March 10, 2017
The March 2017 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin includes a feature article about the unique exhibits displayed at the UEC Communications Museum, and covers research topics on 'innovative molecular robotics and chemical reaction circuits for intelligent molecular robots', by Satoshi Kobayashi, and 'insights into the health of non-regular workers in Japan' by Shinobu Tsurugano.
Research highlights from high impact publications are 'Hybrid rockets: Optimizing performance using design informatics' by Kazuhisa Chiba; ' Spectrometry: Miniaturizing near-infrared devices' by Tetsuo Kan; 'Relativistic effects pack a punch in high-temperature plasma collisions' by Nobuyuki Nakamura; and 'Nanoparticle-polymer composites boost holographic data prospects' by Yasuo Tomita.
There are also news updates including an overview of the 2016 Tenure Track Research Reports Meeting; Space Science and Radio Engineering (SSRE) Symposium; and Harbin Engineering University students and faculty participation in international academic exchange on 'Advanced Photonics and Laser Technology'.
December 26, 2016
The December 2016 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin includes a feature article on the research activities of graduate students and spotlights research topics on 'analysis of big data for peer assessment', by Masaki Uto; and 'the search for single-molecule magnets' by Takayuki Ishida.
Research highlights from high impact publications are 'Network traffic anomaly detection by machine learning' by Hiroyuki Kasai; 'Coding theorem defines decoding error capacity for general scenarios' by Hideki Yagi; 'Improvements in decision making algorithms' by Hiroyuki Sato; and 'Speech signal processing for enhancing voice conversion models' by Toru Nakashika.
There are also news updates including an overview of the Irago Conference 2016 is held at UEC, Tokyo, 1-2 November 2016.
September 26, 2016
The September 2016 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin includes a Feature article on 'innovative near infrared bioluminescent probes for deep tissue medical imaging' by Shojiro Maki; Topics on 'designing high performance network communications' by Eiji Oki' and 'design and analysis of information and stochastic systems' by Tsutomu Kawabata.
Research highlights from high impact publications are 'Quantum computing and trapping single atoms in a uniform fashion', Ken'ichi Nakagawa; 'Physiology and cell pH regulation revealed', Yutaka Kano; 'Neurology with a closer look at walking control,' Tetsuro Funato; and 'Space physics confirming the structure and shape of polar cap patches', Keisuke Hosokawa.
News and Events updates are 'Oscar H. Ibarra, an eminent academic from UC Santa Barbara, visits UEC', and a 'seminar by Dorota Gryko from the Institute of Organic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences at UEC'.
Finally, this issue's 'Letter from Alumni' is from Ihsen Aziz Ouedraogo, Social ICT Business Division, ICT Policy and Strategy Research Group, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
June 27, 2016
The June 2016 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin focuses on the research activities of female faculty members at UEC, Tokyo, including a feature article about UEC-vice-president Michiko Tsubaki and her research on 'advanced analytical service science based on big data'; Topics on 'superfluidity of helium in one dimension', by Junko Taniguchi; 'Japanese onomatopoeia', Maki Sakamoto; 'holographic optical microscopy and information optics, Eriko Watanabe; 'light sensitive proteins for artificial retinas', Yoshiko Okada-Shudo; and 'insights into musicology and sensory information, Eriko Aiba.
Research highlights from high impact publications are modelling bats' information processing by Yoshiki Kashimori; unusual miscibility of Bose-Einstein condensates, Hiroki Saito; and unlocking brain diseases with MRI, Yoichi Miyawaki.
June 15, 2016
Brain Science Inspired Life Support Research Center
June 7, 2016
Dr Chiao-Yao She shared his insights into the measurement and implications of atmospheric temperature and wind velocities in his seminar entitled, "LIDAR capability for atmospheric temperature and wind measurements and enabled MLT science studies".
June 7, 2016
Scientists have developed a neural network model of a bat's auditory system to understand how bats rapidly discriminate between signals from edible insects and surrounding background noise. The report by researchers at UEC, Tokyo is published Neural Processing Letters.
May 10, 2016
The change in electronic distributions in molecules as they are photoexcited can offer useful insights for photochemistry. Studying the position and momentum of molecular fragments after ionization by "tunnelling" in an intense laser field can provide a means of mapping these electron distributions, but excited state molecules can be awkward to probe in this way. Now a collaboration of researchers at Nagoya University, The Open University of Japan, the University of Electro-communications, Tokyo (UEC, Tokyo), and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, has successfully applied the approach to excited states of nitrogen oxide (NO).
May 10, 2016
On 1 April 2016 Laura Zahn, Senior Editor of the journal Science gave a lecture at UEC Tokyo, entitled 'Scientific publishing from the inside out'. The audience included members of the board of directors of UEC Tokyo and President Takashi Fukuda.
March 24, 2016
The March 2016 issue of the UEC e-Bulletin focuses on the achievements of young faculty members on the UEC tenure track program. The contents include an overview of the 2015 Tenure Track Research Reports Meeting held on 22 March 2016 and research highlights of publications by tenure track faculty members. The highlights introduce research on task allocation and computing the logistics of snow-plowing; graph-based data mining reveals patterns in learning space use; metal mesh filters for calculating pressure drop; and environmentally friendly refrigerants.