List of faculty teaching staff

Faculty of Engineering

Name Position Degree Main research themes / Main activities
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Isao Iyoda Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on power system engineering for renewable energy
Satoshi Ebihara Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on the wave measurement engineering (investigation of the underground using waves)
Akira Komiyama Professor Doctor of Engineering Theoretical and experimental research on optical fibers and waveguides, etc.
Akihiro Tomioka Professor Ph.D. Conductive light-emitting elements made of environment friendly organic materials
Yasunobu Nakase Professor Doctor of Engineering Low Power Integrated Circuit Design
Hideharu Matsuura Professor Doctor of Engineering Environmentally-friendly semiconductor devices (such as solar solar cell)
Toshihiko Watanabe Professor Doctor of Engineering Computational intelligence engineering for realizing smart computers
Yoshimichi Ito Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering System control theory, signal processing, and their applications
Department of Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Masatsugu Iribe Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on and development of robotic/mechatronics devices
Susumu Kanemune Professor Doctor of Systems Management Control of robot materials / Educational programming language
Kiyoshi Kishioka Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on information transmitting, information processing and sensing using the light
Hiroaki Tanaka Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on ultra-precision machining
Masatoshi Niizeki Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on the basic technology of CAD for mechanical designs
Katsumi Morishita Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on fiber-based optical devices
Seonghee Jeong Associate Professor Doctor of Information Science Research on safe and dexterous robotic systems to assist humans
Shinichi Hikita Assistant Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on eye-gage interface and machanisms of sensorimotor processing in the brain
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Seiji Ioka Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on the strength evaluation and health monitoring of structures
Yutaka Uda Professor Doctor of Engineering System configuration of ultra-precision instruments, etc.
Toshihiro Ozasa Professor Doctor of Engineering Lubrication and combustion of internal combustion engines
Koji Mori Professor Doctor of Engineering Energy-saving and green technologies, thermo-hydrodynamics in energy systems
Takehiro Yamamoto Professor Doctor of Engineering Flow analysis of complex fluids
Keiko Anami Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Flow-Induced Vibration of Structure, Optimal Design of Compressor
Haruo Soeda Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Predicition for Energy Consumption of Room Air Conditioners and Heat Pump Water Heaters
Haruyuki Yoshida Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on the rehabilitation robotic device for physical disabilities
Department of Engineering Science
Fumioki Asakura Professor Doctor of Science Non-linearly analysis / Mathematical Analysis in Fluid Dynamics
Nobuhito Ohno Professor Doctor of Science The optical properties of semiconductors, ionic crystals, and derivatives
Sadahisa Sakata Professor Doctor of Engineering Stability of ordinary differential equations
Junichi Nishimura Professor Doctor of Science Commutative algebra
Yoshihiro Hayashiuchi Professor Doctor of Engineering Electric field of plant, etc
Toru Harada Professor Doctor of Science Theoretical nuclear physics / Physics of hadronic few-body systems
Tomokazu Fukuda Professor Doctor of Science Nuclear physics
Takeshi Mandai Professor Doctor of Science Wavelet analysis / Partial differential equation
Tsuneo Yasue Professor Doctor of Engineering Surface science and nanotechnology
Tatsuo Yanagita Professor Doctor of Philosophy Mathematical modeling and computation, Nonlinear dynamical system and chaos
Hideo Yamahara Professor Doctor of Science Partial differential equations
Kazuhiro Kimura Associate Professor Doctor of Philosophy Infinite-dimensional analysis / Quantum field theory
Takuji Nakamura Associate Professor Doctor of Science Knot theory / Low-dimensional Topology
Toshihiro Nakamura Associate Professor Doctor of Science Thin Film Deposition and Nanotechnology for Electronic Materials and Devices
Yutaka Mizoi Associate Professor Doctor of Science Development of the scanning type of nuclear reaction detector and research on nuclear reaction
Shigeaki Morita Associate Professor Doctor of Science Molecular spectroscopy in familiar chemicals
Yuki Obana Assistant Professor Doctor of Science Solar Terrestrial Physics/Space Weather
Naoyuki Monden Assistant Professor Doctor of Science Low-dimensional topology topology
Department of Environmental Science
Noriko Akutsu Professor Doctor of Science Simulations of evacuation of human beings and traffic congestion/ice-forming
Hiroyuki Enomoto Professor Doctor of Engineering Development of energy-saving conductive nanocomposites
Masayuki Kawaguchi Professor Doctor of Engineering Preparation of environmentally conscious materials and their application to batteries
Daizo Takaoka Professor Doctor of Engineering Development of regeneration and purification technology for industrial waste water
Akinori Nakata Professor Doctor of Engineering Study on water conservation of resorvoir / Frost protection method for crops
Shuji Aonuma Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Molecule design and synthesis of functional organic molecules for high-performance secondary batteries
Akiko Saito Associate Professor Doctor of Arts and Sciences Study of the function of polyphenol in food, etc.
Yoshiaki Yuguchi Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Functional nanomaterials utilizing biological resources
Takanori Tanaka Assistant Professor Doctor of Science Solid / liquid separation(flocculation,sedimentation,filtration,expression,centrifugation) / Development of new separation technology for food industry

Faculty of Information and Communication Engineering

Name Position Degree Main research themes / Main activities
Department of Engineering Informatics
Masamori Ihara Professor Doctor of Engineering Statistical quality management / Multivariate data analysis
Hiroshi Umeo Professor Doctor of Engineering Architecture and algorithms for parallel computers / Complex Systems / Cellular Automata
Tomio Echigo Professor Ph.D. (Engineering) Video media processing / Video retrieval
Akira Kimachi Professor Doctor of Engineering Image and optical measurement
Masashi Komori Professor Doctor of Human Science Cognitive psychology / Kansei information processing
Kazuhiro Takeuchi Professor Doctor of Engineering Natural language processing
Masaaki Tsujitani Professor Doctor of Engineering Computational statistics
Michael Hild Professor Doctor of Engineering Computer vision
Noboru Abe Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Algorithms
Akihiro Uejima Associate Professor Doctor of Informatics Algorithms / Computational Complexity theory
Tsunekazu Kato Associate Professor Doctor of Science Human informatics / Geographic information processing
Toshiyuki Kawai Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Computer graphics (CG)
Shogo Nishi Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Optical information processing / Color image processing
Gen Fujita Associate Professor Doctor of Information Science Video processing / Systems VLSI design
Noboru Hayasaka Assistant Professor Doctor of Information Science Research and development of speech recognition system
Department of Telecommunications and Computer Networks
Yoshiaki Shibagaki Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on atmospheric motion in the troposphere using radars
Hideyo Higuchi Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on optical devices for transmission and their applications
Yasuyuki Maekawa Professor Doctor of Engineering Effects of rainfall on satellite transmission waves
Yasuji Murakami Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on photonic network configuration methods
Yasuyuki Murakami Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on cryptography and network security
Yiwei He Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on application of numerical analysis and measurement of electromagnetic waves
Motonori Doi Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Analysis and formation of multimedia information including images
Hiroshi Mitsumoto Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on measurement of 3D images

Faculty of Biomedical Engineering

Name Position Degree / Occupation Main research themes / Main activities
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Koichi Umimoto Professor Doctor of Engineering Generation of environmentally-friendly functional water and treatment applications of clinical engineering techniques
Toshiaki Nagakura Professor Physician Automatic control of artificial organs using bioenergy
Takuya Niikawa Professor Doctor of Engineering Technology to measure utilization of ICT in "meals" and "food preparation" for health control
Tomohiko Fujikawa Professor Doctor of Engineering Analysis and evaluation of high degree of human movement through a musculoskeletal model
Takayoshi Hosono Professor Doctor of Medicine (Physician) Analysis of biological systems mainly for thermoregulation
Masafumi Matsumura Professor Doctor of Engineering Handheld medical equipment that can diagnose a patient’s health by placing it around the neck and an instrument that measures one’s laughter
Masaki Hisaka Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering High degree of diagnosis of living tissues through laser light and ultrasonic waves
Aki Kamada Assistant Professor Clinical Engineer Analysis of medical devices and biological effects on breathing
Katsunori Tachibana Assistant Professor Clinical Engineer Control of a heart-lung machine and its operation and navigation
Department of Physical Therapy
Kumi Akataki Professor Doctor of Philosophy Development of muscle function measurement and evaluation techniques, etc.
Kunihiko Oda Professor Physical Therapist Research on motion analysis, etc.
Maki Koyanagi Professor Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Physical Therapist Sports rehabilitation / Analysis of impaired motor functions
Noriko Tanaka Professor Doctor of Engineering, Physical Therapist Development of motor function measurement techniques for toes and feet, etc.
Masaki Yoshida Professor Ph.D. Research on and development of biological information measurement equipment and rehabilitation equipment having entertainment function
Nami Kawano Associate Professor Doctor of Philosophy, Physical Therapist Regional rehabilitation, etc.
Yaemi Koshino Associate Professor Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science, Physical Therapist Motor learning / Motion Analysis
Kan Hazaki Associate Professor Physical Therapist Research on elderly persons living at home and the health maintenance, etc.
Department of Health and Sports Science
Toshimitsu Oishi Professor・President   Health management / Putting into practice health maintenance and enhancement (lifelong sports), and device development
Kazuyuki Jokei Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on biometric equipment to use during exercise, etc.
Hitomi Takeda Professor Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science Health psychophysiology / Stress, Fatigue and Health / Sports and nutrition
Koji Hiroshita Professor   Development of medical equipments for rehabilitation
Koichiro Ichitani Assistant Professor Coach for performance Improvement from the Japan Sports Association Sports Biomechanics / Coaching Theory in Sports
Akemi Ota Associate Professor Health Fitness Instructor Exercise physiology and health science
Hideo Nakamura Associate Professor Doctor of Human and Environmental Studies Bio-signal processing / Measurement of neuromuscular function / Measurement of cardiac autonomic nervous system activity
Daisuke Horii Associate Professor Certified Mental Training Consultant in Sport (CMTCS) Sports education / Sport Psychlogy / applied health science

Faculty of Information Science and Arts

Name Position Degree / Occupation Main research themes / Main activities
Department of Digital Games
Hideyuki Ishizeki Professor Creator of Multimedia Creation of comics / Video game scenarios and direction, etc.
Kazuhiro Ueda Professor Media Artist Puppet - CG animation / Creative design, etc.
Hirotaka Uoi Professor Doctor of Engineering Human interfaces, etc.
Rieko Kadobayashi Professor Doctor of Engineering Digital heritage / Interactive system
Kazuo Kanzaki Professor Master of Arts phonetics / applied linguistics
Ippei Komori Professor MBA/Marketing Producer Marketing management and career consulting
Tsuneo Jozen Professor Doctor of Engineering Environmental information / Spatial data processing
Tomoyuki Takami Professor Doctor of Engineering Game development techniques / Embedded system design, etc.
Naoya Terayama Professor Video Director/Producer Design, production and producing of Videos focusing on CG
Hisako Hara Professor Art Producer Arts Management / Cultural Policy / Contemporary art / New media art
Takahiro Fujita Professor Media Producer Planning and producing, etc.
Atsushi Yamaji Professor Composer / Music Producer Composition / Sound Design / Popular Music / Video Game Music
Takashi Watanabe Professor Graphic Designer Visual Communication Design / Design Education / Direction of Design
Masayuki Ueno Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Interactive learning environments / Human interface
Hitoshi Kanamura Associate Professor Artist Formative design/Installation
Hiroyuki Kurachi Associate Professor Designer Graphic design
Reika Sato Associate Professor Environmental Designer Computer graphics, etc.
Yasuyuki Nakane Associate Professor Game Creator Video game entertainment
Takeshi Nagata Associate Professor Artist CG / Visual effects design
Toshihiko Hirose Associate Professor Visual Creator Visual art / Visual effects design, etc.
Hiroshi Yokoyama Associate Professor Doctor of Management Information Information utilization and problem resolution methods, etc.
Kaori Kishi Assistant Professor   Concept design / Chinese pedagogy / Development of audio-visual materials in Chinese
Satoshi Numata Assistant Professor Doctor of Information Science Object-oriented design / Information design, etc.
Department of Computer Science
Akira Kitajima Professor Doctor of Engineering VLSI engineering / Computer design engineering / Embedded system design
Toshiyuki Kohnosu Professor Doctor of Engineering Coding theory / Information theory / Applications of information and mathematics
Shigeki Nankaku Professor Doctor of Engineering Embedded systems / Embedded real-time operating systems
Hiroshi Noborio Professor Doctor of Engineering Robot engineering / Medical engineering / algorithms
Yasuhiro Masutani Professor Doctor of Engineering Robotics / Mechatronics
Kaoru Watanabe Professor Doctor of Engineering Graph theory / Network theory / algorithms
Katsuhiko Onishi Associate Professor Doctor of Information Science Human interfaces / Computer graphics
Masanao Koeda Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Robot engineering / AR / Image processing
Hiroyuki Hisamatsu Associate Professor Doctor of Information Science Networks / High-speed data transmission / Next-generation internet

Faculty of Financial Economy

Name Position Degree / Occupation Main research themes / Main activities
Department of Asset Management*
Yoshiaki Kawakami Professor   International finance / Securities portfolio management
Masahiko Nakai Professor   Practice of educational investment programs (for bankers, investors and students) on asset management
Michiyoshi Nagashima Professor Doctor of Engineering Mathematical modelling of phenomena / Research on manufacturing industries
Kuniko Matsuo Professor Master of Science in Foreign Service Business valuation involved in equity investment / Analysis of markets, etc.
Yuji Miyachi Professor   Theories on bond investment / Theories on financial instruments marketing including investment trust, etc.
Toshiaki Yamamoto Professor   Socially responsible investment / Theories on financial markets
Ryuichi Sakai Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on cryptography and information security, etc.
Hirokazu Ikeuchi Assistant Professor Master of Laws Civil law (research on British agency law and comparative law) / Medical law (research on the damages theory on medical malpractice lawsuits) / Environmental law (research on the judicial precedent concerning pollution)
Kayoe Yamano Assistant Professor Master of Laws Research on mercantile law (mainly on the responsibility of directors) / Research on corporation compliance
Adrian Tamas Project Assistant Professor MA in English Language Education  
Atsuko Shinoto Project Assistant Professor   Business accounting / Audits / Tax law
Naruki Nishida Project Assistant Professor   Bookkeeping / Accounting / Tax law

The Center for Research in the Humanities

Name Position Degree Main research themes / Main activities
Hiratoshi Kaneda Professor   Research on factors associated with lifelong participation in sports
Kiyoyasu Sakai Professor   Development of physically impaired persons during adolescence / transitioning from school to society, etc.
Masahiko Sano Professor   Empirical research on "Transition from school to employment" in Japan and the U.K.
Hiroshi Nakasatomi Professor   sex equality, non-violence, anti-nuclear
Shaofeng Wang Associate Professor Doctor of Sociology Societies and cultures in East Asia / Cultures in which Chinese characters are used / Research on networks / Research on mastering a second language
Tomohiro Sakamoto Associate Professor   Philosophy and ethics
Hiromasa Hiranuma Associate Professor   Analysis of drawing activities during infancy, etc.
Minekazu Moriishi Associate Professor Doctor of Informatics Information Education
Yasonori Takahashi Assistant Professor   Teaching techniques for sports classes / Lifelong sports
Yuya Muraki Assistant Professor   Biomechanics (research on physical motion during sport activities)

Center for English Education

Name Position Degree Main research themes / Main activities
Kimiaki Uegaki Professor Doctor of Literature Cross-cultural communication / American literature
Ikuko Kashiwabara Professor Master of Arts English Literature / English Education
Koshiro Kusamoto Professor   English grammar / Comparison of Japanese and English in original sentences and their translation
Hiroko Sugimura Professor Master of Arts The 19th century British novel
Shuyo Tatemoto Assistant Professor   Narrative theory / American literature
Masataka Matsuda Assistant Professor Doctor of Literature "Incomprehensibility" in Modern Poetry
Carmona DANIEL Project Assistant Professor Doctor of Japanese Language and Culture Modern Japanese Political Thought / Tokutomi Sohō

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