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    Robust Networking Area

    Professor TAKINE Tetsuya   Associate Professor MATSUDA Takahiro   Assistant Professor INOUE Yoshiaki
    Networking is important to bring out potentials of physical media and
    network applications. Our research interests include the development
    of protocols and control techniques for various communication network
    environments and their evaluation with network traffic theory,
    simulation experiments, and practical network experiments.

    Photonic Networks Engineering Area

    Professor MARUTA Akihiro
    To meet the ever-growing bandwidth demand, our mission is to drastically improve capacity, flexibility, spectrum/energy efficiency, and security of photonic networks based on the advanced optical switching and transmission technologies. Our development takes place in all domains from access and mobile front-haul, through metropolitan, to long-haul transmission.

    Media Integrated Communication Area

    Professor BABAGUCHI Noboru   Associate Professor NITTA Naoko   Assistant Professor NAKAMURA Kazuaki
    To make communication between human and human/computers/agents/robots smooth, safe and secure,
    our laboratory pursues multimedia communication,
    focusing on media processing for image/video/audio/text,
    intelligent processing such as machine learning,
    and privacy and security technologies.
    Recent research topics are
    1) Real world sensing via various sensors such as networked cameras, mobile sensors and social sensors,
    2) Retrieval and summarization for large-scale multimedia,
    3) Human activity understanding and biometrics-based authentication,
    4)Infrastructure for protection and utilization of privacy information.

    Wireless Communication Systems Area

    Professor SAMPEI Seiichi   Associate Professor IBI Shinsuke
    We design for future wireless communication systems, concentrating elemental technologies in four research topics: heterogeneous networks, multi-dimensional signal processing, internet of things, and cognitive sensing.

    Cyber Security Engineering Area

    Professor MIYAJI Atsuko   Assistant Professor SU Chunhua
    To achieve a robustness of information society, we research cryptosystems and cybersecurity for secure data utilization and privacy protection on IoT device, cloud, and big data.

    Advanced Optical Communication Technology Area

    Professor INOUE Kyo   Associate Professor IGARASHI Koji   Assistant Professor HIRA Masafumi
    Optical communication is one of the fundamental technology supporting the present information abundant society. Our laboratory studies advanced optical communication technologies for large capacity and highly-functional transmission systems. Topics being studied include multiple transmission systems to convey a large amount of information over one optical fiber, optical signal regenerating and/or error correcting technologies to achieve a long-haul transmission, and quantum secure communication that offers ultimately secured communication based on quantum mechanics.

    Electromagnetic Compatibility Area

    Associate Professor USHIO Tomoo
    We study remote sensing technique,
    including space satellite based on
    electromagnetic wave science, and
    its application. Our final goal is to
    predict hazardous weather phenomena
    such as tornados, heavy rains and
    lighting and reduce their damages.

    Intelligent Networking Systems Area[Graduate School of Information Science and Technology]

    Professor WATANABE Takashi   Associate Professor SARUWATARI Shunsuke   Assistant Professor HIROTA Yusuke
    Our challenge is to realize high efficient and reliable information networks where many users can exchange various and huge size of information/data with high quality. Our studies mainly focus on the middle network layer technologies which maximize the potential of physical layer for various requests from upper layer. We study both hardware and software including media access control in wireless networks, multi-hop routing, autonomous networking, optical networking and switching architecture.

    Information Systems Synthesis Area[Graduate School of Information Science and Technology]

    Professor ONOYE Takao   Assistant Professor HATANAKA Masahide
    Various applied Information Instruments such as cellular phone, portable players, and PDA is necessary and indispensable to our life. The ""System"", such as the image processing, the voice processing, and the network processing, consists of hardware and software. We carry out research into the ""System"" implementation with making full use of optimal algorithm and architecture, and a state-of-the-art design technique (SoC:Systems-on-a-Chip design technique).

    Integrated Systems Diagnosis Area[Graduate School of Information Science and Technology]

    Professor NAKAMAE Koji   Associate Professor MIURA Katsuyoshi   Assistant Professor MIDOH Yoshihiro
    As information systems pervade every aspect of the modern information society, its dependability and reliability become key issues and challenges. Components of the information system are hardware, software, and humans who operate them. Based on such a background, our research and education areas include the topics on diagnosis of integrated systems: central processing units in the computer system and brain of the human.

    Multimedia Data Engineering Area[Graduate School of Information Science and Technology]

    Professor HARA Takahiro   Associate Professor MAEKAWA Takuya   Associate Professor YOSHIHISA Tomoki   Assistant Professor AMAGATA Daichi   Assistant Professor SHIRAKAWA Masumi
    Our research and educational activities are closely related to construction of intelligent information systems fusing core information technologies such as database technologies, multimedia data processing technologies, mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies, and sensing technologies. We explore new business opportunities through our research activities collaborating with companies and foreign research institutes.

    Human Information Engineering Area[Graduate School of Information Science and Technology]

    Professor MAEDA Taro   Associate Professor ANDO Hideyuki   Assistant Professor FURUKAWA Masahiro
    Our aim is to develop interface devices that can enhance peopleʼs interactions with their environment. In order to achieve this, we need to better understand the cognitive and perceptual basis of the interaction. Illusions are good examples for interface technology. They are natural responses that happen in all humans. Exploiting illusion makes it possible to support human behavior in a more effective and intuitive way. We are mainly working on developing such an interface device while investigating sensory-motor mechanisms of human perception. Psychophysics experimentation and mathematical modeling are used for evaluation of our devices.

    Business Information Systems Area[Graduate School of Information Science and Technology]

    Professor MATSUSHITA Yasuyuki   Assistant Professor SAMEJIMA Masaki
    We aim to develop vision systems as fundamentals of artificial intelligence based on computer vision, machine learning, data mining, image processing, time-series data processing, and optimization. Topics of research and education include knowledge discovery from sensor data in the real world, vision systems for robots, and efficient algorithms for optimization.

    Big Data Engineering Laboratory[Graduate School of Information Science and Technology]

    Professor ONIZUKA Makoto   Associate Professor ARASE Yuki   Assistant Professor SASAKI Yuya
    Big data has been contributing to smart services that achieve human-like intelligence. Our research interests cover major techniques of big data; from building high-performance data processing infrastructure to high-level data analysis and understanding. Specifically, we are developing efficient mining algorithms and distributed/parallel computing framework for analyzing large-scale and various types of data. Also, we are working on natural language processing with big text data aiming to let computers understand human languages.

    Applied Media Engineering Laboratory[Cybermedia Center]

    Professor SHIMOJO Shinji   Associate Professor DATE Susumu   Associate Professor KOJIMA Kazuhide   Associate Professor KIDO Yoshiyuki
    Applied Information Systems Research Division (Shimojo Laboratory) at the Cybermedia Center is a research division which is in charge of administration and management of large-scale computing systems including supercomputers for Osaka University and research and development of high-performance computing and high-speed networking. Leveraging rich expertise and experience through the administration and management, we are working hard on research and development of high-speed networking and high-performance computing, especially in the area of Cloud computing, Sensor networking, CyberPhicics and its integrated technology.


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