Development and application of intelligent measurement-analysis methods through coalition between measurement technologies and informatics

Strategic Objective

Integration of measurement technology and advanced information processing for cutting- edge R&D activities including materials science

Research Supervisor

Yoshiyuki Amemiya (Project Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo): In charge of CREST
Deputy Research Supervisor

Genshiro Kitagawa (Fellow, Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University): In charge of PRESTO


The purpose of this research area is to develop “Intelligent measurement-analysis methods” through coalition between measurement technologies and informatics and statistical mathematics sciences, and to apply them to deepen scientific knowledge and to solve social problems. Here, we aim to further advance the integration of various technologies for measurement and analysis with cutting-edge informatics and statistical mathematics in order to develop “Intelligent measurement-analysis methods”, which will enable us to detect physical quantities/material states, their changes, and latent factors that could not be found in the past. These methods will also enable us to real-time measurement of hitherto intractable objects under moving and functioning conditions.
Specifically, we will work on two main pillars to promote research. One pillar is to develop measurement-analysis methods which enable to obtain feature values of objects of interest and to process massive amounts of data rapidly and precisely by using a wide range of reverse analysis technologies, including data assimilation, sparse modeling, image analysis, and signal processing developed in informatics and statistical mathematics. The other pillar is the application of developed methods to concrete measurement issues for the discovery of new phenomena, elucidation of new theories, and acquisition of new knowledge in various fields of science and technology—such as those of materials; life, medicine, drug delivery, natural resources and energy, earth and space, and web space.
Through the work described above, we will not only pioneer new techniques for measurement and analysis but also contribute to the creation of scientific and technological innovation that helps to build an affluent society.

Research Area Advisors

・Shin Ishii
Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

・Satoshi Itoh
Director, Center for materials research by Information Integration, National Institute for Materials Science

・Yutaka Ito
Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University

・Nobuyuki Osakabe
Corporate Officer/CSO&CTO, Healthcare Business Unit, Hitachi,Ltd.

・Hiroyuki Kishimoto
Manager, Research & Development HQ., Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

・Yasuyo Kita
Chief Senior Researcher, Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

・Hiroko Satoh
Associate Professor, Research Organization of Information and Systems/Researcher, University of Zurich

・Masami Terauchi
Professor, Center for Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University

・Masatoshi Takao
Former prof. Osaka University

・Masahi Takigawa
Professor/Director, The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo

・Eiichi Tamiya
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

・Yoshinori Nishino
Professor, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University/Director, Green Nanotechnology Research Center, Hokkaido University

・Tomoyuki Higuchi
Director-General, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Research Organization of Information and Systems

・Hidetoshi Fukuyama
Research Adviser, 0, Tokyo University of Science

Year Started : 2016

Time-resolved optical measurements and non-perturbative theoretical analyses of photo-and electric-field-responses in correlated electron systems

Research Director:
Hiroshi Okamoto(Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

Development of Accelerated Measurement Techonology for Cell Diagnosis by bridging Single-Cell Raman Imaging and Information Science

Research Director:
Tamiki Komatsuzaki(Professor・Director of Reseach Center of Mathematics for Social Creativity, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University)

Study of atmospheric hierarchical structure by fusion of observation data from a global radar network and high-resolution general circulation models

Research Director:
Kaoru Satoh(Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

Advanced electron microscopy with the aid of artificial intelligence and image processing

Research Director:
Yasukazu Murakami(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University)

Development of a standard multi-dimensional mega-library of odors and classification accuracy assessment using interpretable predictive models

Research Director:
Genki Yoshikawa(Group Leader, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS))

Exploration of Novel Measurement and Analysis Approaches by Deep Synthesis and Investigation of Machine Learning and Advanced Measurement Technologies

Research Director:
Takashi Washio(Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University)

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