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Department of Information and Computer Sciences [Master's Course]

The Division of Information and Computer Sciences

In this course, we undertake interdisciplinary research on sciences beyond the framework of studies such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Utilizing the power of computers in information processing, we aim at reorganizing the traditional branches of research areas and at creating and studying the new field of information and computer sciences.

 
The Course of Computer Sciences
In the Computer Sciences Course, we undertake research towards theoretical studies aiming to analyze the mathematical and logical schemes in information and to construct a new system of information, and towards applied studies based on them. As the fundamental types of research related to computer systems, we study Computer Topology, Language Processing, Computer Algebra and Parallel Processing. We also study, as the applied studies in computer systems, Brain Information Processing, Neural Net, Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition, and undertake various kinds of research related to Artificial Intelligence.
 
The Course of Natural Information Sciences
In the course of Natural Information Sciences, global environment and mathematical biology are studied through the application of information processing technology. Global environmental changes are studied by using remote sensing data from space supported by image processing and visualization techniques. Numerical models are also used to investigate the mechanisms of global environmental changes. In mathematical biology, a wide range of biological phenomena, including spatio-temporal structures of ecosystems, evolution and physiological processes are studied by constructing and analyzing mathematical models.
 

[Educational Philosophy]
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences has two basic educational philosophies. The first is to transcend the conventional, detailed frameworks of sciences such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology, in order to establish and pursue a new interdisciplinary field of research that is rooted in information sciences but that expands across the fields of the natural sciences. The second is to foster individuals with advanced specialized knowledge that can respond to the demands of the times.
In order to achieve these two goals, the Department promotes advanced research and education related to a wide range of fields, through courses in both computer sciences and natural information sciences.

[Expectations of Students]
The Department of Computer and Information Sciences promotes diverse research and education in the natural sciences, with a focus on information sciences. We therefore welcome students with an interest in interdisciplinary research fields that transcend the boundaries of conventional course frameworks, and with a desire to be actively involved in new developments in the field of information sciences.
Studies in this Program demand basic academic skills in mathematics and computer programming abilities required to undertake studies in information sciences, as well as the English skills required to conduct research in specialized fields. We thus expect that students applying for this Program will have acquired sufficient knowledge in these areas.

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