Information and Future

*This Program finished in FY2021
 Active Period: FY2016 - FY2021
 Affiliations and titles are at the end of each research activity.

Strategic Objectives

 Research area in the Strategic Objectives Creation of integration technology to enable utilizations of diverse and massive data using Artificial Intelligence core technologies rapidly growing in sophistication and complexity, 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.

Research Supervisor


Masataka Goto (Prime Senior Researcher, Human Informatics and Interaction Research, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)


 Remarkable progress in informatics and related technology development has continuously created new value in the scientific, industrial, social and cultural realms, and its importance continues to grow as the core technology for the creation of the society of the future. Informatics and IT already play an essential role in the development of every scientific field, in maintaining and developing of industry and the economy, in enhancing social infrastructure combining physical and information spaces, and in raising the quality of healthy and cultural lifestyles. Consequently, it is essential to pursue creative research and development in informatics, creating new value while solving the current and future problems facing humankind, so that we can enjoy a future of sustainable development.
 In this research area, we are supporting young informatics researchers with a pioneering spirit, pursuing research and development that will lead to the creation of new value. Specifically, we seek challenging research plans based on new ideas in a broad range of specialist fields concerned with informatics, including artificial intelligence, big data, IoT, and cyber-security. We believe it is important to undertake a wide variety of research and development based on original concepts that will change science, industry, society and culture in future.
 In undertaking this research activity, we will aggregate research and development that results in future development and value creation, providing a place for young researchers to inspire each other. We will foster research personnel who will implement advanced research that contributes to future society and promote among researchers the development of human networks that will bond them together for future collaborations. This will produce researchers with a more commanding presence, raising the hope for a brighter future society.
 This research area will operate as part of the Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform project (AIP project) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Research Area Advisors

・Takeo Igarashi
Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

・Daisuke Inoue
Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

・Seiichi Uchida
Professor, Department of Advanced Information Technology, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University

・Tetsuya Ogata
Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

・Yoshihiro Kawahara
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering , The University of Tokyo

・Kenichi Kawarabayashi
Professor, Principles of Informatics Research Division, National Institute of Informatics

・Shigeru Chiba
Professor, Dept. of Creative Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

・Miwako Doi
Auditor, The National Institute of Information and Communication Technology

・Kumiyo Nakakoji
Professor, School of Systems Information Science, Future University Hakodate

・Takahiro Hara
Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

・Yutaka Matsuo
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

・Shinichi Minato
Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

Research Projects

  1. Started Year:2016
  2. Started Year:2017
  3. Started Year:2018

Acceleration Phase


  • ACT-I
  • ACT-X
  • ALCA
  • AIP Network Lab
  • Global Activities
  • Diversity
  • SDGs
  • OSpolicy
  • Yuugu
  • Questions