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 electromagnetic wave measurement for investigation of underground
Akira Komiyama Professor Doctor of Engineering Theoretical and experimental research on optical fibers and waveguides, etc.
Akihiro Tomioka Professor Ph.D. Conductive light-emitting devices 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 Basic theory on signals and systems, and its 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 Research on educational programming language and library for robot control and IoT
Seonghee Jeong Professor Doctor of Information Science Research on safe and dexterous robotic systems to assist humans
Hiroaki Tanaka Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on ultra-precision machining
Mitsuru Tsukima Professor Doctor of Engineering Research and development of high-performance linear actuators
Masatoshi Niizeki Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on the basic technology of CAD for mechanical designs
Shinichi Hikita Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on eye-gage interface and machanisms of sensorimotor processing in the brain
Katsushi Ogawa Assistant Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on IoT system for welfare, agriculture and education
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Keiko Anami Professor Doctor of Engineering Flow-Induced Vibration of Structure, Optimal Design of Compressor
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
Minoru Hoshino Contractual Appointed Professor Doctor of Engineering Designing and manufacturing of injection mold
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
Tetsuya Tashiro Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Machining of difficult to cut material
Haruyuki Yoshida Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on the rehabilitation robotic device for physical disabilities
Department of Engineering Science
Masami Kageshima Professor Doctor of Engineering Nanometer-scale material science,Bio and soft matter physics
Takuji Nakamura Professor Doctor of Science Knot theory/Low-dimensional Topology
Shigeaki Morita Professor Doctor of Science Molecular spectroscopy in familiar chemicals
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
Yuki Obana Associate Professor Doctor of Science Solar Terrestrial Physics/Space Weather
Shouji Itoh Contractual Appointed Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Linear algebra for solving large-scale matrix problem/Data analysis
Yuichiro Tameda Assistant Professor Doctor of Science Cosmic ray physics
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
Akiko Saito Professor Doctor of Arts and Sciences Study of the function of polyphenol in food, etc.
Daizo Takaoka Professor Doctor of Engineering Development of regeneration and purification technology
Akinori Nakata Professor Doctor of Engineering Water conservation of resorvoir/Frost protection for crops/Comfortable Housing
Yoshiaki Yuguchi Professor Doctor of Engineering Property and structure of food hydrocolloids
Shuji Aonuma Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Molecule design and synthesis of functional organic molecules for high-performance secondary batteries
Takanori Tanaka Assistant Professor Doctor of Science Solid/liquid separation(flocculation,sedimentation,filtration,expression,centrifugation)/Development of new separation technology for food industry
Department of Architecture
Kenichi Iijima Professor Doctor of Engineering/First-class Architect Architectural Design and Production by ICT/BIM
Atsushi Sasaki Professor Master of Engineering/First-class Architect Architectural Planning and City Planning/Community Planning and Design/Urban Environmental Design
Akinobu Takahata Professor Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering)/First-class Architect Building Construction/Building Construction Planning/Building Construction Industry
Masaaki Tsuji Professor Doctor of Engineering Hybrid Structure of seismic isolation and Vibration control/Semic reinforcement of boildings
Zentaro Yagasaki Professor Doctor of Philosophy History of Japanese Architecture and Garden,Construction Tecnology of Traditional Architecture,Architectural Tecnology of Reinfocement and Renovation
Satoko Kitao Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Structural Engineering
Masao Kitazawa Associate Professor First-class Architect/Interior planner Architecture Design/Architecture Planning/Building Materials
Haruo Soeda Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Low energy house/prediction of energy consumption of room air conditioners/heat storage

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
Tomio Echigo Professor Ph.D. (Engineering) Intelligent media processing/Deep learning
Akira Kimachi Professor Doctor of Engineering Image and optical measurement
Koji Kozaki Professor Doctor of Engineering Ontology Engineering/Knowledge Processing
Masashi Komori Professor Doctor of Human Science Cognitive psychology/Kansei information processing
Kazuhiro Takeuchi Professor Doctor of Engineering Natural language processing
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)/Virtual Reality (VR)
Shogo Nishi Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Optical information processing/Color image processing
Noboru Hayasaka Associate Professor Doctor of Information Science Research and development of speech recognition system
Gen Fujita Associate Professor Doctor of Information Science Video processing/Systems VLSI design
Department of Telecommunications and Computer Networks
Mitsuru Kihara Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on optical fiber communications and optical devices
Yoshiaki Shibagaki Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on atmospheric motion in the troposphere using radars
Yasuyuki Maekawa Professor Doctor of Engineering Effects of rainfall on satellite transmission waves
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
Yasuhiro Sato Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on high reliable network architectures for New-Generation Network/Information networking
Motonori Doi Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Analysis and formation of multimedia information including images
Hiroshi Mitsumoto Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on three-dimensional measurement using image/Development of the osteoporotic diagnosis system

Faculty of Medical Science and Health-Promotion

Name Position Degree/Occupation Main research themes/Main activities
Department of Medical Science
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 Mechanical analysis and evaluation of human movement utilizing the 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
Yuji Mizuno Contractual Appointed Lecturer Doctor of Engineering Energy Management for Medical Facility Power Grid、Wearable System for Body Temperature Measurement
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
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.
Junpil Song Contractual Appointed Lecturer Physical Therapist Research and development of brace for sports injury
Chihiro Momoi Contractual Appointed Lecturer Bachelor of physical therapy Rehabilitation for menstruation,pregnancy and postpartum
Department of Health and Sports Science
Toshimitsu Oishi Professor/President   Health management/Putting into practice health maintenance and enhancement (lifelong sports), and device development
Hitomi Takeda Professor Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science Health psychophysiology/Stress, Fatigue and Health/Sports and nutrition
Yoichiro Yamashita Professor Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science Health science/Test and measurement in health and physical fitness
Akira Nakai Contractual Appointed Professor Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Science Development of simplified methods of three-dimensional space reconstruction
Koichiro Ichitani Associate 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/Neuromuscular Function Measurement/Heart Rate Variability Analysis/Health Management with IoT
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
Kazuhiro Ueda Professor Media Artist Puppet - CG animation/Creative design, etc.
Hirotaka Uoi Professor Doctor of Engineering Educational Systems/Human interfaces/Programming Languages etc.
Rieko Kadobayashi Professor Doctor of Engineering Digital heritage/Interactive system
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 Master of Fine Arts/Video Director/Producer Design, production and producing of Videos focusing on CG
Takahiro Fujita Professor Master of Fine Arts/Media Producer Planning and producing,/Media consultant etc.
Hitoshi Kanamura Associate Professor Visual Artist Visual art/Installation art
Reika Sato Associate Professor Doctor of Design and engineering/Qualified Architect of the First Class Computer graphics/Virtual Reality/Game Application in Different Fields
Yasuyuki Nakane Associate Professor Game Creator Video game entertainment
Satoshi Numata Associate Professor Doctor of Information Science Information Education/Object-Oriented Software Development/Game Development Frameworks
Toshihiko Hirose Associate Professor Visual Creator Visual art/Visual effects design, etc.
Yoshitatsu Mori Contractual Appointed Associate Professor Gamedesigner content planning and production of games and xR.
Aya Inaura Assistant Professor Doctor of Informatics Educational Technology/Educational Contents Desing/Active Presentation, etc
Department of Games and Media
Hideyuki Ishizeki Professor Creator of Multimedia Creation of comics/Video game scenarios and direction, etc.
Kazuo Kanzaki Professor Master of Arts phonetics/applied linguistics
Ippei Komori Professor MBA/aMarketing Producer Marketing management and career consulting
Hisako Hara Professor Art Producer Arts Management/Cultural Policy/Contemporary art/New media art
Atsushi Yamaji Professor Doctor of Musical Arts/Composer/Music Producer Composition/Sound Design/Popular Music/Video Game Music
Takashi Watanabe Professor Graphic Designer Visual Communication Design/Design Education/Design Direction
Masayuki Ueno Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Interactive Learning Environments/Contents Evaluation
Kaori Kishi Associate Professor Concept Designer Concept design/History of Board Sugoroku/Development of audio-visual materials
Hiroyuki Kurachi Associate Professor Graphic Designer Graphic design/Web design/Digital fabrication
Takeshi Nagata Associate Professor Film maker CG/Visual effects design
Hiroshi Yokoyama Associate Professor Doctor of Management Information Information Utilization/Problem Solving Methods/Yaruki(やる気)
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/Real-time operating systems/Mutual exclusion of multi core processors
Hiroshi Noborio Professor Doctor of Engineering Mixed Reality/Medical engineering/Virtual Reality
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/Image processing/Computer Vision/Medical engineering
Hiroyuki Hisamatsu Associate Professor Doctor of Information Science Web application/Sensor network/e-learning

Faculty of Financial Economy

Name Position Degree/Occupation Main research themes/Main activities
Department of Asset Management*
Norihiro Sodeyama Professor Doctor of Business Administration Securities investment theory/Longevity risk, etc.
Ryuichi Sakai Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Research on cryptography and information security, etc.
Chiaki Araki Contractual Appointed Lecturer Master of Economics Finantial Planning/Financial economic education/Financial literacy
Kazuko Inoue Contractual Appointed Lecturer Doctor of Business Administration Management accounting
Youko Tanaka Contractual Appointed Lecturer Master of Education Methodology of Education

Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences

Name Position Degree Main research themes/Main activities
Center for Humanities and Social Sciences
Hiratoshi Kaneda Professor   Research on factors associated with lifelong participation in sports
Masahiko Sano Professor   Empirical research on "Transition from school to employment" in Japan and the U.K.
Hiroshi Nakasatomi Professor Master of Laws Gender equality, Non-violent peace, Anti-nuclear policy
Hiromasa Hiranuma Professor   The right to human security and development in early childhood/Inclusive education
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
Minekazu Moriishi Associate Professor Doctor of Informatics Information Education/Development of Assistive Technology Device to support learning of students with physically disabilities
Yuya Muraki Associate Professor   Biomechanics (research on physical motion during sport activities)
Miki Adachi Assistant Professor Doctor of philosophy learning support, motivation, self-regulation, social relationship
Shoko Tsuji Contractual Appointed Lecturer Ph.D. (Letters) Buddhist Literature/Research on Chigo/Research on Minakata Kumagusu
Sonoko Mashimo Contractual Appointed Lecturer   Sports injury prevention/Conditioning
Center for English Education
Kimiaki Uegaki Professor Doctor of Literature Cross-cultural communication/American literature
Ikuko Kashiwabara Professor Master of Arts English Education/English Literature
Hiroko Sugimura Professor Master of Arts The 19th century British novel/Reader response theory (Literary theory)
Masataka Matsuda Assistant Professor Doctor of Literature "Incomprehensibility" in Modern Poetry
Yoshihiro Minamitsu Associate Professor Master of Arts Interpreting and Translation Studies
Shuyo Tatemoto Assistant Professor Master of Arts Narrative theory/American literature
Carmona DANIEL Special Appointed Lecturer Doctor of Japanese Language and Culture Modern Japanese Political Thought/Tokutomi Sohō
Center for Physics and Mathematics
Toru Harada Professor Doctor of Science Theoretical nuclear physics/Physics of hadronic few-body systems
Takeshi Mandai Professor Doctor of Science Wavelet analysis/Partial differential equation
Yutaka Mizoi Professor Doctor of Science Development of the energy-scanning type of nuclear-reaction detector and research on nuclear reaction in the early universe
Kenichi iwase Associate Professor Doctor of Science Mathematics education and Artinian rings
Kazuhiro Kimura Associate Professor Doctor of Philosophy Elementary Particle Physics/Mathematical Analysis of Quantum Field Theory
Noriko Wakabayashi Associate Professor Doctor of Science Number theory,Multiple zeta values,Bernoulli numbers
Kouki Ito Contractual Appointed Associate Professor Doctor of Science Algebraic analysis
Tetsuji Kimura Contractual Appointed Associate Professor Doctor of Philosophy String Theory,Quantum Theory of Fields
Mami Matsuda Contractual Appointed Lecturer Doctor of Science Mathematical analysis of the bifurcation structure on Navier-Stokes eguation

Various Center

Name Position Degree Main research themes/Main activities
Center for Educational Development
Kyoko Saio Assistant Professor Master of Psychology First-Year Experience at Universities and Colleges, Study of Career Education, Study of Clinical Education, College and University Education
General Student Support Center
Rieko Ohnishi Contractual Appointed Associate Professor Master of Psychology Factors affecting adjustment to university./Support methods for university students/Cognitive and behavioral mechanism of help-seeking and interpersonal stress.
Kazuko Takahashi Contractual Appointed Associate Professor Doctor of Philosophy A longitudinal study on socio-pragmatic intervention to individuals with autistic spectraum./Training supporters for communication disorders.
Experimental Center for Physics & Engineering
Kenshi Nakamura Contractual Appointed Lecturer Doctor of Science Development and applications of UV・VUV laser/Trace elements analysis in water by LIBS/Development of a longitudinally excited CO2 laser
Media Communication Center
Hiroyuki Nagataki Contractual Appointed Associate Professor Ph.D in Information Science and Technology Computer-assisted Learning, Computer science education.
Takaaki Hogan Contractual Appointed Assistant Professor Master of Laws Educational Information System/Droit de la Communication
Motomasa Omura Contractual Appointed Lecturer Master of Education Research on Learning Programming Process based on Software Design for Beginners.
Maiko Shimabuku Contractual Appointed Lecturer Master of Engineering Research on teaching material of Computer Science for K-12.

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