Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Objectives in Education and Research

Today, it is impossible to construct advanced and rich social systems without using the technologies in electrical, electronic, and communications engineering, and computer science. In order to respond to the social demand for such technologies as an industrial foundation, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Course aims to nurture outstanding engineers and researchers with the following points set as its main educational goals: 1. Acquisition of a high level of specialized knowledge and the development of applied skills; 2. Discovery of problems and the development as well as training of problem-solving skills; 3. Development of presentation and communication skills; 4. Development of cooperativeness and nurturing a sense of ethics.

In order to accomplish the goals described above, the areas taught in this course extensively cover subjects in electrical engineering and computer science, enabling the course structure to deal with most of the issues and problems in that area. In addition, the course has been developed to be responsive to innovative and original themes, future development of which is expected.

Actually, this course has been formed by uniting different electronic-related departments and faculties to realize the graduate level education, which goes far beyond the basic framework of faculties and departments. Furthermore, this course is divided into eight specialized fields - namely, (1) Materials and Devices, (2) Circuit and Control, (3) Power and Energy, (4) Communication, (5) Information, (6) Informational Science, (7) Robotics and Mechatronics, and (8) Bioengineering – and has an extensive number, over 50, of teaching staff who form the education and research system to accommodate students requests.

Fields

Department Research Guidance Position Name
Materials and Devices Nanoelectronics Research Supervisor Kazuyoshi Ueno
Functional Materials Engineering Supervisor Masaki Yamaguchi
Electron Device and Materials Supervisor Kazushige Horio
Opto- Electronics Engineering Supervisor Tetsuya Homma
Photonic Devices Engineering Supervisor Hideki Yokoi
Seminar in Semiconductor Physics and Devices Supervisor Hiroyasu Ishikawa
Circuits and Control Circuits and Electronics Supervisor Yoshikazu Koike
Supervisor Tadashi Maeda
Supervisor Masahiro Sasaki
Supervisor Premachandra Chinthaka
Co-Supervisor Katsumi Sugiyama
Electromagnetic Wave Circuit Technology Supervisor Shinichi Tanaka
Power and Energy Visual Environment Supervisor Takashi Irikura
Electric Machinery and Applications Supervisor Hiroshi Takami
Kan Akatsu
Co-Supervisor Shoji Shimomura
Makoto Saito
Electric Power System Engineering Supervisor Goro Fujita
Power Apparatus Technology Supervisor Satoshi Matsumoto
Advances Materials for Energy and Related Areas Supervisor Hiroyuki Nishikawa
Communication Clustering and Classification in Infocommunications Technology Supervisor Yuchi Kanzawa
Information and Communcication Systems Supervisor Eiji Kamioka
Research in Acoustic Communication and Information Systems Supervisor Kenji Muto
Telecommunication Networks Supervisor Hiroaki Morino
Sumiko Miyata
Wireless Communication Systems Engineering Supervisor Koichi Gyoda
Shuji Kubota
Kazuhide Hirose
Information Computer Architecture and LSI Design Supervisor Kimiyoshi Usami
Data Engineering Supervisor Masaomi Kimura
Interactive Graphics Supervisor Takashi Ijiri
Co-Supervisor Sripian Peeraya
Information Network Supervisor Yutaka Hirakawa
Study of Distributed System Research Supervisor Hiroaki Fukuda
Computer Mediated Communication Engineering Supervisor Shunichi Yonemura
Operating Systems and Middleware Supervisor Midori Sugaya
Empirical Software Engineering Supervisor Tsuyoshi Nakajima
Intelligent Information Systems Supervisor Harukazu Igarashi
Supervisor Tooru Sugimoto
Co-Supervisor Isao Sasano
Human Factor Supervisor Nobuyo Kasuga
Socio-Information Systems Supervisor Hiroyuki Nakamura
Computer Science Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Supervisor Natsuko Noda
Intelligent Knowledge System Supervisor Yoshiaki Yasumura
Co-Supervisor Keiko Kawaguchi
Knowledge Information Processing System Supervisor Akira Aiba
Mathematical Engineering Supervisor Haruhide Matsuda
Co-Supervisor Tsuyoshi Nishimura
Tomoyuki Idogawa
Large-Scale Distributed Systems Research Supervisor Kenichi Yamazaki
Language Information System Research Supervisor Kayoko Murakami
Robotics and Mechatronics Robotics and Mechatronics Supervisor Akira Shimada
Yoshinobu Andou
Tadahiro Hasegawa
Takashi Yoshimi
Satoko Abiko
Sota Shimizu
Co-Supervisor Takeshi Sasaki
Bionics Bioelectronics Supervisor Hitoshi Muguruma
Atsushi Saitoh
Biomedical Engineering Measurement Supervisor Shinichiro Kanoh
Bionic Communication Engineering Supervisor Ryota Horie

Diploma Policy

This course aims to nurture talents who possess a series of sophisticated skills including utilizing specialized knowledge and the skills they have acquired, identifying the root of problems facing them, finding precise solutions, and an ability to achieve concrete realizations. Thus, the course can respond to the needs from an increasingly ICT-influenced society and to the requirements of engineers and researchers who stand on a global perspective to consider the global environment, which is symbolized in the Green IT. In light of these aims, this course will require students to acquire the following skills:

- Advanced knowledge in their specialized field regarding electrical-, electronic-, information- and communications-engineering extensively, and more in-depth specialized skills taking into account practical applications.
- Problem-finding and development skills to accurately draw out problems and issues, and problem-solving skills to find a specific method for solving problems and to evaluate its optimality as they conduct their research.
- Ability to face up to specific issues and problems in a real society, using the above mentioned knowledge, technology and the problem-finding and problem-solving skills.
- Skills to summarize research results in a comprehensive way based on flexible ideas and thinking, whilst possessing high ethical standards, actively working on issues with a high degree of difficulty.

Degree Assessment Criteria
The degree of Masters of Engineering will be conferred by fulfilling the following criteria.
- Candidates will have received research guidance, and will then write and submit their Master’s thesis in order to pass the assessment.

Criteria for the judgement of Master’s thesis are as follows:
“The submitted Master’s thesis includes information confirming that the candidate has presented more than one paper at an academic conference*, or the thesis should include an equivalent result.**”

* This includes a presentation at an annual meeting or a seminar of an academic association, presentation at an international conference, publication of an article or a letter in an academic journal, etc.
** Results other than a presentation at an academic conference such as applying for and obtaining a patent, or a result equivalent to a presentation or publication at an academic association or in an academic journal as described above.

Curriculum Policy

Based on the educational goal of this university (philosophy for the foundation of the school), “Nurturing engineers who learn from society and contribute to society,” this course has set its educational goal as “Nurturing engineers who have comprehensive problem-solving skills and contribute to the world.” For the systematic curriculum and the PDCA in the organization to achieve this educational goal, this course implements a systematic and organizational active learning reform for the duration of two years, visualization of learning outcomes and a guarantee of study hours by the PDCA cycle, strengthening of the promotion system for educational reform, and guaranteed learning through collaboration between teaching staff, administrative staff and students. The talents the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Course seeks are engineers who will be involved in electrical-, electronic-, information- and communications-related research and development as well as production. The ideal candidates to be trained are engineers who will engage in the construction of sophisticated electrical-, electronic-, information- and communications-systems. In order to achieve the goal, the course is divided into eight main areas - namely, (1) Materials and Devices, (2) Circuit and Control, (3) Power and Energy, (4) Communication, (5) Information, (6) Informational Science, (7) Robotics and Mechatronics, and (8) Bioengineering - and course models for each area are provided. The course models will enable students to prepare and conduct their research by obtaining 30 units required for the completion of the course as well as taking subjects (specialized subjects) taught by one’s supervisor and research guidance (exercises and experiments).
The academic achievements of the students aiming at the educational goal are evaluated as follows;
Achievements in 1)advanced specialized knowledge and application skills are evaluated based on the reports and tests.
Achievements in 2)development of skills to find and solve problems, 3)skills for presentation and communication, and 4)development of cooperative personality and sense of ethics are evaluated mainly based on the results due to the research guidance(exercises and experiments). In addition, in order to evaluate total ability, candidates of the master’s degree are required that they have presented more than one paper at an academic conference.

Admission Policy

Today, it is impossible to construct advanced engineering systems without using the technologies from computer sciences. In response to the societal demand for electrical-, electronic-, information- and communications-related technologies as an industrial foundation, the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Course will be happy to accept prospective students with the following characteristics and will provide education and research guidance in order to nurture outstanding engineers and researchers who will acquire global perspectives, a wide range of values and sophisticated general education, being capable of contributing to the regeneration of Japan as a technology-oriented nation.

- students who are full of intellectual curiosity and want to contribute to society by acquiring sophisticated knowledge in the specialized fields, and to apply the various skills.
- Students who want to acquire the ability to find problems and to solve them in the fields of electrical-, electronic-, information- and communication-engineering, and to improve themselves.
- Students who want to acquire the presentation and communication skills by using foreign languages as well as Japanese, and have strong will to accomplish the global exchange and transfer of technology.
- Students who want to acquire high ethical standards, and to promote the global research and development in cooperation with researchers and engineers in the world.
- Foreign students who want to acquire knowledge of the advanced technology and to develop their research ability in Japan
- Members of society who have working experience and want to further develop the ability to create ideas and to find solutions of the problems.