Basic information of the Research Area

Research Area

Frontier of mathematics and information science

Research Supervisor

Kenichi KawarabayashiProfessor, Principles of Informatics Research Division, National Institute of Informatics

Strategic Objective

Creating information utilization platform by integrating mathematical and information sciences, and development to society
Creating Technology for Computing Revolution for Society 5.0


To create new scientific, social, and economic values by using data produced in various scientific fields and the industrial world, the creation of a new concept and approach in which mathematics, mathematical science, and information science cooperate and integrate is essential. Through the creation of an innovative information usage method in which the mathematical model-type approach, which extracts dynamics, and the data driven-type approach make complementary use of each upside, the acceleration and high-level application of information usage in the real society are expected.
In this research area, we support young researchers who contribute to the future with information and mathematical sciences and the research and development that integrate and apply the two fields; we also promote the research and development for the creation of new values. Specifically, we call for challenging research concepts based on new ideas in the application to a wide range of special fields related to information and mathematical sciences, as well as any other field including not only conventional research challenges in the conventional information science but also the data usage methods, using the knowledge from both information and mathematical sciences such as data assimilation, topological data analysis, compression sensing, and differential privacy.
To promote research, we, placing importance on the viewpoint of the development of human resources, provide opportunities in which young researchers communicate and mutually stimulate each other; thus, we aim to construct a network of researchers, which may result in the development of human resources in the research that advance the research to contribute to the future and in future cooperation.
This research area is managed in the course of "AIP Network Lab," which constructs the AI, big data, IoT, and the AIP Project.

Research Area Advisors

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Hirokazu Anai Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, FUJITSU LABORATORIES LTD
Tetsushi Ito Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
Masahiko Inami Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo
Seiichi Uchida Professor, Faculty of ISEE, Kyushu University
Shin-ichi Ohta Professor, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
Mihoko Otake Team Leader, Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, RIKEN
Yoshihiro Kawahara Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Taiji Suzuki Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Tsuyoshi Takagi Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Shigeru Chiba Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Ichiro Hasuo Associate Professor, Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division, National Institute of Informatics
Yusuke Miyao Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Tomoyuki Morimae Senior Lecturer, Yukawa Inftitute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University
Masataka Goto Prime Senior Researcher, Information Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Takashi Tsuboi Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Musashino University / Deputy Program Director, Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program, RIKEN

Schedule of Selection Process

Deadline for application 28/5/2019 at 12:00 noon, Japan time
Document-based review 10/7/2019
JST’s contact to the Interviewees no later than 17/7/2019
Interview-based review 2/8/2019,5/8/2019,6/8/2019
Explanatory Meeting by Research Supervisor of this Research Area will be held only in Japanese. Schedule can be checked this web page in Japanese.

Research Supervisor's Policy

Research Supervisor's Policy of this Research Area can be downloaded from below.

How to apply

Please fill in the following application forms, and hand in via e-Rad. How to use e-Rad can be checked from here. Please note that Proposals only with the following application forms will be accepted.


The research project applicant (in the case of Japanese-French Joint Research Calls, the PI from Japanese side) must complete the educational program for research integrity as a prerequisite for application. Note that if completion of the program cannot be confirmed, the application will be disqualified for failing to meet the requirements (For the CREST program,enrollment in and completion of the research integrity educational program by the time of application is not a prerequisite for Lead Joint Researcher applicants).

Conflicts of interest between the applicants and the Research Supervisor

Please send the completed Inquiry Form via e-mail to rp-info[at] (please replace [at] to @), with the subject line as follows;

  • Inquiry Form [MS-word]
    Subject: [Conflicts of interest](The Research Supervisor’s name)(Applicant’s affiliation and name)
    *Please refer to Application Guideline Chapter 5 for the definition of “Conflicts of interest involving research project applicants and the Research Supervisor”.