Faculty and Researchers

Electric, Information and Mechanical Engineering

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Electric, Information and Mechanical Engineering.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

ATSUMI Hisao

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.

IOI Kiyoshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Robotics Laboratory
Robotics, Mechatronics, Motion and Vibration Control

We conduct research on new robots and intelligent machines. We study a variety of bots, including robots that run in place, robots that travel on wall surfaces, and flying robots. We are also doing research on practical small Braille devices and on ultra-low-vibration wheels.

IGUCHI Nobukazu

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

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

IDA Tamio

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Micro-Energy Laboratory
Renewable Energy, Microcombustion Science, Scale Modeling Engineering, Coating/Drying Engineering

We do research and education in multiple domains, while, with a focus on areas such as biofuel, hyperthermia for treating brain cancer, and microcombustion science, fostering industry-government-academia tie-ups, collaborating with other faculties and departments, and doing joint research in other fields—in Japan and internationally.

OHBOSHI Naoki

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.

KOSAKA Manabu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Control Engineering Laboratory
Control Engineering, Data driven control, System Identification

Control engineering enables air conditioners to work automatically to keep room temperature constant. We study to establish controllers that bring out ultimated performances of the control objects.

SAKATA Sei-ichiro

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Computational Processing Laboratory
Development of Computational Methods for Composite Materials, Development of Methodologies for Structural Design Optimization

How do we create better products using advanced materials and new structures? We are working on development of new simulation techniques and methodologies to solve a whole range of problems—from product evaluation and design to processing and production.

SANO Itaru

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Environmental Information Science Laboratory
Aerosols, 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.

SAWAI Toru

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Thermal Energy System Lab.
Thermal engineering、Biomass energy engineering

TAGAWA Kiyoharu

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

TAKEUCHI Yoshinori

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.

TOZAKI Yasuyoshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Power Transmission System Laboratory
Machine Elements, Tribology, Machine Dynamics

We develop systems to make it possible to control motive power using new mechanisms that replace gears and to monitor operating status. We also do research aimed at their application to a wide range of machinery such as micromachines and large-scale wind power generation systems.

NAKANO Hitoshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laser Engineering Laboratory
Laser Engineering

We are actively conducting research related to laser and electrical energy control, for example, development of new lasers, new functional materials by laser treatment, laser peening, and development of fast high-voltage switch using power semiconductors.

NISHIYABU Kazuaki

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory
Machining, Composites Manufacturing, Micro/Nano Fabrication, Metal Powder Injection Molding

How do we effectively utilize advanced materials to boost the capabilities, performance, and environmental adaptability of components used in products such as aircraft and automobiles? We research processing methods that form the essential foundations of manufacturing. In particular, we are developing methods and equipment for manufacturing composite materials that combine metal, polymer, and ceramic. We make materials and machines myself, and explore the importance of "Connecting with different things".

NOGAMI Masanobu

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.

HASHISHIN Yuichi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laboratory
Applied Laser Engineering Laser Surgery and Medicine 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.

HARADA Takashi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Precision Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
Parallel Mechanisms, Precision Machinery, Machine Kinematics, Mechanics

Ichiro Suzuki, the Major League player who continues to smash hits even though his circumstances have changed, is the precision machinery of the baseball world. We conduct research, aiming to achieve machinery like Ichiro—machines that do the job reliably even when operating environments and circumstances change.

HANDA Hisashi

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.

HIGUCHI Masahiro

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.

FUCHIHATA Manabu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Thermal Engineering Laboratory
Combustion Engineering

We give thought to fuels and combustion technologies that minimize emissions of hazardous substances and carbon dioxide. We research small-scale, high-efficiency, and low-pollution technologies to burn various fuels that can be produced from plant-derived biomass.

MAEDA Yoshinobu

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

MATSUTANI Takaomi

Position
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.

MORIMOTO Takeshi

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.

YAMANISI Hirokuni

Position
Professor
Environmental ionizing radiation, Evaluation of radiation dose, Radiation protection

YAMAMOTO Hirofumi

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.

YUMOTO Masaki

Position
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.

YOSHIDA Minoru

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.

WAKABAYASHI Genichiro

Position
Professor

WADA Yoshitaka

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Fracture Mechanics Laboratory
Machine Learning for CAE surrogate modeling, Computational Mechanics (Automatic Model Generation, Finite Element Simulation), Fracture Mechanics, Crack Propagation Analysis, Non-Contact Strain Measurement

We assume that a cell phone will be dropped. Defects exist in structures. But…neither break immediately. To measure and simulate structural strength and damage caused by crack growth, and to develop and do research on evaluation techniques—these are our themes.

ABE Koji

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.

ARITOMO Yoshihiro

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.

OTSUKA Teppei

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

OHTSUBO Yoshikazu

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Mechatronics Laboratory
Mechatronics, Robotics, Rescue Engineering

We have developed rescue robots to search for victims in underground shopping centers in the event of a disaster. We integrate a number of conventional robots having various features in order to develop a group robot system that can be remotely manipulated.

OCHI Youji

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.

KASHIWAO Tomoaki

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.

KAJIWARA Shinji

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Mechanical Functional Design Laboratory
Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Design

We conduct research into improving the safety, comfort, and driving environment of cars by using a driving simulator and computer analysis to measure a number of factors of the car driver.

KATO Toru

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.

SHIRAHAMA Kimiaki

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Research Group for Multimedia Understanding
Multimedia Information Processing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Human Activity Recognition

Our research goal is to extract semantic information (e.g., objects, activities, scenes, events, etc.) from multimedia data. Our main approach to this is to analyse patterns, relations and anomalies underlying in different forms of data (e.g., image, video, audio, text, etc.).

Sugahara Kengo

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Applied Electromagnetics Laboratory
Electromagnetic Analysis Accelerator Physics

TAKEMURA Yuichiro

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.

TAKEMOTO Yasuhiko

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Industrial Management Engineering
Industrial Management Engineering, Quality Management, Operational Research, Applied Statistics

Industrial Management is a activity of achieving efficiency, rationalization, and optimization in production systems. This laboratory researches and develops some methods of Industrial Management based on data science and ICT.

TANIGUCHI Yoshiaki

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.

TSUNODA Masateru

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.

HABE Hitoshi

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.

FUJITA Takashi

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Advanced machining system Lab.
Micro-machining technology, Precision measurement engineering, Semiconductor fabrication process

We are conducting research on ultra-fine grooving, cutting and chemical mechanical polishing technologies for a wide range of materials used in medical and chemical devices and semiconductors and electronic components. We aim to establish practical microfabrication and measurement technology using the principles of nature.

HOHARA Shinya

Position
Associate Professor
Radiation Measurement

MIZOBUCHI Shoji

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.

MICHIOKA Takenobu

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Fluid Engineering Laboratory
Fluid Engineering, Turbulent Flows, Material and Thermal Diffusion

We are working to elucidate and model the detailed behavior of flows, heat, and materials, such as inside mechanical equipment like chemical reactors and in flow fields in the environment. We also do research to develop practical numerical models helpful to industry.

MORIYAMA Masamitsu

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.

YAMADA Takahiro

Position
Associate Professor

IKEDA Atsutoshi

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Sensing Research Laboratory
Sensing, Biomechanics, Applied Systems, Human Modeling

We do research related to measuring and analyzing the “what” and “how” to understand various things in the real world. We develop systems that benefit society by using the knowledge gained in this way.

ISHIMIZU Takashi

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Logic Information System Laboratory
Parallel Algorithms

In the same way that a single task can be completed sooner if performed by 10 people, using 10 computers to perform a single task means it can be processed more quickly. This laboratory does research on methods for using multiple computers working cooperatively on various processing tasks.

OTANI Masayuki

Position
Lecturer

SHISHIDO Nobuyuki

Position
Lecturer

TANIDA Koji

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Human Machine Interface Lab.
Human Machine Interface, Ergonomics/Human Factor, Cognitive Psychology, Automotive Engineering

TSUYAMA Miho

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Photo Process Engineering Laboratory
Laser Engineering, Laser Applications

We are involved in R&D on laser equipment, laser application research, as well as laser-related peripheral technologies.

NAKAYAMA Keizo

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Optical Information and Optical Materials Laboratory
Liquid Crystals, Optics, Optical Security, Welfare Technology

We are advancing research to make practical application of the liquid crystal materials widely used in displays for optical security device and assist device in color discrimination for color vision defect.

HASHIMOTO Tomohisa

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
CAE Analysis and Design Laboratory
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Engineering, Computer-Aided Engineering

We study on the computer simulations of the flow, which is called Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and especially develop the software for analyzing the flow and heat conduction related to the filling, packing and cooling stages in the plastic injection molding..

HAMASUNA Yukihiro

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Fundamentals of Intelligent Informatics Laboratory
Clustering Machine Learning 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.

HIRANO Shigeki

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Applied Energy Science Lab.
Thermal Engineering, Heat transfer engineering, Powder technology

Magnetic Refrigeration Thermal storage and Heat transfer enhancement Thermal energy utilization on porous media

HIRONAGA Mikiya

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Image Processing Laboratory
Multispectral Imaging, Image Analysis

The colors of objects photographed using a camera are affected by the light source and the sensor, and are thus not the colors as seen by people with their eyes. We conduct research to estimate these effects and develop computer graphics that can reproduce the colors of objects accurately.

FUKUTA Youji

Position
Lecturer
Information Security

Mizutani Kimihiro

Position
Lecturer
Large scale information processing platform Large scale information processing method Virtual Network Infrastructure/Server Management

MORIYA Sen

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.

YOSHIDA Shuhei

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.

AMANO Ryo

Position
Assistant Professor
Laboratory
Digital Control Laboratory
Control Theory and its Apprication

Making something such as a robot behave as you want can be described as “control.” We are engaged in theoretical research on control. We are also conducting applied research to control actual ones using computers.

TANIMOTO Hirokazu

Position
Assistant Professor
Laboratory
Electronic Control Engineering Laboratory
Control Engineering

This lab conducts research related to methods to accurately control a diverse range of power systems that use induction motors such as in elevators and high-speed Shinkansen bullet trains. We also study microprocessors embedded in industrial products such as air conditioners.