Keiichi Tokuda Director, Frontier Research Institute for Information Science
Frontier Research Institute for Information Science (FRIIS) conducts information science research from basic theory to applied technology with the aim of creating innovative information technology by fusing information science and various academic fields. In addition to basic technologies such as calculation algorithms, deep learning, visual information processing, spoken language information processing, tactile information processing, we are promoting creative researches with a wide range of fields such as biological signals, hardware, social systems, nursing / medical care, architecture, materials, etc., which leads to breakthroughs.
Promotion of problem-solving engineering education
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.
Creation of information technologies
A safe and secure society and well-off life based on the integration of information science and other various academic fields
Formation of international research bases
Create innovative information science and develop applied technologies
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.
- Mark Klein, Prof.
- Susel Fernandez, Assist. Prof.
- Kwei Jay Lin, Prof.
- Minjie Zhang, Prof.
- Fenghui Ren, Assist. Prof.
- Milind Tambe, Prof.
- Bo An, Assoc. Prof.
- Chunsheng Yang, Prof.
- Tim Baarslag, Assoc. Prof.
- Abdul Sattar, Prof.
- Katia Sycara, Prof.
- Michael Lewis, Prof.
- Reyhan Aydoğan, Assist. Prof.
●Voice System Research Unit
Develops voice interactive technology without depending on differences in speakers’ characteristics.
- Simon King, Prof.
- Ramirez Melendez, Rafael Associate Prof.
- Thomas Hain, Prof.
- Jakub Gałka, Assoc.Prof.
●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