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1 Mains research activities and International Cooperation Policy e.g. Internship Program Professor Henri Angelino Visiting Professor Acting Director Global Liaison Office March 2013 National Institute of Informatics The National Institute of Informatics (NII) Tokyo Leaflet: 1

2 Where is NII in Tokyo ? National Institute of Informatics 2

3 What is National Institute of Informatics (NII) April 2000 NII a national research Institute is established as reorganization of former Institutes existing since 1976 April 2002 NII Joint SOKENDAI University (The Graduate University for Advanced studies to open Ph.D Program as Department of Informatics ( April 2004 begins new chapter as member of Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS) General figures - 200 Professors (including visiting professors) - 250 Administration, Development staff, Project researchers, etc, - 130 Graduate students (registered Sokendai- University for Graduate Advanced Studies-,Tokyo University, Tokyo Inst. of Technology) - budget 10.7 billion JPY (89 M€) National Institute of Informatics 3

4 NII missions and characteristics RESEARCH ( R esearch Organization for I nformation S ystems ROIS) The only one academic research Institute for informatics or IT in Japan Comprehensive research from basic to applied from natural sciences to humanities and social sciences Interdisciplinary approach Partnership with private sector and public sector, national and international EDUCATION Education Ph. D programs (MsE) Training for highly qualified professionals researchers or specialists National Institute of Informatics Construction /Operation of Cyber Science Infrastructure Academic Network and contents SINET (1992), Super SINET (2002) SINET 3 (April 2007) SINET4 (April 2011) Service OPERATION SOKENDAI Dept Informatics 4

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7 Dual Target Research System Principles of Informatics Information Systems Architecture Science Digital Content and Media Sciences Information and Society Research Divisions They undertake strategic research R&D Center for Informatics of Association GRACE Center: Center for Global Research in Advanced Software Science & Engineering Research Center for Community Knowledge Research Center for Knowledge Media and Content Science R&D Center for Academic Networks Global research for Quantum Information Center Global Research Center for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Global Research Center for Big Data Mathematics Fundamental Research Research Centers National Institute of Informatics 7

8 Principles of Informatics Div. p 4-5 Research to discover new principles, theories and methods in informatics, and extend our goal to pioneering the frontiers to try and achieve a paradigm shift in informatics. Mathematical Informatics Numerical analysis, numerical linear Algebra, Graph coloring problems in discrete math, Structural graph theory, Fast algorithms for solving large scale problems, data structure for fast string processing,etc Mathematical Logic Lambda calculus and formal grammar, Type theory for classical logic, Linear logic, Type theory and computational complexity, etc. Quantum Information Quantum Information/computation, Quantum optics, Photonic quantum information systems, Security of quantum key distribution schemes, quantum simulation using optical semiconductors etc. Materials and Life Informatics Comparative genomics research, Computer assisted chem. reaction, Structure determination, Development of interface of chemical software, etc. Intelligent Informatics Machine learning for semantic annotation, Text mining, Ontology eng., Information extract., Data mining, Human robot interaction, Inference and knowledge representation, Construction multi-agent systems, Knowledge sharing system, Application of AI to legal reasoning, Community support system, Development e-learning environ., Engineering ethics, Semantic web, Research on ubiquitous and mobile networks and their applications, on Delay/Disruption-Tolerant Networks (DTNs) etc. National Institute of Informatics 8

9 Information systems Architecture Div. p 6-7 Research deals with the research issues in software/hardware architectures of computers and networks, and their system implementation Network architecture Performance analysis. based on Communic. traffic measurement, Mobil IP com., Photonic network.archit. survival of netw Operation in case of natural calamities. Next generation all optical netw., Meas.& analysis Internet traffic,etc. Information Network Charac& control netw. traffic, Dynamic resource optimization technologies for multi-layers network, Context aware& mobile computing netw. Privacy protec &security techno.,wireless ad hoc and sensors network etc. Computer Architecture Parallel computing, Grid computing, Human Interface, Sensor appl.,High performan.intercon multiprocessor system, fault tolerant funct. for SSS-PC Operating System, Super comput. architect, etc. Software infrastrucrure Optimi of XML query lang.,Extensible distributed Op.Syst.,Functional programming, Dependable software construction, Bidirectional model transformation, Extensible distributed OS, Middleware for ubiquitous, Mobile& distributed computing, principle of programing, Functional programing etc. Software Engineering Agent oriented software eng., Theory and solution of soft constraints Constraint programming for graph interfaces, Formal specificat.& verification of software., Dependable software eng., Dependable VSLI system implementation based on asynchronous circuit technology, Component-based and model driven software, High Level synthesis of asynchronous circuits, middleware for open wireless sensors network, etc. National Institute of Informatics 9

10 Digital content and Media Sciences Div. p 8,9 National Institute of Informatics Research on various types of contents and media such as text and video in terms of analysis, creation, compilation and application, and their processing methods from the theories to the systems. Foundation of content management Technology and systems for multimedia content security, Service oriented computing, Data management for video corpus analysis,Optimization for casual queries data base, Data and text mining scalable association for huge corpus access, Informatics association, Data sharing and its metadata management, etc. Text and Language Media Information retrieval and integration of heterogeneous data, Identification/ linkage of text information, Language media and interface, Research on techniques for utilizing web information, synthetic parsing, semantic parsing etc. Pattern media Video analysis, Retrieval and knowledge discovery based on broadcast video archives, Image retrieval, Video mining, Advanced video search engines, Automatic modeling of 3 D objects, Computer vision, Digital archives for cultural heritage, Earth and environment informatics, Physic based object shape and reflectance modeling, image video coding and streaming, etc. Human and Knowledge media Integration of user’s context in real and virtual world, Understanding multimodal interaction, Multilingual multimedia semantic management,Multimodal interaction,Multimodal communication, Interactive information gathering,/retrieval, Personal communication and interaction in semantic Web environment, Life like characters and avatars, Participatory science and collaboration in the 3D Internet, Automatic content creation, Human-agent interaction, etc. 10

11 Information and Society Div. p10,11 Aiding in the creation of a society in which information is integrated into the real world, based on interdisciplinary research on information and systems technologies and on issues in the human and social sciences. Information use Designing collaborative learning environment, Mathematical logic, Motor coordination in communication, Similarity search for 3D models, Evaluation of information access technologies, Cross lingual information access, Term extraction for text corpora, Union catalogue data base construction and usage, Development of next generation information system, Speech-gesture coordination Science Information Science and technology policy studies, Bibliometric research for measuring research levels and identifying research trends, Grant in aids role for promotion of basic research, Statistical study of change of research environment, University-industry- government relations,etc Information Public policy Social and political consequences of ICT use, Critical growth factors of E-commerce and E-money, Digital commerce, Intellectual property rights lifecycle management system, Relation ICT/humans, S&T for society, network Policy for broadband society, Social capital theory National Institute of Informatics 11

12 Some important on going projects at NII…. National Institute of Informatics Quantum Computing Prof. Y. Yamamoto, Prof Nemoto, Prof Matsumoto,etc. Big Data Mathematics Prof Ken Kawarabayashi Image-Contents Technology Prof S. Satoh, Prof Sugimoto, Prof Ichizen (Security), Prof Kitamoto, etc. Technology for Web Contents Prof Takeda, etc. Next Generation software strategy Prof Honiden, Prof. Nakajima, Prof Hu, Prof Fukuda, etc. Information environment/content creation Prof Takano, Prof Adachi, Prof Kando, etc. Construction of Cyber-Science Infrastructure SINET 3, SINET 4 Prof. S.Yamada, Prof Urushidani, etc. Social/public contribution Prof Arai, Prof Urukawa, etc Cyber Physical Systems Prof Sakauchi 12

13 International Cooperation Policy and its implementation (MOU) When NII and partner Institution find a common interest in cooperation (Research activities or “Operation/services”) NII is prepared to sign a MOU that may include various possibilities Joint research projects, Academic staff, researcher and Ph. D. Student exchanges, Joint curriculum development including e-learning material, Continuing education, Seminars, workshops, conferences and Technical assistance activities and technological exchanges. In case of “Research MOU” MOU must identify at least one concrete project After review by the GLO members the MOU is presented to the board of Directors for approval After approval MOU is signed by Director General for a limited period. It may be renewed after evaluation National Institute of Informatics 13

14 Possibilities in the frame of MOU using NII GLO’s budget ( Initiative of NII researcher, 2 calls for applications per year ) Invitation of confirmed researchers for short period (1 week - 2 months) to work on a specific project Invitation of a post-doct. up to 3 months to work on a specific project Invitation of Master/ Ph.D students in the frame of NII International Internship ( list of subjects proposed by NII researchers) Visit of the partner Institution Organization of joint workshop but no special credits are available for the implementation of the research project per se, the funds must be found elsewhere by the two partners. National Institute of Informatics 14

15 15 Number of MOU National Institute of Informatics

16 MOU NII International Internship Program First step Internal call for proposal of research subjects among NII researchers Second step The proposals, after validation, are sent to all “partner institutions” with www pages of the “supervisor”.There will be a deadline for receiving the answers from “partners institutions” Third Step Proposals by each partner institution can submit up to 3 candidates. Each candidate can select a maximum of 3 topics. No direct application from candidates will be accepted. Very Important: Contact between future intern and future NII supervisor Fourth Step Each NII researcher select the candidates mentioning the ranking Fifth Step GLO meeting will confirm the choice and prepare the proposal to send back to partner Institutions There are two call for applications per Fiscal Year :one in April one in October National Institute of Informatics 16

17 17 First Call for Internship program 2013 ( 76 proposals)

18 53 Biological Image Analysis Image processing and machine learning for biological imaging and neural activity analysis. ation/internship/index.html.en Asanobu Kitamoto Associate Professor Master / Ph.D Student (Ph.D preferable) 2 3-6 months Programming skill is required. An interdisciplinary topic, possibly working with domain experts. 54 Crisis Information Systems Event detection, natural language processing, and visualization for severe weather and natural disasters: ation/internship/index.html.en Asanobu Kitamoto Associate Professor Master / Ph.D Student (Ph.D preferable) 2 3-6 months Programming skill is required. An interdisciplinary topic, possibly working with domain experts. 55 Environmental Infromation Systems Image processing, machine learning, and mobile computing for climate, agriculture, and biodiversity: ation/internship/index.html.en Asanobu Kitamoto Associate Professor Master / Ph.D Student (Ph.D preferable) 2 3-6 months Programming skill is required. An interdisciplinary topic, possibly working with domain experts. 56 Digital Humanities 3D CG modeling, Geographic information systems (GIS), Semantic Web, and multilingual processing for cultural heritage and museums: ation/internship/index.html.en Asanobu Kitamoto Associate Professor Master / Ph.D Student (Ph.D preferable) 2 3-6 months Programming skill is required. An interdisciplinary topic, possibly working with domain experts. 57Content security Fundamental techniques and systems for content security l/research-e.html Isao Echizen Associate Professor Master / Ph.D Student 3 3-6 months 58Content security Privacy in business process l/research-e.html Isao Echizen Associate Professor Master / Ph.D Student 3-6 months l/content_e_sven.html

19 Some Practical Information Interns will receive 5,700 yen/day #170,000 per months (# 2000 US$) and will have insurance Accommodation cost in Tokyo 60,000 to 80,000/month (see,, Cafeteria NII available for lunch /diner 350-800 yens/meal. Outside restaurant lunch set 1,000 yens Diner around minimum 2000/2500 yens Cinema 2,000 yens Ticket metro 160 yens minimum and vary with distance Inside NII English is working language Japanese language classes are offered Many seminars/lectures are offered by visiting researchers and open to Interns National Institute of Informatics 19

20 20 NII International Internship Program 146 111 140 98 77 47 31 17 National Institute of Informatics

21 NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT Why ? What for ? / ICT-Computer Science/Engineering is still under the “revolution phase” that started some decades ago No single Institution can be the front runner in all domains of ICT Research is more and more interdisciplinary and ICT nowadays develop strong relation with geosciences, life sciences, human sciences, etc. to prepare the future society NII has planed to develop more and more international network based on cooperation NII has decided to develop a policy to welcome and support for 1 to 3 months visiting professors/visiting researchers National Institute of Informatics 21

22 NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT Who can apply? How ? Associate Professor/ Professor or “senior researcher” There is no call for application There is no special document for application There is no deadline, applications are received all Fiscal Year long (April 1 st - March 31 st ) To apply the “candidate” must have a “Primary contact” at NII (Cf for Current research topics of research Staff) If necessary GLO can help to establish contacts National Institute of Informatics 22

23 NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT How ? The application must include * a comprehensive CV with list of publications, * a proposal for research activities (in connection with “Primary contact”) * a plan for a series of “Lectures” (in fact research Seminars) on an “advanced topic” (in average 1 per week/90 mn) Audience from NII and Others Universities/Private research centers /Companies Period of staying between 1 month to 3 months The application is revised by GLO, Decision is taken by DG National Institute of Informatics 23

24 24 NII International Advanced lectures series on ICT Give a series of “lectures” (seminars) on an “advanced topic” (5-10 according to staying) * Prof L.Guibas( Stanford): Wireless sensor networks * Asso. Prof. V. Oria (New Jersey Institute of Technology): New Trends in Database Research. * Prof. Larry Snyder (University of Washington-Seattle) Parallel Computing * Prof Kun Yang (University of Essex –UK): Wireless networks and pervasive service engineering * Ass. Prof Luis Ceze (University of Washington-Seattle) Advances in Multiprocessor Programmability Using Coarse-Grain Execution * Ass Prof David Toman (University of Waterloo) Fundamental of Physical Design and query compilation * Prof. Jean Bézivin (Nantes Univ.)Principles and Applications of Model Driven Engineering *Nicolas P. Rougier (INRIA) Visual Attention for human-computer interaction *Fang Chen (NICTA) multimodal cognitive Load measurement and its applications * Prof. Neil D. Jones (University of Copenhagen) Programming and Program Transformation * Prof. Ali Mili (NJIT) Analyzing Functional and Non Functional Attributes of Software Artifacts * Prof.Stefan Rüger (Open University UK) Multimedia Information Retrieval * Prof. Thomas Ågotnes (Bergen Univ.) Social Laws for Multi-Agent Systems: Logic and Games * Ass Prof G. Baranoski (Waterloo) On the Development of Predictive Models of Light Interaction with Organic and Inorganic Materials Interact in a specific research project with “primary contact” ’s group. Participate in seminars with NII researchers National Institute of Informatics 24

25 25 Japanese-French Laboratory for Informatics (JFLI) Created in December 2008/ started January 2009 Founding Members Japanese :NII, Tokyo University, Keio University French CNRS, Pierre&Marie Curie University Paris (UPMC) January 2012 transformed into UMI CNRS 3527 INRIA and Paris Sud University Joint UMI Topics 1 Next Generation Networks 2 Grid and High-Performance Computing 3. Software and Computer Security 4. Images and multimédia 5. Quantum Computing

26 Special Program DAAD/NII Same program as International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley (only two worldwide) signed in December 2008 DAAD will support 10 German Post-doc/year to stay at NII for minimum 1 year as visiting researcher Ph.D must be “magna cum laude” The period may be extended for one year more DAAD will pay to NII general expenses for each Post-doc In September 2009 NII has received 4 Post-doc In September 2010 NII has received 9 post-doc. In September 2011 NII has received 5 post-doc. In September 2012 NII has received 3 post-doc. New contract under discussion National Institute of Informatics 26

27 Inside and surroundings… National Institute of Informatics 27

28 Thank you / Questions ? National Institute of Informatics 28

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