AIST-Information Technology Research Institute


April 11, 2019
A Platform that Can Control Various Devices in Synchronization with Music Has Been Opened to the Public
November 27, 2018
AIST and Thammasat University concluded a memorandum of understanding on comprehensive research cooperation (MOU).
Dr. Satoshi Sekiguchi, Dr. Jason Haga, and Dr. Yusuke Tanimura attended a MOU signing ceremony at Thammasat University in Thailand. Under the new MOU, AIST and Thammasat University will work together to build an international community to exchange information and collaborate in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), data science as it relates to artificial intelligence, system/infrastructure, human-computer interaction, and Internet of Things (IoT).
November 1, 2018
The members of the collaborative research laboratory and the research groups below have transferred to the newly established Cyber Physical Security Research Center (CPSEC) and advance research under the new administration.

・Cyber Physical Security Research Group
・Cyber Physical Architecture Research Group
・Software Analytics Research Group
・Advanced Cryptography Research Group
・The SEI-AIST Cyber Security Collaborative Research Laboratory

October 29-31, 2018
We hosted a kickoff workshop for the TEIN funded “LandSage: Decision support for monitoring and mitigation of natural disasters (landslides, mudflows, and floods) in Southeastern Asia via the Cyber-enabled collaboration, analysis, navigation and observation environment (CyberCANOE)” project. This is a joint effort between Dr. Jason Haga of the Cyberphysical Cloud Research Group and Professor Jason Leigh and Bill Chang of the University of Hawaii, Manoa to build a visualization-rich decision support system for landslide disasters. This project also trains researchers in visualization technologies and builds capacity in the Southeast Asia region through partnerships with institutes in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. 10 representatives from these countries attended the workshop to learn how to install, use, and develop applications for CyberCANOE visualization systems. These state-of-the-art systems will positively impact research and society in Southeast Asia.
November 3, 2017
Drs. Yoshio Tanaka, Mikiko Nishikimi, Ryousei Takano, and Jason Haga attended the opening ceremony of Mahidol-AIST Research Unit (MARU) and the ITRI satellite office in Mahidol campus.
September 6, 2017
Dr. Yoshio Tanaka, Dr. Akira Mori, Dr. Ryousei Takano, Dr. Jason Haga and Dr. Kyoung-Sook Kim visited Mahidol University, Thailand and exchanged opinions with the President and the Vice President of Mahidol University and the Dean of the Faculty of ICT to strengthen research collaborations. This is the first visit after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Faculty of ICT, Mahidol University and ITRI, AIST.
October 5, 2016
The research proposal, `Universal Server-aided Computation for Realizing Secure Private Data Processing` by Dr. Goichiro Hanaoka, a group leader of Advanced Cryptography Research Group, was adopted to the research area, "Development and Integration of Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Innovation Acceleration" of CREST, JST Strategic Basic Research Programs.
October 5, 2016
Dr. Takahiro Hirofuchi of Cyber Physical Cloud Research Group received the Best Paper Award at ACM SoCC 2016.
April, 2016
The 1st round of 2016 AIST Recruitment of Research Scientists is now OPEN!
December, 2015
1st International Workshop on Validating Software Tests
October, 2015
Dr. Jacob C.N. Schuldt of Advanced Cryptography Research Group received the Best Paper Award at IMA C&C 2015.

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About Us

Dr. Yoshio Tanaka

The analysis and utilization of big data has become a key enabler of industrial competitiveness and improved quality-of-life. For example, a cyber-physical system that is seamless integration of computing, networking, and physical processes is expected to advance innovation in social systems and industries. The goal of the Information Technology Research Institute is to advance research in the technology and application of cyber-physical systems. The main research themes include the following:

  • 1. Computer architecture and system software to enable fast and efficient big data processing;
  • 2. “Creativity enabling technology” that encourages the creation and utilization of valuable contents.


Headquarters and affiliated members

Name Title
Yoshio Tanaka Director
Masahiro Murakawa Deputy Director
Masataka Goto Prime Senior Researcher
Mikiko Nishikimi Chief Senior Researcher
Noriaki Izumi Chief Senior Researcher
Koichi Takahashi Senior Research Scientist

Media Interaction Group

Name Title
Masahiro Hamasaki Group Leader
Masataka Goto Prime Senior Researcher
Tomoyasu Nakano Senior Research Scientist
Satoru Fukayama Senior Research Scientist
Jun Kato Senior Research Scientist
Kosetsu Tsukuda Research Scientist
Yuki Koyama Research Scientist
Kento Watanabe Research Scientist
Tian Cheng Research Scientist
Hiromi Nakamura AIST Postdoctoral Researcher
Shuhei Tsuchida AIST Postdoctoral Researcher
Kin Wah Edward, Lin AIST Postdoctoral Researcher
Fabrizio Pedersoli AIST Postdoctoral Researcher

Cyber Physical Cloud Research Group

Name Title
Ryousei Takano Group Leader
Tsutomu Ikegami Senior Research Scientist
Jason Haga Senior Research Scientist
Takahiro Hirofuchi Senior Research Scientist

Joint Appointed Fellow, Emeritus Researcher

Name Title
Tomohiro Kudoh Joint Appointed Fellow
Kazuhito Ohmaki Emeritus Researcher


AIST Tsukuba (Central)

AIST, ITRI, Central1, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
305-8560 Japan

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AIST Tsukuba
Information Technology Research Institute
Central1, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
305-8560 Japan

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