Faculty

For the GIGA Program, we have assembled a team of faculty members who are world leaders in their fields.

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Deans

Dean Tsuchiya

TSUCHIYA, Motohiro
Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Policy Management

Cyber Security, International Relations, and Studies on Information Society

Dean Wakita

WAKITA, Akira
Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

Visualization, Geometric Modeling, Smart Material

Dean Kato

KATO, Fumitoshi
Professor, Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Governance

Communication design; Facilitation; Communication and media studies; Qualitative research methods

Professors

MURAI, Jun
Professor, Former Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Governance
Former Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

Computer communications, Operating system

KAWAZOE, Takeshi
Professor, Former Dean of the Faculty of Policy Management

Harmonic Analysis on Lie Groups, Fourier Analysis, Wavelet Analysis

HAMADA, Yoko
Professor, Former Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies

Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Infant Mental Health, School Mental Health

AKIYAMA, Miki
Professor

Health Communication, Community Health, Public Health

AONO, Masashi
Associate Professor

Complex Systems, Natural Computing, Post-Silicon Computing, Origins of Life

AOYAMA, Atsushi
Associate Professor

“Neural Information Science, Brain Mapping, Sensory Integration, Bio-Signal Processing”

CHI, Vu Le Thao
Project Assistant Professor

Risk Behavior, Choices, Human Security, Narrative Approach, Development

FUJII, Shinya
Associate Professor

Music and Neuroscience (Neuromusic), Drums and Rhythm, Music Brain and Body, Motor Control and Learning in Music Performance, Music Perception and Cognition, Origin of Human Musicality, Beat Perception and Synchronization, Amusia and Beat-deafness, Auditory Feedback and Motor Rehabilitation

GALLOWAY, William David
Project Associate Professor

Architecture, Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

HAGINO, Tatsuya
Professor

Software Science (System Software, Web Technology)

HASEBE, Yoko
Associate Professor

English Teaching Materials, Teaching Methodology, Distance Learning, Inter-Linguistic and Inter-Cultural Communication

HATTORI, Takashi
Professor

Computer Science

IBA, Takashi
Professor

Pattern Languages, Creativity, Complex Systems, Social Systems Theory

JIMBO, Ken
Professor

International Security, Security in the Asia-Pacific, Regionalism in East Asia, Japan’s Defense and Security Policy

KANIE, Norichika
Professor

International Relations, Earth System Governance

KATO, Takaaki
Associate Professor

Ergonomics, Sport Psychology, Motor Learning and Control

KIYOKI, Yasushi
Professor, Former Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Governance

Multimedia database, Multidatabase

KOBAYASHI, Hiroto
Professor

Architecture, Urban and Rural Design

KOKURYO, Jiro
Vice President, Professor

Management Information System

KOTOSAKA, Masahiro
Associate Professor

International Business, Internationalization Strategy, International Entrepreneurship

KUNIEDA, Mika
Assistant Professor

global health, wellbeing/me-byo, communication for development, individual and community level behavior change, health behavioral economics, Africa

KURABAYASHI, Shuichi
Part-time Lecturer

Multimedia Databases, Active Database, Web Information Systems

KURODA, Hiroki
Associate Professor

Developmental Biology

KUSUMOTO, Hiroyuki
Professor

Computer Network

KUWAHARA, Takeo
Professor

Marketing, Consumer Research

MATSUKAWA, Shohei
Associate Professor

Architectural Design, Algorithmic Design, Design Process Theory

MITSUGI, Jin
Professor

Wireless Communications, Computational Engineering

NAITO, Yasuhiro
Professor

Theoretical Biology

NAKAMURA, Osamu
Professor

Computer Science, Internet

NAKAMURO, Makiko
Professor

Economics of Education

NAKAYAMA, Toshihiro
Professor

U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy, US-Japan Relations, International Relations

NAKAZAWA, Jin
Professor

Distributed Systems, Middleware, Ubiquitous Computing, Computer Networks

NISHIKAWA, Hasumi
Assistant Professor

French Literature, French as a Foreign Language

NISHIOKA, Keiji
Professor Emeritus

Differential Algebra

OKI, Satoko
Associate Professor

Seismology, Disaster Information, Safety Education, Communication of Disaster Science

ONISHI, Takuya
Associate Professor

Energy Design and extreme, portable/light-weight architecture

SAVAGE, Patrick
Project Associate Professor

Music, Psychology, Anthropology, Computer Science, Cultural Evolution, Digital Humanities

SUGIHARA, Yumi
Associate Professor

Japanese Language Education, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis, Intercultural Education

TAKASHIO, Kazunori
Professor

Distributed Systems, Real-Time Systems, Mobile Computing, Ubiquitous Computing

TAKEDA, Keiji
Professor

Information Security (Intrusion Detection, Security Architecture, Software Security)

TAKEFUJI, Yoshiyasu
Professor

Neural Computing, Internet Gadgets, Security, Energy Harvesting

TANAKA, Hiroya
Professor

Design Tool, Design Machine, Personal Fabrication, Social Fabrication

TANAKA, Shigenori
Professor Emeritus

Cognitive Linguistics, Theory of Sense-Making

THAMRIN, Achmad Husni
Project Assistant Professor

Internet Technology, Multicast Communications

THIESMEYER, Lynn
Professor Emeritus

Southeast Asian Rural Development, Gender and Development, Social Theory

TOMITA, Masaru
Professor

Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

TRACE, Jonathan
Assistant Professor

Applied linguistics: language assessment, curriculum development, listening & speaking, and program evaluation

TSURUOKA, Michito
Associate Professor

International security; European politics; NATO; European integration; nuclear policy

UEHARA, Keisuke
Associate Professor

Computer Networks

UMEGAKI, Michio
Professor Emeritus

Science and Technology Policy

VAN METER, Rodney D.
Professor

Quantum Computing, Post-Moore’s Law Computer Architecture, Distributed Mass Storage Systems

WADA, Tatsuma
Professor

International Finance, Econometrics, Macroeconomics

WATANABE, Mitsuhiro
Professor

Health Science, Anti-Aging, Metabolic Disease, Naturopathic Medicine, Preventive Medicine

WATANABE, Yorizumi
Professor Emeritus

International Political Economy, GATT/WTO Law, Trade Policy, European Integration

YAN, Wanglin
Professor

GIS, Urban and Regional Environments, Sustainability Science

In addition to the core teaching staff listed above, other members of the SFC faculty will be contributing their expertise to the GIGA Program: