Introduction of Computer Science Program, Graduate School of EngineeringIntroduction of Computer Science Program, Graduate School of Engineering
The human race evolves further with the “development“ of intelligence into the next century.
The Computer Science Program combines advanced knowledge and techniques from a wide range of fields including mathematics, science, engineering, information technology, computer science, artificial intelligence, artificial life, software engineering and system control engineering.
The Program offers degrees in four fields: Computer Networking, Computational Intelligence, Multimedia/HCI and Mathematical Science and allows students to follow their own interests within a flexible framework. While learning, students also get opportunities to get involved in state-of-the-art research. The department also works closely with industry requirements to develop resources that can contribute to all of society.
Field of Networks
In the Communication and Computer Field, students are provided with an environment and structures to learn and perform research about the communication and computer technology in general which is an infrastructure that supports the advanced information society in this modern age, from the basic theory to the latest application outcomes aiming to foster engineers and researchers who are capable of playing leading roles in building an advanced electronic information system by promoting the organic binding of an information generation, transmission and control system and a computer system.
Specifically, the study area covers education and research of computers for realizing a safe and comfortable Internet community and algorithms, ubiquitous computing, wireless information networks, service quality control of multimedia, distributed multimedia applications, digital communication methods for realizing various computer communication systems, high-performance error correction codes, radio wave propagation which is the foundation of wireless communication systems, microwave and millimeter-wave technology and high-performance antenna systems, also environment electromagnetic compatibility(EMC) which ensures the safety to the human and aiming to develop an effective utilization technology of radio waves, furthermore, signal processing circuit design of a filter or the like that makes up a communication equipment.
Field of Computational Intelligence
People’s dream of having a machine that replaces the function of human brain has already been realized by a computer in terms of high-speed calculation of large amounts of data. In this sense, the current level of information processing technology goes far beyond the ability of humans. However, computers’ ability still falls short of that of humans in terms of the advance functions of intelligence such as memory, recognition, thinking, understanding and language processing. It is said that the 21 century is the century of brain. Now that we are able to use powerful computers fully, is the great time for us to engage in research to create intelligence.
Activities in the study of the Intelligence Science, combine science and engineering and is inherently interdisciplinary. In other words, the Intelligence Science incorporates perspectives of the philosophy, logic, linguistics, cognitive science, statistics and complex systems, as a science to explain the functions of intelligence, and knowledge representation, learning, reasoning, symbolic processing, optimization, multi-agent systems, neural nets, robotics, recognition processing, language processing, and the like, are placed in the core as an engineering to achieve intelligence.
The Intelligence Science can be considered as sophistication of the current IT technology. Its technology has to make Japan’s industry and society smarter and enrich the people living there. The Intelligence Science is one of the disciplines that hold an important key to realize such a society.
Aiming to realize such a dream, students will uncover the principles of intelligence and have deep knowledge about the technology related to the models, algorithm and programs that realize intelligence processing. The Intelligence Science Program is intended to foster flexible human resources with broad perspective and is capable of engaging in research and development to realize the mechanism of intelligence in a form of computer hardware or software.
Field of Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction
In a society, which is supported by the advanced information technology, value-added software has become increasingly important. Some value-added are derived from human sensibility or sense such as pleasure, comfort, satisfaction, peace of mind, not only the traditional value-added in terms of functionality, performance or safety.
These are very important elements for the facilitation of communication between the information system, which is represented by computers and people. The Media Information Program is intended to foster human resources that are capable of visualizing a human-friendly leading media information system and performing research and development thereof, taking advantage of human sensory and cognitive mechanisms, furthermore, taking advantage of human’s sensibility and sense, towards the realization of such a future-oriented added value.
For this reason, students will learn the media information processing technology including various information surrounding people such as documents, sounds, spoken language, music, images, video and others, at the same time, learn the technology to analyze, synthesize and evaluate people’s sensibility or sense. Then, they will learn the theory and the technology to take advantage of such technologies they acquired in the real world in a form of a human-friendly human-computer interaction system.
Field of Mathematics and Mathematical Science
In the Computer Science Program, research has been conducted by combining mathematical considerations and simulation demonstration, like playing catch.
The Mathematical Informatics Course aims to develop “Mathematical engineers” equipped with a mathematical perspective and approach, and students will learn a wide spectrum of mathematic that appears in the area of engineering from mechanical, electrical and civil engineering to applied chemistry such as fluid dynamics, structure, biotechnology, plan design, not limited to the mathematical aspect that appears in the area of computer science.
In this field, 3 groups of students as mentioned below will consider various problems of engineering by mutually working. Group 1: Algebraic group that handles coding theory and cryptography that are directly connected to the computer science and discrete mathematical structure, Group 2: Geometry group that handles the basic theory for the modeling of e.g., CAD or CG, and Group 3: Analysis group by which partial differential equations that describe the phenomenon are calculated numerically and visualized by a computer,
Since the thinking and approach of mathematics informatics can be applied to a wide range of areas in engineering, mathematical engineers who have acquired such knowledge will be capable of making proposals of problem-solving methods in a variety of aspects, thus responding flexibly to rapid technological innovations. Students will learn not only about the technology. Education and research is ongoing so that students could acquire and make use of the mathematical technology that can be applied to other areas.