University of Electro-Communications, Engineering Science Open Innovation Program

Special Program in the Graduate School of UEC

16th September 2022 updated.

Announcement


OIP course and Open lab works guidance will be held at 13:30 on 26th September 2022.

We will hold a guidance on the open lab work classes offered by OI program. All graduate students are able to apply for taking these lab work classes. Master's 1st year grade students in the 2022 fiscal year of Dept. Engineering Science who wish to enroll doctoral course can participate in the OI program. This guidance will be held online in Zoom meeting. Zoom meeting ID is 851 9137 0468 and Pass code is 4626650183 . The participant should be log in UEC cloud account. If you want to know Zoom meeting link, please ask to OI program office, contact@oi.es.uec.ac.jp.

Looking for applicants for participating OI program from Second semester of 2022.

We are looking for applicants who want to join in Open Innovation program from Second half of 2022. The applicants must be are required to be graduate students of the Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering in 2022. For more information, please contact the OI Program by the end of August.



Looking for applicants for participating OIP open lab work classes in Second semester of 2022.

We are looking for applicants who want to take open lab work classes provided by OIP in the second half of 2022. Master's students (1st year grade in the Fiscal year of 2022) of Dept. Engineering Science who wish to enroll doctoral course can participate in the OI program. For more information, please contact the OI Program by the end of August.



Master course's Intermidiate presentation and OIP open lab work report meeting was held at 16:30 on 22nd July 2022.

Two OIP students and one ES student reported on thier OI lab work courses held in FY2021. This meeting was held in face-to-face at E6-803 meeting room and live online by Zoom meeting as a hybrid participation event.



OIP course and Open lab works guidance will be held at 18:00 on 13th April 2022.

We will hold a guidance on the open lab work classes offered by OI program. All graduate students are able to apply for taking these lab work classes. Master's 1st year grade students in the 2022 fiscal year of Dept. Engineering Science who wish to enroll doctoral course can participate in the OI program.
Briefing Announcement
Japanese version, on campus Only



Looking for applicants for participating OIP open lab work on NAOJ in 2022 until March 11, 2022.

We are looking for applicants who want to take open lab work on NAOJ in the first half of 2022. The applicants are graduate students of the Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering in 2022. For more information, please contact the OI Program.



OIP meeting starts at 13:30 on 1st March 2022.

On March 1, 2022, Open Innovation Program meeting will start at PM 1:30 in the E3-626 room of East Building 6 of UEC campus. On this meeting, OI program students will exchange recent activities ehach other by reporting the progress of open lab work and recent situation.



OIP course and Open lab works guidance will be held at 13:30 on 28nd February 2022.

We will hold a guidance on the open lab work classes offered by OI program. All graduate students are able to apply for taking these lab work classes. Master's students (1st and 2nd year grade in the Fiscal year of 2022) of Dept. Engineering Science who wish to enroll doctoral course can participate in the OI program. 
Briefing Documents
Japanese version, on campus Only



Master thesis presentation starts at 13:00 on 16th February 2022.

On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, a master thesis presentation of the Open Innovation Program, Dept. Engineering Science will be held at PM 1:00 on-line. One who wants to attend, please contact OI program staff.



Doctoral thesis public hearing starts at 10:00 on 28th January 2022.

On Friday, January 28, 2022, a doctoral thesis public hearing by Raito Nakamura (Nakamura Jin Laboratory, Department of Engineering Science) of the Open Innovation Program, Dept. Engineering Science will be held at AM 10:00 in the Bldg. E6-803 meeting room at University of Electro-Communications campus.



OIP open lab work report meeting was held at 13:00 on 20th Jan 2022.

One OIP student reported on the OI lab work held in FY2021. This meeting was held in online-live event.



OIP meeting starts at 14:40 on 27th December 2021.

On December 27, 2021, Open Innovation Program meeting will start at PM 14:40 in the E3-626 room of East Building 6 of UEC campus. On this meeting, OI program students will exchange recent activities ehach other by reporting the progress of open lab work and recent situation.



Doctoral thesis public hearing starts at 13:30 on 11th November 2021.

On November 11, 2021, a doctoral thesis public hearing by TANI Ryo (Kashimori Laboratory, Department of Engineering Science) of the Open Innovation Program, Dept. Engineering Science will be held at PM 1:30 in the E5-341 lecture room of East Building 5 at University of Electro-Communications campus.



OIP course guidance will be held in ROOM E6-803 at 13:30 on 25th October 2021.

We will hold our course guidance on the open lab work classes provided by OI program. All graduate students of IE are able to apply for taking these lab work classes. The master course's first grade students of Dept. Engineering Science who wish to enroll doctoral course can participate in the OI program curriculum from second semester in 2021.



Doctoral thesis public hearing starts at 13:00 on 11th August 2021.

On August 11, 2021, a doctoral thesis public hearing by MOCHIZUKI Kazuto (Researcher, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute) of the Open Innovation Program, Dept. Engineering Science will be held at PM 1:00 in the E5-341 lecture room of East Building 5 at University of Electro-Communications campus.



OIP open lab work report meeting was held at 18:00 on 13th May 2021.

OIP students reported on the OI lab work held in FY2020. This meeting was held in online-live event. In this meeting OIP student enrolled in doctoral course also reported on his doctoral research activities.



OIP course guidance was held at 18:00 on 22nd April 2021.

We held course guidance on the open lab work classes offered by OI program. All graduate students are able to apply for taking these lab work classes. Master's students (new 1st and 2nd year grade) of Dept. Engineering Science who wish to enroll doctoral course can participate in the OI program.



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Overview and aim of Engineering Science Open Innovation Program

 

Engineering Science Open Innovation Program, abbreviated to OI Program or OIP, is a graduate school special educational program with a master and doctoral integrated curriculum for students who wish to enroll in doctoral course at University of Electro-Communications. OI Program are available to students of Department of Engineering Science who wish to enroll in doctoral program. Students who study in any of the four professional programs, electronic engineering, optoelectronics, applied physics, and bioscience and technology can be apply for taking OI program.
The OI Program provides stay-based lab work classes as elective compulsory classes, called open lab work, whose category are experimental and concentration classes. Open lab work classes are conducted at outside-campus research institutes according to OI program curriculum that practices doctoral researcher education with research development ability that fuses various fields.
Open lab work classes train your research skills by staying in three different research institute outside UEC campus and experience new research themes. The research activities of open lab work are shared among OI program students, faculty, and researchers related to the OI program, and they learn knowledge and skills in different fields that other OIP students have studied. OIP students practically learn cutting-edge research and OI program supports their growth into creative doctoral researchers.

Curriculum of OI program

 

The OI program has unique requirements for completion of the Master's and Doctoral Integrated Curriculums. The requirements for completing the OI program include credits that should be obtained in the regular doctoral course of UEC graduate school. The unique required credits for the OI program include obtaining 12 credits or more in three outside-campus research internship classes called ‘Open Lab Work’. In addition, the seminar classes called ‘Open Innovation School’ is also included in the OI program curriculums of two or more credits. On Open Innovation School classes, students will refine understanding of research subjects through presentations and Q&A sessions on research topics they have worked on through open lab work.

Open lab works of OI program

 

Since OI program was established in 2015, more than 20 open lab work classes have been provided. The research themes on open lab work were set for each OIP student. National research institutes that represent Japan in their respective fields of expertise, and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies are involved as the lab work site of open lab work classes. Research institutes that have been conducting open lab work outside UEC campus are listed below. These institutes that collaborate with OI program can be said to be Tama Education and Research Site Network of UEC Tokyo.

Host institutes of open lab work classes

 

Since OI program was established in 2015, more than 20 open lab work classes have been provided. The research themes on open lab work were set for each OIP student. National research institutes that represent Japan in their respective fields of expertise, and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies are involved as the lab work site of open lab work classes. Research institutes that have been conducting open lab work outside UEC campus are listed below. These institutes that collaborate with OI program can be said to be Tama Education and Research Site Network of UEC Tokyo.
 


・National Astronomical Observatory of Japan: NAOJ

  Observation and theoretical study of various phenomena of the universe, such as the Earth, solar system, stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, large-scale structures, and expanded universes


・National Institute of Polar Research: NiPR

  Comprehensive research based on various observations in the polar regions of Antarctica and the Arctic Circle


・National Institute of Information and Communications Technology: NICT

   Information and communication fields such as comprehensive ICT, sensing, data utilization, and cybersecurity


・Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Aeronautical Technology Directorate: JAXA Aeronautics in Chofu

  An agency that consistently conducts basic research, development, and use in the field of aerospace


・Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Institute of Engineering: TUAT

  Education and research focusing on agriculture and engineering, including their integrated fields


・Tokyo University of Foreign Studies: TUFS

   Education and research on languages, cultures, and societies in various regions of the world, including Japan



・Our Institute: University of Electro-Communications: UEC Tokyo

   Integration of science and technology based on information, communication, electronics, mechatronics, basic science, communication science, and "light"

Open Innovation school class: OI school

 

On OI School classes the class students will present the research background, research methods, and results obtained through open lab work learned about the research topics addressed in open lab work in a seminar format. Researchers and program students involved in the OI program participate in the OI School to deepen their understanding of research through presentations and Q&A sessions.
From fiscal 2015 to 2018, OI Schools were held at the Hachioji Seminar House in collaboration with the Joint Colloquium of the Three Universities in the Tama Area, which is organized by students from the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
The OI School of fiscal 2020 was held as an online live event.

Unique Master’s thesis, and enrollment to Doctor course

 

Students in the OI program will submit their master's thesis with a different content than regular curriculum master course students. Reports on the research themes of open lab work classes, which are compulsory subjects in the OI program curriculum, must be submitted as a master's thesis, and a master's thesis presentation will be held. Since two or more open lab work has been taken during the two years of the master's program, two or more research themes must be included in the master's thesis.
To enroll to a doctoral course of department of Engineering Science, students must take and pass the graduate school entrance examination of doctoral course with completion of the requirement for master's course. It is important to prepare to start doctoral research during the master's course.

Activity reports

 

List of Open lab work Research theme

 

○Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
   “Development of High performance OH-PLIF with high-repetition-rate laser”
   “Fundamental research on illumination technology for PV using micro-lens-arrays”
○National Institute of Polar Research
   ”Development of resonant scattering LiDAR for observation of polar upper atmospheres”
   ”Development of field-installed and near-IR airglow imager system for constructing atmospheric wave ground observation network“
   “Development of spectral observation equipment for meteors”
   “Development of atmospheric gravitational wave observation system by near IR airglow imager”
○National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
   " Circumference Galactic Medium investigation using intensity distribution of Ly-α"
   "Evaluation experiment of prototype iris, the first term observation device of the 30m telescope, TMT"
   "Development of frequency-dependent optical squeezing technology for quantum noise reduction in gravitational wave detectors"
   "Production and performance evaluation of terahertz wave high sensitivity heterodyne receiver"
   "Development research of future receiver of ALMA telescope"
   "Development of broadband horn array for millimeter-wave and sub-milli-wave multi-color detector"
   "Hydrodynamic Simulations of a Giant Impact between Protoplanets "
   “Characterization of the absorption and birefringence of sapphire substrates used for cryogenic test mass mirrors of interferometric gravitational wave detectors”
○National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
   "Evaluation of ultra-stable resonator"
   "Temperature control device for chip-scale atomic clock"
   "Development and evaluation of terahertz high sensitivity heterodyne receiver"
○Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
   "Examination of Biomolecules by CARS method"
   "Mechanism of top-down effect on primary visual field associated with adaptive behavior using reinforcement learning"
   "Explore research of new magnetic phase in itinerant electron magnetic material EuCo2P2"
○Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
   “Fundamental study of scientific theory in the first half of the 20th century”
○4 open lab work classes in other institutes
   “Establishment of early detection method of plant disease using short-range LiDAR “
   “Informatics technology for the development of high-performance materials “

 

Report of Open lab works(Pick-upped activities will be presented here.)

Research activities related open lab works(Academic presentation, Academic paper publications, and news in media will be introduced here.)

OIP Member

 

OIP students inFY2022
      Doctor course: 4 students
      Master course: 3 students
      Open lab work class: 1 student
      Open lab work (JISEDAI): 4 students
OIP completed students
      Completion: 3 students (Until March 2022)

About contact to us

 

Graduated students who are enrolled Master course of department of Engineering Science can apply for ES OI program. You can apply for the course regardless of the affiliation of any of the four professional programs, electronic engineering, optoelectronics, applied physics, and bioscience and technology.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about OI Program, please contact program contact person. You can take only open lab work class that fundamentally executes outside the university. Since preparation for open lab work is required before taking the course, prior consultation is required. Please contact program contact person by e-mail or direct program faculty members. You are able to ask Engineering Science department office or Engineering Science faculty to contact us.

Contact information

 

E-mail address to OI program:
     contact@oi.es.uec.ac.jp
OI program faculty members:
      FURUKAWA Yusuke (Open Innovation Program Coordinator, Department of Engineering Science)
     YONEDA Hitoki(Institute for Laser Science, Department of Engineering Science)
     KATSURAGWA Masayuki(Institute for Advanced Science, Department of Engineering Science)