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Philosophy and Aim of Education

The education and research mission of the Department of Computer Science is: "to develop leaders with the capability for succeeding in a highly advanced information society and to create outstanding and innovative information technology that meets the various needs of that society", from the foundations of informatics to cutting-edge industrial techniques.

Based on this mission, we aim to foster "researchers in various areas of computer science equipped with a breadth of knowledge and expertise endowing them with both creativity and flexibility, and computer science professionals with knowledge and specialised practical skills to international standards" through research activities in computer science.

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ACM-ICPC Asia Regional Contest, Tsukuba, 2016

The University of Tsukuba, together with the Ibaraki prefectural government, has hosted the 2016 edition of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), Asia Regional. The contest took place on Oct/15-16, and had 45 teams (39 teams from domestic university and 6 teams from foreign university).

Three teams from the University of Tsukuba qualified to this contest from the Japanese Domestic Preliminary contest, and achieved 21st, 29th and 33rd ranks, respectively.

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Prof. Kazuhiko Kato was awarded the Society Achievement Award from the Japan Software Science Association.

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Prof. Kazuhiko Kato was awarded the Society Achievement Award from the Japan Software Science Association on August 30, 2018. This prize is awarded once every two years to members that are recognized as particularly remarkable for the activities of the academy so far.(Photo Left: Prof. Kato, Right: JSSST Director Dr. Maruyama)

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Mr. FUJII belonged to SHOUNO Lab. won the Best Paper Award

Mr. Tatsuya Fujii (instructed by Associate professor Kazuhiro Shouno) won the Best Paper Award at International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC) in July 2018.

Paper Title : "Synthesis of a Complex RiCR Filter Using Grounded Imaginary Resistors Suitable for Its Active Realization"

Tomoki Sato (M2, CS Dept.), Prof. Hiroaki Shiokawa (CS Dept.), Hiroyuki Kitagawa (CS Dept.) received Best paper award in DEIM Forum 2018

Tomoki Sato (M2, CS Dept.), Prof. Hiroaki Shiokawa (CS Dept.), Hiroyuki Kitagawa (CS Dept.) have received Best paper award in the 10th Forum on Data Engineering and Information Management (DEIM Forum 2018), which was held in March 2018, for the following titled paper "Fast ObjectRank Algorithm via Incremental Node Pruning." The award was selected from more than 350 papers presented in DEIM Forum 2018.

Shumpei Matsuoka (M2, CS Dept.) received The Academic Plaza Award in The Total Solution Exhibition for Electronic Equipment 2018

Shumpei Matsuoka (M2, CS Dept.), who is supervised by Prof. Moritoshi Yasunaga, received the excellent paper award "The Academic Plaza Award" in "The Total Solution Exhibition for Electronic Equipment 2018", which was held at Tokyo Big-Sight, June 6-8th. In the paper "High Signal Integrity Interconnection Based on the Chip-embedded Printed Circuit Board", they propose a novel idea for signal integrity improvement in the GHz domain and demonstrate its effectiveness using theoretical analysis and prototype measurements.

Jun Minagawa, Kentaro Suzuki, Tomohiro Tsuruda, and Shunsuke Umemura (CS, Practical IT Program, M2) have received the 2nd IBM Award in IPSJ SIG Assistive and Accessible Computing (AAC)

Jun Minagawa, Kentaro Suzuki, Tomohiro Tsuruda, and Shunsuke Umemura (CS, Practical IT Program, M2) have received the 2nd IBM Award in IPSJ SIG Assistive and Accessible Computing (AAC) for the following titled paper "Proposal of a Walking Support System for Visually Impaired People in Short-term and Small Scale Events." The award is selected from all papers presented at SIG AAC workshops in fiscal 2017.

Mr. Yuito Mori awarded Student's Outstanding Paper Prize at Lux Pacifica 2018

Mr. Yuito Mori, who is a graduate student of Dept. Computer Science, in collaboration with his advisor Prof. Ko Sakai, was awarded Student's Outstanding Paper Prize at Lux Pacifica 2018, an International Congress focusing on lighting. The paper was entitled "Analysis of real-world illumination--Lighting changes the perception of specularity".

Meng Li (CS, M1) received Best Presentation Award at ICNCC 2017

Meng Li (CS, M1) gave the following talk at the 2017 International Conference on Network, Communication and Computing (ICNCC 2017) held in Kunming, China and received Best Presentation Award.

Meng Li and Yasushi Shinjo: "Grouper: A Framework for Developing Mobile Applications using a Secret Sharing Scheme and Untrusted Servers", 2017 International Conference on Network, Communication and Computing (ICNCC 2017).

IEIEC RECONF presentation award went to Hiroki Nakamura at the department of computer science.

Congratulations to Hiroki Nakamura of the FPGA team of HPCS laboratory in the Department of Computer Science.

IEICE RECONF presentation award went to him.

The presentation title is"A thorough investigation of FPGA performance for PCIe Gen3 communication" RECONF2017-23, vol.117, No.221, pp.7-22, Sep., 2017.

Prof. Jie Li received the 2017 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award

Prof. Jie Li has received the 2017 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award in 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (IEEE ISSE 2017) which was held in Vienna, Austria, October 11-13, 2017. The award is given to the authors of the following paper which is one of two selected from the published 254 papers in IEEE Systems Journal.

Award Paper: Jinsong Wu, Song Guo, Jie Li, and Deze Zeng, "Big Data Meet Green Challenges: Big Data toward Green Applications," IEEE Systems Journal, vol.10, issue 3, pp. 888-900, September 2016.

FIT2016 young researcher prize awarded to Masataka Nakano.

Congratulations to Masataka Nakano of the FPGA team of HPCS laboratory in the Department of Computer Science who has been awarded the FIT young researcher award in the Forum on Information Technology (FIT) 2016.

The presentation title is "A Study of TRAX Solver by Template Matching".

FIT committee awards the young researcher prize to good research presentations selected from all presentations. In FIT2016, eight presentations were selected as the award. The number was less 1.5 percent of the total presentations (575 papers).

Dr. Akira Imakura, Dr. Keiichi Morikuni, and Dr. Akitoshi Takayasu received the Best Poster Prize (最優秀ポスター賞).

Dr. Akitoshi Takayasu in the Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems was awarded the Best Poster Prize (最優秀ポスター賞) for the poster presentation at the Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (JSIAM) Annual Meeting 2017 held at the Ariake Campus, Musashino University, Tokyo, Japan for September 12–14, 2017. The presentation title is 'Contour integral-type verified computation of partial eigenvalues using an error evaluation of complex moments (複素モーメントの誤差評価を用いた周回積分型精度保証付き部分固有値計算)' (coauthored by Dr. Akira Imakura and Dr. Keiichi Morikuni). The prize is for youths who are less than 35 years old on April 1, 2017, presented their excellent works, and did an excellent poster presentation at the meeting.