Collaborative Mathematics for Real World Issues

Strategic Objects

“Development of mathematical sciences to describe and analyze social issues in which basic principle is unclear”

“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”

Research Supervisor

Hiroshi Kokubu(Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)


To achieve breakthroughs in addressing of real world issues that have been difficult to solve through extensions of existing science and technology desperately requires solutions based on innovative concepts incorporating a broad array of ideas and approaches from modern mathematics. Producing those solutions requires that these issues be addressed from mathematical perspectives that widely range from pure mathematics, such as algebra, geometry, analysis, to applied, statistical, and discrete mathematics.
This research area aims to apply the full potential of mathematics to the resolution of real world issues and, within the process of addressing those problems, furthering the development of mathematics itself. In the pursuit of research, great emphasis will be placed on the researchers themselves experiencing the real world issues firsthand, so that they can develop their own awareness of the issues at hand and keep in mind the need for solution-oriented approaches as they advance basic research. It is expected that researchers in the mathematical fields will collaborate with theoretical and experimental researchers in the natural sciences, information sciences, engineering, and life sciences. Similarly it is expected that the researchers from various fields will be engaged in mathematical fields and work to solve issues. In the management of the research area, the research director will place great emphasis on researchers mutually influencing one another and working to solve problems from an interdisciplinary, integrative perspective. As a result, it is intended that a succession of young researchers will emerge to become future world-class leaders in the field of mathematical sciences.

Research Area Advisors

・Shihoko Ishii
Professor, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

・Toshio Oshima
Professor, Josai University

Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo

Professor, Kyoto University

・Akira Takada
Junior Fellow, Asahi Glass Company

・Hal Tasaki
Professor, Gakushuin University

・Takashi Tsuchiya
Professor, National Graduate Instiute for Policy Studies

・Masaharu Nagayama
Professor, Hokkaido University

Project professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University

・Reiko Miyaoka
Professor, Tohoku University

Year Started : 2014

Deepening of Discrete Mathematical Theories for Optimization of Urban and Social Systems

Research Director:
Naoyuki Kamiyama(Associate Professor, Kyushu University)

Development of Floquet theorem for multi-body and time-delayed systems and its application for neuroscience

Research Director:
Kiyoshi Kotani(Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo)

Statistial Analysis and Theory via Geometric Features of Data Spaces

Research Director:
Kei Kobayashi(Associate Professor, Keio University)

Mathematical foundation and methodologies of integrative statistical modeling

Research Director:
Taiji Suzuki(Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology )

A Quest for Constancy Measures of Natural Language

Research Director:
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii(Professor, The University of Tokyo)

Development of theory and software to enumerate solutions in crystallographic phase problem

Research Director:
Ryoko Oishi-Tomiyasu(Associate Professor, YAMAGATA UNIVERSITY)

New development of time-series predicting process based on comprehensive mathematical approach

Research Director:
Naoto Nakano(PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agancy (JST))

Advanced Homomorphic Encryption for Privacy-Preserving Analysis of Huge Genomic Information

Research Director:
Koji Nuida(Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))

Control of Graphene Synthesis Through Mathematical Modeling – Towards Next-Generation Electronics -

Research Director:
Daniel Packwood(Lecturer, kyoto University)

Year Started : 2015

Development of a method for the analysis of epidemiological dynamics incorporating non-epidemiological data

Research Director:
Ryosuke Omori(Assistant Professor, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University)

Machine learning theory in functional space and its application to high-frequency financial data analysis

Research Director:
Teppei Ogihara(Assistant Professor, School of Statistical Thinking, Research Organization of Information and Systems The Institute of Statistical Mathematics)

Multiphase shape optimization in phononic crystal design

Research Director:
Elliott Ginder(Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University)

A variational structure in population dynamics and its application to controlling growing population

Research Director:
Tetsuya Kobayashi(Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)

Formal methods for hybrid systems based on the theory of nonstandard programming languages

Research Director:
Kohei Suenaga(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)

Chemotacxis dynamics of leukocytes : research and application into an individualized (tailored) treatment of cancer

Research Director:
Yoshie Sugiyama(Professor, Faculty of Mathematics, Kyushu University)

A novel information processing technology for soft devices based on dynamical systems

Research Director:
Kohei Nakajima(Assistant Professor, The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research & Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)

Development of data-driven science based on computational algebraic geometry

Research Director:
Kenji Nagata(Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))

Development of Mathematical Foundations of Indirect Measurement Based on Complex Analysis

Research Director:
Takaaki Nara(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)

Year Started : 2016

Elucidation on the decision mechanism of cell function based on dynamically deformed domain and varification using in vitro experiment

Research Director:
Sungrim SEIRIN LEE(Assitant Professor, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University)

Innovative technologies in mathematical science about positive definite symmetric matrices

Research Director:
Hideyuki Ishi(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Mathematics, Nagoya University)

Mathematical foundations of shape and motion

Research Director:
Shizuo Kaji(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University)

Design of Randomized Algorithms and Derandomization

Research Director:
Shuji Kijima(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University)

Construction of a synchronization theory based on hetero-dimensional cycle: Toward an understanding of complex phenomena

Research Director:
Yoshitaka Saiki(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University)

Large-scale neurodynamical topology and its clinical applications

Research Director:
Satohiro Tajima(Scientific collaborator, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva)

Development of synchronization phenomena in high-dimensional dynamical systems based on the generalized spectral theory

Research Director:
Hayato Chiba(Associate Professor, Institute of Mathematics for Industry, Kyushu University)

Application of singularity theory to material sciences

Research Director:
Hiroshi Teramoto(Guest Senior Researcher, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.)

Mathematical study on microbial ecological systems with varying component composisiton and its applictions to dysbiosis mediated disease control

Research Director:
Shinji Nakaoka(PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency)

Mathematical modeling, numerical analysis and simulation of three-dimensional free-surface polymeric fluids

Research Director:
Hirofumi Notsu(Associate Professor, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University)

Discrete geometricl modelling of biological processes and its medical applications

Research Director:
Momoko Hayamizu(Visiting Researcher, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Research Organization of Information and Systems)

Integrated research of information geometry and discrete mechanics and its applications to analysis of networks in social sciences

Research Director:
Takaharu Yaguchi(Associate Professor, Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University)

A topological word representation theory of flows and its computer implementation

Research Director:
Tomoo Yokoyama(Associate professor, Department of Mathematics, Kyoto University of Education)

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