Graduate Admission

For Prospective Students

I am always looking for bright and self-motivated students who want to make an impact on our society via high quality research works. Our goals include getting our research published in leading journals and flagship conferences, and thus, we always intend to compete with the world-class researchers. If you like to grow yourself into a top-level scientist and/or engineering leader, and are willing to work extremely hard to achieve your life-long dream, my lab is probably the perfect environment for you.

If you are interested in my lab, please explore my website to better understand my teaching philosophy and research agendas.

For International Students

I receive a number of queries about the graduate admission from international students, and you all are welcome to apply to our program. However, I cannot recruit all of them. Some important factors for the graduate admission to my group are listed as follows:

Important: In Fall 2019, there was an international student who changed his advisor after he had joined my lab. The reasons include that he could not communicate well with me, his background is very different from mine (his background is control systems, while mine is computer science), and so on. I do not have any problem with that my student leaves my lab. However, the university staffs think of that my teaching might have a problem, and I want to avoid such cases. My research agendas as well as my lab policy are not confidential. It is your responsibility that you understand my research and required backgrounds before you apply to our graduate program.


The application process

According to the department rule, all the applicants must contact with a potential advisor, and a face-to-face meeting is required, before they apply to the graduate admission. Please e-mail me with your transcript and TOEFL/TOEIC score. If you are eligible to apply, I will reply back to you in order to arrange a face-to-face meeting. In other words, you must stop by TMU. No exception shall be made unless you have a strong recommendation from an internationally recognized professor.

The above process is mandatory, because some international students apply to our program with other intentions, such as for extending his/her VISA period rather than for studying in our graduate program.

After accepted by your potential advisor, you can submit your application materials including TOEFL or TOEIC score to the admission office at the Hino campus, TMU. In the admission exam, you will take a written exam (mathematics for computer science and/or linear algebra) and have an interview.

Notes

Although all the research work can be done in English, you must be able to communicate in Japanese, at least for preparing the admission materials and taking coursework.

Teaching Statement

My responsibilities as an academic advisor are to broaden your view in computer science, to improve a problem solving ability, and to help your carrier. More importantly, I will let you pursue your real interests. Students' population and their backgrounds diverse, and therefore, my advising is basically one-to-one. I will set up a goal for individual students, and then direct you on a right track.

Research Foci

My research interests are in the wide area of information and network security, mobile computing, and distributed algorithms. The ongoing research projects I am working on are as follows:

Current research topics

Prerequisites

Programing skills

All lab members will be required to conduct computer simulations and/or prototype implementations. Thus, prospective students should be familiar with at least one of C/C++ or Java. In addition, having background on script languages (e.g., Python or Rudy) and unix shells (e.g., Bash) would be helpful.

Academic English

After you join to my group, you will read a number of research papers written in English and write research articles in English. If you think your English proficiency is not enough, please consult with TOEFL materials.