Information Science and Biomedical Engineering
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the basis for a highly advanced information-oriented society, and demands for ICT is growing to make the world human- and environment-friendly. Particularly in Japan, a labor shortage is expected due to a rapidly aging population and low birth rates. Therefore, the realization of a computer-aided society where people of both gender and all ages are able to use computers efficiently is desired. This leads to the need for information system engineers with the knowledge and ability to apply that knowledge, along with a good understanding of the essences of cognitive science and biological systems as it applies to human beings. Additionally, as there has been great interest in experimenting with robots, cars, and other machines that can think, perceive, and make decisions in the same way as humans, the information science field has great potential for future growth. Therefore, engineers who understand the fundamentals of biological functions and how the human brain processes information are needed.
Research and education is divided into three courses: Information Systems Engineering, Brain Cognitive Science, and Biometric Engineering. These courses complement each other and foster highly specialized engineers and researchers.
Educational Goals (Philosophy) and Prospective Students
Our educational goal is to develop information system engineers and researchers who are highly knowledgeable and have the ability to apply that knowledge, who possess a good understanding of the cognitive and biological systems of human beings, and who possess a high sense of ethics. We welcome those with basic academic qualification, who understand our educational goals, and are eager to obtain highly specialized capabilities through education and research.
We aim to develop creative professionals who can pursue world leading technology, possess specialized knowledge, and will take leadership roles in an industry that leads an advanced information oriented society.
- Those with highly specialized knowledge and have the ability to make sound ethical judgments in order to cope with a diverse and dynamically changing society.
- Those who possess the creative capacity to invent new technologies and solve problems related to information science and biomedical engineering.
- Those who are highly-motivated to lead an advanced information-oriented society and those who are committed to contributing to local and global communities.
Courses are aimed at fostering students who excel in more than one field based on the broad understanding of information science and biomedical engineering and cover both the human/artificial agent informatics systems field and the cognitive and biological informatics field. For this reason, “Human/Artificial Agent Informatics Systems Special Lecture” and “Cognitive and Biological Informatics Special Lecture”are required classes that cover both fundamental and specialized content for their respective field. Students are required to obtain more than 6 credits from both required and elective classes contained in the coursework. The coursework focuses on basic yet comprehensive knowledge that students must acquire in their respective fields. All classes are meant to develop highly-knowledgeable engineers who can support an advanced information-oriented society.
◎Human/Artificial Agent Informatics Systems Course
Education is focused on computer-based data processing and networking. Through specialized research and seminars, we develop advanced professional engineers and researchers in the field of information systems engineering.
◎Cognitive and Biological Informatics Course
Education is focused on cognitive science and somatometric studies. Through specialized research and seminars we develop advanced professional engineers and researchers in the field of cognitive biomedical systems engineering.
Students will be able to gain highly specialized knowledge through classes from their own major, but also a wider range of knowledge through classes from other courses. Additionally, students will be able to conduct research on secondary subjects under a faculty member other than their academic advisor in“Information Science and Biomedical Engineering Specialized Research III”in order to gain a broader field of view related to information science and biomedical engineering while advancing their studies.
List of faculty members
The following specialists provide research and education support to students and help find solutions to student academic issues.