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Advanced Mathematics and Human Mechanisms

 In the midst of the rapid development of the advanced information society, further improvement should be made for all the people to live safely and comfortably without suffering from arising problems such as aging of population. In order to meet such social demands, our faculties teaching mathematics, electric engineering, information engineering and mechanical engineering together make efforts to cultivate advanced research engineers who can play a pivotal role in their specialized fields including design of various mechanical equipments and the computers controlling them, development of advanced information/communication systems, and computational science for promoting the affluence and wealth of our lives through human engineering based on the system analysis of the biological mechanisms.


■Computer basic engineering

 Conduct educational research on the basic development of software for practical use of computers, analysis and the development of algorithms for developing useful software and advanced signal processing analysis in computer systems.

  • Shigeki Hirobayashi (Advanced acoustic signal processing, professor)
  • Tadanobu Misawa (Advanced mechanical learning, associate professor)


■Computer applications engineering

 Conduct educational researches on quality evaluation and control of multimedia applications/services, intellectual image processing using Web-based image database, intellectual image retrieval from a large database, error control coding for reliable communications, information security for protecting information and information systems, usability engineering, and network engineering in the era of ubiquitous-networks.

  • Masato Tajima (Coding theory, professor)
  • Yuukou Horita (Advanced image communication, professor)
  • Yasuhiro Inazumi (Advanced intellectual image processing, lecturer)
  • Tatsuto Murayama (Advanced statistical science, lecturer)


■Visual and emotional information processing engineering

 Conduct educational researches on visual information processing engineering, emotional information processing engineering, pattern recognition, color engineering, evaluation and analysis of CG/3-D visible images, optical and visual environment engineering, traffic visual environment engineering, urban landscape lighting, the hot issue of development of universal design for elderly persons and people with synesthesia, visual neurophysiology, neural computing, and development of hardware and software for image information processing inspired by intriguing human sensory information processing mechanisms.

  • Yoshio Nakashima (Advanced visual information processing engineering, professor)
  • Toshihide Tabata (Advanced molecular neural information processing, associate professor)
  • Mamoru Takamatsu (Advanced emotional processing information engineering, assistant professor)


■Superhigh frequency and optical information transmission engineering

 Conduct education research on signal distribution and combination in high-speed optical, wireless and wired information communication systems or information transmission systems, conversion of frequency, lumped /distributed constant circuit, multiconductor coupled lines, computer algebra,  optical and time-domain electromagnetic simulations, analysis and design of optical integrated circuits, etc. Furthermore, conduct education research on mobile communication systems, regarding multipath radio propagation, adaptive signal processing using array antennas, mutual interaction between antennas and the human body, system design, and the method of evaluation.

  • Akio Ando (Advanced audio engineering)
  • Koji Kikushima (Advanced information communication system, professor)
  • Koichi Ogawa (Advanced mobile communication system, professor)
  • Tatsuo Nozokido (Advanced super high frequency engineering, associate professor)
  • Masafumi Fujii (Advanced FDTD analysis, associate professor)


■Bio-information systems engineering

 A living body is a large-scale hierarchical complex system.  Focusing on its control information processing functions, it can be considered to be composed of four main systems, such as the nervous system, genntic system, the immune system and endocrine system.  Our research and education interests include the latest areas on the new information systems inspired from the excellent control and information processing mechanisms of the living body to design future computer, to simulate the specific biological behaviors found in nature, to clarify the mechanism of biological information processing using biological behavior and evolution, and to develop a new parallel search machine, massively parallel computing, and robotics.

  • Tang Zheng (Advanced bio-information systems engineering, professor)


■Bioinformation engineering

 We plan to design and develop uninvasive and unconstrained method to measure biological information, and analysis methods of biological information.

  • Kazuki Nakajima (Advanced study of bioinformation engineering, professor)


■Intelligence system

 Conduct educational research on development and operation check of industrial products using simulations, plasma simulations, theory of pattern recognition and understanding of character recognition and document images, application of face recognition, robot, intelligent control, intelligent algorithms and multi-robot systems.

  • Masahiro Sato (Advanced analysis of vibrations and wave fields in time domain, professor)
  • Genci Capi (Advanced robot systems, professor)
  • Mitsuru Sakai (Advanced statistical pattern recognition, associate professor)
  • Takayuki Haruki (Advanced plasma physics, lecturer)
  • Hideki Toda (Biosignal measurement and processing for robot application, lecturer)


■Mathematical analysis

 In order to respond to the rapid development of state-of-the-art technologies such as computers and communication technologies, actively engage in the research on information mathematical science from a position to analyze the mathematical models and mathematical rules underlying them, and conduct education research on the analysis of applied mathematics, analysis of probabilistic events, functional analysis, nonlinear analysis, number theory and stochastic processes. This major also aims to cultivate human resources who have the ability to analyze mathematical phenomena making full use of computers can quickly respond to advanced information of the science and technology society and have research and development ability.

  • Hiroyuki Yamane (Advanced representation, professor)
  • Fumio Kubo (Advanced functional analysis, professor)
  • Hideo Ikeda (Advanced nonlinear analysis, professor)
  • Masamichi Hamana (Advanced operator algebra theory, professor)
  • Masato Kikuchi (Advanced stochastic process, professor)
  • Keiichi Ueda (Advanced computational mathematics, associate professor)
  • Hideo Deguchi (Advanced mathematical phenomenal analysis, associate professor)


■Solid mechanics

 On the basis of mechanics such as strength of materials, computational mechanics and experimental mechanics, conduct educational research on understanding the properties and strength of various types of materials including new materials, their combined materials and functional materials, as well as mechanical evaluation of the machines, structures and devices that use these materials.

  • Katsuyuki Kida (Advanced solid mechanics, professor)


■Material processing

 Conduct educational research on processing systems that not only improve the level of processing technologies and processing quality but also respond to super precision and miniaturization by developing processing methods of new materials with multi functions and unveiling their processing mechanisms.

  • Norio Takatsuji (Advanced plastic engineering, professor)
  • Shigeru Yamada (Advanced cutting engineering, associate professor)
  • Tetsuo Aida (Advanced material plastic theory, associate professor)


■Intelligence mechanics

 Conduct educational research on advanced machines including the development of basic technologies such as new mechanisms and actuators to create highly-advanced and precision automated technological and mechanical systems that possess intellectual abilities can perform sophisticated work, as well as building of machines by these technologies, driving experiments and the motion study.

  • Hiroyuki Kimura (Advanced mechanical vibrations, professor)
  • Masahiro Sekimoto (Advanced robot dynamics and control theory, lecturer)


■Function control engineering

 The functions of high-speed, high-precision and complex systems range from non-bio to bio functions and have become subdivided. This major conducts educational research that enables the development of elements and systems that make up measurement and control systems that can efficiently respond to this high functionalization and multi functionalization as well as the establishment of theories.

  • Tsuyoshi Mihara (Advanced material assessment and measurement, professor)
  • Mitsuru Jindai (Advanced control systems, professor)
  • Hatsuzo Tashiro (Advanced optical measurement, associate professor)
  • Tohru Sasaki (Advanced applied control engineering, assistant professor)


■Strength and fracture of engineering materials

 Conduct educational research on the establishment of optimal and safe design methods for mechanical components and structures, and also creation and application of new functional materials, through understanding the strength and fracture mechanisms of engineering materials, the establishment of database for material properties and reliability analysis.

  • Noriyasu Oguma (Advanced mechanical engineering design for special environments, professor)
  • Koichi Kasaba (Strength and properties of advanced functional materials, associate professor)


■Mathematical structural science

 Study basic theory of mathematical science that supports complex and advanced science and the technology society and searches for reliability in a comprehensive manner and explore methods of mathematical analysis for mathematical phenomena. This major also aims to cultivate specialists who excel in mathematical thinking and logical composing ability by deepening the ability to analyze mathematical structures.

  • Keiko Fujita (Advanced complex analysis, professor)
  • Yukitaka Abe (Advanced complex analysis of several variables, professor)
  • Teruo Asanuma (Advanced algebra, professor)
  • Yasuhiro Fujita (Advanced nonlinear mathematics, professor)
  • Setsuo Nagai (Advanced differential geometry, professor)
  • Tatsuya Kawabe (Advanced theoru of geometric structures, associate professor)
  • Takashi Koda (Advanced geometry, associate professor)
  • Iwao Kimura (Advanced number theory, associate professor)