January 17, 2020
From December 10 to 11, 2019, Industry-UCB-UEC-Keio Workshop 2019 (IUUKWS 2019) took place at Keio University (Keio). An interdisciplinary group of corporate executive officers, experts, and researchers from various industries, the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Keio, and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) came together for the workshop.
The workshop was originally co-organized by UCB and UEC in 2017. IUUKWS 2019 is held to discuss the details of "Collaborative Construction of Service Infrastructure Technology/Platform" to realize a super smart society through industry-academia collaboration. To devise effective strategies to realize the Intelligence Service Infrastructure Technology/Platform, it is essential to promote close cooperation between industries, UCB, Keio, and UEC. The participation of Keio's Faculty of Science and Technology has greatly contributed to the further development of the workshop.
The workshop started with an opening address by UEC President Fukuda and a welcome speech from Dr. Nakano. Afterward, 5 sessions covered the fields of control systems, bioengineering, quantum information, materials science 1, and material science 2. Keio and UEC students held a poster session. Mr. Peter Fitzgerald, the president of Google Japan LLC, delivered a planerary lecture, and Mr. Sato Koji, the president of Hitachi Metals, Ltd., concluded the closing session. The workshop was successful thanks to the participation of many researchers and students.
The upcoming IUUKWS 2020 is scheduled to be held at UCB and aims to advance future international research collaboration and industry-academia collaboration.