Dean’s Message

I&E Technologies supporting Advanced Information Society

Makoto YokooThe Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering (ISEE) was established in 1996. In 2000, the graduate school was reorganized and divided into the graduate school (the education body) and the faculty (the research body). The Graduate School/Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering is a unique organization covering information science/technology and electrical/electronic engineering. Information science/technology (I) and electrical/electronic engineering (E) are not independent disciplines; they are closely related and should be actively and effectively synthesized in our future society. We call this combined area I&E. Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are advancing and going to be applied in all aspects and functions of our society (Society 5.0), such as industry, agriculture, commerce, transport, education, health care, disaster prevention, and daily life. These technologies, supported by I&E, will contribute to making our society sustainable and prosperous society.

Our graduate school/faculty is dedicated to conducting research and education on technologies that will shape the future of our society. These include sensing, communication, data analytics, decision-making, and control, the fundamental theories underlying these technologies, and the foundation of their implementations, such as electronic devices and energy supply. To nurture top experts in AI, mathematics, and data science in the field of information science/technology, the Department of Information Science and Technology provides three courses (programs) in its master's program: Information Architecture and Security, Data Science, and AI and Robotics. Also, to educate students in the area of electrical/electronic engineering, who will contribute from the hardware aspects, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering offers two courses in its master's program: Devices and Systems for Information, and Devices and Systems for Energy.

At our graduate school/faculty, we foster a collaborative environment, promoting research on I&E for our society in a new era. We are dedicated to nurturing engineers and researchers in the field to contribute to a safe and secure society and prosperous humanity. We do this in close cooperation with the following related centers that are performing active research and education: Quantum and Photonics Technology Research Center, Quantum Computing System Center, Education Center for Semiconductors and Value Creation, System LSI Research Center, Research Institute of Superconductor Science and Systems, Research Institute for Information Technology, Center for Japan-Egypt Cooperation in Science and Technology, Center of Plasma Nano-interface Engineering, Research and Development Center for Five-Sense Devices, Education and Research Center for Mathematical and Data Science, and Research Institute of Advanced Electric Propulsion Aircrafts.

Makoto Yokoo
Dean and Distinguished Professor
Graduate School and Faculty of
Information Science and
Electrical Engineering