About Tokyo Tech
About Tokyo Tech
"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.
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.
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.
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.
School of Computing
1st year of bachelor's program
(undergraduate study year 2–4)
School of Computing
School-Affiliated Research Center
* Interdisciplinary graduate majors connected to multiple departments
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.
As a research hub for data science and artificial intelligence (AI), the "Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Group for Social Good (DSAI) " was established in April 2019. Many faculty members from all over the university, mainly from School of Computing, cooperate and work with industry to solve various social problems.
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.
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.
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.
Together with the International Graduate Program on Applied Artificial Intelligence and Cyber-Security, 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.
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.
Tokyo Tech is newly launching a consortium to promote the realization of Super Smart Society (Society 5.0), and planning to develop future leaders who are capable of supporting the transformation to Super Smart Society. To accomplish this aim, Tokyo Tech is looking for highly motivated companies who wish to join this consortium and support this education program.
The WISE (World-leading Innovative & Smart Education) program for Super Smart Society (WISE Program for SSS) is an integrated master's and doctoral degree program offered by the Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society. The program's objective is to help students develop competencies and skills they will need to become "knowledge professionals" ("super PhDs") integrating physical space technologies with cyber space technologies as well as combining advanced sciences and technologies, such as quantum science and artificial intelligence.
The Joy of Matching Knowns with Unknowns
1st-year master's student, AY2017
Department of Mathematical and Computing Science, School of Computing
In cluster conversion, repeating an operation called "mutation" to pairs of variables results in the creation of new pairs. My research examines cluster transformations from a combinatorics perspective. The appeal of combinatorics is that we have the ability to study something that we do not understand very well by matching knowns with unknowns. In my research, variable pairs and graphs, which are not identifiable and identifiable, respectively, can be matched. I find that being able to see the results from the matching is quite interesting.
Enjoying the Search for Better Computer Connection Solutions
2nd-year doctoral student, AY 2018
Department of Computer Science, School of Computing
I am conducting design and development research in the field of human-computer interaction, which researches the relationship between people and computers. My research involves making spherical displays that use real-time tracking and real-time projection. By making the display spherical, I am incorporating actions like rotation and throwing as display operation methods. The aim of my research is to integrate the computer world with the real world and connect people and computers in a more natural manner. In addition to software, I implement hardware and operation methods, have people actually use them, and enjoy the process of searching for solutions.
Students - 862
Faculty - 107
* 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.
<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）