Faculty and Researchers

Department of Informatics

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Department of Informatics.
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kimiaki Shirahama

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.).

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.

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.

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.

Takashi ISHIMIZU

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.

Masayuki OTANI

Position
Lecturer

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.

Mikiya HIRONAGA

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.

Youji FUKUTA

Position
Lecturer
Information Security

Kimihiro MIZUTANI

Position
Lecturer
Large scale information processing platform Large scale information processing method

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.