Information Science

Outline

Almost all of things in the world—refrigerators, air conditioners, automobiles, electric power, gas and water systems, railways, banks, mobile phones, digital household appliances, and DVDs—are managed and controlled by information systems consisting of the hardware and software for computers. In a world of ubiquitous computing, engineers are trying to satisfy requirements that are becoming increasingly sophisticated by embedding computers in all things in the world and thus enabling the exchange of information. The markets for industries related to information and media are expected to expand at a rapid pace. Today, the establishment of excellent information technology is mandatory for maintaining and improving the activities of humankind. The Department of Information Science is a department that studies technologies that will directly contribute to the development of information systems and to cultivate engineers.

Research Groups

Philosophy

Information engineering and media engineering, respectively, handle technologies that deliver, accumulate, and process large amounts of information efficiently, accurately, and safely, and technologies that express, exchange, and process information of the type appealing to the five senses of human beings. Backed by the development of technologies in these two areas, the environment surrounding computers and networks has grown at a rapid pace and brought tremendous benefits to our lives. Now, the technologies are changing our lifestyles and social structures, but the efforts to reflect such changes on a rich and thankful advanced information society are important responsibilities that are imposed on information engineering and the media engineering.

The philosophy of the Department of Information Science is the cultivation of human resources who will break new ground for the development of these technologies with their acquired sound spirit and systematized basic knowledge. The department will be involved in fundamental and applied research and education that covers information engineering, media engineering, and the fusion of both areas from the aspects of hardware and software, thus cultivating human resources who will actively accept the challenge of new technologies.

Learning and Education Objectives

The objective of Department of Information Science is to acquire the knowledge and abilities shown below:

  1. Basic knowledge concerning mathematics, natural science as well as information engineering and media engineering, and applied abilities;
  2. Specialized expertise in information engineering and media engineering, and applied abilities;
  3. Ability to discover, organize, and analyze problems and to solve them by using specialized expertise, as well as design and creation abilities to deal with given subjects;
  4. Ability to multilaterally understand and consider the impacts and effects of information engineering and media engineering on nature and society;
  5. Communication ability to accurately state, express, and deliver one's own conception for debate and the basic ability to communicate with others in foreign languages;
  6. Ability to become aware of responsibilities to society and organization as an engineer; and
  7. Ability to personally set up objectives for learning and execute learning voluntarily and continuously.

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