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Department of Communication Engineering and Informatics

While maintaining a focus on computers and communication, students engage in hands-on learning and research in fields such as optical and electromagnetic wave transmission, networking, media processing, human-machine interfaces, and mathematical information analysis technology. The department trains students who can create new value through technological innovations that fuse computers and communication.

Department Characteristics

The goal of the Department of Communication Engineering and Informatics is to create new information and communication technology that will serve as the foundation for a safe and comfortable society. This goal can only be achieved with an understanding of the foundation of computers, communication, and networks, namely, math and the physics of electrical and electronic phenomena. First and second year students are thoroughly educated in math, physics, and the fundamentals of computer technology.

Learning/Teaching Goals

Please refer to the education policy of the Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering for the learning/teaching goals of this department.

Specialty Programs

From their third year onward, students are divided into four different programs that each have their own unique perspective on communication engineering and informatics: the Information and Communication Systems Program, the Electronic Information Systems Program, the Mathematical Information Science Program, and the Computer Science Program. In these programs, students acquire more specialized knowledge. Students acquire practical skills through a variety of communication, electrical, electronic, and computer experiments. Students also participate in workshop classes where they experience genuine hardware and software monozukuri.

Information and Communication Systems Program

After learning the fundamentals of electricity, electronics, and systems, students continue their learning in fields such as information and communication theory, error correction, and encryption. Students also learn about communication network technology and methods for designing systems and devices for wired, wireless, and optical communication.

Electronic Information Systems Program

By studying the fundamentals of electronics and participating in programming and electronic-circuit experiments and seminars, students learn about the theories and methods that are the foundation of the technologies used to build a wide variety of electronic information systems for applications such as audio, acoustic, visual and intelligent processing; electromagnetic wave transmission; and earth and space observation.

Mathematical Information Science Program

Students learn methods for using mathematical models to record, analyze, and predict a variety of different phenomena. Students learn about graph theory, algorithms, numerical analysis, and other fundamental elements of mathematical information theory and about evolving techniques such as simulation, high-performance computation, and optimization.

Computer Science Program

To train information processing engineers with a balanced and thorough understanding of both hardware and software, this program teaches students the computer fundamentals necessary for the development of an advanced communication society and innovative applications of those fundamentals.

List of Instructors

The instructors are the instructors in the Faculty of Informatics and Engineering. Please refer to the list of instructors for the Faculty of Informatics and Engineering.

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