Research divisions
The Center has six research divisions as presented below, where cutting edge research on information technology, development of relevant technologies to support information infrastructure, education activities using information media and related research activities are conducted.
Supercomputing Research Division

 

R&D of application programs and research on design technologies for large-scale information systems


●Development of application software using large-scale/ultra-high-speed computer systems

●Research on the design and construction methods of large-scale computational system


staff

Professor Manabu Omiya omiyaiic.hokudai.ac.jp

Professor Takeshi Iwashita iwashitaiic.hokudai.ac.jp

Assistant professor  Takeshi Fukaya fukayaiic.hokudai.ac.jp

 

Information Network Research Division

 

Research on advanced technologies for next-generation information networks,research on information security and information distribution infrastructure


●R&D of basic technologies for next-generation information network systems and basic research on ubiquitous computing and media application

●Theoretical research on the information distribution infrastructure in general, practical research on data analysis and research on the confidentiality and completeness of distribution information


staff

Professor Masahiro Mizuta mizutaiic.hokudai.ac.jp

(Advanced Data Science Laboratory)

Professor Yoshiaki Takai takaiiic.hokudai.ac.jp

(Laboratory of Advanced Information Network)

Assistant professor Yuriko Komiya komiyaiic.hokudai.ac.jp

(Advanced Data Science Laboratory)

 

Digital Contents Research Division

 

Accumulation, processing, distribution, utilization and other handling of digital data contents


●Research on information system infrastructure for accumulation, evaluation, processing and distribution of digital data contents centering around an academic cloud

●Research on accumulation, evaluation, processing, distribution, utilization and other handling of digital data contents related to natural science, humanities, etc.


staff

Affiliated Professor Masaharu Munetomo munetomoiic.hokudai.ac.jp

             (Information systems design laboratory)

Associate professor Tetsu Tanabe ttanabeiic.hokudai.ac.jp

Associate professor Yoshiharu Hirabayashi hirabayiic.hokudai.ac.jp

 

Media Education Research Division

 

Research on sophistication of education using ICT and information education and promotion of informatized/open education in the global society


●Research on sophistication of information education, informatization of education, open education, education/learning using ICT and systems to support education/learning

●Research on fostering communication abilities based on collaborative learning using ICT


staff

Professor Izumi Fuse ifuseiic.hokudai.ac.jp

Associate professor Katsusuke Shigeta shigeiic.hokudai.ac.jp

Assistant professor Yuichi Yamamoto sierraiic.hokudai.ac.jp

 

Systems Design Research Division

 

Researches on systems design such as cloud computing and systems design optimization


●Researches on academic cloud systems design and development toward realizing the intercloud

●Researches on optimal systems design and optimization algorithms


staff

Professor Masaharu Munetomo munetomoiic.hokudai.ac.jp

             (Information systems design laboratory)

Associate professor Akiyoshi Sugiki sugikiiic.hokudai.ac.jp

             (Information systems design laboratory)

 

Cyber Security Research Division

 

Theoretical and practical development with advanced technology and related data analysis on Cyber Security


●Acquisition of academic findings and its expansion to the real cyberspace based on the accumulated attacking logs and spams and their analyses

●Practical study on secure and stable network services with advanced network technology and its combination


staff

Professor Hiroyuki Minami miniic.hokudai.ac.jp

(Advanced Data Science Laboratory)

Associate professor Katsuyoshi IIDA  iidaiic.hokudai.ac.jp

(Laboratory of Advanced Information Network)