friendly and can be used safely by anyone, we must analyze and understand more about human communication activities and use information technology not only for the accumulation, transmission, relay, and processing of information but also for putting the knowledge, wisdom, and experience of people and the society into a tangible form. By organically combining this information, we can support the activities of people and society, thus enabling further development. This course aims to cultivate a firm grounding in the fundamentals and applications of information technology. Students gain abundant creativity and achieve a deeper understanding of people and society through information. Finally they acquire the broad knowledge and intellectual skills necessary for dealing with advanced complex human-information systems and institutional research and development. Instructors include specialists in the 3 fields of information: namely, human information, social information, and electronic information. The first stage of the doctorate course produces advanced specialists who can respond to advanced information society, and the second stage produces expert researchers.

Study of a specialty and a wide range of fields

To learn about the most advanced information technology, students select from courses that will take them deeper into their chosen specialty as well as into related fields, such as information systems engineering, knowledge engineering, software engineering, mathematical engineering, electronic information science, audio information science, visual engineering, and human information science.

Diverse research themes

There is a variety of research themes in human information, social information, and electronic information. These include not only the themes developed within this program but also those developed through exchanges with research groups from other faculties and classes in the university, exchanges with projects outside the school, and joint research with companies, from which we bring in new viewpoints and technology.

Robust research guidance

Graduate students conduct cutting-edge research under the close guidance of instructors. Through this guidance, students are taught to perform research and development independently. Robust research guidance is provided to ensure that students can present their results in technical journals and international forums.

  Research Field Department in Undergraduate Course
ARAI, Takayuki (Professor) Speech Communication INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
BANDAI, Masaki (Associate Professor) Computer Networks INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
GONSALVES, Tad (Associate Professor) Computational Intelligence, Computer Simulation, Knowledge Engineering INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
IROHARA, Takashi (Professor) Manufacturing Systems Engineering INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
KAWABATA, Ryo (Associate Professor) Research field: Software Engineering INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
KAWANAKA, Akira (Professor) Signal Processing, Image Information Processing INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
MIYAMOTO, Yuichiro (Associate Professor) Combinatorial Optimization, Mathematical Programming INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
SHIBUYA, Tomoharu (Associate Professor) Coding Theory, Communication Theory, Information Theory INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
SUMI, Chikayoshi (Associate Professor) Biomedical Engineering, Measurement System Engineering, Visualization INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
TAKAOKA, Eiko (Associate Professor) Database, Web Application Development, Programming Language Education INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
TAMURA, Yasuhisa (Associate Professor) Learning Technology INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
TANAKA, Shoji (Professor) Brain Science and Psychiatry Informatics INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
YAIRI, Ikuko (Associate Professor) Informatics, Media and Communication Science and Technology INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
YAMANAKA, Takao (Associate Professor) Intelligent Sensors, Neuromorphic Engineering INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES
YAMASHITA Haruka (Assistant Professor) Service Quality, Applied Statistics, Business Analytics, Quality Control INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCES