Faculty and Researchers

Electronic Engineering

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Electronic Engineering.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2019 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2020 academic year.

Hisao ATSUMI

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Energy Engineering Laboratory
Energy Materials, Energy Conversion, Energy Education

Looking ahead to future energy applications, this laboratory is researching 1) nuclear fusion energy to produce electricity using the same principle that powers the sun, 2) hydrogen storage materials used in hydrogen fuel cells, and 3) thermoelectric conversion to produce electricity directly from heat.

Nobukazu IGUCHI

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Network Laboratory
Information Network, Educational system and learning support system, Network operations management support system

We develop network management and educational systems to support training of network engineers and network security engineers. We also conduct IoT System.

Naoki OHBOSHI

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Medical Informatics
Medical Informatics

We apply information technology to medical care safely and without imposing a burden on doctors or patients. To this end, we conduct research on ubiquitous computing, advanced image and video processing, and user-friendly interface technologies.

Itaru SANO

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Environmental Information Science Laboratory
Aerosol Remote Sensing

Understanding of aerosol properties is impotant role in the climate research. The aim of this work is to estimate aerosol properties by remote sensing from space and ground.

Kiyoharu TAGAWA

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Mathematical Information Engineering Laboratory
Mathematical Information Engineering, Optimization Methods, Statistics

Yoshinori Takeuchi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Integrated System Design Laboratory
Integrated System Design, Embedded Systems

VLSI is a key technology to design integrated systems. In designing integrated systems, we should optimize many metrics such as low power, low energy, high robustness and high performance. This laboratory conducts research concerning integrated system design methodology and design itself.

Hitoshi NAKANO

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laser Engineering Laboratory
Laser Engineering

We are actively conducting research related to laser and electrical energy control, for example, developing new lasers, new functional materials that use laser light beams, and systems that efficiently supply electrical energy using power semiconductors.

Masanobu NOGAMI

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory
Separation Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry

We are working to develop new separation technologies and new functional materials using radiation in order to make effective use of radioactive substances not only in atomic energy applications, but also with the aim of expanding into other areas such as healthcare.

Yuichi HASHISHIN

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laser Safety

This laboratory has a wide variety of laser equipment, as well as analyzers and observation systems. We conduct experiments on the use of lasers to cut wood, bone, and meat. We are also doing R&D on practical applications of lasers in the medical and healthcare fields as well as in industry.

Hisashi HANDA

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Computational Intelligence Research Group
Evolutionary Computation

Humans and biological life forms appropriately sift through information while achieving intelligent behavior. In this laboratory, we are researching efficient, high-performance learning and evolutionary algorithms inspired by nature and living organisms.

Masahiro HIGUCHI

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Distributed Processing Software Laboratory
Formal Methods for Software Engineering

To ensure software reliability, verification and testing in the development stage are extremely important. We are pursuing research on boosting the efficiency of verification and testing, focusing on distributed processing software running on networks.

Yoshinobu MAEDA

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Optoelectronics Laboratory
Optoelectronics, Semiconductor Engineering

We are currently doing research on optical triodes needed in the field of optoelectronics to perform various types of signal processing using optical signals. In the future, our goal is to develop optical computers.

Matsuda Toshiro

Position
Professor

Takeshi MORIMOTO

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Remote Sensing Engineering Laboratory
Atmospheric Electricity, Remote Sensing, Electromagnetic compatibility

We make practical application of remote sensing technologies that measure the nature of objects from a distance using specific properties such as electromagnetic emissions. We also develop equipment and perform observations and analyses on various subjects, such as phenomena that cause disasters to happen, the Earth’s environment, etc.

Hirokuni YAMANISI

Position
Professor

Hirofumi YAMAMOTO

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Spoken Language Processing Laboratory
Spoken Language Processing, Computer Translation

Fostering communications between people who speak different languages is difficult. This laboratory conducts research on using computers to transcend language barriers.

Minoru YOSHIDA

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Fiber Optics Laboratory
Optical Fibers, Fiber Lasers, Laser Engineering

This lab does research on the fundamentals and potential applications of light, revolving not only around optical communications, but also the development of new lasers that use optical fibers. We also promote development of new optical technologies and enjoy discovering previously unknown phenomena involving light.

Koji ABE

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory for Media Informatics and Cognitive Science
Media Informatics, Pattern Recognition, Medical Image Processing, Computer Vision

Our goal is to build an intelligent computer that behaves like a human. We are engaged in research involving image and audio media on a variety of software systems that take into account human subjectivity, experience, and sensitivity.

Yoshihiro ARITOMO

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Nuclear Reaction Energy
Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Reaction Theory, Synthesis of Super-Heavy Elements

Under the theme of utilizing energy from nuclear reactions, we have taken up the challenge of elucidating the dynamics of nuclear reactions. We are engaged in wide-ranging research on nuclear fusion and fission, transmutation, reprocessing, and synthesis of super-heavy elements.

Teppei OTSUKA

Position
Associate Professor
Materials science for energy, Science and technology for hydrogen isotopes, Transport phenomena of elements in materials, Irradiation effects on materials

Youji OCHI

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Information Science and Intelligent Software Laboratory
Educational Information Technology

This lab focuses on the research field known as e-learning, and conducts R&D on sensing technologies and systems to recognize behavior and actions in education and learning. We make full use of application technologies such as artificial intelligence, multi-media technology, and computer vision.

Tomoaki Kashiwao

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Soft Computing and Optical Design Laboratory
LED Packaging, Soft Computing, Control Theory

My research interests include LED packaging optimal design based on ray-tracing simulation and machine learning, and big-data analysis of a railway telemeter system.

Toru KATO

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Theory of Concurrent Computation Laboratory
Semantics for Concurrent Logic Programming Languages, Equivalence Relations for Process Algebras

We are investigating the development and safety of “software servants” (mobile agent systems). These application programs move autonomously on the Net to perform work such as gathering information and arranging schedules.

Kengo Sugahara

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory
Electromagnetic Analysis Accelerator Physics

We are moving forward with R&D on wireless power supply systems that can transmit power without a cable, not only for portable devices, but also in the field of industrial equipment. Using applied electromagnetic field technologies, we are doing research on the next generation of wireless power supply technologies.

Wataru SUGIYAMA

Position
Associate Professor

Yuichiro TAKEMURA

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Plasma Engineering Laboratory
Plasma Engineering

Plasma is variously employed in, for example, plasma TVs and welding, and it has become an absolutely essential industrial technology. We are making practical application of this plasma and conducting research to find uses for it in a variety of other fields.

Masahiro TADA

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Traffic Informatics Laboratory
Traffic Informatics, Human Sensing, Wearable Computing

To achieve a safe and secure traffic environment, we conduct research on using ICT in systems that can understand the individual personality characteristics of each vehicle driver or bicycle rider, and provide safety support tailored to each person.

Senku TANAKA

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organic Electronics Laboratory
Organic Electronics, Organic Solar Cells

Our main target is a new electronic device with organic semiconductors. Especially, we are focusing on the development of organic solar cells.

Yoshiaki TANIGUCHI

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Intelligent Communication Network Laboratory
Information networks Sensor networks

We study methods to efficiently operate sensor network systems consisting of a large number of communication devices that sense people and things, and we are actively conducting research on their application.

Masateru TSUNODA

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Software Engineering Laboratory
Software Engineering

Software engineering is a science whose goal is to efficiently create high-quality software. This laboratory is working on research related to software engineering, primarily through data analysis.

Hitoshi HABE

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Computer Vision Laboratory
Computer Vision, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition

We study techniques to process images captured by a camera and understand the things in the image and what is happening in the image. We are working on analyzing group behavior from security cameras as well as the movement of schools of fish in water, and we are tackling development of basic technologies for object recognition.

Takaomi MATSUTANI

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Material Processing Laboratory
Material Science, Material Process Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering

We develop new materials to create new electronic components and also develop technologies to fabricate them easily. We also develop new analytical techniques using these new materials, such as atmospheric analysis and observation of catalyst reactions.

Yoshiyuki MATSUMOTO

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Electric Physical Properties Laboratory
Hydrogen-Bonded Ferroelectrics, Superionic Conductors

The physical properties of many materials having hydrogen bonds undergo a variety of changes when conditions change. To answer the question of why such changes occur, we irradiate substances with lasers and measure the frequency of the scattered light.

Shoji MIZOBUCHI

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Natural Language Processing Laboratory
Natural Language Processing

This laboratory uses text data on the Web to gain important information from them. Based on this, we conduct research into technologies to search for needed information and make practical use of it.

Masamitsu MORIYAMA

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Electronic Commerce Laboratory
Service Computing

We research Web-based services used in e-commerce and B2B transactions. Our goal is to optimize work flow and business systems based on the concept of business process modeling.

Takahiro Yamada

Position
Associate Professor

Masaki YUMOTO

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Information Systems Engineering Laboratory
Information Systems Engineering, Intelligent Information Processing

We are doing research using techniques that fuse information and knowledge processing technologies with system technologies such as simulation and optimization techniques. Our goal is to enable computers to replace humans for intellectual tasks such as identifying problems and formulating solutions to them.

Genichiro WAKABAYASHI

Position
Associate Professor

Yukihiro HAMASUNA

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Fundamentals of Intelligent Informatics Laboratory
Clustering Soft Computing Data Science

This laboratory is promoting greater sophistication in data analysis techniques, in particular, clustering, and is actively working on the development of new data analysis methods that will constitute useful tools for data mining, as well as their application.

Sen MORIYA

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Distributed Algorithm Laboratory
Distributed Algorithms, Coding Theory

To enable computers to operate efficiently on network systems, we take a theoretical perspective to researching procedures to be used in communicating information. These technologies are regarded as crucial to modern society.

Shuhei YOSHIDA

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Photonics Engineering Laboratory
Optical Engineering, Holography, Information Storage Engineering

We are addressing research and development on measurement, display, visualization, and information storage technologies based on holography.