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TU Delft Mathematics and Computer Science students visit Tokyo Tech

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Published: August 23, 2019

Thirty students from the Mathematics and Computer Science departments of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, a popular destination for exchange students from Tokyo Tech, visited the Institute on July 17 to hold a discussion led by Professor Xavier Defago of the School of Computing.

Delegation in front of Main Building

Delegation in front of Main Building

The delegation, consisting of students and staff from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, was in Japan to visit research institutes and leading companies. The trip was organized by TU Delft student association's Christiaan Huygens.

The program for the day was arranged by Defago and Associate Professor Ryoichi Ishihara of the Quantum Computing Unit at the Institute for Innovative Research, who is also an associate professor of TU Delft.

After a warm welcome and an introduction of Tokyo Tech and its international exchange programs, Defago introduced his group's research on distributed systems.

Defago introducing Tokyo Tech and School of Computing research
Defago introducing Tokyo Tech and School of
Computing research

Ishihara speaking about Summer Program
Ishihara speaking about Summer Program

Ishihara continued with an introduction of the Tokyo Tech Summer Program, a research-oriented program enabling students from select universities to pursue individual research projects under Tokyo Tech faculty supervision.

After Assistant Professor Yasumasa Tamura introduced his research on swarm intelligence, Associate Professor François Bonnet spoke about his work on distributed algorithms.

Tamura introducing research on swarm intelligence
Tamura introducing research on swarm intelligence

Passionate Delft students debating with Bonnet (right)
Passionate Delft students debating with Bonnet (right)

Student association's Huygens (right) presenting Defago with gift
Student association's Huygens (right) presenting Defago with gift

To conclude the visit, Tokyo Tech's 2nd-year master's students in Computer Science Haruka Katahira, Shota Kameyama, and Keisuke Okumura introduced their master's thesis research projects to their European counterparts.

Throughout the day, the vigorous debates that took place clearly demonstrated the excellence and enthusiasm of the visiting TU Delft students. From Tokyo, the group left to stop by Kyoto University before moving to visit universities and companies in Korea.

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