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School of Computing

School of Computing Creating the Future Information Society

"Information" is a vague entity. In order to see information, analyze information, and turn information into something usable, a lot of research, such as those in advanced mathematical theories, high-performance computing technology, and artificial intelligence, has been conducted. Today, information has been turned into something that can be processed by computers, which enables us to use them more efficiently. However, there are still many theories that need to be proved and technologies that need to be developed to realize the true potential of information and understand how to make better use of it. There are bound to be vast applications of information that no one has thought of yet. At the School of Computing, we are engaged in everything from advanced theories on information to cutting-edge technologies, examining them from both the science and engineering perspectives. We are working to gain a deeper understanding of what information really is, how it is and can be used, and develop innovative technologies through this knowledge. We are continuously in pursuit of information science and technology that contribute to society.

Why Study at the School of Computing?

Uncover the true nature of information and develop pioneering technologies.

Uncover the true nature of information and develop pioneering technologies.

Learn basic theories of mathematical sciences and computer science to analyze information that is both diversifying and expanding in scale. Furthermore, through the study of these subjects, get to know practical technologies and gain a deeper understanding of the true meaning of information and the methodologies used to process it.

Study artificial intelligence, the heart of robotics.

Study artificial intelligence, the heart of robotics.

Participate in the development of artificial intelligence, a core field in robotics and one that is currently in the spotlight. Learn the theories and gain the practical knowledge necessary to develop computers with recognition and knowledge acquiring abilities, those that are capable of autonomous learning through experiences.

Moving towards a future where people and computers are unified.

Moving towards a future where people and computers are unified.

Be exposed to cutting-edge design and development of hardware and software to create information systems and services. Learn the fundamentals and applications of information systems that bring people and computers closer together.

At a Glance

Academic Group (undergraduate study year 1) Undergraduate Major (undergraduate study years 2–4) Graduate Major
School of Computing
Department of Mathematical and Computing Science 1 Mathematical and Computing Science Mathematical and Computing Science Artificial Intelligence *
Department of Computer Science 5 Computer Science Computer Science Artificial Intelligence*
Cybersecurity Research Center - - -

* Interdisciplinary graduate majors connected to multiple departments

Featured Education and Research Activities

Progressive Graduate Minor in Cybersecurity

Progressive Graduate Minor in Cybersecurity

The School of Computing, together with the Department of Information and Communication Engineering in the School of Engineering, launched the Progressive Graduate Minor in Cybersecurity in April 2016. Designed in collaboration with Nomura Research Institute, Rakuten, NTT, and AIST, the curriculum provides students with a strong theoretical background in cybersecurity as well as practical knowledge and skills.

SuperCon (Cyber Kōshien)

SuperCon (Cyber Kōshien)

SuperCon (Supercomputing Contest) is a programming contest for high school and college of technology students that is competed on a supercomputer. The contest is organized by the Cybermedia Center at Osaka University and the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center at Tokyo Tech, and faculty members from both institutions set problems. Since 1995, it has attracted and has been hotly contested by many young people who love programming. It is an event that is full of excitement.

Education Academy of Computational Life Sciences

Education Academy of Computational Life Sciences

The Academy, which is part of the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, is an educational program that is integrated with the Master's and Doctoral Programs. It trains potential leaders who will play an active role internationally in multiple fields of computer science and life sciences. The program offers classes and a summer school that enable computer science and life sciences students to more deeply understand each other's opinions and sets of values, which will help them develop their ability to work in cooperation with specialists in other fields. For example, we provide exercises in which computer science students cooperate with life sciences students to solve problems, and an International Summer School where students of different fields and cultures interact and work together on a given task.

Create social value through software development

Create social value through software development

There is an ever-increasing need for IT specialists who can create reliable software to keep pace with the growing use and complexity of IT systems in our society. The aim of this graduate course is to provide students with the ability to turn theory into practice, and apply software development principles in new and creative ways.

Create New Mathematics

Create New Mathematics

Students taking the Graduate Major in Mathematical and Computing Science conduct research in areas such as topology, nonlinear partial differential equations, and algebra, in the hope of making findings by combining their knowledge of both mathematics and computer science. The linked page shows graphic representations of, from the left, a numerical simulation of a semiconductor model equation, a surface knot, and a maximal surface in spacetime.

Joint IT Research and Development Project for International and Japanese Students

Joint IT Research and Development Project for International and Japanese Students

Together with the Education Program of Advanced Information Technology Leaders offered by the International Graduate School, we promote a special training program in global information science, where international and Japanese students conduct research and development of IT. While intellectually stimulating each other, they are trained to become individuals who spread Japanese IT technology around the world.

Active Participation in Joint Projects and Contests in Japan and Abroad

Active Participation in Joint Projects and Contests in Japan and Abroad

Students actively participate in joint projects and contests organized by overseas and Japanese academic societies such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S., the National Institute of Informatics in Japan, and the Information Processing Society of Japan, in fields such as image search, information search, and high-performance computers. They perform cutting-edge research and work together with leading researchers from around the world.

Number of Students and Faculty Members

Students - 862

Faculty - 102

* Student numbers denote maximum student capacity of the department.

* Number of faculty is subject to change.

Click below for the list of School of Computing faculty.

List of Faculty

Teaching Certificates That Can Be Acquired

<Undergraduate Degree Program>

First-Class Teaching Certificate for Lower Secondary School(Mathematics)

First-Class Teaching Certificate for Upper Secondary School(Mathematics, computer)

<Master's Degree Program>

Advanced Class Teaching Certificate for Lower Secondary School(Mathematics)

Advanced Class Teaching Certificate for Upper Secondary School(Mathematics, computer)

Disclosure of Information

Message from the Dean

Osamu WATANABE

Information technology is in the middle of a revolution. This is not solely due to the large number of information appliances that have come to surround our daily lives. We are beginning to understand the essence of information through advanced mathematical methods, and technology that makes use of this knowledge has made significant progress. However, potential for the information society continues to expand.Come join a team that is constantly pushing back the frontiers of information science and technology. Osamu WATANABE

  • Takenobu TOKUNAGA, Associate Dean for Education
  • Masayuki YAMAMURA, Associate Dean for Planning and Personnel
  • Haruo YOKOTA, Associate Dean for Finance