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CREST

Research Area Research Supervisor(s) Strategic Objective(s) FY of Research Area Establishment
Modeling Methods allied with Modern Mathematics Takashi Tsuboi
(Dean / Professor, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Development of mathematical sciences to describe and analyze social issues in which basic principle is unclear FY2014(New Research Areas)
Intelligent Information Processing Systems Creating Co-Experience Knowledge and Wisdom with Human-Machine Harmonious Collaboration Norihiro Hagita
(Board Director, Director, Social Media Research Laboratory Group, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International)
Development of intelligent information processing technology to realize creative collaboration between human and machines
Innovative Technology Platforms for Integrated Single Cell Analysis Sumio Sugano
(Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Creation of Integrated Single Cell Analysis Fundamental Technology contribute to the elucidation of biological functions
Development of Atomic or Molecular Two-Dimensional Functional Films and Creation of Fundamental Technologies for Their Applications Atsushi Kurobe
(Senior Fellow, Corporate Research & Development Center, Toshiba)
Development of innovative materials and devices based on atomic or molecular two-dimensional functional films, and their applications to practical uses
Creation of Innovative Core Technology for Manufacture and Use of Energy Carriers from Renewable Energy*1 Koichi Eguchi
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
Creation of core technologies for innovative energy carrier utilization aimed at the transport, storage, and use of renewable energy FY2013
Innovative Nano-electronics through Interdisciplinary Collaboration among Material, Device and System Layers*1 Takayasu Sakurai
(Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
Naoki Yokoyama
(Fellow, FUJITSU LABORATORIES LTD)
Creation of innovative core technologies by merging material technology, device technology, and nano-system optimization technology toward the realization of information devices with ultra-low power consumption and multiple functions
Creation of Innovative Technology for Medical Applications Based on the Global Analyses and Regulation of Disease-Related Metabolites Takao Shimizu
(Director-General, Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine)
Creation of core technologies for early-stage drug discovery through the investigation of disease-specific profiles of biomolecules
Creation of Innovative Functional Materials with Advanced Properties by Hyper-nano-space Design Tohru Setoyama
(Executive Officer Fellow, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation)
Creation of new functional materials by means of technology for controlling spaces and gaps in advanced materials in order to realize selective material storage, transport, chemical separation, and conversion, etc.
Advanced Application Technologies to Boost Big Data Utilization for Multiple-Field Scientific Discovery and Social Problem Solving Yuzuru Tanaka
(Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University)
Creation, advancement, and systematization of innovative information technologies and their underlying mathematical methodologies for obtaining new knowledge and insight from use of big data across different fields
Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration*1 Masaru Kitsuregawa
(Director General, National Institute of Informatics)
Etsuya Shibayama
(Professor, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo)
Creation, advancement, and systematization of innovative information technologies and their underlying mathematical methodologies for obtaining new knowledge and insight from use of big data across different fields
Innovation for Ideal Medical Treatment Based on the Understanding of Maintenance, Change and Breakdown Mechanisms of Homeostasis among Interacting Organ Systems Ryozo Nagai
(President, Jichi Medical University)
Integrated clarification of the maintenance and change mechanisms of dynamic homeostasis in the body and creation of technology to understand and regulate complex dynamic homeostasis to achieve preventive medicine, appropriate diagnosis and treatment FY 2012
Structural Life Science and Advanced Core Technologies for Innovative Life Science Research Keiji Tanaka
(Director, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science)
Creation of new technologies for breakthrough in understanding and predicting biological activities and intermolecular interactions by means of "Novel Structural Life Science" that contributes to new medical treatment and prevention of various diseases, food safety enhancement and environmental improvement
Establishment of Molecular Technology towards the Creation of New Functions Hisashi Yamamoto
(Professor, Chubu University / Professor Emeritus, Chicago University)
Establishment of molecular technology, which is the free control of molecules to bring innovation to environmental and energy materials, electronic materials, and health and medical materials
Creation of Fundamental Technologies for Understanding and Control of Biosystem Dynamics Tadashi Yamamoto
(Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST))
Creation of the technology systems to have absolute control of cells and cell populations by reproducing cell kinetics in silico/in vitro in order to achieve an integrated understanding of life phenomena and realize safe and highly effective treatments among other benefits FY 2011

*1 Please note that these Research Areas invite both CREST and PRESTO research proposals. Applicants must meet their respective deadlines.

PRESTO

Research Area Research Supervisor(s) Strategic Objective(s) FY of Research Area Establishment
Collaborative Mathematics for Real World Issues Hiroshi Kokubu
(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
Development of mathematical sciences to describe and analyze social issues in which basic principle is unclear FY2014(New Research Areas)
Creation, advancement, and systematization of innovative information technologies and their underlying mathematical methodologies for obtaining new knowledge and insight from use of big data across different fields
Design of Information Infrastructure Technologies Harmonized with Societies Hiroto Yasuura
(Executive Vice President / Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University)
Development of intelligent information processing technology to realize creative collaboration between human and machines
Creation, advancement, and systematization of innovative information technologies and their underlying mathematical methodologies for obtaining new knowledge and insight from use of big data across different fields
Innovative Technology Platforms for Integrated Single Cell Analysis Itaru Hamachi
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
Creation of Integrated Single Cell Analysis Fundamental Technology contribute to the elucidation of biological functions
Creation of Innovative Core Technology for Manufacture and Use of Energy Carriers from Renewable Energy*1 Koichi Eguchi
(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
Creation of core technologies for innovative energy carrier utilization aimed at the transport, storage, and use of renewable energy FY 2013
Innovative Nano-electronics through Interdisciplinary Collaboration among Material, Device and System Layers*1 Takayasu Sakurai
(Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)
Naoki Yokoyama
(Fellow, FUJITSU LABORATORIES LTD)
Creation of innovative core technologies by merging material technology, device technology, and nano-system optimization technology toward the realization of information devices with ultra-low power consumption and multiple functions
Hyper-nano-space Design toward innovative functionality Kazuyuki Kuroda
(Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
Creation of new functional materials by means of technology for controlling spaces and gaps in advanced materials in order to realize selective material storage, transport, chemical separation, and conversion, etc.
Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration*1 Masaru Kitsuregawa
(Director General, National Institute of Informatics)
Etsuya Shibayama
(Professor, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo)
Creation, advancement, and systematization of innovative information technologies and their underlying mathematical methodologies for obtaining new knowledge and insight from use of big data across different fields
Elucidation and Regulation in the Dynamic Maintenance and Transfiguration of Homeostasis in Living Body Masato Kasuga
(President, National Center for Global Health and Medicine)
Integrated clarification of the maintenance and change mechanisms of dynamic homeostasis in the body and creation of technology to understand and regulate complex dynamic homeostasis to achieve preventive medicine, appropriate diagnosis and treatment FY 2012
Structural Life Science and Advanced Core Technologies for Innovative Life Science Research Soichi Wakatsuki
(Professor of Photon Science, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA / Professor of Structural Biology, School of Medicine, Stanford University)
Creation of new technologies for breakthrough in understanding and predicting biological activities and intermolecular interactions by means of "Novel Structural Life Science" that contributes to new medical treatment and prevention of various diseases, food safety enhancement and environmental improvement
Molecular Technology and Creation of New Functions Takashi Kato
(Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
Establishment of molecular technology, which is the free control of molecules to bring innovation to environmental and energy materials, electronic materials, and health and medical materials

*1 Please note that these Research Areas invite both CREST and PRESTO research proposals. Applicants must meet their respective deadlines.
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