Reserch Fields

Professor ABE Hidenao
Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering
With the development of information systems, automation services and SNS, the volume of data keeps growing every day. It is more and more important to dig out information useful for improving organization activity.
The main research topic is to develop co-creation methods of expertise based on data mining by using data from WebAPI of SNS and multi-modal data through robots and sensors.
Professor IKEBE Masanori
Web Mining, Community Informatization, Information Ethics
Information on the Internet is collected, analyzed and studied with the Web mining method that can obtain new knowledge and opinions. This research applies to open data, SNS and other contents used in the flexible use of information by local municipalities. It aims at providing information ethics related technical applications that can effectively avoid conflicts among customers in the fields above.
Professor ISHII Kenichi
Information Behavior, Consumet Behavior
The research focuses on the analysis of ways to popularize new information and communications technology (ICT) and services in the society and apply them in practice. In addition, empirical research is conducted on information action and consumption behavior through the relevance with values and lifestyle. The research also includes international comparative studies in China, South Korea and Japan.
Professor ISHIDA Harumi
Public Sector Accounting, Public Performance Measurement, Financial Accounting
Nonprofit organizations are also required to use limited resources effectively, efficiently and economically. Furthermore, it is important to maintain a viable and sustainable financial condition. We should use accounting as a management tool and as a communication tool. We will study which accounting standards and accounting treatments are adequate for the public sector to fulfill public accountability and contribute to useful decision making.
Professor ISHIZUKA Hiroshi
Management Strategy and Management Organization
I re-examine the role of knowledge capital at enterprises and explore the process of dynamically shaping knowledge capital. Knowledge capital can be considered as a decisive factor in the differentiation strategies of management strategy, and how organizations should be formed in order to build knowledge capital is a critical issue. My work involves designing ways to bring strategic and organizational approaches together.
Professor ISHINO Masahiko
Business model by the information technology utilization
For the efficiency of the management system with the IoT system and realization of the information-intensive society that it is comfortable, and security is reliable, the profits such as IoT and AI, the wearable sensor study business model of inflecting.
Instructor OHASHI Kotaro
Deta Science, Multivariate analysis
It is a time when data can be obtained relatively cheaply and in large quantities.In the world, data scientists are being developed to analyze data and draw useful conclusions.
Under such circumstances, regardless of qualitative and quantitative surveys, we have analyzed mainly on sensory research and social survey data in marketing.At present, I am interested in researching what kind of information and indicators would be useful if I could analyze quantitative data of free description data.
Professor OKANO Masao
Communication Theory, Psycholinguistics, Symbol Theory
The form and function of any informational content can be analyzed. This might take the form of looking at the characteristics of symbols and languages and examining how they can be evaluated and the impressions they give. I use an approach based on symbol theory and linguistics to provide guidance on things such as research aimed at improving communication effectiveness. I also advise on students’ research themes with respect to methods for gauging the impact of languages and symbols, and for analyzing language and creating models using computers.
Assistant Professor KAJINAMI Tomoki
Information Visualization, Entertainment Computing and e-Sports
This course will study decision-making support system and entertainment system based on information visualization. In particular, with e-Sports as subject, players’ decision-making support system and spectator support system are constructed and evaluated from the perspective of information engineering researcher. Meanwhile, e-Sports is taken as the subject of information engineering research to enhance the cultural value of e-Sports.
Professor KAWAI Yasuo
Information Design, Media Informatics
Information design is used for planning for, developing and evaluating the systems and contents as solutions for social problems. In particular, in 3D information such as CG, CAD and GIS and VR, AR and MR, various devices and body sensors are used for input and output interface. The research covers information systems related to games, smart phone applications and so on and social simulation system about cities, landscapes, disasters and so on, which are evaluated by user-friendly excellent designs.
Professor SAKUMA Isao
Social Psychology
The main research thema is on stereotypes. My interest is basic research and applied research on stereotypes by social surveys and experiments. As basic research, I explore the mechanism on maintenance, formation, and change of stereotypes. As the applied research, I explore the effects of media on stereotypes formation and change.
Professor SANO Masami
Computer Graphics, Animation, Database, Collaboration
With the development of information devices, people now have great expectation and demand for animation contents that are the leaders of new media and the goal of regional rejuvenation. However, conditions of the sites of animation making are severe, which is different from the expectation. Animation making is taken as an example in this research about the technologies, commercial systems and international cooperation about the making of contents.
Instructor SHIRATSUCHI Yuka
Social Listening, Social Informatics
Our research aims to understand contemporary society through social listening. Social listening is an approach that captures and analyzes the data that people freely send through the social media. From analyzing the discourse of people undergoing fertility treatment to typifying gamers, our research focuses on individual themes that are relevant to understanding contemporary society, and examines how the social character of what D. Riesman once called “The Lonely Crowd” is transforming in contemporary society.
Professor SUZUKI Makoto
Finance, Investment, Corporate Governance
My research field is very broad on Finance. I forcus on Financeia Theroy, Financial system, Investment and Behavior of investors. I mainly study the relation between Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance and Pension Investment. For exambple, I studied the corporate managers bahvior with the cash flow of the corporation and the pension funds management under negative yield in Japan and Sweden. Recentry I have a plan to study for regional minor banks, Shinkin and Shinso, management under negative yield in Japan, since thier ordinary financial business faced more difficulty.
Professor SEKI Tetsuro
Project Management, Software Development Management
Accidents arising from information system and software bugs have become a serious problem with wide-ranging ramifications. Project management (PM) is garnering attention as one means of solving this problem. I aim to closely and comprehensively examine the issue in order to propose problem-solving methods for software development environments. My aim is to develop problem solving methods for product development environments through comprehensive study. This study includes an application based on related matured area e.g., quality management and reliability engineering, is introduced into the consideration to solve the problem in project management.
Professor TAKEBAYASHI Norio
Visual Media, Broadcasting, Visual Image
The environments for 4K and 8K ultra HD images are improving. We analyze the possibility of image expression and study new ultra HD images here, regardless of the form of works in the media. Besides, while making image works, we here discuss about possible new image forms with the help of the high-definition technology HDR (High Dynamic Range) that all of us have interest in.
Professor NISHIO Koji
The research subjects of this course include cooperation mechanism and process for new knowledge generation of enterprises. When tracking the development of products and services of enterprises in the long run, the cases of cooperation between different organizations and personnel such as clients, universities, governments, individuals with different cultural and decision-making structures are studied and the interaction among enterprise strategies, behaviors of leaders, leadership and participants is given priority to study and analyze the requirements for collaboration and how to provide opportunities for creating new knowledge.
Professor NEMOTO Toshio
Mathematical Problem Resolution Methods and their Application
As examples of my fields of study, I identify problems and create mathematical models to solve them, using a variety of societal problems as source material. I also devise more efficient methods of arriving at solutions and methods for supporting decision-making aimed at problem resolution. What is “optimal” becomes the key in these endeavors, and my students conduct discussions with particular attention paid to innovative ideas related to methods for effectively handling this key and applying it.
Professor HIYOSHI Akihiko
Mass Communication, Media Sociology
My research interests concern sociological and empirical approaches to communication studies and theory of media and media culure, methodology of survey research ? specifically, methodology of media content analysis. Recently my research has focused on portrayal of racial minority on the television and the media’s representation of cultural diversity.
Professor FUJIKAKE Masakuni
Visual Communication Design
My research has focused on visual art ? specifically, advertising expression, an applied art that is a marriage between art and science. In line with this I will continue to develop content and messages for society through wide-ranging research and production efforts including artistic direction and illustration for advertisements, cover graphics for books, and formative art as our changing media and society dictate.
AssociateProfessor MATSUMOTO Shuichi
Traffic Planning, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
As a subject about regions and traffic, it studies the traffic systems integrating information systems and ergonomics. Viewed from regions, different regions have different characteristics, it serves as hardware element such as social systems and includes human element that is a software element. In future, the research activities using such methodology will be more and more important. The following subjects are studied on the basis of the issues above.

  • 1. Creation of mobile space convenient for human;
  • 2. Evaluation on implementation of the policies about sustainable traffic systems
Professor MUTO Takeshi
Human interface system, Rehabilitation Engineering
In developmental psychology and rehabilitation science, human will get new capabilities (such as learning, rehabilitation and development) and, like echokinesis, we need to interact and exchange with the external environment (third interactant) through body movements. However, the methods for the researches about capabilities obtaining technologies have been different from the methods for the researches about the technologies involved in the exchange, support and interaction among human, i.e. the correlation among human. I will study with a research method including these two aspects, i.e. a technology design theory that obtains human capabilities by supporting the connection among human.