The Field of Media Architecture
Research in this field aims at the actualization of information systems that focus primarily on the “human element” rather than on just sending and receiving information. Students can learn how to skillfully develop information systems, and how to pursue effective processes to ensure performance and safety.
Students carry out a broad study, focussing on information media technologies for sound and vision, information networks, and sensing technologies. To understand how computers can support an information society, the students master computer systems and embedded systems, studying computer and natural languages, image processing technology, network security technology, software and information systems, and design. They master the tools necessary to create information systems for future society, and are also guided in the open thinking necessary to become leaders of a highly advanced information and communication age.
The Field of Advanced ICT
Here, we offer an educational system that can draw out the potential in each student through establishing a strong bond of cooperation between the University and industries. This course is very beneficial for students, as they can truly appreciate the potential of ICT. They can experience the process by which problems in society are analyzed, and then connected to information technology.
Through an integrated education from graduate to post graduate level, students have an unrivalled opportunity to gain real-world experience over an extended period. In addition to gaining advanced knowledge of ICT and programming ability, students are encouraged to cultivate their skills in visualization, expression, system design, and the diverse requirements called for from project leaders. They learn from situated experience the essentials of the latest technologies.
The key to the High Level ICT curriculum is systems development, but society and the business world are always foremost in the presentation of new ideas. The students are given guidance in improving their powers of practical application, with the result that graduates of this course are in high demand in industrial Japan. The aim is to train people capable of playing significant roles as active future leaders: people who become not only top-level software engineers, but who also possess the innovative and sophisticated thinking required to effect change in the management of systems.
The Field of Media Design
The challenge in this field is the construction of new relationships between artificial media and humans, and the issues involved in making man-made designs that fit human behavior. By connecting a wide range of disparate fields of study, such as research on technology for human-computer conversation, students can develop a broad understanding of the expressive potential of all kinds of media.
Students conduct research on the interaction between humans and the environment through the contemplation and design of media that can convey messages. They immerse themselves in a wide range of specialised fields such as information design, interactive systems and cognitive science, all within the overarching framework of the understanding of the nature of media. The aim is to work towards the creation of new relationships between humans, materials and the environment, and to contribute to a flourishing society through the effective application of advanced Information technology. The curriculum is designed to cultivate technologically aware members of society, with the ability to design intuitive human interfaces, and with a sensitivity to the human needs inherent in the increased deployment of interactive systems.
The Field of Complex Information Science
This field challenges students to develop innovative information processing engineering techniques to predict and control interconnected large-scale systems, based on the study of information science and mathematical science. Cross-departmental joint research is strongly encouraged.
The Field of Intellectual Information Science
In this field, students can learn how to realize human-like intelligences using robots or computers. Students create models based on knowledge gained from interdisciplinary thinking, and especially from the study and understanding of human intelligence.
Intellectual Information Science is growing today at a fast pace. As one example, techniques in the field of AI (Artificial Intelligence) can be used to extract useful information from massive amounts of information and to perform flexible information processing. Students learn about theory, design and implementation of application methods regarding intelligent and autonomous information processing systems and robots. Outlines and trends of field research are a class staple, but at the same time students will master theories focussed on cognition, application, control, study, autonomy, and sociability. The aim is to acquire the skills necessary to design and implement technology for the creation of advanced information processing systems.