Message from Current Students

  • Doctoral Program
  • Ryosuke Kasai |KASAI RYOSUKE|
[Works at] Tokyo University of Technology, School of Health Sciences
Works at: Tokyo University of Technology, School of Health Sciences
I was working as a clinical engineer at Tokushima Prefectural Central Hospital, but I decided that in order to advance my career I should get a master’s degree while continuing to work. I heard good things from an associate about this graduate school’s long-term course system and other infrastructure for working adults, so I decided to study here. After entering graduate school, I had to relearn things like information science and programming, and now I am engaged in research meant to perform quantitative evaluation of the therapeutic effect of virtual reality in medicine by using EEG and autonomic nervous activity.
It was really difficult traveling here by highway bus from Tokushima, but I was able to continue on to pursue my doctorate, as well as change careers to become a university lecturer. I currently live in Kanto, and commute to school by airplane. This graduate school welcomes a great many working people with various backgrounds, and it creates a lively environment that is well-suited for study and research. On top of that, because it emphasizes application fields such as medicine, it is the perfect graduate school for those who want not only to improve their skills but to use information technology to change the world and contribute to society.

  • Doctoral Program
  • Kosei Sakamoto |SAKAMOTO KOSEI|
[Graduated from]Kansai University, Faculty of Engineering Science
I entered the University of Hyogo’s Graduate School of Applied Informatics from Kansai University’s Faculty of Engineering Science. I am currently in the doctoral program, researching encryption technology that forms the core of information security, but in my undergraduate days I studied a different field, so I didn’t have a great deal of knowledge of information security. Nevertheless, this graduate school’s classes aren’t limited to those with bachelor’s degrees in the information field, so the contents are made easier to follow for those from other academic backgrounds. The curriculum is also very meaningful and effective for pursuing research. In fact, over the two years of the master’s program, I was able to achieve many research results, including getting papers published in peer-reviewed international academic journals and international academic societies. When studying for my doctorate I was selected as a special researcher (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Many of the students who came after me and who are in other laboratories have also submitted papers to academic conferences, so I feel the overall level of the research being done in this graduate school is very high. I think it is really the perfect graduate school for those who want to engage in serious research and for those who are not involved in the information field yet but are thinking of getting into it.

  • Master’s Program
  • Yusei Nakata |NAKATA YUSEI|
[Graduated from]University of Hyogo, School of Engineering
I graduated from the University of Hyogo’s School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I was thinking of going from the undergraduate School of Engineering to the Graduate School of Engineering, but ultimately decided to come here, to the Graduate School of Applied Informatics, which is more specialized on the information field. Lecture contents accommodate people with a wide range of levels of familiarity with the information field, from relative outsiders to those who already possess a certain amount of knowledge. The lectures allow students to study both the theory and the practice in an easy-to-follow manner. On top of that, because some contents are directly related to research, I feel it is a truly excellent curriculum.
In this graduate school, there are three courses: “Policy Management,” “Healthcare,” and “High Reliability.” There is also interaction among the courses, allowing students to come in contact with people from other unknown fields: this facilitation of expanding the boundaries of our knowledge is one of the strong points of our school, I think.
The laboratory is a comfortable place to spend time in: I can focus on my research, get together with the other laboratory members for study groups or events, and there’s a great deal of exchange, making it appropriate for study and research. For this reason, I think this is really an ideal graduate school.

  • Doctoral Program
  • Le Nhu Minh Tue |LE NHU MINH TUE|
[Graduated from]Yeungnam University, School of Chemical Engineering (Korea)
Nowadays, materials science is developing very fast. This area studies to understand fundamentals such as the mechanisms behind material properties and learn how to apply these to electronic, magnetic, and energy conversion devices, toward the development of functional materials and device technologies for the next generation, especially in industry. Therefore, materials science needs to handle large experiments and simulations to solve the puzzle.
Our graduate school of simulation studies is a very good place to study this area with many expert professors and scientists from Japan and other countries. In here, we have a supercomputer FOCUS using in the industry area. Besides, our school also collaborates with many labs from many universities and companies to figure out the practical problems. Our base is placed at Fugaku-computer, which will be the fastest supercomputer in the world. With a MEXT student, you can have a chance to use it. I am very lucky to be a part of the Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo.

  • Master’s Program
  • Rina Honda |HONDA RINA|
[Graduated from]University of Hyogo, School of Human Science and Environment
My undergraduate degree was in architecture, and for my graduation thesis I researched the design methods used in the construction of public halls designed by the Japanese architect Kunio Maekawa. While studying architecture at the School of Human Science and Environment, I became particularly interested in architectural structure, which is the foundation of architecture. This made me want to do research that would allow me to contribute to disaster-proofing buildings by various methods during disasters such as earthquakes, so I entered the Graduate School of Simulation Studies.
At the Graduate School of Simulation Studies I was able to engage in more cutting-edge research, and I am currently working on a disaster preparation map that combines the estimated damage and type and age of each building in the event of the anticipated Nankai Trough Earthquake, and performing research that will lead to the creation of a hazard map that incorporates predictions of damage in the event of a Nankai Trough Earthquake. Because our research activities are conducted in small groups, we can receive ample support from the instructors during our research.

Message from Graduates

  • Completed the Master’s Program in 2017
  • Tatsuya Maeda |MAEDA TATSUYA|
[Graduated from]University of Hyogo, Graduate School of Simulation Studies
I’m currently working at JSOL Corporation, providing manufacturing support to customers by using mainly CAE computer simulation technology. My work involves a wide range of tasks from developing software to consulting. I’m able to apply not only the specialized knowledge in programming, numerical analysis and other areas that I acquired during my studies at the Graduate School of Simulation Studies, but also the valuable experience I gained during my graduate research work in identifying problems and coming up with solutions for them.
The School is well equipped with a staff of instructors from diverse specialized fields, high-performance computers, and other facilities for studying simulation. Students are encouraged to make the most of this learning environment, which provides numerous chances to challenge yourself in the areas you are interested in. I hope you will find an exciting research theme that you can immerse yourself in, and enjoy a fulfilling student life at the Graduate School of Simulation Studies.