Ad-hoc research groups

Taking advantage of the wide range of research expertise in the institute, ad-hoc research groups are formed outside of the formal organizational structure to investigate challenging exploratory topics and needs-based, cutting-edge subjects.

Group of multimodal attention

Satoshi Shioiri, Group Leader
Shuichi Sakamoto
Kazumichi Matsumiya (Graduate School of Information Sciences)
Nobuyuki Sakai
Kosuke Yamamoto

Attention spreads over a limited range in the visual field as the spotlight metaphor suggests and similar attention effect is known for auditory and tactile perception. We investigate spatial spread of unimodal and multimodal attention using steady state visual/auditory/tactile evoked potential through electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements in order to model attention modulation for unimodal and multimodal perception.

Cyber-Physical Security Research Group

Naofumi Homma, Group Leader
Takuo Suganuma (Cyberscience Center)
Takahiro Hanyu
Atsushi Ohori
Noriharu Suematsu
Takafumi Aoki (Graduate School of Information Sciences)
Nei Kato (Graduate School of Information Sciences)
Hiroki Shizuya (Center for Information Technology in Education)
Hideaki Sone (Cyberscience Center)
Akinori Ito (Graduate School of Engineering)
Shin-ichiro Omachi (Graduate School of Engineering)
Hiroki Nishiyama (Graduate School of Engineering)
Toru Abe (Cyberscience Center)
Masanori Natsui
Suguru Kameda
Katsuhiro Ueno
Takaaki Mizuki (Cyberscience Center)

For the next-generation information and communication infrastructures such as IoT, M2M, and CPS, we aim to developing information security technologies to ensure security and reliability at the level of vast and diverse information sources (i.e., embedded devices such as sensor terminals) in a vertically integrated manner from the viewpoints of software constitutive theory, system security, hardware security, circuit architecture and next-generation micro processor.

Brainmorphic Nano-Devices and Circuits Research Group

Yoshihiko Horio, Group Leader
Shigeo Sato
Shunsuke Fukami
Takahiro Hanyu
Masanori Natsui
Ayumi Hirano
Hideaki Yamamoto

Brain-inspired hardware systems have been actively developed recently. However, a big break-through to the true brainmorphic system has not been reached yet. This research group aims at development and implementation of novel brainmorphic computational hardware that reproduces the bio-physics and dynamics in the brain directly through dynamics and physics of nano-devices and ultra-low-power integrated circuits based on the latest physiological knowledge.

AI Clone Research & Development Group

Satoshi Shioiri, Group Leader
Masanori Hariyama (Graduate School of Information Sciences)
Yoshimi Suzukamo (Graduate School of Medicine)

The aim of the group is to realize “AI clone”, which is the model of recognition and action characteristics of a person, by adopting knowledge of the cognitive science in an AI technology. AI clone is to enable others to re-experience the target person’s recognition and action with virtual reality technologies. Our goal is to develop the new communication technology to improve mutual understanding among people with differences in a variety of aspects, using AI clone and AR interface.