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Department of Information Environment

1. Departments and educational programs

Our graduate school has the following three departments: the Department of Artificial Environment, the Department of Natural Environment, and the Department of Information Environment. Each of these departments offers three educational programs with predetermined courses that students must or can take before they acquire their intended types of degrees. Each student must decide their educational program (and the degree they want to pursue) when they enroll. The educational programs are offered with a clear definition of the knowledge, skills, and expertise that the holders of the respective degrees are expected to possess.

Name of department Educational programs (and awarded degrees) Academic advisors
Department of Information Environment
(Master's Programs)

To ensure safety and security in a sustainable society, it is necessary to consider the information environment—in other words, the framework for handling the information available to us—that society ought to adopt. This department challenges the limits of the information environment with regard to advanced information technologies and the security of information systems. Instead, it produces professionals that possess a proper understanding of the way in which people should deal with big data and fluency in conducting mathematical data analysis.
Informatics Program (Master of Informatics)

This program covers the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and other types of advanced technologies and information security that shape the information environment. In this way, the program helps students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to develop tools for the effective application of information systems.

Katsunori Okajima,
Junji Shikata,
Shinichi Shirakawa,
Minoru Shirazaki,
Naoyoshi Tamura,
Takashi Tomii,
Tomoharu Nagao,
Kazumi Matsui, Tsutomu Matsumoto,
Tatsunori Mori,
Katsunari Yoshioka,
Takahiro Yamada
Mathematical Science Program (Master of Science)

Professionals proficient in modern mathematic approaches as well as conventional statistics are said to play crucial roles in the analysis of the ever-growing amount of big data in our information environment. Accordingly, this program helps students to master the requisite mathematical methods based mainly on modern mathematics.

Erika Ushikoshi,
Kenta Ozeki,
Junji Shikata,
Minoru Shirazaki,
Atsuhiro Nakamoto,
Takashi Nishimura,
Seiya Negami,
Atsushi Noma,
Shushi Harashita
Information Studies Program (Master of Philosophy)

This program produces professionals who can effectively apply information and mathematical sciences based on a sound understanding of how they interlink with other fields, such as theoretical linguistics, which provides the essential principle that under pins information technology for language processing, as well as mathematic simulations that explain various phenomena found in the artificial and natural environments.

Minoru Shirazaki,
Tomohiro Fujii,
Kazumi Matsui,
Takahiro Yamada
Department of Information Environment
(Doctoral programs)

To ensure safety and security in a sustainable society, it is necessary to consider the information environment—in other words, the framework for handling the information available to us—that society ought to adopt. First, the students acquire the advanced knowledge and skills related to information technologies and mathematical science that are involved in fields such as information security, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and big data analysis. They then learn to apply t heir understanding of new social value and the significance of information to deliver systems and services that can be practically applied in today's society. Graduates of this department are expected to becoming a driving force in their fields of expertise by developing new information technologies and mathematical analysis methods.
Informatics Program (Doctor of Informatics)

This program helps students acquire advanced expertise in the IoT, AI, and other types of advanced technologies and information security, as well as in the development of tools for effectively applying information systems. Graduates are expected to lead their fields of expertise by conducting advanced research.
Katsunori Okajima,
Junji Shikata,
Shinichi Shirakawa,
Minoru Shirazaki,
Naoyoshi Tamura,
Takashi Tomii,
Tomoharu Nagao,
Kazumi Matsui,
Tsutomu Matsumoto,
Tatsunori Mori,
Katsunari Yoshioka,
Takahiro Yamada
Mathematical Science Program (Doctor of Science)

Professionals proficient in modern mathematic approaches as well as conventional statistics are said to play crucial roles in the analysis of the ever-growing amount of big data in our information environment. Accordingly, this program helps students to master the requisite mathematical methods, acquire advanced knowledge of mathematical data analysis, and lead their fields of expertise through advanced research.
Erika Ushikoshi,
Kenta Ozeki,
Junji Shikata,
Minoru Shirazaki,
Atsuhiro Nakamoto,
Takashi Nishimura,
Seiya Negami,
Atsushi Noma,
Shushi Harashita
Information Studies Program (Doctor of Philosophy)

This program produces highly specialized professionals who can effectively apply information and mathematical sciences based on a sound understanding of how they interlink with other fields, such as theoretical linguistics, which provides the essential principle that underpins information technology for language processing, as well as mathematic simulations that explain various phenomena found in the artificial and natural environments. Graduates are expected to lead their fields of expertise through advanced research.
Minoru Shirazaki,
Tomohiro Fujii,
Kazumi Matsui,
Takahiro Yamada

2. Admissions policy

department Admissions policy
Department of Information Environment

(Master's Programs)
In order to make our society safe, secure, and sustainable, attention must be paid to developing the most desirable way for information to construct an environment. In response to this social need, this department strives to produce professionals who are not only familiar with the security of information systems, but also acquainted with the way in which people deal with big data and how mathematical data analysis is conducted. Accordingly, our department welcomes prospective students from diverse backgrounds who aspire to make a social contribution by tackling challenges from a broad range of perspectives. More specifically, they are expected to:
  • Possess a basic understanding of the advanced information technologies involved in fields such as the IoT, AI and information security as well as a desire to contribute to their further advancement.
  • Possess a basic understanding of modern mathematics and an interest in mathematical data analysis.
  • Possess an interest in the development of information systems based on cognitive science, linguistics, and other forms of human understanding.
Department of Information Environment

(Doctoral programs)
In order to make our society safe, secure, and sustainable, attention must be paid to developing the most desirable way for information to construct an environment. In response to this social need, this department strives to produce professionals who are capable of leading their fields of specialization based on a sound understanding of the types and significance of the new social value that can be created by information, contributing to the delivery of practical systems and services to today's society, and developing new information technologies and mathematical analysis methods. Accordingly, our department welcomes independent-minded and highly motivated students who have the potential to make a social contribution by tackling challenges from a broad range of perspectives. More specifically, they are expected to:
  • Possess knowledge concerning the security of information systems and the advanced information technologies involved in fields such as information analysis and modelling, as well as a desire to contribute to their further advancement.
  • Aspire to make a contribution to research into the creation of new information systems and information technologies.
  • Aspire to make a social contribution as researchers and developers of advanced application systems.
  • Be well versed in modern mathematics, possess expertise in mathematical data analysis, and aspire to make a social contribution.
  • Aspire to make a social contribution by acquiring expertise in theoretical linguistics, mathematical simulations, and other applications of informatics and mathematical science through broad-ranging collaborations with other disciplines.

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