KANSAI UNIVERSITY

Kansai University

Engineering Science Major
Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering

Electrical Engineering

ProfessorOHASHI Shunsuke

Research Topics

① Motor drive
② Linear drive system and magnetic levitation system for transportation and conveyance system
③ Application for superconductor
④ New generation system using clean energy

Key Words

Magnetic Levitation, Electrical Machine, Electric Car, Linear Motor, High Temperature Superconductor, Renewable Energy

Applications

Magnetically Levitated Transportation and Conveyance System, Magnetic Bearing, Electric Car, Generator without CO 2

Electrical Engineering

ProfessorHAMADA Shoji

shamada @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Safety investigation related to human exposure to electric and magnetic fields around electric power equipment
② Estimating conditions of electric power transmission and distribution systems
③ Control of eddy-current distribution using arrayed coils for magnetic stimulation

Key Words

Electric power equipment, Nondestructive inspection, Bioelectromagnetics, Numerical electromagnetic field analysis, High performance computing, Voxel modeling

Applications

Improvement of dielectric strength, State monitoring of power equipment, Protection form electric shock, Electric/magnetic stimulation

Electrical Engineering

ProfessorYAMAMOTO Yasushi

yama3707 @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Liquid blanket and diverter for nuclear fusion reactors
② Electrical grids
③ Hydrogen permeation through ceramics

Key Words

Fusion Nuclear Technology, Liquid blanket, lead lithium, silicon carbide, plasma discharge, neutron source, particle simulation, hydrogen permeation

Applications

Potable neutron source, Neutron diffraction, Fusion power generation

Electrical Engineering

Associate ProfessorYONETSU Daigo

yonetsu @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Evaluation and optimizing technique about electromagnetic induction phenomena for IH cooker and inductive power transfer apparatus
② Evaluation and optimizing technique about electromagnetic environment

Key Words

Inverse Problem, Multi-objective Optimum Design, Finite Element Method, Method of Moment, FDTD Method, Evolutionary Computation, Electromagnetic Measurement

Applications

IT, Electric Power Engineering, Nondestructive Test, ITS, Electric Equipment Design

Materials and Devices for Electronics and Optics

ProfessorKITAMURA Toshiaki

kita @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Investigation of the Auditory System and the Device Application
② Metamaterial
③ Phononic crystal
④ Microwave Devices
⑤ Optical devices

Key Words

Auditory System, Metamaterial, Phononic Crystal, Microwave Device, Optical Device, Antenna

Applications

Bioengineering, Wireless Communication, Optical Communication

Materials and Devices for Electronics and Optics

ProfessorTAJITSU Yoshiro

website

Research Topics

① Electroactive Polymer
② Smart sensor & Actuator
③ Dielectrics
④ Piezoelectrics
⑤ Wearable device

Key Words

Piezoelectricity, Photoelasticity, Dielectrics, Ferroelectricty, Polymer, Sensing, Actuating, AFM Optical Activity, Biodegradab1ity, Electrets, Chirality

Applications

Eco-cable, Optical Film for LCD, Touch Panel, Transparency Speaker, Optical Modulator, Soft Sensor Galvanic Tweezers, Ultrasonic Motor, wearable device

Materials and Devices for Electronics and Optics

Associate ProfessorSAIKI Taku

tsaiki @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of high-power and high-efficient solar-pumped solid-state lasers
② Development of new laser materials
③ Production of renewable energy using metalic nanoparticles based on laser ablation

Key Words

Solar Light, Ceramics, Laser, Metal Nanoparticle, Renewable Energy

Applications

Electric Power Generation, Hydrogen Production and Storing, New Material Production, Laser Energy Transmission

Materials and Devices for Electronics and Optics

Associate ProfessorSATO Shingo

Research Topics

① Device and process simulation
② TEG development for device analysis
③ Theory and modeling on semiconductor physics

Key Words

semiconductor device, device modeling, device simulation

Materials and Devices for Electronics and Optics

Associate ProfessorNAKAMURA Kazuhiro

knaka @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Low-cost fabrication processes for silicon solar cells
② Deposition and characterization of ZnO thin films
③ Si/FeSi2 heterojunction solar cells

Key Words

Solar Cell, Silicon, Low Cost, Thin-film Deposition, TiO2, FeSi2, Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Anti-Reflection Coating (ARC), Semiconductor Material Characterization, Heterojunction

Applications

Solar Cells, Semiconductor Devices, Nanotechnology, Surface Science, Environmental Engineering

Information and Communication Engineering

ProfessorYAMAMOTO Miki

yama-m @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① New Generation Networks(Future Internet)
② Content Delivery

Key Words

New Generation Internet, Content Delivery, Traffic Control, Congestion Control, Wired and Wireless Internet Design

Applications

Future Internet, Content Delivery, Traffic Control, Network Performance Evaluation

Information and Communication Engineering

ProfessorYOMO Hiroyuki

Research Topics

① Wireless network control for mobile communications network
② Advanced radio resource management with intelligent wireless access
③ Cross-layer protocol design for wireless network

Key Words

Wireless Network, Mobile Communications, Mesh Network, Cognitive Radio, Protocol Design, Radio Resource Management, Energy-Efficient Protocol Design

Applications

Wireless System Design

Information and Communication Engineering

Associate ProfessorHIRATA Kouji

hirata @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Future networking
② All-optical networking
③ Network optimization

Key Words

Information network, All-optical network, Future Internet, Green ICT

Applications

Network design, the Internet

Information and Communication Engineering

Associate ProfessorWADA Tomotaka

wadat @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Inter-vehicle communications for next generation Intelligent Transport Systems
② Fast localization of passive RFID tags
③ Emergency Rescue Evacuation Support System

Key Words

Wireless Communications, Mobile Communications, Intelligent Transport Systems, Road-to-Vehicle Communications, Ubiquitous Computing

Applications

Wireless Communication System, Traffic Information System, Vehicular Collision Avoidance Support System, Autonomous Mobile Robot, Emergency Rescue Evacuation Support System

System Informatics

ProfessorHIKAWA Hiroomi

hikawa @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Hardware neural network
② Pattern classifier
③ Frequency synthesizer

Key Words

Neural Network, Self-organizing Map, Direct Digital Frequency Synthesizer, Hand Sign Recognition System, Image Compression, Digital Signal Processing, Field Programmable Gate Array, Digital Circuit Design

Applications

Information System, Signal Processing System, Communication System

System Informatics

ProfessorMAEDA Yutaka

maedayut @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① FPGA or analog implementations of artificial neural networks
② Applications of simultaneous perturbation optimization method
③ Robot control via visual information
④ Digital watermarking

Key Words

Computational Intelligence, Simultaneous Perturbation Method, Neural Networks, FPGA, Robot, Control

Applications

Visual Feedback Robot Control System, Simultaneous Perturbation Swarm Intelligence and Its Hardware Implementation, Adaptive Control Using Simultaneous Perturbation Method

System Informatics

ProfessorMIYOSHI Seiji

miyoshi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Analysis of online learning and associative memory model
② Statistical image processing

Key Words

Statistical Mechanical Analysis of Information Processing, Statistical Learning Theory, Associative Memory Model, Signal Processing, Image Processing

Applications

Pattern Recognition, Signal Processing, Image Processing

System Informatics

Associate ProfessorITO Hidetaka

website

h.ito @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Numerical analysis/design of pattern formation, bifurcation, and chaos in nonlinear dynamical systems
② Knowledge and image information processing for various applications

Key Words

Ordinary/Delay/Partial Differential Equations, Coupled Dynamical Systems, Numerical Schemes, Optimization, Intelligent Computing, Image Processing

Applications

Numerical Analysis Software, Pattern Generators, Multimedia and Interactive Computer Software, Functional Devices

Media Processing

ProfessorKAJIKAWA Yoshinobu

website

kaji @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Audio and Electroacoustics (Analysis and Design for Micro Speakers and Microphones)
② Signal Processing for Audio and Acoustic Systems(Active Noise Control, Parametric Loudspeakers)
③ Machine Learning for Acoustic Systems and Information(Biometrics Authentication Using Acoustic Information by Deep Learning)

Key Words

Signal Processing, Active Noise Control, Active Sound Control, Digital Audio, Parametric Loudspeakers, Micro Speakers, Micro Microphones, 3D Audio, Biometrics Authentication, Artiticial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning

Applications

Transportations, Factory and Plants, Smartphones, Medical Equipment, Audio and Acoustic Systems, Security, IoT

Media Processing

ProfessorMATSUSHIMA Kyoji

matsu @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Creation of 3D images by computer holography
② Capture of high-definition wave-field
③ Simulation in wave-optics

Key Words

3D Imaging, Computer Holography, Digital Holography, Diffractive Optical Element, Wave Field, Wave Optics

Applications

3D Imaging, Display Device, Optical Device, Optical Measurement, Optical Simulation

Media Processing

ProfessorMUNEYASU Mitsuji

muneyasu @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Moving image processing and its applications
② Data embedding and extraction for printed and projected images and its applications
③ Medical image processing
④ Noise reduction for images
⑤ Machine learning for image processing

Key Words

Digital Image Processing, Intelligent Image Processing, Object Finding, Object Tracking, Nonlinear Image Filtering, Digital Watermarking, Image Retrieval

Applications

Surveillance System, Security System, ITS, Image Restoration, Advertisement, Augmented Reality, Automatic Diagnosis for Medical Image

Intelligent Software Engineering

ProfessorEBARA Hiroyuki

website

ebara @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Algorithm for Combinatorial Optimization Problem
② Network Simulation for Ad-hac Network
③ Web Application for Laboratory

Key Words

Combinatorial Optimization, Parallel Algorithm, Network Simulation, Ad-hac Network, Web Application

Applications

Computer, Software, Internet, Web, Algorithm

Intelligent Software Engineering

ProfessorTOKUMARU Masataka

website

toku @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Human interface for an interactive evolutionary computing
② Intelligent model for Kansei robot action generation
③ Kansei analysis using fuzzy decision tree

Key Words

Kansei Information Processing, Partner Robot, Emotion Model, Human Computer Interaction, Evolutionary Computation, Data Mining

Applications

Soft Computing, Multimedia, Humanoid Robot, Color Coordinate System, Product Design Support

Intelligent Software Engineering

ProfessorMURANAKA Noriaki

muranaka @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Intelligence, kansei and intention information processing systems
② Safty, disaster prevention and comfortable information processing systems
③ Virtual lesson (penmanship) support system

Key Words

Multiple-valued Arithmetic Circuit, Intellectual Information Communication, Society / Traffic Safety Support, Penmanship Support System, NIRS, Electroencephalogram

Applications

VLSI Design, Intelligent Transport Systems, Disaster Prevention Simulation, Education Support Equipment, Welfare / Life Support Equipments

Intelligent Software Engineering

Associate ProfessorKOJIRI Tomoko

Research Topics

① Verbalization Support System for Tacit Knowledge
② Logical Thinking Support System
③ Environment Design for Intelligent Activity

Key Words

Education/Learning Support, Intelligent Tutoring System, Skill Learning Support, Idea Creation Support, Navigation, Meta-learning Support, Visualization, Communication Interface, CSCL, CSCW

Applications

Education/Learning Support System, Intelligent Activity Support System, e-Learning, Groupware, User Interface Design

Intelligent Software Engineering

Associate ProfessorHANADA Yoshiko

hanada @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Combinatorial optimization and its applications
② Multiobjective optimization

Key Words

Optimization, Evolutionary Computation, Genetic Algorithm, Combinatorial Problem, Heuristics, Intelligent Processing, Learning

Applications

Design Optimization, Intelligent Processing

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