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Akita University

Human-Centered Computing Course

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Course Outline

In the Human-Centered Computing Course, educational research is conducted in order to make the interaction and interactive operation between humans and computer systems possible, and to solve the problems faced by local communities. Focusing on human and computer interaction, welfare information engineering, image analysis, information communications and networks, students study computer science, the fundamentals of advanced application skills.

Course Features

Currently we are facing a super-aged society, in response to the low birthrate and aging population it is necessary to address and solve various problems to realize a safe, secure society, and create new values. Conventionally, there are many situations in which people are required to conform to information processing systems, and in order to perform any functions operational training is required. In the Human-Centered Computing Course, students maintain an awareness (1) that the computing devices before them connect people to one another, (2) of reducing the restrictions of location and time as much as possible, (3) to make natural operation, tailored to the user’s personality, possible on computing devices, while considering the use of ICT that “allows people to show compassion to one another and to be kind”, and through the process of research and development of element technology we aim to cultivate human resources who combine this with the creativity that can be used on the global stage.

What kind of human resources are we training

We are cultivating human resources who study areas such as human and computer interaction, applied bioinstrumentation, image analysis, pattern recognition, and embedded systems, and can participate on the global stage.

Staff

*Detailed information of the staff are available from the digest of the researchers list.

MITOBE Kazutaka Professor Research work on biomedical engineering such as human motion analysis and psychophysical experiments for older adults
KAGEYAMA Yoichi Professor Remote sensing, human sensing and image recognition
HASHIMOTO Masashi Associate Professor Information Communication Systems, and Technology on Information and Networking
ISHIZAWA Chikako Lecturer Log analysis and visual information processing for user support
UTSUMI Tomihiro Assistant Professor Wireless Sensor Networks
TAKAHASHI Akinori Assistant Professor Education Support System using Information and Communication Technology
TAKAYA Mayumi Assistant Professor Study on Application for Database Systems
NAKAJIMA Sawako Assistant Professor Wellbeing Information Technologies for People with Visual or Hearing Impairment using Virtual Reality and Speech Synthesis
FUJIWARA Katsuya Lecturer Human motion analysis, VR applications and software engineering