[Computing Frontiers] Pioneering Research on Computing Frontiers

Strategic Objective

Creating Technology for Computing Revolution for Society 5.0

Research Supervisor


Koji Inoue (Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University)


 To realize a super-smart society and to maintain its sustainability, dramatic and continuous advancement of computer systems as bases of information processing platforms is essential. However, we are facing a critical issue that may limit the technological development, i.e., transistors will stop shrinking in the near future. Therefore, new concepts and technologies are required for the evolvement of computer systems.
 In this research area, we aim to develop innovative computing technologies that do not depend on the transistor shrinking. Since super-smart societies tend to have considerable dynamism, we need to construct next-generation computer systems by sensing social changes and technological advances, forecasting the future, and optimizing various tradeoffs. From this perspective, we are aiming for ideal features of next-generation computer systems from various aspects such as performance improvement, cost reduction, power consumption reduction, safety enhancement, high reliability, and enhancement of operability.
 Our research subjects include the following contents: 1) the establishment of novel super-efficient computing technologies based on cross-layer co-designs targeting circuits, architectures, system software, programming, algorithms, applications, etc., 2) the creation of new computing technologies that are different from the traditional digital CMOS processing, and 3) the exploration of new computing principles and models. Finally, we aim to contribute to the construction of information processing platforms for enabling the embodiment of sustainable super-smart societies. Through our research activities, we expect that world-leading young researchers are produced.

Research Area Advisors

Takashi Kohno Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Masaki Gondo CTO, eSOL, Co.,Ltd.
Atsuko Takefusa Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Research Organization of Information and Systems
Yoshio Tanaka Executive Officer, Director General, Department of Information Technology and Human Factors, The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Tadahiro Taniguchi Professor, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
Kaoru Chujo President and CEO, SoW Insight, Inc.
Yasuhiko Nakashima Professor/Deputy Director, Graduate School of Science and Technology, NARA Institute of Science and Technology
Makoto Naruse Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
Masaaki Maezawa Researcher, Center for Excellence in Superconducting Electronics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology
Takashi Miyamori General Manager, Center for Semiconductor Research & Development, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation

Research Projects

  1. Year Started : 2018
  2. Year Started : 2019
  3. Year Started : 2020

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