[Cyberinfrastructure] Cyberinfrastructure for AI empowered society

Strategic Objective

Opening up technological frontiers by synergy between photonics and informatics, materials science, etc., to support a sustainable society

Fundamental technologies for utilizing low-dimensional materials in new semiconductor device structures

System software technology to support safety, security, and trust in the era of Society 5.0

Information carriers and innovative devices

Innovative fundamental technologies based on state-of-the-art photon science and technology

Fundamental technologies for next-generation IoT (Internet of Things) to create a future smart society

Creating Technology for Computing Revolution for Society 5.0

Research Supervisor


Shinji Shimojo(Professor, Faculty of Software and Information Technology, Aomori University)


 As the world moves towards a “AI symbiotic society “, the amount of data flowing on networks will grow rapidly in the future. Therefore, to make AI more widely available in society in the future, we need to tackle various challenges to create the next-generation cyber infrastructure (CI) that will support this data distribution, and have innovative ideas to overcome the constraints of conventional thinking and principles due to various technical limitations in communication and computation and changes in service architectures. It is crucial to cultivate young researchers who can create new domains of technology and society with original ideas that surpass the various technical limitations in communication and computation, as well as the constraints of conventional thinking and principles due to changes in service architectures.

 This research area supports ambitious research that will contribute to the development of the next generation of CIs, based on original ideas from young researchers with the theme of “technologies that will create future breakthroughs in information and communication science,” regardless of the current application prospects. Specifically, we will foster research in various fields, such as information, communications, system architecture, security, AI, quantum computing and communication, devices, software, mathematics, engineering, and social sciences, and encourage research that is grounded on one’s own expertise but also covers the wide hierarchy of information and communication. We also welcome creative ideas that are not confined to the traditional categories of information and telecommunication.

 In promoting research, we place emphasis on fostering young researchers and providing opportunities for interactions among researchers in different fields. We also aim to build a network of human resources that will lead to future collaboration. This research area participates in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)’s Advanced Integrated Intelligence Platform Project on Artificial Intelligence/Big Data/IoT/Cybersecurity (AIP Project).

Research Area Advisors

Kento Aida Professor, Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division, National Institute of Informatics
Shingo Ata Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Osaka Metropolitan University
Ray Atarashi Manager, R&D Planning Group, Research Laboratory, Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Takeshi Ikenaga Professor, Faculty of Engineering Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Hiroyuki Ohsaki Professor, Department of Engineering, Kwansei Gakuin University
Nobuo Kawaguchi Professor, Institutes of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University
Atsuo Kishimoto Professor, Institute for Datability Science, Osaka University
Kohei Shiomoto Professor, Faculty of Information Technology・Department of Intelligent Systems, Tokyo City University
Kazuyuki Shudo Professor, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University
Hideki Sunahara Professor, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University
Yuji Sekiya Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Akihiro Nakao Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Nobuhiko Nishio Professor, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
Go Hasegawa Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
Yukiko Yano Senior Professional, Cyber Security Strategy Department, NEC Corporation
Hirozumi Yamaguchi Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

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