About us

Research Overview (Japanese follows)

The main research theme is to understand the structure of knowledge community based on an empirical approach, and re-design the organization and interaction among humans, computers including agents.
For example, to govern behavior and ensure compliance, to maintain discipline, to keep cyber security and privacy safe in smart cities, what kind of societies/communities should we design on the digital city? For sustainability of the communities, what types of strategies or rules and policies to undertake in cooperating against other people in community or out of community?
From this point of view, we focus on the points of contact with theoretical research in social sciences including business sciences and try to approach the understanding using actual observed data via the field practice and simulations.

In the process of the empirical studies, we are developing a computational model and system as a new analysis tool by applying computer science techniques. These research systems can deliver a unified set of big data capabilities that has never been available before. Through such empirical research can be accumulated new analysis methods, and many of them are open to the public.
In recent years, in the laboratory, aiming at the exploration of practical knowledge in such an interaction environment, participatory simulation that captures the living or daily activity space of people in the expansion of time and space, society where people and things are connected. We are researching IoT / M2M radio relay systems that guide problem solving based on predictions by using data while acquiring information on actual environments.
In addition, with the background of theoretical research in psychology and sociology, we are analyzing phenomena by gaming or participatory simulation as a part of empirical research on humans. Multi-agent gaming or hybrid simulation is a simulation infrastructure that assumes interaction between intelligent agents and humans. This can be used as a specific testbed for empirical research related to social psychology and business science. This is to analyze data by a method of constructing a community environment experienced by humans in a pseudo network space.

As project research continues, the laboratory has been conducting research for improving the quality-of-service cooperation in a multilingual communication service environment for many years. As a derivative of this applied research, we have been conducting research based on sociological perspectives such as intercultural analysis based on data acquired through verbal communication in the mother tongue.
We are also designing a multilingual business service environment and developing a multilingual education program that supports linguistic diversity in recent future.





PI Profiles: Reiko Hishiyama

Name:Reiko Hishiyama, Ph.D. (Informatics, Kyoto University, 2005)

Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan
Position: PI, Professor

Hishiyama Laboratory, Research on Intelligent Information System

Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (Japanese-based program)
Major in Mechanical Engineering (English-based program)
School of Creative Science and Engineering / Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering
Waseda University

Address: #1504A, 51st building, Waseda University, 3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, 1698555 Tokyo, JAPAN
email : reiko {{at}} waseda.jp

Research Focus :
Computer Science, Informatics, Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Multiagent system
Knowledge Informatics, Human-computer Interaction, Communication design

研究室研究指導名: 知識情報処理研究