stay in Japan (1995-1997)
This report shows the main activities during my
postdoctoral research stay in The University of Electrocommunications
The University of Electro-Communications of Tokio
(UEC) is great known as:Denki
Tsushin Daigaku in Japan. It was founded in May
1949. However, its experience cames from The
Technical Institute for Wireless-Communications, founded by the Wireless
Association in December 1918.
At the time, the UEC is a public university depending from the Ministry of
Education of Japan. The UEC is formed by the followings School and Faculties:
Faculty of Electro-Communication.
School of Information Systems
Graduate School of Electro-Communication.
Graduate School of Information Systems.
Institute for Laser Science.
Information Processing Center.
Center for Instrumental Analysis.
Cooperative Research Center.
Health Administration Center.
Graduate School of Information Systems
As our advanced information society progresses further, a variety of
information systems, such as online banking systems, seat reservation
systems, information systems for distribution networs,
and many other, are developed and became
operational. It is a sure fact that our human society can
not longer survive without the supports of this information. The
formal education and research of information systems have been however, negleted so far. This has caused serius
problem of lack or shortage of professional people who are critically needed
in the design and construction of information systems. In April 1992, this
situation lead the University of Electro-Communication, which has been known
for its comprehensive research and education programs in the vast area of
information and communication technologies, to establish a new and
independent graduate school for the field of information systems. The new
graduate school, Graduate School of Information Systems, has now been
expanded to three departaments: Departament
of Information Systems Science, Departament of
Information Network Science, and Departament of
Information Management Science.
Departament of Information Management Science
The Departament of Information Management Science
studies the third important area of information systems science. It is the
application, operation and management of information systems, and their
impact on and relations with the human societies. The Departament
of Information Management Science consist of the fowolling
five full-staff principal research laboratories: Information Systems
Management Science Research Laboratory covers the problems in the operation,
management and maintenance of information systems. The laboatory
also covers the problems of how information systems can grow with the changes
of social and natural environments. Manufacturing Information Systems
Research Laboratory studies factory automation (FA), computer aided design
and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), computer integrated manufactory (CIM) and
robotics, with hav been major driving force to
promote Japan into a major industrial country in the world. Social
Information Systems Research Laboratory studies the various problems wich are necessary to be solved for information systems
to be smoothly introduced into human societies, as well as those problems
caused by introduction systems into the human societies. Management
Information Research Laboratory conducts the research and education of
corporate management information systems. Mathematical System Research
Laboratory studies operations research, optimization theory, and other
Laboratory and Kimura laboratory.
The Takase Laboratory is under the supervision of
Professor Kunikatsu Takase.
It is formed for several rooms where professors and postgraduate students are
dedicated to research activities. These activities include develop, design
and integrate devices and tools to improve solutions for information systems
problems (robotic systems, network communication systems, and so on).
The Kimura laboratory is under the supervision of Professor Hiroshi Kimura.
It is formed for several rooms where professors and students are concentrated
for research activities. At the time, Takase and
Kimura Laboratories are using rooms as: experimental research room, meeting
room and students rooms.
During the research stay in UEC from October '95 to March '97. There are many
activities as include not only academic fields,but also culture, art,and
many others fields as let me rich my spirit. Here is short list of the main
Academic activities in UEC
1. Studing Japanese Language.
Researching in the field of walking robots.
Researching in the field of telepresence systems.
Researching a remote crane machine prototype.
Visiting others research laboratories.
Directing thesis of students.
Organizing an International Summer Course.
Finally, I want to thanks the Japanese Goverment
for all the expenses during my stay. This thanks are
extended to professors Takase, Kimura and Yoshiro
for the nice relationship in the lab.