Frontier Research Institutefor Information Science

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Frontier Research Institute for Information Science

Frontier Research Institutefor Information Science

Promotion of problem-solving engineering education Promote research and education programs for PhD courses

Develop global research leaders possessing international viewpoints, broad perspectives and research abilities for various skills and social trends, whose strengths include the creation of innovation, and who can play active roles in industry, academia and government.Foster innovation leaders with a rich global vision, broad perspectives and excellent research potentials.

Creation of information technologies Create novel information technologies

A safe and secure society and well-off life based on the integration of information science and other various academic fields Integrates Information Science and other various academic fields for a prosperous life in a safe and secure society

Formation of international research bases Establish the world leading research institute

Create innovative information science and develop applied technologies Create cutting edge materials for applications in systems and devices.


FRIIS (Frontier Research Institute for Information Science) Members

Director of FRIIS

Keiichi TOKUDA, Prof.

Vice director of FRIIS

Shohei KATO, Prof.

Core members of FRIIS

Takayuki ITO, Prof.

Jianqing WANG, Prof.

Ichiro TAKEUCHI, Prof.

Akimasa HIRATA, Prof.

Takashi KOSAKA. Prof.

Shinji SAKO, Assoc. Prof.

Atsushi SATO, Assoc. Prof.

Taisuke IZUMI, Assoc. Prof.

Yoshihiro TANAKA, Assoc. Prof.

Yoshihiko NANKAKU, Assoc. Prof.



Fields of study

Life Support Research Field

Creates novel information science to support a safe and secure life for human

Social Computing Research Field

Creates information science to build an inclusive society that is stable and active

Research education units

●Social System Research Unit

Develops an automatic consensus-building technology with diverse values.


●Voice System Research Unit

Develops voice interactive technology without depending on differences in speakers’ characteristics.


●Visual System Research Unit

Develops a visual support technology that reinforces human vision by uniting physiology and visual information processing.


●Life System Research Unit

Develops a life support technology based on the physical activity support system and brain wave interface.


●Innovation Research Unit

Research and Development on Socio-Economic Systems for Steadily Generating Innovations to Sustain Prosperous Society


●Infrastructure Research Unit

Designs Safe, Comfortable and Sustainable Infrastructures


●Electric and Machine Device Research Unit

Electric and Machine Device Developments for Comfortable Daily Life, including Motor Devices

●Big Data Research Unit

Develops Methods for Big Data Analyses in the Field of Sciences and Technologies


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