Waseda University is a private university mainly located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, established in 1882 by Okuma Shigenobu. The university consists of 13 undergraduate schools and 23 graduate schools, and is selected as one of the 13 “Top Global Universities” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan. Waseda University is considered to be one of Japan's most prestigious universities, consistently ranking amongst the top universities in Japanese university rankings. The university has many notable alumni in Japan, with seven Prime Ministers of Japan and many CEOs, Authors, Olympic Medalists, Professional Athletes, Actors and Actresses, Artists, Journalists, and so on.
Waseda was ranked 20th in the world in the “Ranking of Colleges with the Most Fortune Global 500 CEO Graduates” published by US business magazine Fortune, with graduates including CEOs of Sony, Honda, Toshiba and Fujitsu. Their education at Waseda forms the foundation of the high-performance, high-quality “Made in Japan” products that are known and trusted around the world.
Degrees from universities around the world can be earned at Waseda: the university currently has dual-degree partnerships with eight universities and consortiums. With Global Leadership Programs run together with seven leading US universities, and several hundred different overseas study programs, the University is filled with opportunities for students to develop global perspective and cultural sensitivity that transcend boundaries of nationality, language and culture.
Programs that allow students to earn degrees in English with 50 degree programs that can be completed entirely in English—the highest number in Japan—the University offers over 2,400 courses in English. And there are plans to increase this to a total of 64 degree programs and 4,100 courses. What is more, 50% of faculty members at Waseda are either foreign nationals or have degrees from overseas universities. A current human resources initiative aims to increase this to 75%.
Waseda is a founding member of RU11, a consortium of eleven of Japan’s leading research universities, and the University is a leader in academic research. As well as being one of 13 schools, and only two private institutions, selected in the top "Type-A” category of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Top Global University Project, Waseda was also chosen for MEXT’s “Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities” as a university with exceptional research activity at a world-class level. The University has earned a reputation for research of the highest caliber.
Waseda is renowned as a first-class university with its 21 graduate schools. A collection of 2,000 members covers a wide range of fields including humanities, social sciences, and science and engineering. What is more, the University’s Comprehensive Research Organization supports interdisciplinary research, actively promoting interchange. The Organization has initiated approximately 130 project research institutes which transcend boundaries between different research fields.
Waseda was ranked 7th in Japan (132nd worldwide) for Academic Reputation in the QS World Ranking 2014/2015, and the University is regarded highly among researchers. In the subject rankings, it ranked 36th worldwide for Modern Languages, and in the top 100 for Linguistics, Mechanical Engineering, Economics, and Law. Waseda also boasts world-class research facilities and results in the fields of Japanese Cultural Studies, Positive Political Economics, Health and Sports Science, ICT & Robotics, Nanoenergy Materials, and Mathematics and Physics, and has obtained government support to expand its activities in these fields.
Waseda has academic exchange agreements with over 400 universities in 79 countries and regions, and hosts over 800 researchers from overseas each year. The University has its own research institutes and international bases in ten cities around the world, which support its education and research projects. Waseda has a firmly established worldwide research network: between 2009 and 2013, the University collaborated on research papers with 1,352 other institutions, ranking number one in Japan for proportion of international collaborative publications in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014.
Waseda has academic exchange agreements with 450 world-renowned universities and institutions. Exchange between students, researchers and faculty members are highly valued, including the approximately 5,000 international students enrolled at the University (as of 2015). The University is dedicated to preparing students to become future global leaders and providing them with knowhow that they can take with them, back to their home countries or anywhere. Researchers who studied at Waseda are leaders at universities and research institutions around the world.
Sport is an important part of education that fosters social development and builds character. Waseda sees great value in sport, and plays a very important role in Japan’s sporting world. Graduates have gone on to become successful international athletes, including 390 Olympians and 54 medalists.
We desire to enhance our institutional profile by attracting outstanding students from both Japan and overseas and creating an environment for global education and research where different cultures can coexist and come together through various academic, linguistic and intellectual exchanges.
Pursuing information communication technology from the perspectives of communications engineering, information systems, and media content to support advanced global society. The school imparts well-balanced knowledge and skills in the fields of communication networks and computer technology needed to contribute to the realization of smart social structure and the development of global community.
1) Old history but new school
We have re-established the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering in 2014. However, Waseda’s first department in the field of communication was actually established in 1924, nearly 90 years ago. In that year, a communication division was established in the department of electrical engineering (as a second division). In 1942, this second branch was established as an independent department, the Electrical Communications Department. Since then, a department bearing the name “communication” existed until 2003. So the new Department of Communications and Computer Engineering could be seen as a resurrection out of the pages of history. Consequently, unlike other newly established departments, this one starts out with strong ties to alumni in many realms of society.
2) Society needs
Information communication networks are of course now an indispensable component of social infrastructure around the world. In developed countries, such networks are viewed as a trump card for mitigating problems related to energy and aging populations, and emerging countries rely on their contribution to advancing communication as a basis for economic development. It is from this perspective that the decision was made to gather educators in the field of information communication and establish the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering.
3) Research field
In the first place, unless information is transmitted, it only has value within a closed domain. It is the ability to transmit information globally that gives added value to information. The social infrastructure for such transmission is precisely what enables “information communication.” In Japan, information communication technology has advanced from the telephone to the Internet, wireless LAN, and terrestrial digital broadcasting.
Further advancement of these technologies will facilitate smoother movement of information globally, thereby contributing to a richer and more convenient society. Also, this department’s purpose will not be limited to the advancement of information communication technology, but, as society becomes increasingly global in nature, will continually examine how information communication technology can be applied to resolving issues that can be anticipated in Japan, in developed countries, in emerging countries, and in the world in general.
Department of Computer Science and Communications Engineering covers both computer science and telecommunications engineering fields in aiming at cooperative effect among variety of research topics in the field, and to fulfil needs of students. One of the objectives of this department is globalized education and research.
International Course in the department offers education and research program in English.
Admitted JDS Fellows study and conduct research in the following three areas.
<Computer Science Area>
The objective of this area is to help students develop knowledge and research skill in computer science. Specifically, this area covers information technology such as hardware (system VLSI design, super high performance computer architecture), software (programming language, compilers, OS, software engineering, algorithm, artificial intelligence), networks (internet, digital broadcasting, satellite communication, multimedia, mobile, security, GRID, ubiquitous networks), computer network applications (humanoid, information retrieval, computer music, bioinformatics) etc.
<Telecommunications Network Area>
The objective of this area is to help students develop knowledge and research skill in information and telecommunications technologies. Specifically, this area covers such fields as network configuration, network control, network management, the Internet, wireless networks, radio networks, mobile networks, satellite communication networks, broadcasting networks, and network computing.
<Media Content Area>
The objective of this area is to help students develop knowledge and research skill in multi-media content representation, processing, and communications technologies. Specifically, this area covers such fields as image processing, multi-media representation, and multi-media information distribution and processing.
Full-time Faculty Members and Their Areas of Specialization in Research and Teaching
All faculty members listed below can supervise JDS fellows depending on research subjects in research plans.
Possible students are desired to access to the desired supervisors through e-mail whenever possible. If JDS fellows cannot get information about e-mail address, admission office of Waseda University will be able to provide it.
Prof. Takuro SATO, D. Engineering (Niigata University)
Next Generation Mobile Communication System, Next Generation Mobile IP Network, Next Generation Telematics, Robotics Communications, Radio Circuit Design, Radio Communication Protocol, Digital Modulation and Demodulation LSI Circuit Design, Radio Analog LSI Circuit Design, ICT Smart Grid, ITS and Electric Vehicle, Effect of the Mobile Communication Policy for the Economy and Society, Role of Global Standardization, Organization of Wireless Venture Business
Prof. Shigeru SHIMAMOTO, D. Engineering (Tohoku University)
Wireless Communication, Satellite Telecommunication, Low Orbit Satellite System, Stratospheric Aircraft Communication System, Multiples Access Scheme, Modulation/Demodulation, Mobile Communication, Optical Wireless Communication, Wireless LAN, FWA, Multimedia Wireless Communication, UWB, OFDM, MIMO, CDMA, Body Access Network, Next Generation Mobile Communication
Prof. Yoshiaki TANAKA, D. Engineering (The University of Tokyo)
Information Network Configuration, Routing, Next Generation Internet, Mobile IPv6, Ad-hoc Network, Next Generation Transport Network, Teletraffic Theory, Teletraffic Simulation, Pricing
Prof. Hidenori NAKAZATO, Ph.D. (University of Illinois)
Network Information Processing, Distributed Computing Systems, Information Centric Network, Quality of
Service Control over the Internet
Prof. Fumio TAKAHATA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Wireless Communications, Digital Satellite Broadcasting, Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting, Wireless Signal Processing, Transmission Systems, Channel Encoding/Decoding Algorithms
Prof. Fumiaki MAEHARA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Signal Processing for Wireless Communications, Transmission System, Multiple Access Technology in Mobile Communication, Modulation Algorithm, Channel Coding
Prof. Masao YANAGISAWA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
SoC Design, Sensor Network, Bio-informatics, Dependable System, Digital Signal Processor
Prof. Nozomu TOGAWA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Next-Generation System LSI and Its Application to Image/Network Processing, Geographical Information Systems, Navigation Systems, Ad-hoc Network, Mobile IP Management
Prof. Tatsuya MORI, Doctor (Information Science) (Waseda University)
Network Security, Measurement and Analysis of Networked Systems, Network Privacy, Web Security, Social Engineering, Cyber-physical System, Spam Detection, Malware Analysis
Prof. Wataru KAMEYAMA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Multimedia Content Distribution System, Multimedia Information Distribution, Metadata Representation/Processing/Distribution Technologies, Digital Rights Management System, Technologies and Architecture for Telecommunication and Broadcasting Convergence, Mobile Multimedia Communication, Next-Generation Communication Services, Data Mining, Information Sharing and Retrieving, Multimedia Content Description, Multimedia Document Processing, Multimedia Content Management
Prof. Hiroshi WATANABE, D. Engineering (Hokkaido University)
Multimedia System, Video Processing, Video Coding, Image Processing, Image Coding, Audiovisual Information Processing, Audiovisual Information Distribution, Animation Image Processing, Comic Image Analysis and Distribution, Human Recognition, Object Detection
Prof. Jiro KATTO, D. Engineering (The University of Tokyo)
Future Networking and Multimedia Signal Processing, Information Centric Network, Video Distribution Systems, Transport Protocol, Mobile Network, Sensor Network, Video Compression, Computer Vision, Object Recognition, Augmented Reality
Prof. Tetsunori KOBAYASHI, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Perceptual Computing, Spoken Language Processing, Image Processing, Intelligent Robot, Pattern Recognition, Machine Intelligence, Human Interface, Automatic Conversation Systems, Speaker Canonicalization
Prof. Kazunori Ueda, D. Engineering (The University of Tokyo)
Design and Implementation of Programming Languages, High-performance Computer-Aided Verification
Prof. Tatsuo NAKAJIMA, D. Engineering (Keio University)
Next Generation Software Infrastructures for Embedded/Ubiquitous Computing
Prof. Hayato YAMANA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Data Mining(Web Mining, Text Mining)，Branch Prediction Scheme, Bioinfomatics, Information Retrieval
Prof. Shigeki GOTO, D. Engineering (The University of Tokyo)
Computer Network, Next Generation Internet
Prof. Kenji KIMURA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Processor architecture, Parallelizing compiler
Prof. Yasuo MATSUYAMA, Ph.D. (Stanford University)
Computational Intelligence, Learning Algorithms and Neural Networks, Image Processing, BMI and Robotics, Bioinformatic
Prof. Yoshiaki FUKAZAWA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Object-oriented software development, Software reuse, Software testing, Graphical user interface development, Optimization for fine-grained parallel machine, Computer aided design (CAD)
Assistant Prof. Kana SIMIZU, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Computational biology, Bioinformatics, Big data, Biological sequence analysis, Discrete algorithm
Prof. Hiroshi ISHIKAWA, Ph. D. (New York University)
Computer Vision, Optimization
Prof. Hironori KASAHARA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Multicore processors, Low Power High Performance computing, Parallelizing Compiler, Supercomputer, Scheduling Algorithms, Parallel processing of applications (Multimedia, Electronic Circuit Simulation, etc)
Prof. Toshiharu SUGAWARA, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Multi-agent systems, Autonomous agents, Learning, Planning, Internet, network management
Prof. Tetsuya SAKAI, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Information access, Natural language processing, Interaction
Prof. Hironori WASHIZAKI, D. Engineering (Waseda University)
Software Engineering, Reliable Software Systems, Software Development Environments
|April 1||Spring Semester Begins|
|April 6||Classes Begin|
|August 2||Last Day of Classes|
|August 3-September 20||Summer Vacation|
|September 17||September Graduation and Commencement Ceremony|
|September 24||September Opening Ceremony|
|September 28||Fall Semester Begins|
|October 21||Anniversary of the University Founding|
|November 5-November 6||Rikoh-ten（Exhibition for Science and Engineering)|
|December 23-January 5, 2017||Winter Vacation|
|February 6||Last Day of Classes|
|February 7-March 31||Spring Vacation|
|March 24||Graduation and Commencement Ceremony|
Unfortunately Waseda University cannot provide on-campus dormitories for degree seeking students. However, we can introduce “Waseda University International dormitories (WID)” which are run by our affiliated company. If you would like to rent your private room at an apartment house or a flat, we can introduce our subsidiary, “Waseda University Property Management Corporation”, through which you can find your own room.
Information network is, regardless to say, global, and is the fundamental infrastructure to support societies in the world. Information processing supports every aspect of human activities. Information and communications technologies that form the foundation of information network and processing are required to be continuously improved to fulfil their expected role. International Course in Department of Computer Science and Communications Engineering is aiming at developing human resource who can contribute to the prosperity of the world.