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1. Sensing Fundamentals

We conduct R&D on remote sensing technologies and space environment measurement technologies to acquire, collect, and visualize diverse information from various things and phenomena surrounding human beings by using electromagnetic waves; space-time standards technologies to generate, supply, and utilize accurate and reliable time and frequencies as a basis for social and economic activities; and electromagnetic environmental technologies to ensure electromagnetic compatibility among wide ranges of equipment and systems. In addition, we also promote R&D on data processing and analysis technologies including the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Keywords

Electromagnetic engineering, radio wave propagation, electromagnetic field measurement, electromagnetic field analysis, remote sensing, radar technology, optical measurement technology, space weather, ionosphere, magnetosphere, the Sun and solar wind, frequency standard, optical clock, space-time measurement, satellite positioning, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), calibration technology, electromagnetic noise, biological electromagnetic environment, augmented reality (AR) technology

2. Integrated ICT

Centering on advanced optical network technologies, wireless communication technologies, space communication technology, and technologies to integrate all of these three, we conduct the R&D on accessing technologies to store diverse real-space information and supply the users and terminal devices with valuable information; core network technologies to globally transmit and process large volume of diverse information at ultra-high speed but low power consumption, network control technologies to realize a flexible and efficient utilization of a network as a whole; technologies to realize efficient networking even under the constraints of limited resources; and network technologies to transform conventional data centers and clouds into more advanced and evolved ones; and so forth.

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Keywords

Optical communication, wireless communication, space communications, network, clouds, accessing technology, core network technologies, network control technologies

3. Data Utilization and Analytics Platform

Speech Translation, AI, and Human Interface

We conduct R&D on large-scale information analysis technologies to retrieve and manage diverse, large-scale information including linguistic, audio, visual, and environmental data, creating and transmitting new values through such intellectual activities as recognition, analysis, learning, inference, and prediction; multilingual translation and speech processing technologies for eliminating the language barriers, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to realize such communications; and human interface technologies including information visualization and communication technologies to facilitate the understanding of the value and meaning of information; and so forth.
We conduct R&D on technologies for generating (or collecting/acquiring) , interpreting and utilizing data essential for R&D of AI by using diverse methods, and integrated AI technologies to create knowledge that can be used for providing society with such data as new value (researchers are particularly encouraged to pursue the possibility of utilizing data based on a keen understanding of the nature of scientific data).

IoT Data Utilization

We conduct R&D on data acquisition and analysis technologies; database technology; artificial intelligence (AI) technology; data mining technology; geographical information system (GIS) ; information visualization; smart services; and so forth, in order to acquire and integrate IoT big data from various fields including environment, traffic and health care related fields and to create values through the analysis, learning and prediction with the data.

Information and Neural Networks

We conduct R&D on new information analysis and info-communication technologies inspired by the brain's information processing mechanism learned through the analysis of human brain functions; brain function measurement and analysis technologies to realize such new technologies; technologies to store and utilize large volumes of brain function information.

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Keywords

Artificial intelligence (AI), speech recognition, speech processing, multilingual translation, speech translation, voice conversation, intellectual chat dialogue, interactive robots, answering questions, information extraction and summarization, natural language processing, machine learning, deep learning, knowledge acquisition, intellectual reasoning, future prediction, datamining, bigdata, social media, database, geographical information system (GIS), Information visualization, user interface, IoT data acquisition and analysis, smart services, information and neural networks, brain measurement, brain machine interface (BMI)

4. Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

We conduct R&D on the most advanced cyber security and cryptographic technologies to build and maintain safe and secure information and communication network environments; security testbed technologies; interdisciplinary technologies between machine learning and cybersecurity; privacy enhancing technologies to contribute to the utilization of personal data; and so forth. In addition, we conduct cyber-attack analysis and the development and test operations of cybersecurity systems for the contribution to cybersecurity research.

Training ICT Personnel in the Field of Cybersecurity

We conduct R&D aimed at finding and filling the technical requirements for developing ICT literacy and training ICT personnel to achieve a higher cybersecurity level: research, analysis, and study on the demand of industries and educators for ICT personnel; study on individual advanced technologies for training ICT personnel, including development of effective training methods, construction of environments suitable for practical drill and training (e.g. simulated environment) and measurement and visualization of the effect of training; integrated research on the application of ICT personnel training systems that integrate all of the aforementioned findings.

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Cybersecurity Research Institute

National Cyber Training Center

Keywords

cybersecurity, security testbed, machine learning, cryptographic technology, privacy-enhancing technologies, secure computation, privacy-enhanced machine learning, analysis of cyber attacks, cyber intelligence, hardware security, development of security systems, security operation, ICT literacy, human resource development in security area, ICT/security education, effect measurement/evaluation on ICT/security education

5. Frontier Research

We conduct R&D on technologies that bring a new paradigm shift to the future ICT: technologies for the realization of highly functional and efficient next-generation function devices that utilize new functional materials including nanomaterials organic materials, bio materials, superconductors, and semiconductors; artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to create materials and sensors, etc. with new functions; ultra-high frequency (terahertz) technologies for the utilization of unused frequencies; quantum info-communication technologies for the pursuit of ultimate safety, high-capacity characteristics, and ultra-high speed operations based on principles of quantum mechanics; future information analysis and info-communication technologies inspired by biological bodies and functions; and so forth. Besides, we conduct the R&D in emerging and interdisciplinary areas related to these technologies.

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Keywords

Nano-ICT, Bio-ICT, Quantum ICT, Terahertz ICT, Future-Oriented Information Analysis and Information and Communications Technology, Novel Concepts for ICT, Material Sciences for ICT

6. ICT emerging from interdisciplinary research, collaborative achievement between different fields, boundary region, and new concept beyond conventional fields' constraints

We are seeking personnel with perspectives not limited to the above 5 areas of research: creating new values from fusions and collaborations between different research fields; pioneering novel research fields for the advancement of ICT; transferring technologies with the aim of implementing R&D outcomes to society; developing and utilizing testbeds (e.g. network, cloud, and emulation), data sciences, and so forth.

References

Keywords

testbed, emulation, IoT platforms, data sciences, large-scale data utilization, resilience ICT, heterogeneous data collaboration, frontier sciences, industry-academia collaboration, international collaboration, global deployment, regional revitalization, open innovation

*For this research area, you may also select from the keywords listed in other areas (1-5) above.