Development and application of intelligent measurement-analysis methods through coalition between measurement technologies and informatics

Strategic Objective

Integration of measurement technology and advanced information processing for cutting- edge R&D activities including materials science

Research Supervisor

Yoshiyuki Amemiya

Yoshiyuki Amemiya (Project Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
: In charge of CREST

Deputy Research Supervisor

Genshiro Kitagawa

Genshiro Kitagawa (Fellow, Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University)
: In charge of PRESTO


The purpose of this research area is to develop “Intelligent measurement-analysis methods” through coalition between measurement technologies and informatics and statistical mathematics sciences, and to apply them to deepen scientific knowledge and to solve social problems. Here, we aim to further advance the integration of various technologies for measurement and analysis with cutting-edge informatics and statistical mathematics in order to develop “Intelligent measurement-analysis methods”, which will enable us to detect physical quantities/material states, their changes, and latent factors that could not be found in the past. These methods will also enable us to real-time measurement of hitherto intractable objects under moving and functioning conditions.
Specifically, we will work on two main pillars to promote research. One pillar is to develop measurement-analysis methods which enable to obtain feature values of objects of interest and to process massive amounts of data rapidly and precisely by using a wide range of reverse analysis technologies, including data assimilation, sparse modeling, image analysis, and signal processing developed in informatics and statistical mathematics. The other pillar is the application of developed methods to concrete measurement issues for the discovery of new phenomena, elucidation of new theories, and acquisition of new knowledge in various fields of science and technology—such as those of materials; life, medicine, drug delivery, natural resources and energy, earth and space, and web space.
Through the work described above, we will not only pioneer new techniques for measurement and analysis but also contribute to the creation of scientific and technological innovation that helps to build an affluent society.

Research Area Advisors

・Shin Ishii
Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

・Satoshi Itoh
Director, Center for materials research by Information Integration, National Institute for Materials Science

・Yutaka Ito
Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University

・Nobuyuki Osakabe
Corporate Officer/CSO&CTO, Healthcare Business Unit, Hitachi,Ltd.

・Hiroyuki Kishimoto
Manager, Research & Development HQ., Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

・Yasuyo Kita
Chief Senior Researcher, Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

・Hiroko Satoh
Associate Professor, Research Organization of Information and Systems/Researcher, University of Zurich

・Masami Terauchi
Professor, Center for Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University

・Masatoshi Takao
Former prof. Osaka University

・Masahi Takigawa
Professor/Director, The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo

・Eiichi Tamiya
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

・Yoshinori Nishino
Professor, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University/Director, Green Nanotechnology Research Center, Hokkaido University

・Tomoyuki Higuchi
Director-General, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Research Organization of Information and Systems

・Hidetoshi Fukuyama
Research Adviser, 0, Tokyo University of Science

Year Started : 2016

Comprehensive Molecular Imaging of Living Cells by Raman spectroscopy and Sparse Analysis

Research Director:
Masahiro Ando(Junior Researcher / Assistant Professor, Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, Waseda University)

Development of visualizing method through cooperative small angle x-ray scattering coupled with computed tomography (SAXS-CT) and information science

Research Director:
Hiroki Ogawa(Assistant Professor, Institute for chemical research, Kyoto University)

Signal Reconstruction with Decomposition by Unified Convex Optimization Framework

Research Director:
Shunsuke Ono(Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovative Research Laboratory for Future Interdisciplinary Research of Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Advanced NMR analysis with information-encoded samples, integrated measurements, and tensor decomposition

Research Director:
Takuma Kasai(Research Scientist, Quantitative Biology Center, RIKEN)

Development of modulated light inducd phase microscopy and evaluation for lifetime and transport property of photoexcited carriers of photo-devices

Research Director:
Kenji Katayama(Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University)

Extraction of geodynamic processes from rocks: Bayesian sensing challenges the ultimate inverse problem

Research Director:
Tatsu Kuwatani(Researcher, Department of Solid Earth Geochemistry, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Ultra-compact computational camera by using artificial scattering media and compressive sensing

Research Director:
Tomoya Nakamura(Assistant Professor, Department of Information and Communications, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Development of Fast and Accurate Data Assimilation towards Optimal Flow Control

Research Director:
Taku Nonomura(Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)

Development and Application of Data Assimilation Methods for Biomolecules

Research Director:
Yasuhiro Matsunaga(Research Scientist, Advanced Institute for Computational Science, RIKEN)

High-speed sensing of reflecatnce properties based on sparse modeling and dynamic light-field control

Research Director:
Yoshihiro Watanabe(Lecturer, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo)

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